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.

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.

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(Source: yungjun)

One of the greats, Dwight Yoakam.

One of the greats, Dwight Yoakam.

Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" (1973)

Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" (1973)

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Dr. Hook "Sylvia’s Mother"
Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

headunderwater:

M83 - Midnight City

(via yvynyl)

One of the greatest songs of 2011. Been sounding fresh for months.

(Source: thevenomblog / M83)

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Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp, is out in February. Until then we’ve got "Serpents".

Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp, is out in February. Until then we’ve got "Serpents".

Just a Wave, Not the Waterby Jimmie Dale Gilmore, 1988
Thirst is not the answer, oceans come and go I loved her seven seas worth, Lord I loved her so But she let me down so easy, one slow drop at a time I would’ve killed myself but it made no sense Committing suicide in self defense But I lost everything I brought her When she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water Centuries ago we were living on the gold coast She was still in love with a long, gone, cold ghost I was only trying to turn back the tide of her tears I felt like an endless ocean, rolling through the fog Full emotion drifting like a weather beaten log I even thought that I out-thought her Till she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water I said someday we’ll love again, then you’ll know the score I’ve taught you everything I know and maybe even more That’s true she said, more than you ever will I’ve said I’ve been your raging river, precious African queen I’ve shown you everything that I’ve ever seen But she knew more than I had taught her When she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water Well I followed her far and wide with all of my will Water on the move, you know it never stands still And I moved every muscle, just to prove it can be done Then up some old sad river, where snow white lilies float I came to her for mercy, but I hardly rocked the boat She seemed surprised that I have caught her But she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water She said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water

Just a Wave, Not the Water
by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, 1988

Thirst is not the answer, oceans come and go
I loved her seven seas worth, Lord I loved her so
But she let me down so easy, one slow drop at a time

I would’ve killed myself but it made no sense
Committing suicide in self defense
But I lost everything I brought her
When she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water

Centuries ago we were living on the gold coast
She was still in love with a long, gone, cold ghost
I was only trying to turn back the tide of her tears

I felt like an endless ocean, rolling through the fog
Full emotion drifting like a weather beaten log
I even thought that I out-thought her
Till she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water

I said someday we’ll love again, then you’ll know the score
I’ve taught you everything I know and maybe even more
That’s true she said, more than you ever will

I’ve said I’ve been your raging river, precious African queen
I’ve shown you everything that I’ve ever seen
But she knew more than I had taught her
When she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water

Well I followed her far and wide with all of my will
Water on the move, you know it never stands still
And I moved every muscle, just to prove it can be done

Then up some old sad river, where snow white lilies float
I came to her for mercy, but I hardly rocked the boat
She seemed surprised that I have caught her
But she said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water

She said babe, you’re just a wave, you’re not the water

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Happy Thanksgiving.