Forgive me, this is turning out to be sort of a music-heavy day, but this remix is incredible and Giorgio Moroder is goddamn 73 and he's gone from "Love to Love You Baby" with Donna Summer in 1975 all the way to a better HAIM remix than anyone's managed to turn out this year? Salute. Don't stop before 1:20, where it starts to sound like a chorus of robots going MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW.
Caridad is a 33-year-old teacher who lives in Los Angeles. READ MORE
DJ Earworm has dropped these year-end mashups every December since 2007, compiling the top 25 pop songs of the year into a woozy Megazord, and it's the only holiday musical tradition that makes it through my violent anti-Christmas-tune filter (the evergreen exception is Mariah: I am not a monster!). Anyway, this year's song highlights the coy faux-lamentation, battleship production and all-eyes-on-us thematics that have linked our chart-toppers; it's decent, but I have really only posted this so that we can all listen to 2009's "Blame It on the Pop" after the jump, which is a true masterpiece, and always makes me want to cry weird, exultant tears. READ MORE
The government spent a Patricia on me,
“a huge waste,” it lamented, “when we could
have been spending it on another Nixon,” READ MORE
Marika Hackman, the British artist that Edith featured back in May, is about to release her Sugar Blind EP, where this Joanna Newsom cover appears. "I feel like my music is rooted more in folk in that medieval sense," she once said in an interview, and it feels true: her sound is melancholy, spooked and structured, with slight nods back to Joanna Newsom's own freak-folk steez and none at all to the banjo-handclaps keeping folk on the radio today. (And she plays all her own instruments on the EP!) Below the jump, another of her covers from a year ago, of "Marble House" by the Knife. READ MORE
"I could be a reverse racist if I wanted to. All I'd need would be a time machine, and what I'd do is get in my time machine and go back in time to before Europe colonized the world and I'd convince the leaders of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America to invade and occupy Europe, steal their land and resources... In that time I'd make sure I'd set up systems that privileged black and brown people at every conceivable social, political and economic opportunity..."
I spent Black Friday lying on the floor watching a bunch of 10-year-olds make stretchy bracelets, and I don't like shopping generally and have never shopped on that death trap of an occasion. But I also think that the "We're Above This" anti-Black Friday attitude is sometimes more like "We're Above This in Terms of Our Income Level" and I would like to know if any of you have gotten good deals over the weekend or online today! I've been suppressing a low-level desire to get new books, fancy pens, and a purse that's better than the $7 H&M one I've been carrying for a year. READ MORE