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tylercoates:

This is a comment on the post I wrote for This Recording about my father. I’m not even sure what she’s upset about?

Whoa. Sounds like someone is having a projection party.
I thought the piece was excellent. If it’s okay to characterize a piece culminating in the death of someone real and wonderful excellent, that is.

tylercoates:

This is a comment on the post I wrote for This Recording about my father. I’m not even sure what she’s upset about?

Whoa. Sounds like someone is having a projection party.

I thought the piece was excellent. If it’s okay to characterize a piece culminating in the death of someone real and wonderful excellent, that is.

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My birthday is in June, and I am nerdily interested in this. Just sayin.

My birthday is in June, and I am nerdily interested in this. Just sayin.

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tylercoates:

Dirty Projectors - “Stillness is the Move”

Jam.

I love the Dirty Projectors…in a very unhealthy way. I saw them in their accustic show with Björk (which was really scene-y, but totally worth wading through the self-importance and skinny jeans), which you can read about on Stereogum.

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Quick Gun Murugan. If you’re ever in need of a campy cowboy flick set in India and spoken in Tamil, this is the movie for you. Saw it yesterday @ MoMA and found it wildly entertaining.

Have I mentioned that the main character often has eight hands? Also, I too could use some whiskey and a vegetarian dosa just now…

Jun
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The deprivations of the formerly affluent Nouveau Poor are real enough, but the situation of the already poor suggests that they do not necessarily presage a greener, more harmonious future with a flatter distribution of wealth. There are no data yet on the effects of the recession on measures of inequality, but historically the effect of downturns is to increase, not decrease, class polarization.

The recession of the ’80s transformed the working class into the working poor, as manufacturing jobs fled to the third world, forcing American workers into the low-paying service and retail sector. The current recession is knocking the working poor down another notch — from low-wage employment and inadequate housing toward erratic employment and no housing at all. Comfortable people have long imagined that American poverty is far more luxurious than the third world variety, but the difference is rapidly narrowing.

I love Ehrenreich, and I love her wherever I find her—in this case, over at NYT. Author of “Nickeled and Dimed,” she’s always been one to point out how our current employment system doesn’t really work. Moral of her story: shut the hell up, folks. Just because people layed off from their jobs in financial services are now blogging misery, and most of us are cutting the Starbucks down to a minimum doesn’t mean we’re poor. Poor doesn’t mean giving up imported wine; it means moving into an overcrowded apartment, working three jobs, and running out of grocery money. In all honesty, I may be under-resourced, but I’ll probably never be poor.

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tylercoates:

counterforce:

tesslynch:

Johnny Boy — You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve

Sometimes I ask you to trust me when I post an audio track.  This is one of those times.

I don’t know why anyone hasn’t thought to post this song before, myself included. You’re a genius for doing so, Tess. Wait, I think Tyler may have before, but this song is great, especially with that Phil Spector BOOM BOOM BAP drum beat originally from the Ronette’s “Be My Baby.” So good.

Doy-eeeeeee.

love. it. Johnny Boy is a favorite of mine.

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how can you go wrong with Wanda?