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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Stick Figures In Love
I haven’t listened to the recent Malkmus records much, but found myself cueing up Wig Out At Jagbags and Mirror Traffic over the past couple of days. For some reason — perhaps because I inexplicably hear Boys Don’t Cry in my head when listening to it — this one has gotten stuck in my head.
I had that on repeat in iTunes a lot last year. It’s a good one.
“Malkmus is 47 now, closer to getting his AARP card than to graduating college. Once the wistful 25 year old with a heart full of unspeakable sentiments, now he’s the handsome middle-aged guy next door borrowing a pinch of weed to get him through this cookie-baking session for his son’s end-of-the-season soccer party.”—Mike Powellreviews the new album from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags. (via pitchfork)
“The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we’ve lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.”—The Year Megaplatforms Ruled The Internet
“Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.”—~ Jim Henson (via the-heart-of-the-lion)