"i lost my best friend and i sang this song for him. this was a really beautiful and sad experience for me -- the video is the only take of the song, the first time i've ever played it, culling the lyrics from memory and singing from my soul with and for my boy."
so yuh... obvs i haven't really been on top of this blog in awhile... and i kinda doubt i will be going forward... but who really knows, i am a strange and broken animal....
as for right now i have this thing i can't get out of my head. so i decided to treat it with the same lack of effort i treat pretty much everything...
my best friend died a while back... he was kinda a dick... but he was my brother... i met him on his birthday... friday the 13th, january, 1995... i know this is super creepy and all, but i think imma start taking selfies and photoshopping him into them... from time to time i might even try and do a good job... but for the most part this is a very selfish exercise on my part and very few fucks will be given in the quality department...
and i know i posted this the last time i bothered to use this thing... but it's kinda pertinent.
I want to die without no fear
I want to die rejoicing
I want to meet my brother there
And hear his glorious voice sing
Could not bear it to be left alone In this world so full of sorrow
So if you leave this world today
I'll follow you tomorrow
I want to be prepared to die
In any kind of weather
I want for you to be ready too
We'll fly away together
If you think your life will have no end
Your foolish days are numbered
Go and waste your time trying to pretend
Still you're bound for eternal slumber
And the wicked men who rule this land
With all their wealth and power
Are bound to die like you and I
And none can tell the hour
I want to live in freedom now
I will not wait for Heaven
I want to sing til Babylon falls
And we all will be forgiven
I want die without no fear
How I want to die rejoicing
How I want to meet my brother there
And hear his glorious voice sing
so today pictureplane's new album thee physical received it's physical release.
travis egedy is a prophet, a poet, and a friend... not just to me, but to anyone fortunate enough to interact with him. admittedly this statement is based on a night spent in his company bingeing on mdma with some other close friends... a night of music, lasers, drag, shoe licking.
still rolling on our way to the airport i handed travis the camera and asked him what informs his work... the following is his response.
his new video for post physical is perfect... chaotic, beautiful, and without pretense.
always fucking killing it. nike7up just dropped yet another insanely uh-mazing mixtape... expansive without ever being unfocused. nike7up continues to manipulate elements of pop without being ironic, but instead inspiring.
particularly streetwalker, and total accomplishment... i played with streetwalker some months back in new york at pendu disco... and they were fucking sick... and i've been listening to everything total accomplishment has up on their soundcloud fer like evs... i strongly suggest taking some decent acid, coming out, and having your mind blown.
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