Atlas Carried

My name is Dan.
I am the bassist for Spillway.
I am a publicist for Shore Fire.
I write for alternative blog UTG.
I freelance for ultimate-guitar.com and Drum! Magazine.
I have a music theory degree.
I am Finch's drum tech.
I used to be a janitor.
I am a real boy.


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“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.”

—   Zen Proverb (via vawlts)

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To Die By Your Side: The Music That Friends Share

propertyofzack:

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Friend of the site Dan Bogosian wrote a really incredible and must-read piece for Consequence Of Sound titled To Die By Your Side: The Music That Friends Share. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but it just hits on something intangible in music and the power of it when it’s shared in the right way, and that’s a pretty hard thing to do. Read the full thing here and just a bit of it that won’t make much sense if you don’t read the rest below after the jump.

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I wrote this. Thank you, propertyofzack / zzarrillo. I really do appreciate it.

To Die by Your Side: The Music That Friends Share

I wrote this, and thus far it’s the thing I’m most proud of in my writing career.

For anyone who has ever lost a friend, or gained a musical love through a friend, I think this will be a good read.

Plus special cameos by Bon Iver and Saves The Day.

antirecords:

In an instant, Dennis realized the magnitude of his mistake. Ten years creating a life for himself in the suburbs - the house, the manicured yard, the matching jet skis - it had left him an empty shell. He would move back to the city, he vowed. He would write that sci-fi novel, and he would find some semblance of meaning in his life. But first he would eat absolutely everything in the house and sleep for three months.

antirecords:

In an instant, Dennis realized the magnitude of his mistake. Ten years creating a life for himself in the suburbs - the house, the manicured yard, the matching jet skis - it had left him an empty shell. He would move back to the city, he vowed. He would write that sci-fi novel, and he would find some semblance of meaning in his life. But first he would eat absolutely everything in the house and sleep for three months.

coslive:

The Unicorns’ Nick Thorburn chatted with us about the band’s reunion for Arcade Fire’s upcoming tour dates.

Good interview.

coslive:

The Unicorns’ Nick Thorburn chatted with us about the band’s reunion for Arcade Fire’s upcoming tour dates.

Good interview.

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

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Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

This is genius

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“It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.

The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.

We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws.

There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization. That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level. …

We recognize that this Congress is as unlikely to take action on marijuana as it has been on other big issues. But it is long past time to repeal this version of Prohibition.”

indicaxdreams:

So last night I was pretty high and thought lol ima draw a happy lil face in this banana cus why the fuck notimage

I CAME DOWNSTAIRS THIS MORNING AND NEARLY PISSED MYSELFimage

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