JAKE CLELAND

 #bts: rehearsal for the snake shot. Nobody said being on the cover would be easy. #FightYourFearAndWin. 

The snake in the last frame like “Where you goin’ bb?”

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burawando:

imagine an aesthetic con

vaporwave blasting all throughout the hotel. everyone cosplaying or carrying around roman statues. many pastels. potted plants literally everywhere. windows 95. macintosh. everyone is taking pictures of the pool

Con-goers trading 80’s Japanese CM VHS collections with one another. Everything written in broken katakana. Me trying to hold a seminar called “Tatsuro Yamashita, Toshiki Kadomatsu and You: Hey, the original songs are pretty good too!”

The projectors for all the keynote speeches keep fucking up and nobody can tell if it’s technical difficulties or glitch art.

Went to The Reverence 2nd birthday show last night. Bought a CD. Support the ska-punk revival. Jeff Rosenstock was wearing a Tina Belcher t-shirt like he’s still campaigning for synecdoche's heart. It was cute.

Went to The Reverence 2nd birthday show last night. Bought a CD. Support the ska-punk revival. Jeff Rosenstock was wearing a Tina Belcher t-shirt like he’s still campaigning for synecdoche's heart. It was cute.

goodbyemisery:

saffronfingertips:

goodbyemisery:

"full of fruitily flavor" 😓

This is what all the lady-girls drink here

when I first got here there was a group of Australian dudes staying at my hostel and one of them preferred the ciders to crappy Bosnian beer and his friends gave him so much shit for it whereas I now blame him 0%

The first time I drank Somersby I ended up on gchat until 6am with theremixbaby and jamiesoncox. Dangerous stuff.

goodbyemisery:

saffronfingertips:

goodbyemisery:

"full of fruitily flavor" 😓

This is what all the lady-girls drink here

when I first got here there was a group of Australian dudes staying at my hostel and one of them preferred the ciders to crappy Bosnian beer and his friends gave him so much shit for it whereas I now blame him 0%

The first time I drank Somersby I ended up on gchat until 6am with theremixbaby and jamiesoncox. Dangerous stuff.

What’s interesting about Fate/Kaleid is that main character Illya’s first steps into magical girldom are assisted by her love of magical girl anime. Notably, she finds flying easy because “Don’t all magical girls fly?” […] This world, where magical girl anime is a staple of a young girl’s childhood, couldn’t exist without Takeuchi Naoko’s vision.

Don’t All Magical Girls Fly?: On the return of Sailor Moon

Writing about Sailor Moon got me on all kinds of tangents about Japanese pop and the magical girl genre but I condensed it down to what I think is something pretty coherent.

hte-anesthetic:

You ever listened to vaporwave? While some say that it’s a mere extension of other joke aesthetics like soft grunge or norm core, it actually has a pretty subversive message and has an almost biter sense of humor. Macintosh Plus’s hit song, リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー, a song so catchy that most people probably don’t even think about what it’s message is. But it really gets at the heart of what I think the whole genre’s trying to say. It juxtaposes 1980s earnestness with the distorted version of that earnestness we experience today, and manages to both create a sense of distaste with the modern Digital while being a pretty great tune. Because it’s not just an earnest love song, it’s an expression of the disenfranchisement that the modern internet user feels vis a vis the Digital! Hey Paul!

jesus

hte-anesthetic:

You ever listened to vaporwave? While some say that it’s a mere extension of other joke aesthetics like soft grunge or norm core, it actually has a pretty subversive message and has an almost biter sense of humor. Macintosh Plus’s hit song, リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー, a song so catchy that most people probably don’t even think about what it’s message is. But it really gets at the heart of what I think the whole genre’s trying to say. It juxtaposes 1980s earnestness with the distorted version of that earnestness we experience today, and manages to both create a sense of distaste with the modern Digital while being a pretty great tune. Because it’s not just an earnest love song, it’s an expression of the disenfranchisement that the modern internet user feels vis a vis the Digital! Hey Paul!

jesus

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New Oz Music: Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Roland Tings, more

Remember when I used to post like actual stuff on tumblr?

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getting all the words right in a fast song

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When I was like 8 or 9 I was playing F-Zero X with a friend and he was like “I bet you can’t get through this [long, curvy, narrow] bit without hitting the walls,” and I did it. Every time I get all the words right in a fast song it reminds me of the satisfaction of that moment.

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My day is complete. Veronica Mars has accused me of evil!


2x04 - “Green-Eyed Monster”

This and the moment when Logan says “The bonds of friendship” in season 3 and claps his hands then rolls his knuckles together are my favourite Logan Echolls Does Things With His Hands moments.

veronicamarsgifs:

My day is complete. Veronica Mars has accused me of evil!

2x04 - “Green-Eyed Monster”

This and the moment when Logan says “The bonds of friendship” in season 3 and claps his hands then rolls his knuckles together are my favourite Logan Echolls Does Things With His Hands moments.

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Haruna Kojima blinds everyone with her beauty in new AKB48 photo book, ‘AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai’
Girl group AKB48 released the photo book we’ve all been waiting for, ‘AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai‘, on June 30th, meaning CUTE GIRL WITH CUTE DOG PICS GALORE. The book is literally just a bunch of pictures of some of the members with dogs, including shots from when they were shooting…
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What a concept.

aramajapan:

Haruna Kojima blinds everyone with her beauty in new AKB48 photo book, ‘AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai’

Girl group AKB48 released the photo book we’ve all been waiting for, ‘AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai‘, on June 30th, meaning CUTE GIRL WITH CUTE DOG PICS GALORE. The book is literally just a bunch of pictures of some of the members with dogs, including shots from when they were shooting…

Read More on aramajapan.com

What a concept.

  • Iggy: *Watches Nicki Minaj's Acceptance speech*
  • Iggy: *Calls T.I.*
  • Iggy: G'Day Tip can you write this sheila up a diss verse real kweek...make me sound southern extra Afro American
  • T.I.: No Prahhlem shawdy

I originally wrote this for Mess+Noise’s mid-year roundup but missed the deadline by a couple hours. Chuckin’ it here instead.

JAKE CLELAND’S 3 FAV MUSIC THINGS FROM 2014 SO FAR

The Smith Street Band @ the Reclink Community Cup

Footy’s heaps good but even better is preceding it with a gig by a band whose lyrics resonate to an unspeakably, sometimes uncomfortably intimate degree, tinnie in one hand, durrie in the other, mates by ya shoulder, screaming so hard between drags and sips all the words to songs you’ve heard a thousand times in bars and cars and trains and bedrooms.

You might reckon other bands for your faves but I contend that in 2014 there are none so rapturous as The Smith Street Band. Christ, they’re a band to live for in every aspect of their operation, a pillar of a worldwide community spanning genres, tears, and literal bloodshed like the making of all great legends. And if they should perish tomorrow, disappearing into some temporal rift rent in the universe, we’ll all be so much the worse. These fears of disaster I reckon with on a daily basis but the promise of inevitable destruction breeds an immediate need to love as hard as possible. Meeting this fleeting moment in which we co-exist with shows like this with all mustered intensity is thanks and reward in itself.

L-FRESH the LION - One

L-FRESH doesn’t get much play round these parts - that’s okay, we’ve all got our wheelhouses - but his album this year is the most surprising to come out of Australian music’s greatest pride/shame. Unabashedly steeped in L-FRESH’s Sikh roots, One espouses community and positive thinking as a way to surmount the seemingly insurmountable. Glistening piano lines and classic beats back the LION’s sermonizing, and although these songs are often lectures, L never comes off as didactic.

One is unobtrusively religious, more often oblique and ecumenical, translating godliness into humanism. When I was a #yung atheist one of my favourite lines was NOFX’s “The world could certainly use some miracles / Until then I’ll put my faith in human beings,” but where those aging punks fall prey to that false dichotomy, L’s faith is holistic. There’s a vocal sample on ‘Survive’: “What’s your point of view? / Where do you come from?” That inquisitiveness is the bedrock of One, the root of L’s positivity in the face of so much terror. Directed internally and externally in equal measure, One's concern for humanity encourages a refreshing level of empathy.

Jen Cloher - ‘Stone Age Brain ft. Tim Rogers’/’Sad Dark Eyes’

I’ve been a fan of Cloher for a minute now - since the Dyson Stringer Cloher EP last year - but it was November’s ‘Hold My Hand’ what really sold me. A devastatingly tragic song with the backstory to match, ‘Hold My Hand’ still rends my heart with its softly raging chords and Cloher’s intimately-sung, swelling verses about love in the twilight of life. These singles are a little lighter in tone but beneath the roiling rock’n’roll is a similar desperation. Rogers is the ideal partner for Cloher here — the wrinkly rocker’s whiskey-soaked rep and inimitable charm gives pathos to Cloher’s swaggering barfly misery. You can picture the duo sinking into amber pots in some dimly-lit den, each searching the other for a response to “I don’t know why I’m breaking down,” and finding only commiseration as consolation. Shit, that’s something at least.

Contrast that existential laff with ‘Sad Dark Eyes’, which wears its moodiness on its sleeve. A cover of 60s Australian band The Loved Ones spins right in Cloher’s wheelhouse as something of a trad-rocker herself, but her version is even more luscious. I’m interested in Cloher as a figure, in one sense, because she fits a classic Melbourne mold. Imagining Cloher as one of the secrets the hoary beards talk about seeing at The Tote 20 years ago doesn’t take much, and as someone narcissistically concerned with their own involvement in history, it’s appealing to imagine being one of those hoary beards 20 years from now talking about Cloher in reality. She’s such a rich, sincere songwriter so maybe her presence is reassuring — like We can still have thrilling classic rock bands without having to be regressive at the same time. Beyond all that guff, though, I reckon these couple of songs were about the best three bucks I’ve spent this year.

hologramkanye:

jakec You still haven’t told me why people are pissing into their own mouths in Australia. :\

it secret ;)