A blarg about WHAT IS THAT NOISE?
- person: so what music are you into?
- me: are you sure you're ready for this conversation
The existence of good bad literature — the fact that one can be amused or excited or even moved by a book that one’s intellect simply refuses to take seriously — is a reminder that art is not the same thing as cerebration. George Orwell on “good bad books.” See also: Orwell on why write. (via explore-blog)
So I kept writing through the summer, and in August the baby was born and I’d cradle him in my left arm while writing melodies at the piano with my right, and I said, let Osiris the keeper of the gates be my witness, other songwriters may go soft when they get to be parents but I am going to keep going all the way down into the inner darkness, it will set a good example for the baby, and besides, what am I going to do, suddenly start writing songs about cute things instead of songs about how to wrest cries of triumph from the screaming places? Please. May the baby grow up to spit in my face if I should pose that hard. John Darnielle! New Mountain Goats album in October! (via synecdoche)
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