1. clambistro:

    Beck - Mixed Bizness (American Music Awards, 2000)

    HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE. I actually just started clapping and running on the spot. This is like going back in time and winning the eBay auction for the Black Sabbath tracksuit pants. I have been looking for this FOREVER.

    I vividly remember standing up and screaming when I saw it on the AMAs broadcast. I have been telling people about this performance (of one of my favourite Beck songs) for over a decade, and yet could never find any footage to prove it. Turns out someone uploaded it two months ago.

    It is genuinely one of the great moments of live art of all time. 

    Here’s Beck’s take on it from a Filter interview back in 2005: 

    “We did the American Music Awards, like five years ago.” Beck Hansen leans forward in his chair, his face lit up, and tells the story of his favorite moment, a moment which seems to capture something about the odd forces which drive him. “And you know, it was like, Garth Brooks sitting in the front row and ‘N Sync was there with Lenny Kravitz.” He’d been told that he could sing but that his band couldn’t play—which he found ridiculous. They’d choreographed the whole thing with the producer during sound check: when they were going to cut to the horn, when they were going to cut to the guitar—so all of the TV shots were already in the queue. “So before we went on I told various members of the band to do various things, almost as if it was an art action performance where the performers are given a prescribed series of procedures and things to enact, but the rest of it’s kind of random and dictated by chance.” The producers were unaware of the changes and when Beck came on with his band, mayhem ensued as the cameras cut around to find the drummer in a turtle neck sweater and a ski mask, playing his cymbals with his hand. The horn section was in the audience doing sit-ups. 

    “So the music kept going—because they wouldn’t let us play live—they cut to the horns and there were literally three empty mike stands—which was amazing. You know, ABC primetime Tuesday night, cut to the horn section—and there was nobody there. And that to me just represented the whole phantom behind the veneer of the whole thing. There’s all this movement and action and cool looking stuff and girls and cars and God-know-what—but there’s nobody there. 

    “I remember at the end, we were sort of whisked away and nobody said anything. I saw it later, and what had happened on the broadcast and within the first 30 or 40 seconds they realized that all hell had broken loose and half the band was in the audience and the rest were just kind of crawling around on stage.” 

    He laughs, his mind momentarily occupied by the farce, by the playground called “culture” that he inherited, suffered through, reveled in, toyed with—then wrapped up in a big bow and gave back to us. “So they just cut to my face,” he says, a bit giddy. “A tight close-up of my face for the rest of the song. But just by my left earlobe, just on the side there, you could see somebody doing jumping jacks or running across the stage with an umbrella. It was just enough to make you feel like the universe, the real universe behind the television, was somehow winking at you.” 

    1000000% genius. 

  2. fallontonight:

    Jimmy and Will Smith take us through the most popular Hip-Hop dances over the years in the “Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing” 

    (Source: mayawiig)

  3. chroniclesoftriteness:

    YES

  4. Mr Tembo | Damon Albarn (official audio)

    Mr Tembo is the new US single. On youtube and iTunes.

    (Source: damonalbarn)

  5. happy90syears:

Kim Gordon, Beck, Dave Grohl, Mike D and Zack De La Rocha

    happy90syears:

    Kim Gordon, Beck, Dave Grohl, Mike D and Zack De La Rocha

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  7. plasmatics:

Sunset - Portugal by David Pinzer (Website)

    plasmatics:

    Sunset - Portugal by David Pinzer (Website)

  8. 8 April 2014

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    ooblium:

    Selected pages from Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, F.D. Drake, Timothy Ferris, Jon Lomberg, and Linda Salzman Sagan—published by Random House, 1978

    "To the makers of music—all worlds, all times"

  9. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Part 4

  10. nationalpostphotos:

    BUTTERFLY ALERT:   A butterfly sits on a child’s nose in the Natural History Museum’s ‘Sensational Butterflies’ outdoor butterfly house on March 31, 2014 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies and runs from April 3, 2014 until September 14, 2014.

    Credits: Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images, AP Photo/Alastair Grant, BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

  11. vaginal-erection:


do-i-wanna-know:

what the fuck is this though seriously

a good fucking time thats what

    vaginal-erection:

    do-i-wanna-know:

    what the fuck is this though seriously

    a good fucking time thats what

    (Source: yellow-submarine-fun)

  12. mcmatteo:

824706:

I’m sorry I am but nothing will ever top this gif this is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen and I want to kiss this dog

He’s ready for an adventure

    mcmatteo:

    824706:

    I’m sorry I am but nothing will ever top this gif this is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen and I want to kiss this dog

    He’s ready for an adventure

    (Source: machistado)

  13. susanamourab:

Fotografia Rui Palha

    susanamourab:

    Fotografia Rui Palha