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Hercules and Love Affair Wikipedia
Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York based DJ Andy Butler. Members include Andrew Butler and Kim Ann Foxman.It is signed to DFA Records.The single "Blind" featuring guest Antony Hegarty (lead vocalist in Antony & The Johnsons) was released on 3 March 2008, and the debut album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy) was released on 10 March.Their self-titled album has been critically well-received and charted in the top 40 in several countries.The touring group in 2008 featured guest vocalist Nomi Ruiz.

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Blue Songs

Blues Songs Wikipedia

Blues Songs is the second studio album by American house music group Hercules and Love Affair. It will be released January 31, 2011 in the UK.The album features guest appearances from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke on the song "Step Up," and also includes vocal contributions from Aerea Negrot and Shaun Wright.

Track listing
1. "Painted Eyes"
2. "My House"
3. "Answers Come In Dreams"
4. "Leonora"
5. "Boy Blue"
6. "Blue Song"
7. "Falling"
8. "I Can't Wait"
9. "Step Up"
10. "Visitor"
11. "It's Alright"


My House


It's Alright

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1. Jonny Greenwood - "もう少し自分のこと、きちんとしたいの" ("Want to Organize Myself a Little More")

2. Jonny Greenwood - "草原、風、雑木林" ("Grasslands, Wind, Woods")

3. Can - "Mary, Mary, So Contrary"

4. Jonny Greenwood - "また会いに来るからね" ("I'll Come See You Again")

5. Jonny Greenwood - "時の洗礼を受けていないものを読むな" ("Don't Read What Hasn't Been Baptized by Time")

6. Jonny Greenwood - "レイコ" ("Reiko")

7. Can - "Bring Me Coffee or Tea"

8. Jonny Greenwood - "直子が死んだ" ("Naoko Is Dead")

9. Jonny Greenwood - "いい子だから黙ってて" ("Be Good and Stay Quiet")

10. Jonny Greenwood - "あてもなく歩き回った" ("Wondered Around")

11. Jonny Greenwood - "クォーター・トーン・ブルーム" ("Quarter Tone Bloom")

12. Can - "Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone"

13. Jonny Greenwood - "私をとるときは私だけをとってね" ("Just Take Me When You Take Me")

14. Jonny Greenwood - "激しい幻聴" ("Stormy Auditory Hallucinations")

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Norwegian Wood (novel)Wikipedia
Norwegian Wood (ノルウェイの森 Noruwei no Mori?) is a 1987 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The novel is a nostalgic story of loss and sexuality. The story's protagonist and narrator is Toru Watanabe, who looks back on his days as a freshman university student living in Tokyo. Through Toru's reminiscences we see him develop relationships with two very different women ― the beautiful yet emotionally troubled Naoko, and the outgoing, lively Midori.
The novel is set in Tokyo during the late 1960s, a time when Japanese students, like those of many other nations, were protesting against the established order. While it serves as the backdrop against which the events of the novel unfold, Murakami (through the eyes of Toru and Midori) portrays the student movement as largely weak-willed and hypocritical.
Murakami adapted the first section of the novel from an earlier short story, "Firefly." The story was subsequently included in the collection Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.
Norwegian Wood was hugely popular with Japanese youth and made Murakami somewhat of a superstar in his native country (apparently much to his dismay at the time).

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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood's 'Norwegian Wood' score out in March
Guitarist's third film score drops on March 7
January 19, 2011


Norwegian Wood (2010) Trailer (English Subtitles)

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Blue Valentine (film) Wikipedia
Blue Valentine is a 2010 romantic drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance that premiered in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It was written by Cianfrance & Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis, and stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. The film was scored by Brooklyn, New York band Grizzly Bear. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Plot
The film depicts a married couple, Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), shifting back and forth in time between their courtship and the dissolution of their marriage several years later.
Dean is a young high school dropout, working for a New York City moving company. Cindy is a medical student living with her unhappy parents and caring for her grandmother in Pennsylvania. They meet by chance and fall deeply in love in a matter of weeks. They rush into marriage after discovering Cindy is pregnant from a previous boyfriend.
The story of their courtship is intercut with one disastrous weekend near the presumed end of their marriage. Dean is painting houses while Cindy works as a nurse and they care for their young daughter in rural Pennsylvania. In the hope of resurrecting their troubled relationship, Dean brings Cindy to a tacky romantic motel where they only fight more, and Cindy is called away in the middle of the night to work at the hospital. Dean shows up at the hospital angry, leading to a violent altercation which seems to doom their relationship and make divorce inevitable.

Blue Valentine Soundtrack
01 Grizzly Bear: "Granny Diner"
02 Department of Eagles: "In Ear Park"
03 Grizzly Bear: "Easier (Instrumental)"
04 Grizzly Bear: "Lullabye (Instrumental)"
05 Grizzly Bear: "I Live With You (Instrumental)"
06 Grizzly Bear: "Foreground (Instrumental)"
07 Grizzly Bear: "Dory (Instrumental)"
08 Ryan Gosling: "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love"
09 Penny & the Quarters: "You and Me"
10 Grizzly Bear: "Shift (Alternate Version)"
11 Grizzly Bear: "Alligator [ft. Zach Condon, Dave Longstreth & Amber Coffman] (Choir Version)"
12 Grizzly Bear: "Easier"
13 Grizzly Bear: "Lullaby"
14 Grizzly Bear: "I Live With You"
15 Grizzly Bear: "Foreground"

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Grizzly Bear: Foreground
Take on another shift
Palms in the middle, hands in the middle
Work out another rift
Something is muffled, another juggle

This is a foreground
It is a foreground

A cross country miss
Take direction, can’t connect it
I’m afraid this is
Ten detected, nine in a wreck and…
A little jetty fight
Pattern evolving, motion insolvent
Something about this might
Take all evening,
I’ll just be cleaning

This is a foreground
It is a foreground


Grizzly Bear:I Live With You (Cemetery Gates Live @ Pitchfork.tv)
Return
Been gone too long
Return
And they’ll try, they try
They’ll try
To keep us apart
And they’ll try, they’ll all try
To keep us apart

But yes we can
You brought us this far
We’ll do what we can

Return
Don’t put me on
Return
Don’t make me beg
Return
And they’ll try, they’ll try
They’ll try
To keep us apart
And you’ll try, you all try
You’ll try to keep us apart
But yes we can
You brought us this far
We’ll do what we can


Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
All of us walk a long, steady line
And now that you're gone
I have nothing but time
To walk with your bags
Down to the docks
And sit in the grass
Right in your spot
In Ear Park,
In Ear Park

If you listen
You'd hear the waves

Oh, we all forgot, dear
We can't forget, dear

All the time
All the time
All the time
All the time

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2011/01/16
James Blake

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James Blake
Released: 7 February 2011
Label: R&S Records
Formats: CD, Digital download

James Blake album Wikipedia
James Blake will be the debut studio album by London-based dubstep producer James Blake. It is due to be released in both the United Kingdom and the United States on his own label, ATLAS, supported by A&M Records, on 7 February 2011. The release was supported with the release of its first single, "Limit to Your Love", on 28 November 2010.
The album's details, including artwork and track listing, were announced on 20 December 2011. The album was leaked the next day.

1.Unluck"
2.The Wilhelm Scream"
3.I Never Learnt to Share"
4.Lindesfarne I"
5.Lindesfarne II"
6.Limit to Your Love"
7.Give Me My Month"
8.To Care (Like You)"
9.Why Don't You Call Me"
10.I Mind"
11.Measurements"


Limit To Your Love

James Blake performing his new single “(The Wilhelm Scream” recorded live at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in London.


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2011/01/15
You Are the Blood

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Sufjan Stevens - You Are the Blood

Sufjan Stevens Wikipedia Career
Stevens has contributed to the music of Denison Witmer, Soul Junk, Half-handed Cloud, Brother Danielson, Danielson Famile, Serena Maneesh, Castanets, Will Stratton, Shannon Stephens, Clare & the Reasons, and Liz Janes. In 2007 alone, Stevens played piano on The National's album Boxer, produced and contributed many instrumental tracks to Rosie Thomas's album These Friends of Mine, multiple instruments on Ben + Vesper's album All This Could Kill You and oboe and vocals to David Garland's new album Noise in You.
He has contributed covers of Tim Buckley ("She Is"), Joni Mitchell ("Free Man in Paris"), Daniel Johnston ("Worried Shoes"), John Fahey ("Variation on 'Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion at Magruder Park"), The Innocence Mission ("The Lakes of Canada"), Bob Dylan ("Ring Them Bells") and The Beatles ("What Goes On") to various tribute albums. His versions of "Free Man in Paris" and "What Goes On" are notable for only retaining the lyrics of the original, as Stevens has taken his own interpretation on the melody and arrangement. His rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" has a similar rearranged melody and arrangement as well as a whole new verse.
His song "The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders" was featured in the 2006 British comedy-drama Driving Lessons, starring Harry Potter's Julie Walters and Rupert Grint. In 2008, he produced Welcome to the Welcome Wagon, the debut album of Brooklyn-based husband and wife duo Vito and Monique Auito, The Welcome Wagon.
In February 2009, Stevens contributed "You Are the Blood" to the AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night produced by the Red Hot Organization. In April 2009, Stevens uploaded a song about director Sofia Coppola online. This song was written while Stevens was in college, from a series of songs about names.

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Castanets - You Are The Blood

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Castanets
Castanets is an experimental one-man band from San Diego composed of Raymond Raposa and any number of session musicians brought on for his albums and performances. The music has been described as gothic country, avant-garde indie, psychedelic neo-folk, and a slew of other labels. Fundamentally, the music of Castanets is built on the clash between traditional music styles (folk, country) and modern intuition (avant-garde, psychedelia).
For several years, Raymond spent his time traveling the USA by bus and distributing CD-R copies of his music. Castanets has since released two albums, 2004’s Cathedral and 2005’s First Light’s Freeze, both on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label.(last.fm Castanets)

You are the blood flowing through my fingers
all through the soil and up in those trees

You are electricity and you're light
You are sound itself and you are flight

You are the blood flowing through my fingers
All through the soil and up in those trees
You are electricity and you're light
You are sound itself and you are flight
You are the blood flowing through my fingers
All through the soil and up in those trees
You are the blood flowing through my finger ......

You are the blood that I may see you that I may see you
You are the blood in me

You are the earth on which I travel on which I travel
You are the earth under my feet
That I may travel that I may travel with you
you are the earth on which I write the circumstances
you say what you want from me
you are the solitude that goes against me that goes against me
you are the choir in which I dream
in which I sleep in which I wander

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2011/01/12
Mux Mool

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Nearly two years ago, Brooklyn based Mux Mool uploaded ”Sing Heal All,” or the “chipmunk voice” hip-hop beat as Brian Lindgren refers to it as. For not making it onto an original album, the single has made it this far with no available download, but due to recent Holiday generosity, Brian has given the tune its debut.

Sing Heal All by muxmool


HOG KNUCKLES


BALLAD OF GLORIA FEATHERBOTTOM

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Skulltaste (2010)
Tracklist
Ballad Of Gloria Featherbottom
Hog Knuckle
Enceladus
Skulltaste
Breakfast Enthusiast
Dandelion
Get Better John
Wax Rose Saturday
Death 9000
False Worship
1st And 4th
Wolf Tone Symphony
SFW Porn
Crackers
Morning Strut

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Wounded Rhymes

Track List
01 Youth Knows No Pain
02 I Follow Rivers
03 Love Out Of Lust
04 Unrequited Love
05 Get Some
06 Rich Kid Blues
07 Sadness Is A Blessing
08 I Know Places
09 Jerome
10 Silent My Song

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers by sheenabeaston



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Get Some by LykkeLi
Released Dec 10.2010



Get Some Wikipedia
"Get Some" is a song by Swedish recording artist Lykke Li from her upcoming second studio album, Wounded Rhymes. Produced by Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, it was released in Sweden on 22 October 2010 as the album's lead single.

Writing and inspiration
During an interview for The Guardian on 13 December 2010, Li said of the song:
"A lot of people think it's about sex. [...] But it's about power. I was reading the Murakami book The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, where she goes into this guy's mind by making him fantasise about her, so it's kind of like powerplay. As soon as a woman does anything, they seem to hit a nerve and it's back to sex. At least men seem to think that."
Track listings

Swedish iTunes single
"Get Some" – 3:22
"Paris Blue" – 3:44
iTunes EP
"Get Some" – 3:22
"Get Some Get Some" (Mike D Remix - Another Latch Bros. Production) – 3:50
"Get Some" (Remix by Beck) – 4:46
"Paris Blue" – 3:45
Swedish and UK 7" limited edition single
A. "Get Some" – 3:22
B. "Paris Blue" – 3:44

Dont pull your pants before i go down
Dont turn away this is my time
Dont make demands I dont take none
Just say a prayer that it gone get done
Dont pull your pants before i go down
Dont turn away this is my time
Like the shotgun need an outcome
I'm your prostitute, you gon get some
Like the shotgun need an outcome
I'm your prostitute, you gon get some

Go head go away low, but here i can do no harm
Go ahead go away low in my honey lovin arms
Go ahead go away low, where i can do no wrong
Got you around my finger like a lonely lovers charm
like a lonely lovers charm

And cause i can I'm gon' got west
Just like a man Im the fortress
Like the shotgun I cant be outdone
I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some
Like the shotgun needs an outcome
I'm your prostitue, you gone get some

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"The Suburbs"

In the suburbs I
I learned to drive
And you told me we'd never survive
Grab your mother's keys we're leavin'

You always seemed so sure
That one day we'd be fighting
A suburban war
your part of town against mine
I saw you standing on the opposite shore

But by the time the first bombs fell
We were already bored
We were already, already bored

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling again

Kids wanna be so hard
But in my dreams we're still screamin' and runnin' through the yard
And all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall
And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall
Meant nothin' at all
Meant nothin' at all
It meant nothin

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling and into the night

So can you understand?
Why I want a daughter while I'm still young
I wanna hold her hand
And show her some beauty
Before this damage is done

But if it's too much to ask, it's too much to ask
Then send me a son

Under the overpass
In the parking lot we're still waiting
It's already passed
So move your feet from hot pavement and into the grass
Cause it's already passed
It's already, already passed!

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm movin' past the feeling again

I'm movin' past the feeling
I'm movin' past the feeling

In my dreams we're still screamin'
We're still screamin'
We're still screamin'












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For the average band a 16 track release would mean more filler, but surely this would not be the case with Canada’s finest export would it?
It’s been 5 years since they presented their all conquering debut ‘Funeral’, which turned a morbid theme like death into something thrilling and triumphant, wiping the board for end of year awards lists in the process.
Second album, Neon Bible, made them a force to be reckoned with. It featured a darker sound and religious themes, as well as the impending doom trademark. Something that could have sounded weighty and morose, yet in their hands still managed to retain the urgency of their former release, thus stretching their music template further.
On their latest release, curtain raiser and title track ‘The Suburbs’ is an upbeat baroque style opener. Piano and acoustic refrains combine as strings swell in the background, setting the scene as Win recalls his experiences growing up. This recollection of Win’s youth is the constant theme on the record and the track itself provides an engrossing start, if not what we are used to.
‘Ready to Start’ is standard Arcade Fire fare; drum over country vocals, with twanging guitars. The only surprise is the addition of synths and a softer vocal from Win. Its driving melody is a not a too distant cousin of ‘Keep the Car Running’, but what threatens to engulf the listener doesn’t quite reach the dizzy heights you would expect and there is still no sign of the rest of the band.
It is a fixture that dominates the duration of the album and you gradually realise that this is a more scaled down version of Arcade Fire. The Mariachi strings on ‘Rococo’ do little to hide this fact and the chorus, which consists of repetition of its title, ultimately grates on the listener.
Thank goodness for ‘Empty Rooms’, which restores order temporarily. Win and wife Regine’s vocals drive the track to its anthemic chorus, with swirling guitars creating the trademark atmospheric sound, and it is truly magnificent.
You start to think it’s just the ‘Win and Regine Show’, until ‘Half light 2′ introduces the rest of the band and we finally get to hear that glorious expansive Arcade Fire sound ? awash with strings and heavenly harmonies ? but why did it take till track 8 to hear them?
‘Month of May’ showcases Arcade Fire at their thrilling and glorious best. Chugging guitars and a sinister backdrop evoke images of paranoia and death, possibly associated with the themes that the album cover hinted at with its ‘Blob’ movie mimicking font. The result is something dark and atmospheric rather than blue collar themes ? now this is more like it.
‘Month of May’s brilliance is short-lived and the band retreat back to softer sounds on ‘Wasted Hours’, which is perfect for dinner party listening or lazy summers afternoon but again very unlike Arcade Fire. More interesting is ‘Deep Blue’ which in its conception is murder ballad like; epic, eerie and disturbingly beautiful at the same time
‘We Used to Wait’ regains momentum with its synth-pop vibe and Win’s urgent vocal slowly building to a chorus, which swells with strings and harmonious backing vocals from the band ? it’s spellbinding and a sure live favourite.
The concluding tracks reveal what the album nearly could have been. On ‘Sprawl II’, Regine’s vocals are once again pushed to the fore and as she sings of fleeing her old life you can feel her emotion. Synth heavy and a track not unlike one of ‘Passion’s Pit’ this is the band embracing the new and is an epic and glorious closing statement for the album.
In scaling down their big orchestral sound and opting for a raw softer sound, the band have lost some the energy and exuberance which dominated their former releases. The fact that the rest of the band only imprints their personality on a few tracks, which are mainly the singles here, is either a misfire on their part or possibly a more matured approach.
16 tracks does feel like a lengthy opus as you are kept waiting for the thrills, but it does make them huge. One hopes that they don’t stay in suburbia too long and rediscover that quirkiness and energy that made them stars.

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The Suburbs is the third studio album, released in August 2010.

1. "The Suburbs"
2. "Ready to Start"
3. "Modern Man"
4. "Rococo"
5. "Empty Room"
6. "City with No Children"
7. "Half Light I"
8. "Half Light II (No Celebration)"
9. "Suburban War"
10. "Month of May"
11. "Wasted Hours"
12. "Deep Blue"
13. "We Used to Wait"
14. "Sprawl I (Flatland)"
15. "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"
16. "The Suburbs (Continued)"

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2011/01/06
The Orb

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THE ORB - BLUE ROOM (Original 12"Inch Version)


"Blue Room" is a single by The Orb. It was released on 8 June 1992 on Big Life Records. Gallup, who compiled the UK singles chart, had recently decided that any release with more than 40 minutes of play would be classified as an album rather than single. The Orb thus decided to record a 39:57 version of "Blue Room" for a special release. "Blue Room" is the longest single to ever reach the UK charts, peaking at number eight. An edited version appears on the album U.F.Orb.("Blue Room"Wikipedia)

The Orb - The Dream (The Future Academy of Noise, Rhythm and Gardening mix)


The Orb feat. David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres - 2010

The Orb feat. David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres - 2010

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The "Priest" They Called Him Wikipedia
The "Priest" They Called Him (1992) is a collaboration between William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain. Cobain provides dissonant guitar backing based on "Silent Night" and "To Anacreon in Heaven" to Burroughs' deadpan reading. Originally released as a limited edition 10-inch EP picture disc on Tim/Kerr Records in 1993, it was subsequently re-released on CD and 10-inch vinyl.
This short piece read was first published in Exterminator!. The titular "Priest" is the protagonist, an otherwise nameless heroin addict trying to score on Christmas Eve. After selling a leather suitcase filled with a pair of severed legs (and subsequently visiting the ubiquitous crooked doctor), the Priest returns to a boarding house with a fix. While preparing, the Priest is interrupted by muffled moans from the next room. He knocks and finds a crippled Mexican boy in the throes of agonizing withdrawal. After giving the boy his drugs as an act of charity, the Priest returns to his room, reclines on his bed and dies, in what Burroughs calls "the immaculate fix." Another reading of this piece was also used in The Junky's Christmas, a short animated film in 1990.
The original 10-inch record is one-sided, with cover art completely covering the disc along with a hand written number, while the flip-side features etched autographs of Cobain and Burroughs: "William S. Burroughs" and "Kurtis Donald Cohbaine" (with a dot above the o of Cohbaine). The release details "TK 92-10044" are etched in the inner groove of Side A.
The 10-inch vinyl reissue has cover art in black and white in the center on side one, which contains the audio. Side two has their respective autographs: "William S. Burroughs" at the top and "Kurtis Donald Cohbaine" (with a dot above the o of Cohbaine).
Kurt Cobain's friend and bandmate Krist Novoselic is featured on the cover as the Priest.

William S. Burroughs Wikipedia
William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997; pronounced /ˈbʌroʊz/, also known by his pen name William Lee) was an American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer. Burroughs was a primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author who affected popular culture as well as literature. He is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the twentieth century."Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. Burroughs also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.
He was born to a wealthy family in St. Louis, Missouri, grandson of the founder of the Burroughs Corporation, William Seward Burroughs, and nephew of public relations manager Ivy Lee. Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence. He left home in 1932 to attend Harvard University, studying English and anthropology, but after being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.S. Navy to serve in World War II, dropped out and spent the next twenty years working a variety of jobs. In 1943 while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the literary Beat Generation, while becoming involved in the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life.
Much of Burroughs's work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco, locations he collectively referred to as "the interzone". He found success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953). Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the "greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift," a reputation he owes to his "lifelong subversion" of the moral, political and economic systems of modern American society, articulated in often darkly humorous sardonicism. In this respect, he is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a work wrought with controversy that underwent a court case under then sodomy laws. He also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy (1961–64). In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1984 was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France. J. G. Ballard considered him to be "the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War", while Norman Mailer declared him "the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius."
Burroughs had one child in 1947, William Seward Burroughs III, with his second wife Joan Vollmer, who died in 1951 in Mexico City after Burroughs accidentally shot her in the head while drunk, an event that deeply permeated all of his writings. Burroughs died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas after suffering a heart attack in 1997.


"The Priest They Called Him" by William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain

"Fight tuberculosis, folks" Christmas Eve, an old
junkie selling Christmas seals on North Park Street.
The "Priest" they called him. "Fight tuberculosis, folks"
People hurried by, gray shadows on a distant wall.
It was getting late and no money to score.
He turned into a side street and the lake wind hit him like a knife.
Cab stop just ahead under a streetlight.
Boy got out with a suitcase. Thin kid in prep school clothes,
familiar face, the Priest told himself, watching from the doorway.
"Remindsme of something a long time ago." The boy, there, with his overcoat
unbuttoned, reaching into his pants pocket for the cab fare.
The cab drove away and turned the corner. The boy went inside
a building. "Hmm, yes, maybe" - the suitcase was there in the doorway.
The boy nowhere in sight. Gone to get the keys, most likely,
have to move fast. He picked up the suitcase and started for the corner.
Made it. Glanced down at the case. It didn't look like the case the boy had,
or any boy would have. The Priest couldn't put his finger on what was so
old about the case. Old and dirty, poor quality leather, and heavy.
Better see what's inside. He turned into Lincoln Park, found an
empty place and opened the case. Two severed human legs that belonged to
a young man with dark skin. Shiny black leg hairs glittered in the
dim streetlight. The legs had been forced into the case and he had to use
his knee on the back of the case to shove them out. "Legs, yet,"
he said, and walked quickly away with the case.
Might bring a few dollars to score. The buyer sniffed suspiciously.
"Kind of a funny smell about it." "It's just Mexican leather."
"Well, some joker didn't cure it."
The buyer looked at the case with cold disfavor.
"Not even right sure he killed it, whatever it is.
Three is the best I can do and it hurts. But since this is Christmas
and you're the Priest..." he slipped three bills under the table into the
Priest's dirty hand. The Priest faded into the street shadows, seedy
and furtive. Three cents didn't buy a bag, nothing less than a nickel.
Say, remember that old Addie croaker told me not to come back unless
I paid him the three cents I owe him. Yeah, isn't that a fruit for ya,
blow your stack about three lousy cents.
The doctor was not pleased to see him.

"Now, what do you WANT? I TOLD you!"
The Priest laid three bills on the table. The doctor put the
money in his pocket and started to scream.
"I've had TROUBLES! PEOPLE have been around!
I may lose my LICENSE!" The Priest just sat there, eyes, old and heavy with
years of junk, on the doctor's face.
"I can't write you a prescription." The doctor jerked open a drawer

and slid an ampule across the table. "That's all I have in the OFFICE!"
The doctor stood up. "Take it and GET OUT!" he screamed, hysterical.
The Priest's expression did not change.

The doctor added in quieter tones, "After all, I'm a professional man,
and I shouldn't be bothered by people like you."
"Is that all you have for me? One lousy quarter G? Couldn't you lend
me a nickel...?" "Get out, get out, I'll call the police I tell you."
"All right, doctor, I'm going." Of course it was cold and far to walk,
rooming house, a shabby street, room on the top floor.
"These stairs," coughed the Priest there, pulling himself up along the
bannister. He went into the bathroom, yellow wall panels,
toilet dripping, and got his works from under the washbasin.
Wrapped in brown paper, back to his room, get every drop in the dropper.

He rolled up his sleeve. Then he heard a groan from next door,
room eighteen. The Mexican kid lived there, the Priest had passed him on
the stairs and saw the kid was hooked, but he never spoke, because he
didn't want any juvenile connections, bad news in any language.
The Priest had had enough bad news in his life.
He heard the groan again, a groan he could feel, no mistaking that groan
and what it meant. "Maybe he had an accident or something.
In any case, I can't enjoy my priestly medications with that sound coming
through the wall." Thin walls you understand. The Priest put down his
dropper, cold hall, and knocked on the door of room eighteen.
"Quién es?" "It's the Priest, kid, I live next door."
He could hear someone hobbling across the floor.

A bolt slid. The boy stood there in his underwear shorts, eyes black with
pain. He started to fall. The Priest helped him over to the bed.
"What's wrong, son?" "It's my legs, señor, cramps, and now I am without
medicine." The Priest could see the cramps, like knots of wood there
in the young legs, dark shiny black leg hairs.
"A few years ago I damaged myself in a bicycle race,
it was then that the cramps started." And now he has the leg cramps back
with compound junk interest. The old Priest stood there, feeling the boy
groan. He inclined his head as if in prayer, went back and got his dropper.
"It's just a quarter G, kid." "I do not require much, senor."

The boy was sleeping when the Priest left room eighteen.
He went back to his room and sat down on the bed.
Then it hit him like heavy silent snow. All the gray junk yesterdays.
He sat there received the immaculate fix. And since he was himself a priest,
there was no need to call one.

johnny
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Lead Belly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (1944)

Lead Belly Wikipedia
Huddie (pronouced HYEW-dee or HUGH-dee) William Ledbetter (January 1888 – December 6, 1949) was an iconic American folk and blues musician, notable for his strong vocals, his virtuosity on the 12-string guitar, and the songbook of folk standards he introduced.
He is best known as Lead Belly or Leadbelly. Though many releases list him as "Leadbelly," he himself spelled it "Lead Belly." This is also the usage on his tombstone, as well as of the Lead Belly Foundation.
Although Lead Belly most commonly played the twelve string, he could also play the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, concertina, and accordion. In some of his recordings, such as in one of his versions of the folk ballad "John Hardy", he performs on the accordion instead of the guitar. In other recordings he just sings while clapping his hands or stomping his foot.
The topics of Lead Belly's music covered a wide range of subjects, including gospel songs; blues songs about women, liquor and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding and dancing. He also wrote songs concerning the newsmakers of the day, such as President Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Jean Harlow, the Scottsboro Boys, and Howard Hughes.
In 2008, Lead Belly was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.


Nirvana Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Unplugged)

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Her husband, was a hard working man
Just about a mile from here
His head was found in a driving wheel
But his body never was found

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

johnny
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Wikipedia Heart-Shaped Box
"Heart-Shaped Box" is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain. The song was released as the first single from the group's third and final studio album, In Utero, in 1993. It was one of two songs from the album mixed by Scott Litt in order to augment the original production by producer Steve Albini. While Nirvana's label DGC Records did not release a physical single for sale in the United States, "Heart-Shaped Box" received much American radio airplay, reaching number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The international release of the single reached number five in the United Kingdom. The song's music video, directed by Anton Corbijn, garnered critical plaudits.

Composition and lyrics
"Heart-Shaped Box"
"Heart-Shaped Box", released as the first single from In Utero, was augmented during mixing sessions with Scott Litt. Displeased with the sound of the song, Nirvana had Litt increase the volume of Cobain's vocals and the bass guitar, and the group added acoustic guitar and backing vocals.
Journalist Gillian Gaar described "Heart-Shaped Box" as "the Nirvana formula personified, with a restrained, descending riff played through the verse, building in intensity to the cascading passion of the chorus".
Cobain said the song was inspired by documentaries about children with cancer. He told biographer Michael Azerrad, "Anytime I think about it, it makes me sadder than anything I can think of." Azerrad asserted in his biography of Nirvana, Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, that despite Cobain's explanation, the song actually appeared to be about Courtney Love.Charles Cross wrote in his biography of Cobain Heavier Than Heaven that with the lyric "I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black", Cobain "sang in what has to be the most convoluted route any songwriter undertook in pop history to say 'I love you'". Cobain said that the song's chorus of "Hey/Wait/I've got a new complaint" was him giving an example of how he was perceived by the media.

Anton Corbijn Wikipedia
Anton Corbijn (Dutch pronunciation: [kɔrˈbɛin]; born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2,having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both for more than a decade. Some of his works include music videos for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (1990) and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993), as well as the Ian Curtis biopic Control.

Official website Page here

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Morrrissey

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Cameron Diaz - Ewan McGregor
London, 1997
This is the only photo in the " 33 Still Lives " with two people in it and the second photo I shot for this book. It is photographed inside a cab which has very nice ceilings.


Heart-Shaped Box

She eyes me like a pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your Heart Shaped box for a weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
hey
wait
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice

...your advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on Angel Hair and babys breath
Broken hymen of your highness I'm left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
...Your advice

She has me like a pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your Heart-Shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could Eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
hey!
wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey!
Wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice
Your advice
Your advice

johnny
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