josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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29 May '09 09:17:57 AM

'Why do you think your music appeals to American Indians?'

'I would hope that it appeals to everybody.'

'I know suburban people who can't stand it.'

'Well, I wish there were more I could do about that.'

29 May '09 08:56:50 AM

I still think Dylan is saying (something like) 'choostinate' and am in no hurry to gain a clearer understanding on this particular point.

28 May '09 08:43:15 AM

'Do your fucking job.'

28 May '09 08:20:48 AM

Deerhunter records are better when the words are indecipherable. I mean this as praise.

28 May '09 07:13:57 AM

O for a record review without a narrative in it.

28 May '09 07:03:54 AM

If there is something that could be called purely musical, I usually feel like Simon Reynolds ignores it as it suits him.

28 May '09 06:50:49 AM

'how perfect the entire system of things'

28 May '09 05:57:34 AM

There are kinds of music that you can only do if you can say 'baby' the right way.

28 May '09 05:04:42 AM

Mark Richardson (Richard-San) as tastemaker. I can't think of many other reviewers I trust implicitly.