The United States is now relearning an ancient lesson, dating back to the Roman Empire. Brutalizing an enemy only serves to brutalize the army ordered to do it. Torture corrodes the mind of the torturer.
thakate:

How is this comfortable? #ada #boxerlove

thakate:

How is this comfortable? #ada #boxerlove

Oh my god yes.

Oh my god yes.

daveholmes:

I don’t know when The Grays’ “Ro Sham Bo” showed up on Spotify (and RDio, and iTunes for that matter), but it did and you should snap it up because it is perfect.

PERFECT ALBUM. So damn good. Twenty years old, my goodness.

Jon Brion, Jason Falkner… produced and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig… gah!

thelicenselab:

(via '808' Documentary Delves Deep Into Roland's Rhythm Machine | Rolling Stone)

808 is a documentary about the Roland TR-808 drum machine, one of the first of it’s kind. The TR-808 helped shape the sound of a massive number of music legends including Pharrel, Rick Rubin, Questlove, and Phil Collins (just to name a few).

Check out the trailer above…

This is really the problem with Sam Harris and his sort of zealous disciples is that — and why the only term for what they believe in is fundamentalism. When you combine an absolute sense of certainty with the kind of literalism that I’ve already described with an utter sense of siege — Sam Harris thinks that he is completely under siege by everyone, that everyone is out to get him — and of course that this notion that everyone who disagrees with you aren’t just wrong but evil, sinister, they have some hidden agenda. It’s not just a disagreement. That there is something else going on there. That’s called fundamentalism. It doesn’t matter whether it’s religious fundamentalism or atheist fundamentalism, and it needs to be rejected by all people.
A couple of months into working with the new mix rig and I’m completely in love with the sounds I’m getting. Digging it hardcore. Working on @davidchoimusic’s new album this month. #studioporn #mixing  (at Wire & Vice)

A couple of months into working with the new mix rig and I’m completely in love with the sounds I’m getting. Digging it hardcore. Working on @davidchoimusic’s new album this month. #studioporn #mixing (at Wire & Vice)

Ryan Adams - improvised song about Security Guard at Milwaukee show

Yep, it’s exactly what the title says it is. Dude was standing front and center with his back to the stage (as expected) and Ryan couldn’t help himself. This is the final two minutes of what was a 5 or 6 minute interlude to the set. And it was grand.

Source: youtube.com

Ryan Adams tonight in Milwaukee… and he (and his band) were a fucking revelation. No joke. I was blown away.
You haven’t heard live music this epic until you’ve heard his song I See Monsters done with this tour’s arrangement. I leapt out of my seat so fast as it ended, I couldn’t help but stand and cheer. Just amazing. Breathtaking.

Ryan Adams tonight in Milwaukee… and he (and his band) were a fucking revelation. No joke. I was blown away.

You haven’t heard live music this epic until you’ve heard his song I See Monsters done with this tour’s arrangement. I leapt out of my seat so fast as it ended, I couldn’t help but stand and cheer. Just amazing. Breathtaking.

I guess that’s one way to handle those Kesha rape allegations.

I guess that’s one way to handle those Kesha rape allegations.