Arthur Russell

Arthur Russell

Omega Dayby Bill Fay, 1971
Inside a bar of a sleeping town There lay a sleeping man he wore a frown A stranger woke him he looked around Then he spoke I wrote it down
He said, “My climbing rope is broken, And I cannot stay awake Better fix it son no joking For the omega day is come”
I went over to the stranger’s side I began to speak but he read my mind He said, “You know me from long ago” Then he turned I watched him go
I said, “My climbing rope is broken, And I cannot stay awake Better fix it son no joking For the omega day is come”

Omega Day
by Bill Fay, 1971

Inside a bar of a sleeping town
There lay a sleeping man he wore a frown
A stranger woke him he looked around
Then he spoke I wrote it down

He said, “My climbing rope is broken,
And I cannot stay awake
Better fix it son no joking
For the omega day is come”

I went over to the stranger’s side
I began to speak but he read my mind
He said, “You know me from long ago”
Then he turned I watched him go

I said, “My climbing rope is broken,
And I cannot stay awake
Better fix it son no joking
For the omega day is come”

JT was on the cover of Time on March 1, 1971 — The New Rock: Bittersweet and Low

JT was on the cover of Time on March 1, 1971 — The New Rock: Bittersweet and Low

Numbers

marathonpacks:

The sales numbers of Pitchfork’s top 50 albums. The ones with suspiciously round numbers are estimations based on when an album dropped out of the top 200 and the fact that it has to sell less than 300 copies in a week to do so. If you have verified numbers to fix any mistakes or omissions, send them along.

1. Bon Iver Bon Iver - 317,355

2. Destroyer Kaputt - 30,000

3. M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming - 59,573

4. PJ Harvey Let England Shake - 62,000

5. Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost - 30,000

6. Oneohtrix Point Never Replica - 3,800

7. Tune-Yards w h o k i l l - 40,386

8. Drake Take Care - 967,560

9. Real Estate Days - 20,700

10. The Weeknd House of Balloons N/A

11. St. Vincent Cruel Mercy - 44,334

12. James Blake James Blake - 47,372

13. EMA Past-Life Martyred Saints - 6,100

14. Shabazz Palaces Black Up - 14,767

15. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues - 277,541

16. Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo - 28,013

17. Clams Casino Instrumentals N/A

18. Atlas Sound Parallax - 12,411

19. Danny Brown XXX N/A

20. Nicolas Jaar Space is Only Noise N/A

21. Jay-Z/Kanye West Watch the Throne - 1,143,674

22. The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World N/A

23. Bill Callahan Apocalypse - 9,900

24. Juliana Barwick The Magic Place - 1,000

25. Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact - 8,600

26. The Field Looping State of Mind - 4,900

27. Beyonce 4 - 971,264

28. Cut Copy Zonoscope 51,000

29. DJ Quik Book of David - 29,000
30. Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 - 4,800

31. Ty Segall Goodbye Bread - 2,800

32. Panda Bear Tomboy - 46,000

33. Fucked Up David Comes to Life - 19,000

34. Katy B On A Mission - 1,400

35. Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra N/A

36. Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow - 27,199

37. Iceage New Brigade - 2,000

38. Sandro Perri Impossible Spaces N/A

39. War on Drugs Slave Ambient - 14,283

40. Araabmusik Electronic Dream - 1,000

41. Liturgy Aesthetica N/A

42. SBTRKT SBTRKT - 12,346

43. Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes - 27,000

44. Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges N/A

45. Kendrick Lamar Section.80 - 27,460

46. Cults Cults - 25,000

47. Sepalcure Sepalcure N/A

48. Toro Y Moi Underneath the Pine - 15,000

49. Wild Flag Wild Flag - 27,349

50. Youth Lagoon Year of Hibernation - 13,282

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So proud to be working with Bear in Heaven. Their new LP I Love You, It’s Cool is a beauty.

So proud to be working with Bear in Heaven. Their new LP I Love You, It’s Cool is a beauty.

am all fucked out. That goddamn woman has absolutely screwed me from  one end of the room to the other for three goddam nights. I went back to  the Ambassador this morning, and I said, “You know it’s a great  assignment, but I just can’t go on.” And the Ambassador said, “Roald,  did you ever see the Charles Laughton movie of Henry VIII?” And I said  “Yes.” “Well,” he said, “do you remember the scene with Henry going into  the bedroom with Anne of Cleves, and he turns and says ‘The things I’ve  done for England’? Well, that’s what you’ve got to do.
— Roald Dahl
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am all fucked out. That goddamn woman has absolutely screwed me from one end of the room to the other for three goddam nights. I went back to the Ambassador this morning, and I said, “You know it’s a great assignment, but I just can’t go on.” And the Ambassador said, “Roald, did you ever see the Charles Laughton movie of Henry VIII?” And I said “Yes.” “Well,” he said, “do you remember the scene with Henry going into the bedroom with Anne of Cleves, and he turns and says ‘The things I’ve done for England’? Well, that’s what you’ve got to do.

Roald Dahl

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I cannot wait to see what Azealia Banks does in 2012. Her “212” is my favorite video of the year.

I cannot wait to see what Azealia Banks does in 2012. Her “212” is my favorite video of the year.

Tags: Music Video

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Ingmar Bergman
One of the greats, Dwight Yoakam.

One of the greats, Dwight Yoakam.

Killing Fliesby Michael Dickman I sit down for dinnerwith my dead brotheragainThis is the last dream I ever want to havePassing the forks around the table, passing the knivesThere’s nothing to worry aboutOne thing I want to know is who’s in the kitchen right now if it isn’t meIt isn’t meThe kitchen is full of flies, flies are doing all the workThey light on the edgeof the roasted chickenThe bone chinaThat’s what they doLight*I will look more and more like himuntil I’m olderthan he isThen he’ll look more like meif I was lostThe flies need to be killed as soon as we’re done eating this delicious meal they madeThey serve us anything we want in toxic green tuxedosand shit wingsMy brother and I wipe our mouthsscrape our chairs back from the tableand stand upThese are the last things we’ll do together:Eat dinnerKill flies*You have to lie downnext to the bodies, shining all in a rowlike black sequinsstitching up the kitchen floorIt’s hard to do but you have to do itQuietly lay down and not sleepWe were killing them with butcher knives but moved on to spatulas to save time and energySticking their eyes onto our earlobes and wristslike EgyptianjewelryMy brother and I work hard all nightHe is my emergency exitI am hisdinner date

Killing Flies
by 
Michael Dickman 

I sit down for dinner
with my dead brother
again

This is the last dream I ever want to have

Passing the forks 
around the table, passing 
the knives

There’s nothing to worry about

One thing I want to know is who’s in the kitchen right now if it isn’t me

It isn’t me

The kitchen is full of flies, flies are doing all the work

They light on the edge
of the roasted chicken
The bone china

That’s what they do

Light


*


I will look 
more and more like him
until I’m older
than he is

Then he’ll look more like me

if I was 
lost

The flies need to be killed as soon as we’re done eating this delicious meal they made

They serve us anything we want 
in toxic green tuxedos
and 

shit wings

My brother and I wipe our mouths
scrape our chairs back from the table
and stand up

These are the last things we’ll do together:

Eat dinner

Kill flies


*

You have to lie down
next to the bodies, shining 
all in a row
like black sequins
stitching up 
the kitchen floor

It’s hard to do but you have to do it

Quietly lay down 
and not sleep

We were killing them with butcher knives but moved on to spatulas to save time and energy

Sticking their eyes 
onto our earlobes and wrists
like Egyptian
jewelry

My brother and I work hard all night

He is my emergency exit

I am 
his

dinner date

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Kate Upton

Kate Upton

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Kazuo Ohno
Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" (1973)

Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" (1973)

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Dr. Hook "Sylvia’s Mother"