#CurrentlyReading // Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. This was one of those classics that I always wanted to pick, but never did. It was also mentioned in the comic, Sex Criminals as the protagonist’s favorite book. So after a quick amazon order (one of the best places to find cheap used books), I am now diving deep into in this novel. #goodreads #books #reading #lolita #vladimirnabokov
10:35 am • 10 September 2014 • 1 note
a marshmallow is squished beneath the weight of knowledge
The kitty just looks so devastated.
(Source: effington, via creepypeaches)
11:39 pm • 5 September 2014 • 564,001 notes
We are happy to announce that we will be playing with @kojisaysaloha @allisonweiss and @leecoreyoswald at the cobalt cafe on SEPT 30th. Tix are available now 😍 can’t wait to see everyone there. #show #theirwedding #koji #allisonweiss #cobaltcafe #indie #live @twoheartsshows #funtimes (at Cobalt Cafe)
12:28 pm • 5 September 2014 • 1 note
// thank you to everyone who watched us last night at silverlake lounge. Thanks to @paperfoxband for inviting us. We have some big shows to announce soon. @ryanohanessian @crappybluefender @notceleste @notmichaelpaul photo by @jamesym87
12:37 pm • 4 September 2014 • 2 notes
Don’t Let Me Cave In: The Music Scene As Seen Through Cerebral Palsy
by James Cassar, edited by Erik van Rheenen
It’s 2014 and there is a band parading around the world under the name Cerebral Ballzy. Their music is loud, brash and as punk-with-a-capital-P as can be whilst signed to a label owned by the frontman of The Strokes. If you’re unaware of their rise to semi-popularity, Adult Swim heavily promoted their self-titled record in between reruns of Technicolor lewdness, and I put off English homeworkto catch the campaign. Here I am, a few years later (setting aside academic obligations yet again), wondering when cerebral palsy will have the same groundswell as its snot-nosed musical counterpart.
I don’t know your familiarity with cerebral palsy, so I’ll give you a quick recount of what I like to refer to as a more-grotesque version of This is Spinal Tap. I say this because my spinal tap ironically didn’t announce its presence and close off when I was born, and therefore a spicy cocktail of blood and fluid flooded my brain. I was drowning in my own head twenty-six weeks after conception on the last day of September. It was a minute after midnight on a Friday. The next day, Toad the Wet Sprocket would enter the Billboard Top 100 charts with their single “Something’s Always Wrong.” A bystander would’ve gathered that this wasn’t a coincidence, given how loaded the dice were against any positive progress.
A team of doctors cloaked in ashen white, sporting hurried glances and sweat-slicked brows, told my parents their son wouldn’t walk or talk. To combat these storm clouds, my mom quit her job as a park ranger, and instead navigated the dense forests of in-home physical therapies, leg castings, and even mild Botox surgeries to help me trace new steps to recovery. In March 1996, Natalie Merchant released her single “Wonder,” which told the tale of a child, who despite great adversity, would make their way.
Read this now.
10:18 am • 4 September 2014 • 152 notes
// This Wednesday we are playing with our friends @paperfoxband for their EP release show . Come out and hear some great music and have a drink. (at Silverlake lounge)
9:22 pm • 1 September 2014 • 3 notes
// Origami Vinyl // #BrandNew #Tautou #cover #fun #night thanks to everyone who came out and @origamivinyl for having us.
11:33 pm • 30 August 2014 • 2 notes