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Glyph

Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar aaron david says:

    “Absolutely haunting video to match the music”

    What you did there… I saw it.Report

  2. Avatar dhex says:

    kiasmos album from 2014 or whatevs is always a winner. they have a new ep that is ace as well. hard to go wrong with arnalds.

    also burzum because it’s winter.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou says:

    For once I actually found time and adequate computer to listen to these! And I’m glad I did.

    Right this minute I am going to go and listen to All Apologies because of that one almost-quote line in the DyE song. Not that one really needs to link to it, but I will anyway:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWmkuH1k7uA

    Otherwise I am in the time of year where I mostly listen to holiday music. So tonight (and often) that’s the Sibleys:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWP0FTKmCVUReport

    • Avatar Maribou in reply to Maribou says:

      (if anyone wants to change those to embeds, feel free. I’m not sure why they didn’t embed and too lazy to fix them.)

      ETA: Thank you speedy fixer!Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Maribou says:

      There’s another post-“All Apologies” song that also uses a similar lyric, but I can’t remember what it is and now it’s going to bug me all day. All I’m coming up with is “Another Brick In The Wall Part 2”, and that’s not it, obviously.

      In what I’m sure was a common thing everywhere, one of the dance clubs we used to go to, closed the night out with that song the night after Cobain’s death hit the news. It was hard to shake the feeling that he’d written his own exit music, but I suppose if Ian Curtis had lived, then “Atmosphere” would be just a really pretty song.

      In other “Kurt may have died, but the ’90’s never will” news, the Pavement fans in Deerhunter have opted to continue Pavement’s old feud with Smashing Pumpkins.

      Man, that actually seemed like a pretty nice apology, whether Cox was genuinely-abashed at potentially getting caught out, uh, EMBELLISHING the truth, or whether he just knows he can’t afford to tangle with Corgan-funded lawyers.

      Until Deerhunter chose to do this the day after the apology (yes, that’s “Today”, “Losing My Edge”, and “I Wanna Be Yr Dog” all rolled up together):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMVSK-AjFA

      The complete stream-of-consciousness “lyrics” are at the YouTube link, but a sample:

      Dear Billy Corgan,
      I don’t even know you man
      please don’t sue me
      I love my dog
      and I don’t have that much money
      and I don’t think you’re the kind of person
      who’d starve somebody’s dog
      just to prove a point

      I take Cox’s point about YouTube and clickbait controversy, but if his apology was in fact sincere, it would perhaps have been best to not throw Corgan’s name into the mix again and dare people to upload the performance. Because, well…Report

  4. Avatar greginak says:

    Nice dreamy stuff.Report

  5. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    I dismissed this record when it first came out last year, but lately it’s been in heavy rotation. And, We Are Scientists has one of the best, and funniest, websites you’ll ever visit. Here’s a sample from their latest. (If you can stand a little gross out humor, check out their video for Dumb Luck. It’s a rocking tune, but the video should come with a trigger warning.)

    https://youtu.be/Jl0Ni5ue2gEReport