JAKE CLELAND

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zombimanos:

"I’ll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dillitante’s and ah… and ah… heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it and give everything they have to it and it’s a… it’s a term that’s based on contempt, it’s a term that’s based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that’s rotten about rock’n’roll. I don’t know Johnny Rotten but I’m sure… I’m sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself . And that music is so powerful that it’s quite beyond my control and ah… when I’m in the grips of it I don’t feel pleasure and I don’t feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I’m talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn’t feel anything and you didn’t want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I’m saying sir?"

zombimanos:

"I’ll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dillitante’s and ah… and ah… heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it and give everything they have to it and it’s a… it’s a term that’s based on contempt, it’s a term that’s based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that’s rotten about rock’n’roll. I don’t know Johnny Rotten but I’m sure… I’m sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself . And that music is so powerful that it’s quite beyond my control and ah… when I’m in the grips of it I don’t feel pleasure and I don’t feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I’m talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn’t feel anything and you didn’t want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I’m saying sir?"

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fangoriaaa:

ryden-gg:

mcrsquad:

You like mcr, panic at the disco, choppy hair cuts, fall out boy and black clothing. You can’t stop smudging your eyeliner, you can’t stay out of hot topic, and you don’t know the top 20 charts. Face it, you’re never gonna leave 2005.

I don’t wanna leave 2005. i just wanna

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Everyone coming to Australia should watch this 100% true documentary about our way of life.

The last couple of months have been a barrage of bad family shit, but:
I’m flying to Brisbane in a couple weeks to speak on a panel with Fantano and some other folks at BIGSOUND. Mostly stoked to see people I haven’t in a while and watch some bands but panels are something too.
I wrote some blurbs for Pitchfork’s Best Tracks/Albums of the Half Decade lists. Might post my lists at some point too. Kirin J Callinan was at the top of both.
TheVine has had a couple of the year’s best weeks in the last fortnight so I haven’t fucked everything up yet.
There are some good Australian albums coming out soon.
Small victories.

The last couple of months have been a barrage of bad family shit, but:

  • I’m flying to Brisbane in a couple weeks to speak on a panel with Fantano and some other folks at BIGSOUND. Mostly stoked to see people I haven’t in a while and watch some bands but panels are something too.
  • I wrote some blurbs for Pitchfork’s Best Tracks/Albums of the Half Decade lists. Might post my lists at some point too. Kirin J Callinan was at the top of both.
  • TheVine has had a couple of the year’s best weeks in the last fortnight so I haven’t fucked everything up yet.
  • There are some good Australian albums coming out soon.

Small victories.

aintgotnoladytronblues:


Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 

"this’ll get someone going", i say, as i click reblog, immediately.

rip jakec

aintgotnoladytronblues:

Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

"this’ll get someone going", i say, as i click reblog, immediately.

rip jakec

(Source: discorcl)

Why you shouldn't accept Beyond the Valley's "apology"

I also wrote about this festival on Phillip Island which, contrary to Canada’s Bass Coast festival banning Native American headdresses, uses all that and more to market the show. The VIP camp site is called “Chief Camp” fer cryin’ out loud. You couldn’t get more blatant. They “apologised” with the classic “Sorry you were offended” method. Bad looks all around.

About a month ago I ran into Mikey Young from Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring at the Copacabana on Smith Street. Still got the poster. He was DJing. Dick Diver were playing. So was Handsome Steve’s Steve Miller Band. The Bloody Marys were six bucks. They were shit. I’d been out for the past four days. The night before I keeled over outside the Public Bar ‘cos my insides were turning on me. I didn’t puke, just felt like I’d got a stick between the ribs. It was a good weekend for an arvo gig at the Copa, though. But I wasn’t in the best shape to run into Mikey Young.

I’d been thinking about writing a story on Mikey Young ‘cos everyone had been talking about Total Control being over but it didn’t seem real clear. When I saw him at the Copacabana and asked if he’d do an interview I only had the question of the band’s continued existence in mind, but then when he agreed I thought I’d ask him about his life story instead.

A few weeks later, here it is.

Maybe it doesn’t matter what hospital someone was born at but I like reading about it anyway. Knowing Eddy Current were from the same area as me made me appreciate them more. That video up there was filmed practically just down the road from my house. Those beach houses seem kinda iconic. Knowing that thoughtful, vital artists can come outta this kinda shitty town and do something incredible, instead of having to move to a sharehouse in Fitzroy first, is encouraging. I guess that’s how kids in Geelong feel, too.

There are a lotta reasons I respect Mikey, but I guess they all come back to the fact that he seems to have distanced himself from the spectacle without pretense. I feel like what he’s doing is probably the right way to do things.

I reckon this is the best thing I’ll write this year.

Life imitating art.

Life imitating art.