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Taylor Swift’s video for “I Knew You Were Trouble” is like the Kidz Bop version of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video. Right down to the opening narration.
Interpol - Obstacle 1
I am feeling so old! Pitchfork is having a retrospective on the 10 year anniversary of Interpol’s debut album Turn On The Bright Lights.
It’s hard to explain what this album meant to me. I’ll be honest, the album came out in 2002, but I didn’t discover it until 2003 when this song was featured on The O.C. Interpol really introduced me to indie music and listening to stuff that was not necessarily on the radio. I used to lie on my twin bed, pretending I had more angst than I really did, and trying to feel as if I could relate to any of the lyrics. Interpol was surly and sexual and ambiguous and undeniably cool in a way that I did not really know music could be. Obviously I had not yet heard of Joy Division, but that is another story.
Everything about Interpol, and especially their front man Paul Banks, was aspirational in a way that pop music was not for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Top 40 in the early noughties (still do!) , but I was 14 and I knew I was never going to live the lifestyles depicted in their videos. But I could be surly! I could move downtown! I could wear chique tailored clothing in all black! I could go to endless concerts and call them “shows”!
And so a little baby hipster is born.
How did she fare? Well, I’ve never been surly, and I never moved to NYC. I do often wear all black but only because I’m lazy and have about 6 black pencil skirts. I didn’t go to my first “show” until 2007, when I was 18. By then Interpol were already in decline. My first show was an Of Montreal gig at The Avalon, a venue near Fenway Park in Boston that is now closed. I’m pretty sure I wore khaki shorts, and possibly a t shirt from Hot Topic. Also I was intimidated by basically everyone around me, too much to truly enjoy the show, and I could barely speak to the man at the merch table.
I’ve since calmed down considerably. I’ve been to half a dozen shows in the last year, which I think would make 14 year old me happy.
bombay // el guincho
Automatic reblog forever!
Debate on TV and @washingtonpost ‘s The Grid on the laptop #dc #debate (Taken with Instagram)
sugar water // cibo matto
This should be on everybody’s baby making playlists
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Club Lunch - Hipster BBQ
My office does this thing where a group of people sends around playlists to listen to while working. I was invited to join in last week, and here’s my first playlist! Tell me what you think.
Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down
Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun
Jukebox the Ghost - Somebody
Frank Ocean - Pyramids
The Virgins - Rich Girls
The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
Blur - Under The Westway
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
Hot Chip - Over and Over
Friendly Fires - Paris
M.I.A. - XXXO
The Drums - Let’s Go Surfing
Passion Pit - I’ll Be Alright
El Guincho - Bombay
Best Coast - Boyfriend
Phil Jagielka & Marouane Fellaini after England v Belgium
I love this. #standtogether
A Coworker asked me to make him a playlist. FYI: I did an awesome job.
Caveat: He’s a mellow dude who tends to perfer slower songs and female vocalists. I tried to balance that with some general music awesomeness. According to him I went 25 for 26, because as it turns out he hates Blur.
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