1. acrossthetraxx asked: who does that "joanna" song on your sensitivity mix?

    The band is Once, and the LP is titled Hush.

     
  2. I buy a lot of records in a lot of different genres, but in recent months I’ve been bringing home more and more “Jesus music,” or American Christian folk rock from the 1970s and early 1980s. Part of the reason is this 1980 LP, and in particular this track, which has been one of my favorite songs of the summer of 2012. I’m not Christian, or even religious, by a long shot. I can, however, appreciate the message behind a song like this one.   

     
  3. Sometimes it’s hard being soft. Sure, you have your purpose statement, your list of values, your power spots or altars in pretty much every room. But for many men our normal procedure is to cover up our dreams, to say , “Oh, it’s okay.” It’s really hard for us sometimes to receive from other people, as well as it’s really difficult to say, “Gee, I’m valuable, I have a purpose, what I have is really going to help others,” rather than just keeping it in.   

    Fortunately, there is hope. Leading Marin County life coaches have suggested that sensitive men can use music to communicate our dreams to others. In this spirit I present to you fymaxwell’s sensitivity training workshop, sixty minutes of ungoogleable teenage synth pop, private-issue AOR, impossibly rare 80s psych, and minor major-label SSW, collected and compiled by yours truly.

    Please download, listen, and share. And don’t be afraid to cry. In fact, let your tears be the sea upon which we together launch a vey large clipper ship with enormous pink and lavender and aqua sails. Come, join me and your brave brothers as we set sail on a journey of musical self-affirmation.   

     
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    Flake Hulk (since 1975).

    Flake Hulk (since 1975).

     
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    Tags: grimmdetrituschicago

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    Flake Thing.

    Flake Thing.

     
  6. 17:52 13th Mar 2012

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    Dwight Macdonald thinks you have shitty taste.

    Dwight Macdonald thinks you have shitty taste.

     
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    Clouds. Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

    Clouds. Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

     
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    Subject: Camera Lens: Iconoscope. Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

    Subject: Camera Lens: Iconoscope. Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

     
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    Television programs you will see. Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

    Television programs you will see. Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

     
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    Notes: 1

    Tags: spectral televisionmen

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    Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

    Detail from the pamphlet What is the future of television? (1945)

     
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    Ball.

    Ball.

     
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    Notes: 162

    Reblogged from blackandwtf

    blackandwtf:

1940s
Ches McCartney was a traveling preacher who traveled the country in a old railroad cart pulled by a heard of goats from 1930 to 1968. Despite being a preacher, Ches was notorious for his fowl language and horrid smell. His primary form of income was selling postcards of himself like this one.
(via Jacob…K)

    blackandwtf:

    1940s

    Ches McCartney was a traveling preacher who traveled the country in a old railroad cart pulled by a heard of goats from 1930 to 1968. Despite being a preacher, Ches was notorious for his fowl language and horrid smell. His primary form of income was selling postcards of himself like this one.

    (via Jacob…K)

     
  13. Internet dial-up sound 700% slower (Creepy) (by Darkfalky)

     
  14. The secret history of Chicago clown television.

     
  15. Superstar Billy Graham breaks down the new television distribution platforms of the 1980s. (Courtesy Luke Stadel.)