"A fossilization of the spring in your step"

Quella vecchia rubrica che una volta si chiamava "Polaroids From The Web" [*]

► «I don't know if everyone's playing internal chess with themselves at all times," she muses when I bring up the song, "trying to win one more day of feeling that life has possibility to it, or... it might just be me. I've struggled a lot with just a general tone of darkness since I was a teenager. It gets boring. It gets exhausting»: bella intervista a Feist su Noisey per parlare del nuovo album Pleasure, in arrivo la prossima settimana.

► "My mother, the punk rocker Poly Styrene": wow, non lo sapevo, faranno un film sulla frontwoman X-Ray Spex!

► Volevate l'internet delle cose? Eccovi le cuffie che spiano quello che state ascoltando (e lo vanno pure a raccontare in giro): dal Washington Post, "Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims".

► Ok, lo ammetto, questa è troppo facile: "New Order and The Smiths songs reimagined as Stephen King book covers".

► «Shoegaze never became part of the big music industry. So maybe it was ripe for rediscovery, in the same way that when those Nuggets collections and Pebbles compilations—the old garage rock and psych—were reissued in the ’80s, they became really influential. You’d never heard your parents playing those records—they were never mainstream music. But they were brilliant bands that got a second bite after they were re-released. Maybe the internet had a real good impact on shoegaze because it’s given kids now a chance to check it out»: "Slowdive on Their First Album in 22 Years and Why Shoegaze Came Back".

► Verso il Record Store Day (1) - «I honestly think things have gotten worse»: Catching Up With 'Fvck Record Store Day' Manifesto Author Joe Steinhardt.

► "The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle: An Oral History of the '60s Rock Masterpiece That Rose from the Dead".

► E se volete concludere con qualcosa di completamente diverso (ma molto bello), "Aldous Huxley on the Transcendent Power of Music and Why It Sings to Our Souls": «Music “says” things about the world, but in specifically musical terms. Any attempt to reproduce these musical statements “in our own words” is necessarily doomed to failure».