"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

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This is a Toffifee (known as a Toffifay in the US, thanks Wikipedia). I usually can’t afford to buy (or maybe just justify buying) these. On Friday I had a milkshake that tasted like drinking one. Thank god I don’t live within walking distance of that place.

This is a Toffifee (known as a Toffifay in the US, thanks Wikipedia). I usually can’t afford to buy (or maybe just justify buying) these. On Friday I had a milkshake that tasted like drinking one. Thank god I don’t live within walking distance of that place.

Listening Post, July 2014

dustedmagazine:

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In our second helping of some of the internal chatter that goes on at Dusted, David Kilgour, Reigning Sound and the Staple Singers get their jangle discussed.

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We did another one of these! They’re fun to do.

Luluc — “Small Window”

Well, damn

(This sounds like something that would play at the folk festival I went to as a kid, and I mean that in the best possible way… the more reflective bits of Monkey Swallows the Universe with the calm of Tamas Wells and a bit of the stillness of early Low, maybe?)

(Sometimes it’s just nice to spend a Friday night in)

Meta: Snowpiercer

elucipher:

My [scattered] thoughts on Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. This was originally just a defence of the film’s ending—which I’ve seen widely criticised—because I think it’s brilliant and necessary and worth defending. But… then there’s everything else.

[major spoilers, of course]

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So Anaïs and our housemate and I watched Snowpiercer last night. We all liked it a lot; I haven’t watched a ton of movies this year, but this one is definitely my favourite so far. The analysis under the link is really good; as they say “This film is not remotely fucking around.”