bandwidthdc:

From WTJU’s in-depth interview with Ian MacKaye:

My interest in the record industry itself is actually extremely low. In fact I generally think of it as pretty odious. So in some ways, the only way to get my music out, the only way I would feel comfortable doing it, is really by putting it out myself. But in terms of the business, I can’t stand it. Never used a contract on the label ever, no contracts. No lawyer. Don’t have a lawyer. Never had a lawyer. I think a lot of times people felt that Dischord—the approach we had, Dischord was too idealistic. But considering that the label is now 33 years old and we have a staff of four or five people who are at least reasonably paid with health care and so forth, I’m wondering if we’re real yet. I suspect we are. Maybe we weren’t too idealistic after all.

Read more of the interview (and stream the entire conversation) at bandwidth.fm.

(Photo: WAMU)

hotdeuce:

Do you live in the New England Area? Are you excited by live music? Are you looking to make an unforgettable memory before summer 2014 comes to a close?
Titus Androniucs takes New England!

The tour is underway with the greats: Liquor Store, Wicked Kind, & Pelican Movement! 

According to the band’s website, tickets are still available for most of these shows! Don’t miss out! 

What did you say? You’ve seen Titus Andronicus live before? Well you haven’t’ seen the premiere of Titus as a six piece! Sell out these shows! Buy a ticket! Buy tickets for yr younger siblings- these are all ages shows! This is a rare opportunity! 

Let’s see set lists, photos, high quality recordings and stories.

(via titusandronicusllc)

chicagoreframed:


One of my favorite tattoos is “London” on the right side of my neck, under my jaw. It’s my daughter’s name and that’s my first born. I highly value that tattoo a lot. I’m trying to get into the music industry as well, trying to dream big. I’m just a city boy with big dreams. I’m trying to get out of here. 

Photograph by Oak Thitayarak

FP friends at ChicagoReframed are sharing true stories. Truth.
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chicagoreframed:

One of my favorite tattoos is “London” on the right side of my neck, under my jaw. It’s my daughter’s name and that’s my first born. I highly value that tattoo a lot. I’m trying to get into the music industry as well, trying to dream big. I’m just a city boy with big dreams. I’m trying to get out of here. 

Photograph by Oak Thitayarak

FP friends at ChicagoReframed are sharing true stories. Truth.

Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness

newyorker:

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Andrew Solomon on Robin Williams:

“He played an alien so well because he was an alien in his own mind, permanently auditioning to be one of us. Suicide is a crime of loneliness, and adulated people can be frighteningly alone. Intelligence does not help in these circumstances; brilliance is almost always profoundly isolating.”

Above: Robin Williams, September 14, 1978. Photograph by Jim Britt/Getty

(Source: newyorker.com)

FP: Is this album, in the context of your career so far, sort of an anomaly?
AD: I sure hope so; I don’t want to get another divorce [laughs]. I hope that it’s as intense and dark as I have to go. I feel so much better now, on the other side of making this record. But it’s probably not an anomaly musically and stylistically. I feel better to be back on the stripped-down path. That will probably continue somewhere.
Throwback Thursday: Interview with Alela Diane on 8/14/13 by Jordan Mainzer. Read full piece here.
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FP: Is this album, in the context of your career so far, sort of an anomaly?

AD: I sure hope so; I don’t want to get another divorce [laughs]. I hope that it’s as intense and dark as I have to go. I feel so much better now, on the other side of making this record. But it’s probably not an anomaly musically and stylistically. I feel better to be back on the stripped-down path. That will probably continue somewhere.


Throwback Thursday: Interview with Alela Diane on 8/14/13 by Jordan Mainzer. Read full piece here.