The Sri Lankan founder of Murder Dog tells the story of how a small Bay Area magazine became one of hip hop’s most influential reads.
bubbs619 asked: I understand your contempt for Record Store Day due to the big business and fake exclusivity behind it but at the very least doesn't it shed light on the last of the few record stores around any city? Oh and also southernplayalistic re-released as a part of it and conflicted as to whether I should get a reissue or the original pressing. What do basednoz?
Nope, fuck Record Store Day forever. Most remaining record stores don’t deserve to be in business and the handful that do are probably not going convert the One Direction fans who send their dads to wait in line for their limited 7” picture disc into returning customers.
All the insta-Ebay manufactured rarity Black Friday hysteria of RSD reinforces the rising perception that these shops solely exist to be mined for objects and profit. The whole thing that made record stores cool in the first place was that they were social spaces where you could hear and learn about music. If your only goal is to buy and hold and own (or sell) all the shit you already know about then you’d probably be better off sitting at home in your underwear and ordering from Amazon.
Let’s Paint,Exercise,& Blend Drinks TV! (by Let’s Paint TV)
"Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men’s reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ‘the rat race’ is not yet final."
Hunter S. Thompson
Doug Stanhope - Remember When I Used To Give A Shit?
"Old people lie to you. They tell you: ‘Oh, these are the greatest days of my life, these are the golden years’. Or ‘What I’ve lost in years, I’ve gained in wisdom’. Bullshit, I haven’t learned a thing in the last fifteen years that hasn’t just depressed me more. I’d rather be oblivious again. And if old people are so wise, how come they are always getting fucked in telemarketing frauds?"
Doug Stanhope (via iamdougstanhope)
"Shouldn’t the long-term goal of any society be complete unemployment?"
Doug Stanhope (via paradiseoroblivion)
"There’s nothing going on and you’re missing it."
Doug Stanhope (via iamdougstanhope)
FIGHTER SAYS MANNY PACQUIAO IS ON STEROIDS ON NATIONAL TV
Teddy Atlas the truth about Manny Pacquiao
"Here’s the problem with memoirs: Nothing happens in your life, it turns out, when you look back at your life. Try it sometime. Reflect upon your life and you’ll realize that maybe four or five things happen."
You once referred to computing as pop culture.
It is. Complete pop culture. I’m not against pop culture. Developed music, for instance, needs a pop culture. There’s a tendency to over-develop. Brahms and Dvorak needed gypsy music badly by the end of the 19th century. The big problem with our culture is that it’s being dominated, because the electronic media we have is so much better suited for transmitting pop-culture content than it is for high-culture content. I consider jazz to be a developed part of high culture. Anything that’s been worked on and developed and you [can] go to the next couple levels.
One thing about jazz aficionados is that they take deep pleasure in knowing the history of jazz.
Yes! Classical music is like that, too. But pop culture holds a disdain for history. Pop culture is all about identity and feeling like you’re participating. It has nothing to do with cooperation, the past or the future — it’s living in the present. I think the same is true of most people who write code for money. They have no idea where [their culture came from] — and the Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs."
alan kay, everyone.
Actors Are Sociopaths - April 9, 2014 Monologue (by Pete Holmes)
For an “art project” Joe decided to make some special jerseys. Limited. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
- Ribbed crewneck
- Mesh ventilation inserts
- Mexican Football Federation woven badge on chest
- Screenprinted graphic on front; Embroidered details
- 100% polyester interlock
- El Chapo, 36 printed on back in red.
(Numbers on jersey appear freaky as hell but it’s just shiny as hell)