January 31, 2014
"This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels." —Roger Ebert on _Freddie Got Fingered" (2001)

"This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels." —Roger Ebert on _Freddie Got Fingered" (2001)

November 4, 2013
“He couldn’t ad-lib a fart after a baked-bean dinner.”
Johnny Carson on Chevy Chase.

“He couldn’t ad-lib a fart after a baked-bean dinner.”

Johnny Carson on Chevy Chase.

October 21, 2013
Wagner has beautiful moments but awful quarters of an hour.
—Gioachino Antonio Rossini 

Wagner has beautiful moments but awful quarters of an hour.

Gioachino Antonio Rossini 

May 23, 2013
What the Fuck is Brendan Byrne Doing?: Etsy accused me of not assembling my synths by hand, demanded photos, and shutdown my shop (1/2)

wtfbyrne:

I’ve managed a shop on Etsy for the past 5 months selling electronic devices and synthesizers. I recently resigned from my job to pursue electronics design and fabrication.

Two days ago, my shop was unexpectedly CLOSED and I received an email stating that there was suspicion that I hadn’t…

May 21, 2013
"The whole album is a shuck — despite the murky songtitles and some inane lyrics that sound like Vanilla Fudge paying doggerel tribute to Aleister Crowley, the album has nothing to do with spiritualism, the occult, or anything much except stiff recitations of Cream clichés that sound like the musicians learned them out of a book, grinding on and on with dogged persistence."

— Lester Bangs on _Black Sabbath_

May 21, 2013
"In their willingness to waste their considerable talent on unworthy material the Zeppelin has produced an album which is sadly reminiscent of [the Jeff Beck Group’s] Truth. Like the Beck group they are also perfectly willing to make themselves a two- (or, more accurately, one-a-half) man show. It would seem that, if they’re to help fill the void created by the demise of Cream, they will have to find a producer (and editor) and some material worthy of their collective attention."

— John Medelsohn’s review of _Led Zeppelin I_

April 13, 2013
discardingimages:

‘queck’ gloss
Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century.
British Library, Additional 49622, fol. 190v

discardingimages:

‘queck’ gloss

Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century.

British Library, Additional 49622, fol. 190v

February 19, 2013

The metronome has no real musical value. I repeat, the metronome has no value whatsoever as an aid to any action or performance that is musical in intention. […] refer by analogy to the sister art of drawing. Graphic artists understand well enough the essential and generic difference that exists between mechanically-aided drawing on the one hand and freehand on the other. Similarly, musicians ought to distinguish between (1) the sort of timing that results from dull, slavish obedience to the ticking of a soulless machine, and (2) that noble swing and perfectcontrol of pulsation which comes into our playing after years of practice in treating and training the sense of time as a free, creative human faculty.[36]
The Amateur String Quartet by James Brown III

January 5, 2013
"Shakespeare’s name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down"
Lord Byron in 1814

"Shakespeare’s name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down"

Lord Byron in 1814

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January 5, 2013
"Too many notes, Mozart."
Emperor Joseph II about The Marriage of Figaro

"Too many notes, Mozart."

Emperor Joseph II about The Marriage of Figaro

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