now we are everywhere

Grove (Looper Demo)

Lovely In Her Bones (Looper Demo)

Sufjan Stevens

—I Went Dancing With My Sister

Sufjan’s B-sides are phenomenal.

Knowledge changes every day. People like to have their beliefs reinforced. Don’t lie down after eating a heavy meal. Don’t drink liquor on an empty stomach. If you must swim, wait at least an hour after eating. The world is more complicated for adults than it is for children. We didn’t grow up with all these shifting facts and attitudes. One day they just started appearing. So people need to be reassured by someone in a position of authority that a certain way to do something is the right way or the wrong way, at least for the time being. I’m the closest they could find, that’s all.

White Noise, Don DeLillo

We have a whole word here at Gawker, “writering,” to describe the tribe of writers whose principal writerly concern is being writerly, and who spend all their time congratulating one another on their writing and promulgating correct rules for writing.

On Smarm, Tom Socca

Adult life in one conversation

MISTER PROSSER:
I’m afraid you’re going have to accept it! This bypass has got to be built and it is going to be built. Nothing you can say or do -

ARTHUR DENT:
Why has it got to be built?

MISTER PROSSER:
Wha - what do you mean, “why has it got to be built?” It is a bypass! You’ve got to build bypasses!

ARTHUR DENT:
Didn’t anyone consider the alternatives?

MISTER PROSSER:
There aren’t any alternatives! But you are quite entitled to make any suggestions or protests at the appropriate time!

Lee Moses

—Bad Girl

60’s R&B/Soul is so deliciously infectious.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Flashback Friday: my middle school alma mater where I got beat up by Terry Rinesmith every day by the bus stop in front of all that white trash. God bless America.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Flashback Friday: my middle school alma mater where I got beat up by Terry Rinesmith every day by the bus stop in front of all that white trash. God bless America.

I’m 23 years old and I still secretly want my life to better resemble pop punk lyrics.

The Brahmin Moth.

The Brahmin Moth.

Cookie monster was always the funniest muppet.

(Source: starrdork)

evilmidna:

Ive never laughed so hard. This scene is the best.

evilmidna:

Ive never laughed so hard. This scene is the best.

At the same time…somebody who’s writing, has part of their motivation to sort of I think impress themselves and their consciousness on others. There’s an unbelievable arrogance about even trying to write something – much less, you know, expecting someone else will pay money to read it.

-DFW

21st century masculinity summed up in one video.