JAKE CLELAND

Musically speaking there are few things which match the sublimity of the mashup - although nightcore and happy hardcore remixes of songs come close - and plenty of music typists have attempted to decrypt why. Nostalgia is the hook most commonly grasped, but that only explains part of it. Besides evoking the frisson of familiarity, like good comedy, mashups work by subverting expectations, presenting the familiar in new contexts and introducing an element of surprise. There is also the delayed gratification of anticipation, the same principle which explains why the bass drop has become such a fixation in contemporary music. That feeling when you sense one song fading out, or hear another one creeping into the mix, waiting to experience the introduction of a new element into the formula, is just as important.

—Did some thinking about mashups via Neil Cicierega’s ‘Mouth Silence’. My all-time favourite writing about mashups is Puritan Blister #7 but I like this one too.

Everybody pay attention to me.

This is absolutely too much.

oh no

oh no

I was gonna post a thing about how New Yorkers talking shit about other New Yorkers for lacking some perceived essence of New Yorkerishness (or for embodying an undesirable aspect of New Yorkerishness) is hysterically funny because you’re all as terrible and oblivious as each other, but then I realised everyone is at Pitchfork now and nobody cares anyway, so here’s a song, have a great weekend.

helmutdoork:

Made a fake movie trailer w/ a few friends for a local competition. Had to be called the librarian and include in some capacity action, a prison, a wrestler and knitting. We did our best, basically got *drake voice* honorable mentionnn.

ideas rejected before we settled on this one, mostly for budgetary, timing reasons: 

The Libraryan - about a somewhat milder nazi on a schindler’s list type mission to save books from being burnt. 

The Lib(ertine Ag)rarian - a medieval tale about a shire at odds with a debaucherous farmer. 

Idk why but my dorky delivery almost goes into migos flow at like 24 seconds.

This is absolutely incredible, well done Katz.

(Source: youtube.com)

tandess:

i don’t even know!!! do they have one??? dear jakec pls help shed some light on this mystery pls help me understand luke hemmings, my future trophy boyf

Jonathan Bradley scooped me on this in an attempt to overrule my status as Tumblr’s Token Aussie Mate but yes, it is 18. But like, also it’s 13, like everywhere else, you know what I mean.

tandess:

i don’t even know!!! do they have one??? dear jakec pls help shed some light on this mystery pls help me understand luke hemmings, my future trophy boyf

Jonathan Bradley scooped me on this in an attempt to overrule my status as Tumblr’s Token Aussie Mate but yes, it is 18. But like, also it’s 13, like everywhere else, you know what I mean.

Yes. A positive life is measured in small victories.

Yes. A positive life is measured in small victories.

Sorry, this is the part I should’ve posted on Tumblr.

Sorry, this is the part I should’ve posted on Tumblr.

Interviewed Kimbra yesterday. Her new album’s preeeetty interesting. Don’t know how I feel about it yet, which is typically a good sign.

Interviewed Kimbra yesterday. Her new album’s preeeetty interesting. Don’t know how I feel about it yet, which is typically a good sign.

annahoran89:

As if getting mail wasn’t already exciting! #longclaw #gameofthrones

Anna was audibly stoked when this arrived.

annahoran89:

As if getting mail wasn’t already exciting! #longclaw #gameofthrones

Anna was audibly stoked when this arrived.

Why Does Everyone In Australia Hate Pitbull?

hologramkanye:

I need answers jakec

'cos hating Nickelback isn't cool anymore and none of Australia has realised how shit Foo Fighters are yet. Also Pitbull plays with the Stereosonic set and everyone hates EDM fuckheads. Not me though, I reckon you should pump iron and chew holes in your cheeks as much as you want if that's what makes life bearable for you (and harm none so mote it be, obvi.)