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Chow time 🐈🐈🐈

Chow time 🐈🐈🐈

tehriotmikers:

Great solo take on β€œGolden Dove” right before the album came out. She has the most adorable laugh ever at the end of the track

"Blood Tree" is the reason I have Mary Timony’s cat mask tattooed on my arm.

lookuplookup:

theovens:

Can we all compile a list of shitty punks who we all need to stay away from? Ok. Please and thank you.

A necessary and valuable public service.

Thinking about this more. Thinking about how I hesitate to name people in my own city who have been shitty to me or people I know. Thinking about how instead of advocating for a better, safer, more inclusive scene, I’ve just stopped trying to be a part of any scene and instead spend weekends riding my bike to the library and weeding my garden. Thinking about the things that have been said about or done to me by “cool” people. Your band’s album may have gotten a 7.2 on Pitchfork, but I still hate you for asking my boyfriend what it’s like “to fuck someone so young” while I stood there limply in the kitchen. Your band might have gotten Best New Music more than once, but I know all about what happened that night. And. Still. It’s exhausting. It’s exhausting to say nothing and to keep seeing this stuff unfold, but it’s a different, less immediately threatening kind of exhausting than speaking out in a scene that’s primarily male and overall unconcerned with the safety of women.

Hard questions. No answers. Stay home.Β 

theovens:

Can we all compile a list of shitty punks who we all need to stay away from? Ok. Please and thank you.

A necessary and valuable public service.

landspeedrecord:

I never meant to be the needle that broke your back

You were here, you were here, and you were here/Don’t look back

This song reminds me of riding my bike during college, crossing the bridges to get back to the western campus, pathways shaded by trees.

other lifetimes
meredithxgraves:

we made new shirts for tour and we got them in Brighton today and I am pretty darn happy. sincerest compliments and apologies to jenny holzer.

This makes my heart ache.

meredithxgraves:

we made new shirts for tour and we got them in Brighton today and I am pretty darn happy. sincerest compliments and apologies to jenny holzer.

This makes my heart ache.

Bands that sound like they could have played at the Bronze is a really important way to categorize music, even today. Like, I think the xx could have played at the Bronze. Chelsea Wolfe could probably have played at the Bronze. Angel Olsen could have played at the Bronze. There are lots of great spooky songs that will never get to be played in the background of a moody and dramatic scene at the Bronze. Bands that could have played at the Bait Shop is definitely less defined and therefore less important.

Bands that sound like they could have played at the Bronze is a really important way to categorize music, even today. Like, I think the xx could have played at the Bronze. Chelsea Wolfe could probably have played at the Bronze. Angel Olsen could have played at the Bronze. There are lots of great spooky songs that will never get to be played in the background of a moody and dramatic scene at the Bronze. Bands that could have played at the Bait Shop is definitely less defined and therefore less important.

(Source: orangeikealamp)

Rolling my eyes at this “Lost Cleveland” slideshow blurb about the Hofbrau House & how it would have been “a perfect retro-hip inclusion in the E. 55th St. revival.” Like, I’m so sorry that the fucking Hofbrau House got knocked down so that the Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center could have a newer, larger, safer building in which to provide services to something like 1,900 youth, adults, and seniors? I’m so sorry you can’t go get an ironic beer and brat because the Hofbrau House was razed and replaced with a building for an org that provides senior transportation, early childhood education, food distribution, and MomsFirst programming to low-income neighborhood residents. Like you can’t just go up the street to Sterle’s if you want to eat a sausage and hear some polka? I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND.

The only thing helping me to not feel terrible today about nothing in particular is the memory of the 8 groundhogs that I saw foraging for food at dusk while I was riding the rapid home the other night.

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

(Source: fashion-and-film)