This one hurts. My #1 teenage music video crush has the grammar of a 13 year old.
Iconic Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook — he of the impossibly low-slung four-string — turns 55 today, and to mark the occasion, we present Joy Division’s long-out-of-print VHS concert film “Here Are the Young Men,” released in 1982 and filmed primarily at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester on Oct. 27, 1979. The quality is a bit dark and grainy, and the uploader didn’t include the opening credit sequence set to “Decades” — but there’s some bonus material at the end.
An automatic reblog.
The Portland Cello Project performs an instrumental cover of Kanye West’s “All of the Lights”.
I can’t decide if this is inspired, or squarely in the “things white people like” bucket. Or both? I’ll get back to you on this.
Girls’ names in Belle and Sebastian songs (not exhaustive)
- Mary Jo
“Fuck You” sign language performance
Ellie Greenwich—“You Don’t Know”
I can’t get this one out of my head, y’all.
Thanks to my friend Mark for the tip.
It occurs, after ranting and ranting about this and finally having it drive me out of the “scene” completely: I wish dearly we could do something about this, but the politics are pretty heartbreakingly entrenched now. Someone with more cajones and possibly more longevity than I would need to take the lead. We should take a stand, instead of rolling over and taking it, or ignoring the issue. You know?