Today is my birthday, and in celebration I’m sharing the incredible stop-motion video for The Smashing Pumpkins‘ timeless love song, Thirty Three. It’s not just one of my favorite tunes of all time, but one of the best videos from my childhood.
This exists: a new Smashing Pumpkins album which is not terrible, not in the least. The band whose output sustained my entire teenage existence is back (metaphorically) and making music worth hearing. I was embarassed listening to 2007’s abysmal Zeitgeist, feeling my soiled adolescence paraded before the entire world. I swallowed any hope for something … Continue reading The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
“Where the fuck did Monday go?” David Bowie is actually dead. It feels strange to say this. More than any other artist on the planet, Bowie always seemed to move beyond mere mortals. To the world, he was larger than life. His work was timeless, always a step ahead and off to the side from … Continue reading David Bowie Is Dead // This Is What He Means To Me
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Here’s another set of essential 2010 albums unfortunately left by the wayside. Witness their excellence. Mark Van Hoen – Where Is The Truth Beauty. Just, pure fragile beauty. Floating like a spiderweb made of static, hung with fragments of shattered dreampop. Van Hoen, who started out in Seefeel and ferried the shoegaze & idm Locust … Continue reading Albums I Missed: 2010, part 2