From one of our board members!
A Treatise on Shelling Beans by Wieslaw Mysliwski (translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston) will be officially released December 10th!
in 2013 I read mainly Polish literature and you can believe I’ll be getting this
wait why does this say “primo carnera” on it
I am mildly obsessed with primo carnera and would like to know
THE LETTER REQUESTS -
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Does everybody know about this? because it’s really sweet. You only have until tomorrow to get it done, but that’s long enough really and it seems totally worth it.
Today was declared Dragon Tuesday by the historic @mountain_goats tweet.
I really love this cartoon Robbie and Bobby made about the only religious holiday that’s celebrated in every country in the world, Dragon Tuesday. I met up with a Bone Drakon in an underground necropolis yesterday that is just how deep I run on your average Dragon Tuesday
(via Stamp.Ross.283: Stamp.Ross.283 Biblia. Tedesco. ([c. 1478]))
anybody needs me I’m over here
richard scarry’s nicholas the bunny
"when it rains, I keep dry under a toadstool"
a year ago this was the page that always made Roman smile a gigantic smile, we never knew what it was about this page but it was his very favorite page in the book and as soon as he saw it he would lean back to look up at me with the biggest “can you even believe this??” smile so now obviously it will own my heart forever
exzeeexzee asked: I've been especially noticing TMG's gradual changes in sound over the recent couple albums, and although I understand that another album is a ways away, I'm interested to know if there are any new styles or instrumentation you plan on incorporating into your work?
ever since we moved from boombox to studio we’ve tried to change up the sound in some way on every album however I’ve never told anybody in advance what the changes are gonna be because then they get EXPECTATIONS which are heavy sometimes. but we do always try to change it up a little sonically from album to album.
matthollenberg asked: I love your electric guitar sounds in Tallahassee. Did you mic an amp or is that a direct input?
I didn’t keep notes but I think it was an amp. I was really super-new to the electric guitar at that point, that guitar was an ESP I kept almost buying for ages but it was expensive for us - $400.00 if I remember - but I think I finally said “look you’re going to make this album for 4AD get an electric guitar you have to bring some new sounds in for this record.” I didn’t know what I was doing at all in terms of reverb or anything so if the guitar sounds nice you can thank Tony Doogan, who produced Tallahassee during a 6-day marathon all-tracking-and-mixing session that we’d never dare attempt now.
Animación de un bisonte de 1887. Fotos de Eadweard Muybridge.
edit to add that this is a majestic, amazing animal that deserved better than it got from “settlers” which is why I posted it.
‘With Flowers, Andy was just trying a different subject matter. In a funny way, he was kind of repeating the history of art. It was like, now we’re doing my Flower period! Like Monet’s water lilies, Van Gogh’s fowers, the genre’ (G. Malanga, quoted in D. Dalton, A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol, London 2003, p. 74).
‘I looked around the studio and it was all Marilyn and disasters and death,’ Geldzahler recalled. ‘I said, ‘Andy, maybe it’s enough death now.’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘Well, how about this?’ I opened a magazine to four fowers’ (H. Geldzahler, quoted in T. Scherman & D. Dalton, Andy Warhol: His Controversial Life, in Art and Colourful Times, London 2010, p. 225).
that Geldzahler story is just wonderful to me