Kicking Against The Pricks

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

The Darkness Doubles
A dip into the archives — this was the second thing I ever posted on this blog. If you didn’t get it way back then, here ya go. 
Tom Verlaine, Fred Smith, Bill Ficca and Richard Lloyd make their bid for the coveted Best Fucking Band Ever title with this unbelievable show, recorded on 7/2/78 in Portland, OR — far, far away from their regular NYC haunts. The club was called the Earth Tavern, and while I don’t know what the interior looked like, I like to imagine it with trees growing out of the floor, moss on the walls and owls perched on the rafters. Incredibly, within a month or so, Television was kaput (at least for the time being; they’ve fitfully reunited and re-reunited over the years). You wouldn’t know it from this recording, though: holy shit, it smokes from beginning to end, with Verlaine and Lloyd showing off their legendary guitar interplay and Ficca and Smith providing a firm but flexible rhythmic backdrop. This show was a couple days after the San Francisco gig that was officially released in limited quantities back in 2003; that one might have the edge in terms of sound quality but the Portland show has the edge in terms of performance … If the version of “Little Johnny Jewel” here doesn’t convince you of the greatness of Television … well, I feel bad for you, son.
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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

The Darkness Doubles

A dip into the archives — this was the second thing I ever posted on this blog. If you didn’t get it way back then, here ya go. 

Tom Verlaine, Fred Smith, Bill Ficca and Richard Lloyd make their bid for the coveted Best Fucking Band Ever title with this unbelievable show, recorded on 7/2/78 in Portland, OR — far, far away from their regular NYC haunts. The club was called the Earth Tavern, and while I don’t know what the interior looked like, I like to imagine it with trees growing out of the floor, moss on the walls and owls perched on the rafters. Incredibly, within a month or so, Television was kaput (at least for the time being; they’ve fitfully reunited and re-reunited over the years). You wouldn’t know it from this recording, though: holy shit, it smokes from beginning to end, with Verlaine and Lloyd showing off their legendary guitar interplay and Ficca and Smith providing a firm but flexible rhythmic backdrop. This show was a couple days after the San Francisco gig that was officially released in limited quantities back in 2003; that one might have the edge in terms of sound quality but the Portland show has the edge in terms of performance … If the version of “Little Johnny Jewel” here doesn’t convince you of the greatness of Television … well, I feel bad for you, son.

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The Church at Milton Theatre last night

Jerry Brito: Top ten myths about introverts

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jerrybrito:

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to…

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Rush of Sun: Occupy Sydney Day 10 - You are no longer the public. You are 'them'

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onmyshore:

This is my opinion. I speak as an individual supporting Occupy Sydney and in solidarity with others worldwide. This is only one experience and I know many people all over world suffer far worse at the hands of police and other’s supposed to help.

 Last night I went to Martin Place and attended…

indiaknight:

Possibly my favourite letter ever, found last year via the really wonderful, day-enhancing Letters of Note (the transcript is here). Now Letters of Note is being turned into a book, to be published by Unbound with your help. Here’s the pitch and all the information. Unlike many blogs that get turned into books, this one is *made* for paper, and I can’t wait for it to exist. Please go and have a look and give the project your support.

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indiaknight:

Possibly my favourite letter ever, found last year via the really wonderful, day-enhancing Letters of Note (the transcript is here). Now Letters of Note is being turned into a book, to be published by Unbound with your help. Here’s the pitch and all the information. Unlike many blogs that get turned into books, this one is *made* for paper, and I can’t wait for it to exist. Please go and have a look and give the project your support.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. IT’S A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND CAN TAKE HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF PREEMPTIVE ACTION TO EFFECTIVELY PROTECT FUTURE GENERATIONS.
WHY DON’T YOU POST SOMETHING ON TWITTER? YOU TOTALLY TOPPLED MUBARAK LAST YEAR WITH YOUR CLEVER HASHTAGS. I ERASED THE MESSAGE ON ACCIDENT BUT YOUR PRAYERS REALLY HELPED JAPAN, TOO. THEY ACTUALLY CALLED AND SAID THANK YOU; EVERYTHING WAS FIXED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OF YOUR TOKEN TWEET OF SUPPORT. BRITTANY MURPHY CALLED AS WELL. SHE WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR SPELLING HER NAME WRONG WHEN YOU POSTED YOUR HEARTFELT R.I.P.
TWITTER IS A POWERFUL TOOL.
I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT YOU. STOP TALKING AND DO SOMETHING FOR ONCE.

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animalstalkinginallcaps:

WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. IT’S A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND CAN TAKE HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF PREEMPTIVE ACTION TO EFFECTIVELY PROTECT FUTURE GENERATIONS.

WHY DON’T YOU POST SOMETHING ON TWITTER? YOU TOTALLY TOPPLED MUBARAK LAST YEAR WITH YOUR CLEVER HASHTAGS. I ERASED THE MESSAGE ON ACCIDENT BUT YOUR PRAYERS REALLY HELPED JAPAN, TOO. THEY ACTUALLY CALLED AND SAID THANK YOU; EVERYTHING WAS FIXED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OF YOUR TOKEN TWEET OF SUPPORT. BRITTANY MURPHY CALLED AS WELL. SHE WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR SPELLING HER NAME WRONG WHEN YOU POSTED YOUR HEARTFELT R.I.P.

TWITTER IS A POWERFUL TOOL.

I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT YOU. STOP TALKING AND DO SOMETHING FOR ONCE.

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liveandactivecultures:

The whole world is watching. Mass arrests from the Brooklyn Bridge protests today. #occupywallstreet

http://www.protectyourfirefighters.com/homepage/w1/i2/

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