These are the manic ramblings that go through my head at all hours of the day or night.

 

@salemwolves. August 25. O’Briens in Allston. You comin’? (at O’Brien’s Pub)

@salemwolves. August 25. O’Briens in Allston. You comin’? (at O’Brien’s Pub)

Best #weirdal song he’s put out all week!

Best #weirdal song he’s put out all week!

You know what? I’m a New Englander by birth, but I’ll do this shit. I love Salem.

You know what? I’m a New Englander by birth, but I’ll do this shit. I love Salem.

hana3a:

Junji Ito’s book signing event was held in ヴィレッジヴァンガード下北沢店 on 19 Jul 2014.


Junji Ito is my spirit animal. That’s why I never stop screaming.

hana3a:

Junji Ito’s book signing event was held in ヴィレッジヴァンガード下北沢店 on 19 Jul 2014.

Junji Ito is my spirit animal. That’s why I never stop screaming.

Had a time with @salemwolves for #jpporchfest. Thanks for having us. More to come.

Had a time with @salemwolves for #jpporchfest. Thanks for having us. More to come.

I love this damn pedal. Perfect fat distortion for the guitar player who  wants some non-metal grit and doesn’t care to switch it up much for leads. Thinking about curating a list of some of my favorite gear under the somewhat uninspired named “Gray’s Favs”. This is, of course, a revision of the original name “Hey Fuckface: Buy this!”

I love this damn pedal. Perfect fat distortion for the guitar player who wants some non-metal grit and doesn’t care to switch it up much for leads. Thinking about curating a list of some of my favorite gear under the somewhat uninspired named “Gray’s Favs”. This is, of course, a revision of the original name “Hey Fuckface: Buy this!”

Weird synchronicity that I was listening to this when I put up my last post? One of Boston’s finest bands if yesteryear. #livefast #dieyoung #leave several incredible pop-metal albums. Up the @theorganbeats for picking up the flag and running with it in satisfying ways as well.

Weird synchronicity that I was listening to this when I put up my last post? One of Boston’s finest bands if yesteryear. #livefast #dieyoung #leave several incredible pop-metal albums. Up the @theorganbeats for picking up the flag and running with it in satisfying ways as well.

"I swear, officer, my dog just leaves them this way. …no, my dog is not a satanist!"

"I swear, officer, my dog just leaves them this way. …no, my dog is not a satanist!"

highway62:

So, my dog was a little pissed at being left home today. #pizzadog

highway62:

So, my dog was a little pissed at being left home today. #pizzadog

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crumbler:

copycats:

Royals
by Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox
(“Sad Clown with the Golden Voice Edition”)
originally by Lorde

Well this is fucking terrifying. 

This is the only version of this song I enjoy.

(Source: liezlwashere)

Adventure Time has been going some covertly dark, unsettling emotional places lately, but done with real care and quality.

Often in cartoons there’s this sort of twee denial of maturity. Sometimes this is purely mechanical: when your protagonists don’t age, it’s hard to really creative emotional continuity. Other times, you can feel the creators straining against the idea that they’ve created a world where heavier emotional concepts can’t really exist without violating the tone of the show.

Yes, we’ve seen cartoons that have feels. But mostly, you have a static character struggling to deal with the “adult world”. We’ve seen lots of shows with kids who just want to be kids, except that they have to deal with _______. And the kids are just that: kids. They may be precocious, they may have “the emperor has no clothes” insight into life that we love to see kids have, but they’re static characters who don’t age or it undos what we love about them.

I think what I love most about Adventure Time is that what they’ve created is emotionally naive characters in an emotionally naive world who are suddenly forced to deal with feelings they didn’t expect to have, and this is NATURAL. Jake with his puppies was a great example of this, but Finn over the last two seasons has been absolutely murdering it as a child becoming a young man without guidance. And that particular transition is almost unheard of in cartoons: a kid transitioning naturally (kinda) into a young adult. He’s still an innocent, but the feelings inside him are evolving as he gets older and has more complicated experiences.

Taking a minute to pause and appreciate this. Good work, Adventure Team.

(Source: sandandglass)