We’re Austin-bound! On this week’s show, host Bob Boilen, producer and co-host Robin Hilton, editor Stephen Thompson and NPR Music critic Ann Powers talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this year at South by Southwest.
Photo: Mirel Wagner (upper left), Filastine (right) and Deafheaven (bottom).
Reading all the SXSW hype and knowing I’m not gonna be there even though I was in Austin less than a month ago is more paintful than I thooought it would beeee ooooooi
• 6 March 2012 • 9 notes
Yeseeeeeeee —I didn’t mean to write all those es but I spaced out looking at the window and when I looked back at the keyboard they were there.
• 1 March 2012 • 2 notes
love is like a day. it fades, fades away.
I think that this is mostly true.
• 24 February 2012 • 82 notes
Just remembered how in the 4th grade our desks were organized into groups of four and each group was to compete against each other. Points were earned for good behavior and the group with the most points in the end won candy bars or some shit. For whatever reason, I convinced our team that it would be hilarious to call ourselves the “Yamahas.” All the other kids had team names like the “Frogs” or the “Rainbows” but I found it to be fucking funniest thing in the world to name the team after a silly sounding brand name. …..what?!?
• 20 February 2012 • 1 note
“I was surprised, as always, at how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road, The Original Scroll (via honeyforthehomeless)
• 10 February 2012 • 213 notes
Philip Glass turns 75 tomorrow. Impossible, you say? Given his two dozen operas, reams of orchestral music, virtually uncountable film scores and scads of projects in every discipline, isn’t he like 90 or 100 or 110? Or, judging by his kaleidoscopic connections and collaborators, isn’t he somewhere between 20 and 50, hunkered down among hipsters and plotting his next move toward musical world domination? (Photo by Stewart Cohen)
Hear our essential Glass playlist.
• 30 January 2012 • 361 notes
Marcel Marceau impersonating a man walking against the wind.
• 27 January 2012 • 488 notes