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Peregrine Vision

Hoping to see farther every day. Illustration, books, comics and general nerdiness.

Posts tagged music:

You focus on the wrong stuff. It’s true, you are terrible at a lot of things, but there are a couple things that nobody else does as well as you do. It drives me bananas that you will — you will throw yourself away completely because of one or two things that you think about that you think are wrong about you. And that’s what breaks my heart … You gotta ignore those and lean towards the things that make you like yourself. Forget everything else. Fake it. Fake your way upwards.

The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger to his brother Tom, in Tom’s documentary “Mistaken for Strangers” (via wingsoutstretched)

Overbearing but loving A-type oniisan advice! I really enjoyed this documentary — as someone who doesn’t know much/care about The National it was a lot more fun to watch the lead singer’s amiable younger metalhead brother ask band members Smash Hits! style questions and make them make facial expressions into the camera than it would have been to watch a “normal” behind the scenes documentary (I mean… they’re not really an outré band, The National).

IMO it’s not so much good because Tom Beringer makes it about himself and his Process(tm) instead — even though that gives the doc its throughline — or even because it ends up being about the relationship between the brothers — but for the glimpse of the family context that produced two very different but very creative people, and how (like any other family context) that shapes your assumptions about how you work and the world works. You wonder about the other two pairs of brothers in the band, actually, and the contexts they came from.

(via minimoonstar)

(via minimoonstar)

oh god what am I doing

oh god what am I doing

aka ‘my bff got me into this amazing blog thing and I CAN’T GET OFF’ *ironic choice of phrase*

So the Misanthropologist writes about a site called Tastebuds which pairs people up based on their similar tastes in music. WHAAAAAAT. You guys, my taste in music is not so great. It’s why I rely on people like jamieyk and lovedesignlife and minimoonstar to show me new awesome stuff. And even the good music that I like is not a reasonable indicator of what I want from a lover. The only guys I have met who love The National and Tori Amos and Regina Spektor are pretty aggressively gay. (Although I’m pretty sure Audie would be aggro no matter his sexuality, but I digress.) 

Now I’m wondering if it’s different for different sexualities. I’m pretty sure whatever gender or sexuality you prefer or identify with, this idea is fairly tone-deaf with regard to real human interaction. I wish you could get chatlogs.

(I seem to be a little misanthropic myself lately; may need a smoothie and/or a new project soon.)

So, given my hideously biased review, would YOU date a person based on musical preference?

laviecine:

Harry Escott — Unravelling (from the Shame Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Every time I think of the scene that this piece is scoring, I get chills and an overwhelming desire to cry.

(via bbook)

bbook:

youhaveonenewmessage:

SHAME: “New York New York”

Sissy (Carey Mulligan) performs a stunning version of “New York New York” while Brandon (Michael Fassbender) looks on.

Bye.

Men! They have actually made some music this year! Unlike all those other years! In fact, I might even suggest that 2011 might indeed be called The Year Of The Man in rock music, because I have found not one, but THREE examples of records, made by men, that I might want to include in my top ten.

Men in Music

This entire article (h/t Lex) is fantastic. Yes, it’s been said before. You’d hardly know it. 

(via katherinestasaph)

(via minimoonstar)

jeffpeff:

Conductor (2011) by Alexander Chen. Video capture. View live at: mta.me


Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

This is breathtaking—literally; I think I held my breath for the first 19 seconds of this without even realising it.

Things like this really make me want to learn more about music and audio, especially the use of patterns and rhythm in a seemingly random arrangement. Because it isn’t purely random; it’s based on a system that has its own beats and hierarchies and it’s so damn frustrating to explain the little hitch I felt when I heard three notes suddenly form a melodic coherence or realised that longer lines meant bass notes (because I am that ignorant, seriously), and just, argh. See for yourself.

(Source: yukalele)

theswingingsixties:

Led Zeppelin, airborne.

Oh Robert Plant. I could only have loved you more if you’d <i>actually</i> been an international art thief as well.

theswingingsixties:

Led Zeppelin, airborne.

Oh Robert Plant. I could only have loved you more if you’d <i>actually</i> been an international art thief as well.

(Source: theswinginsixties, via ybow)

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