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Chris Farren of Fake Problems has released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” Stream the song below after the jump.

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Chi Cheng passed away one year ago today. In honor of the anniversary, Deftones have released a song from Eros called “Smile.” Stream the song below after the jump.

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The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection


Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.


Project by: Margie Ruddick

Transforming the tangle of infrastructure at the gateway to New York’s Long Island City into a lush green corridor welcoming to pedestrians and bicyclists. For the New York City Department of City Planning and Economic Development Corporation. With Marpillero Pollak, Michael Singer Studio, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, WRT

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:: Japan 2014 — Part 1 ::

My brother travels the world and makes it look beautiful, check out all his photos on his tumblr

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care.





I knew I missed something in London!

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies exists.

Neil! Have you seen THIS? 

I love this! It’s inspired by 826, which I worked for and ADORE. Definitely on my list of places to visit next time I’m in London.


I completely forgot about trying to visit there when we were in London over the summer. BRB, must order A Vague Sense of Unease. I bet Clovis Devilbunny wants some things from there, too.

Add this to the list of places to visit, too bad my layover in London is so short

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It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering.
― Judith Herman (via psych-quotes)

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