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This is a trailer for an album by Hiss Golden Messenger called Lateness of Dancers… and it is full of golden music. Make sure you listen, if you can, and give it a chance.

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"The practice of picking “favourites” belies the reality of the weird spikes and drops and affairs that blow through our aesthetics, favouring instead the sturdy standbys, the goes-with-everything repeat plays over the one-night stands and vivid comet-like encounters that we have from time to time. But the short duration of one’s ardour does not negate the intensity of the investment in the moment, and it’s only the projected phantasm of the “stable self” (an illusion) that leads people to edit this stuff out when lists are being fabricated and foisted onto others."

13 Reasons Why I Can’t Pick My 13 Favourite Records, By Drew Daniel

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The Story Of Q-Tip

The Window & Day, a gentle new album by Dubliner Rhob Cunningham, recorded in Iceland with Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Feist, Damon Albarn).

"A couple weeks after I said goodbye to him in Maine, he called me one night after midnight. It was unusual, but it turned out he was somewhat in extremis. He’d lost his keys, couldn’t get into his apartment and had lost his phone, too. It was storming heavily in New York. I could hear the periodic thunder over the phone as a kind of static. He was calling from the apartment of a friend, who’d taken him in and given him some soup and a bath. He said he had a story to tell. He had intended to say something about it in Maine but felt uncomfortable. Now, though, he decided that motives were irrelevant if the story needed telling."

Donald Antrim and the Art of Anxiety

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Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

Pat Jordache - Radio Generation

This is the song tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus wants played at her funeral. How do I know? Because she told me so.

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"You cannot breathe. Because you do not know what is coming. You cannot breathe. Because this world is yours and it is not yours. You cannot breathe. Because you rest, because you strive, because you do not work. You cannot breathe. Because you let the world come between you and me. You cannot breathe. Because of an idea of the calm breath. You cannot breathe."

…an excerpt from The Asthmatic by Leonard Cohen

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How Stephen King Teaches Writing

A garage-infused mix by Dublin duo White Collar Boy, encompassing The #1’s, Deerhunter, Lotus Plaza, Beta Band, Gang of Four and Thee Oh Sees.