Paul Bowles describes a Moroccan trance dance of self-mutilation

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Drugs won’t change you / Religion won’t change you

“Last Year” (Live) — Jim O’Rourke

Brighter!

Maybe Jonathan Richman can make me smile now, I don’t know, let’s see

“Therefore I Am” (Live) — Jim O’Rourke

Jim O’Rourke’s lovely loop-driven half-hour cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”

(Thanks, Ben).

“Take a Look at That Baby” — John Fahey

Jon Brion talks about scoring Punch-Drunk Love

RIP Leon Russell

“We’re too broken up to go on” (Leonard Cohen)

Cautioned to surrender (this I could not do)

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

Tom Violence ’87

What Is Royal Trux?

Sonic Youth live in Düsseldorf, Germany, 1996

Sonic Youth live in Düsseldorf, Germany in April of 1996. As my buddy Nick points out in the email he sent me with this link: “ridiculously good quality and a killer setlist.”

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