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The Murders at the Lake

Connan Mockasin - Do I Make You Feel Shy?

Every Connan video is brilliant in its own peculiar way.

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It was early in the morning, but he knew exactly what was happening in his chest and woke my mother to ask her to call an ambulance. Our telephone was in the living room, but before she could leave their bedroom to use it, he asked for something else. My father asked that the ambulance not use its siren.

Weeks later, when the fear of death had receded like some strange tide, my mother asked him about the siren. My father said simply that he worried it would have woken and frightened his three sleeping daughters.

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Kindness Is Good For You

if-you-leave: by karl bishop

if-you-leave: by karl bishop

The Action Hero Championship Belt

Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams

This is a lovely album, one of my favourites of the year so far, and it one that rewards time you spend with it. Hot Dreams has a sleepy, film noir feel full of brooding menace - like a cross between Lee Hazlewood and David Lynch. In evoking an unsettled mind yearning for simpler times, the gothic folk feel of previous albums may have warped into abrasive, even nightmarish textures, but Timber Timbre’s characteristic magnetism remains undimmed.

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"How to Criticize with Kindness:
1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism."

Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

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untitled by skatejpg on Flickr.

untitled by skatejpg on Flickr.

Wu-Tang, Atomically

Michael Jackson - Beat It (A Cappella Demo)

lacienegasmiled:

“One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part.”

(Source: harrattanparhar, via itaintcoca-colaitsrice)

"Over the last few years, I’ve come not really to like goig out. I work alone, hike alone, go to the cinema alone, eat at restaurants alone. Once a year, I even holiday alone. As soon as possible, I intend to move even deeper into the countryside. The reason is people. I used to like them. Then something happened. And now I don’t."

All by myself: is loneliness bad for you?

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Untitled by Maud Chalard on Flickr

Untitled by Maud Chalard on Flickr

Cover Story: Mac DeMarco

What it’s really like to be an insomniac