rock ‘n’ roll #detroit #thebreeders
so fucking cool
the older i get, the more i appreciate my parents and their history, especially that of my mom. to think, she was in her early 20s when she got married to my father in korea, and then all of a sudden they move to the United States, without knowing any English, just two mid 20 year olds freshly married, in love, without any thought besides “We gotta get out of Korea.” then she had to put up with living with her in-laws (my grandparents) for literally her entire adult life, from the moment they arrived in the 70s until their death in the 00s. she raised my sister, an amazing social creature and beautiful mother, herself. and then me … the most atypical, weird, rebellious, confused, non-traditional korean boy ever. we fought, a lot. but boy oh boy do i appreciate her and love her. without having those intense and extraordinarily difficult yet life-changing experiences, i wouldn’t be who i am now. we don’t talk too often, and it is a bit disheartening to think of the barrier that our different language capacities produces, but it’s also beautiful because words can never be truly adequate in describing or communicating love. just full on, irrational, affectual, feeling-driven, ancient, innate, inherent love.
I wrote a story about Musicol Recording for Pitchfork in February, and in it I mentioned that Columbus Discount Recording’s Adam Smith is the heir apparent to Musicol’s legacy. That will become even more of a reality this summer.
Smith said he’s closing down CDR’s studio in June and moving the best gear from there to Musicol, combining the two studios into one super-studio. Smith will run CDR out of Musicol after the move. The two entities will remain separate, but Smith said that by September, “We ought to have one of the best recording facilities in the midwest in Columbus [and] we ought to be able to offer more egalitarian rates, too.”
Seems like a good, natural move for both CDR and Musicol.
It is always a pleasure and honor to work with Adam Smith and CDR (he/they recorded/mixed our Private Airplane LP and mixed our Tough City EP) and this news makes us very happy. Musicol is a legendary establishment, and CDR is soon to be as well.
cool cool cool
From tonight in Pittsburgh:
Kelley- I don’t know why I’m so nervous.
middle of song: grimace oops :chuckles:
Kim- :introducing I just wanna get along:
Kelleys feelin blue so she’s gonna sing a song
Josephine: they (singer of opening band) said we’re all from Ohio. We are NOT all from Ohio :serious face:
Kim- :introducing drivin on 9:
The guy who wrote this is from Ohio. Is that ok Josephine?
Josephine- :serious face:
Kim-he’s dead too. That ok?
Josephine: Well I guess considering
Kim- :introducing head to toe:
Jo wrote this. It’s a love song.
Kim: this is called flipside. it was funny at the time
Kelley: mimics smoking a blunt. Yeah this is called flip side man heheBonus: mike Montgomery handed me kim’s set
such a great moment
still got it
[kim deal’s crate, taken at the breeders show in pittsburgh.]
(our backstage room for the mr. smalls show with the breeders]
After the first party peters out,
Like the gradual slowdown of a merry-go-round
another party begins
and the survivors of the first party
climb into the second one
and start it up again
Behind me now my friend Richard
is getting a fresh drink; Ann, in her black dress,
is fanning her breasts; Cynthia is prancing
from group to group,
It is not given to me to understand
The social pleasures of my species, but I think
what they get from these affairs
is what bees get from flowers—a nudging of the stamen,
a sprinkle of pollen
about the head and shoulders—
whereas I prefer the feeling of going away, going away,
stretching out my distance from the voices and the lights
until the tether breaks and I
am in the wild sweet dark
where the sea breeze sizzles in the hedgetop,
and the big weed heads, whose names I have never learned,
lift and nod upon their stalks.
What I like about the trees is how
They do not talk about the failure of their parents
And what I like about the grasses is that
They are not grasses in recovery
And what I like about the flowers is
That they are not flowers in need of empowerment or validation. They sway
Upon their thorny stems
As if whatever was about to happen next tonight
was sure to be completely interesting—
the moon rising like an ivory tusk,
a few sextillion molecules of skunk
strolling through the air
to mingle with the aura of a huneysuckle bush,
and when they bump together in my nose,
I want to raise my head and sing,
I’m a child in paradise again
When you touch me like that, baby,
but instead, I stand still and listen
to the breeze streaming through the upper story of a tree
and the hum of insects in the field,
letting everything else have a word,
and then another word—
because silence is always good manners
and often a clever thing to say
when you are at a party.
this shall be excellent. honored to play with these fine gentlemen.