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There’s a space within a song. That Big Star song has a lot of absence of things...– Elliott Smith (via elliottsmithappreciation)
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Gimme Bar: 5 Days of Gimme Bar: Day One →
gimmebar: Howdy folks, We here in Gimme Bar land have been working like gangbusters (whom we have been told are incredibly efficient workers) over the last month and a half and we have all kinds of new stuff to show you. Instead of releasing it all in one massive glut, we’ve decided to spread the…
When we were working on his record cover, I pointed out that there was no...– Neil Gust (via elliottsmithappreciation)
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At The Falconer at 6pm in the evening.
Bartender: "Five Old Fashioneds?"
Lincoln: "We're serious business."
Me: "Have you seen his beard? It's serious."
Bartender: "We should kiss."
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It’s a system, and so our critique of it should be systemic, and so too...– Heart of Darkness: A Mild Polemic, by Jon Kolko - Core77
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No Name #5 // Elliott Smith
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Replacing your own ideology is a lot like do-it-yourself brain surgery. It...– Unqualified Reservations: A formalist manifesto