|—||Excerpt from David Berman’s poem “Governors on Sominex” from his book, Actual Air (via letterswapwithm)|
I first heard ‘South of Heaven’ somewhere around 2002 and, like most of my most significant music discoveries, it came to me via the college radio station where I volunteered, WUOG in Athens, Ga. One late-night DJ had an affinity for ridiculously over-the-top power metal like Blind Guardian and Rhapsody and willfully ignored the then-burgeoning, slow-moving post-metal scene stemming from Isis and . But one night, the opening clarion call to “South of Heaven” rang from my dorm room, sounding like one of the records I’d listened to in a year-long classical phase as a kid. On top of it squealed harmonics that bent like hot iron, ponderous and foreboding. I barely let the song reach the chorus before I called the station.
‘WHAT. IS. THIS?’
‘It’s Slayer.’ Click. The exasperated expletive was implied.
Lars Gotrich on the late Jeff Hanneman, the Slayer guitarist who channeled darkness into the sound of a band that exemplifies pain (via nprmusic)
Rest in Metal, Jeff.
|—||My friend Bradley while we were discussing a news story about a woman who hoarded skeletons (especially skulls) for sexual purposes.|
Sally Draper, Mad Men
Absolutely the best line from last night’s premiere.
I come from a family of Communist nudists. I was allowed to do or not do what I liked. My parents were not interested in whether I went to school or got drunk on white wine.
You magnificent, bat-shit crazy Danish bastard…
1. On the Rolling Stones playing Glastonbury
“I don’t want to do it. Everyone else does. I don’t like playing outdoors, and I certainly don’t like festivals.”
2. On the Stones’ 1969 Hyde Park concert
“My wife got hit with a stale sandwich.”
3 On Hyde Park 1969 being “the height of the hippy thing”
“Altamont was more hippy than that, I thought.”
4. On hippies, generally
“I wasn’t a great one for the philosophy and I thought the clothes were horrendous.”
5. On his favourite Stones song
“God, I don’t really have one to be honest, I don’t really listen to them that much.”
6. On the prospect of retirement
“If this goes on for another two years, I’ll be 73. But I say that at the end of every tour. And then you have two weeks off and your wife says, ‘Aren’t you going to work?’”
Read the whole interview here
We’ll see you at the movies, Roger.
|—||Vic Chesnutt (via idiot-drug-hive)|
|—||Troy, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil|
make it simple, but significant.