JAKE CLELAND

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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.

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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.

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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…
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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…

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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 ;)

Lana Del Rey is a persona, one heightened by pronounced artificiality and no one’s wrong for recognizing that, but sketching an image of Del Rey as a piecemeal creation was often the closest any writer got to their own feelings about Ultraviolence. The frequent conclusion was that Del Rey is simply too performed to know in a close, real, or personal way. I can’t accept that, both because I do think Del Rey is expressing some very real anxieties about womanhood and because I don’t think there needs to be any authenticity established for empathy to occur.

Megan

Yes, totally.

asaaf00:

Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

I’ve always loved this about animation. The untethering of imagination. The way Adventure Time, for example, cultivates a sense of unlimited possibility while still seeming consistent with its internal logic. This also makes me think of this post I saw this morning about how the first thing anyone does when presented with an online world in which they can make anything is they build a house, and how disappointing that is. I think most animators are building houses. But really you could build anything. Literally anything. And that should move you, I reckon.

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deadlymilkhotel:

here’s a fuckin idea, animated GIF album covers

ASAP Mob’s Lords Never Worry had an animated GIF cover. Only usable on the digital version, of course, but still cool.

Merriweather Post Pavilion's album cover was a GIF.

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dwight-privilege:

we were talking about immigration and some drunk middle aged bogan came and joined and I’m like fuck here we go
then he slurred “THEY ARE LEAVING FUCKING WAR TORN COUNTRIES CUNT JUST LET THEM FUCKIN IN”

A-U-S

groovesnjams:

All My Lovers" by Starchild

MG:

Negotiating a BPM slower than a snail’s race and an aesthetic even more minimal than Blood Orange (but in the same general 90s-R&B evoking swimming pool), Starchild is fighting a war on two fronts to retain over-taxed attention spans. “All My Lovers” works best when it’s one component of a larger staging, one the title plainly gives away. Our busy, jacked in lives offer few activities where “in a rush” isn’t the preferred mode of operation, but “All My Lovers” is a an act of pure foreplay, confident that a slow hand and an easy touch are the surest path to excitement.

DV:

MG makes fair points above, and I feel slightly guilty yet again for preferring tempos I can do more than sleep to, but “All My Lovers” is a decent tune diminished by its plodding pace. Starchild has a bit of Stevie Wonder mixed into his 90s aesthetic, most evident in the higher registers of his delivery, and it’s a great incorporation of an influence who’s filtered down through the enough generations that he’s often indiscernible. But the emotion Starchild imbues his vocals with just isn’t enough to rescue the song from the dreary, languid pace it establishes from the start.

groovesnjams is totally becoming the best feature of my dashboard.

mbmelodies:

tokinohari:

☆ Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd has been confirmed! ☆
It has been announced on Perfume’s official website that Perfume will be holding WORLD TOUR 3rd in the Fall! After their 2012 Asia tour and their 2013 Europe tour, Perfume will finally be making the trip to America to hold concerts in Los Angeles and New York! The dates are as follows:

10/31 (Friday) Taiwan @Taipei International Convention Center11/02 (Sunday) Singapore @Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa 11/09 (Sunday) Los Angeles (US) @HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM 11/12 (Wednesday) London (UK) @EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH 11/15 (Saturday) New York (US) @HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM 

For more information (tickets and updates) please continue reading.
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Took them way longer than I expected, but this is really great news. Perfume deserve the media-rush that Kyary gets when she travels to New York, especially since people keep on taking cues from Nakata’s music in the West. 

Australia isn’t part of the world I guess. :(

mbmelodies:

tokinohari:

☆ Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd has been confirmed! ☆

It has been announced on Perfume’s official website that Perfume will be holding WORLD TOUR 3rd in the Fall! After their 2012 Asia tour and their 2013 Europe tour, Perfume will finally be making the trip to America to hold concerts in Los Angeles and New York! The dates are as follows:

10/31 (Friday) Taiwan @Taipei International Convention Center
11/02 (Sunday) Singapore @Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa 
11/09 (Sunday) Los Angeles (US) @HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM 
11/12 (Wednesday) London (UK) @EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH 
11/15 (Saturday) New York (US) @HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM 

For more information (tickets and updates) please continue reading.

Read More

Took them way longer than I expected, but this is really great news. Perfume deserve the media-rush that Kyary gets when she travels to New York, especially since people keep on taking cues from Nakata’s music in the West. 

Australia isn’t part of the world I guess. :(

(Source: perfume-web.jp)