1000 Times Yes

christopher r. weingarten // you are not what you pwn

re: tonight’s Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All show

via Don DeLillo:

Several days later Murray asked me about a tourist attraction known as the most photographed barn in America.  We drove 22 miles into the country around Farmington.  There were meadows and apple orchards.  White fences trailed through the rolling fields.  Soon the signs started appearing.  THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED BARN IN AMERICA.  We counted five signs before we reached the site.  There were 40 cars and a tour bus in the makeshift lot.  We walked along a cowpath to the slightly elevated spot set aside for viewing and photographing.  All the people had cameras; some had tripods, telephoto lenses, filter kits.  A man in a booth sold postcards and slides — pictures of the barn taken from the elevated spot.  We stood near a grove of trees and watched the photographers.  Murray maintained a prolonged silence, occasionally scrawling some notes in a little book.

“No one sees the barn,” he said finally.

A long silence followed.

“Once you’ve seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn.”

He fell silent once more.  People with cameras left the elevated site, replaced by others.

We’re not here to capture an image, we’re here to maintain one. Every photograph reinforces the aura.  Can you feel it, Jack? An accumulation of nameless energies.”

There was an extended silence.  The man in the booth sold postcards and slides.

“Being here is a kind of spiritual surrender.  We see only what the others see.  The thousands who were here in the past, those who will come in the future.  We’ve agreed to be part of a collective perception.  It literally colors our vision.  A religious experience in a way, like all tourism.”

Another silence ensued.

“They are taking pictures of taking pictures,” he said.

It’s out! Click here for tracklisting, liner notes and free download!

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In other news, Three Times Dope did this shit 20 years ago and you are all new jacks.



carles, what have ye wrought? (via riverdale)

carles, what have ye wrought? (via riverdale)

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Songs I Like In 2010

#002: Dillinger Escape Plan - “Farewell, Mona Lisa”

Non-metalheads, give this until 3:30 before giving up. The Faith No More for 2010.

Ben Weinman, guitarist: I remember being very young, very little and being home from school sick. On this really shitty Casio keyboard… I think “Greensleeves” was the demo… I remember poking out Faith No More songs on it. 

Greg Puciato, singer: I saw the “Epic” video, and it was different than anything I’d ever seen. The same couple of months I saw that, I heard Primus and Bad Brains and Fishbone and Living Colour and all this stuff that kind of blew my world apart. And Faith No More was the one band out of all those bands that showed me you could do all this other stuff with heavy music. It completely changed my course from thinking that metal singers were just people that barked into microphones in one key like Tom Araya.

[Unused quotes from July/August issue of Revolver magazine]

“Here she is, married to the scion of a multinational corporation, and she makes what sounds like a Not Not Fun 7-inch.”
Michaelangelo Matos on M.I.A.’s “Born Free”
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