"Manett’s 'Spider' is damp and overcast, upon first touch it sticks to your skin and wraps itself around your fingers. Its melodies fit to your contours and bear witness to the inconveniences that we project to the living world. Echoing late nights listening to Jenny Lewis demos, buzzed, and flying through empty streets." thefmly
"Manett is all woman... Just this side of dark and gently foreboding, Grace Slick on Quaaludes or Hope Sandoval liberated from them." SibLING SHOT ON THE BLEACHERS
Getty Images just announced that it’s removing its paywall. The bulk of its photo collection will be available for free without watermarking. So I am going to celebrate by posting this awesome picture of John Doe.
“I hope that the information outlined here might make you want to vacate your position as cultural commentator , whether enthusiastic or dispassionate , and immerse yourself in the world of which you write ; be a practitioner , make music , imitate your heroes ; I am convinced this is the truest form of advocacy possible for the music you wish to promote , and the truest form of criticism possible for the music you wish to attack ; the pay could even be better , though , as you know , it is almost never , ever good…”
— Zach Phillips, OSR. This missive deserves to be read in its entirety here.
Mother Goose Rock n’ Rhyme (1990) - That moment when you reach adulthood and realize that all the television shows that influenced you as a child were created by mid-life boomers and their coke-fueled fantasies. Cameos by Debbie Harry, Little Richard, ZZ Top, et al. The full version is streaming here.