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July 31, 2014

The Lost Voice of Sam Cooke's Brother

You may find the voice familiar. As smooth as honey, with just the right bit of grit. Here and there, you might think it sounds like Sam Cooke. And you wouldn’t be wrong. It’s his younger brother, L.C., whose first studio album was delayed fifty years. Today, Cooke, at 81, is finally releasing his debut The Complete SAR Records Recordings, done in 1964. 

Amazing! Click through to listen to “Put Me Down Easy” with what certainly sounds like both Cooke brothers. 

I wish I was a Cooke brother.

(via bestrooftalkever)

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June 12, 2014


Love these girls. Will happily adopt them and/or contribute to their college funds. 

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April 4, 2014


I know I’m late to the party, but I got back into town and just now got around to watching the Louie CK Saturday Night Live.

Holy fucking shit, Sam Smith.

SNL musical performances are notoriously awful. The stage is tiny. The soundboard is unforgiving. World class rock stars show up and consistently delivery painfully mediocre performances.

This dude, though. Wow. Out of nowhere, he gives one of the most beautiful live performances I’ve ever seen on SNL. Totally melted my face.


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April 2, 2014


"Closing Time," Lyle Lovett ft. Nanci Griffith at a late-70’s Texas backyard barbeque.

Dream afternoon.

(And there are more ribs?? Be still.)

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February 14, 2014

Fiona Apple, “Valentine”

(via yumwatch:davidfuternick)

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January 30, 2014


30 January 1969, The Dream is Over

Incidentally, my favorite level in Beatles Rock Band.


30 January 1969, The Dream is Over

Incidentally, my favorite level in Beatles Rock Band.

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December 22, 2013

Candi Staton, “Nights On Broadway (Ramsey Hercules Edit)” (via coketalk)

I had to follow you

Though you did not want me to

Nothin’ like pop songs to make stalking seem so right.

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December 19, 2013


Bob Dylan, “I Was Young When I Left Home,” a Minneapolis home recording, Dec. 22, 1961, before the release of his first album. This has got to be the saddest song he ever recorded, and one of his most emotional performances. 

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November 25, 2013


Bruce Springsteen “High Hopes,” from High Hopes (due Jan. 14, 2014). 

What up Bruce.

Missed ya.

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November 20, 2013

Francis and the Lights, “Like a Dream” (viacognitivefarts)

This is good. I needed new Francis and the Lights. The last album was ruined for me forever ‘cause I listened to it the entire shitty night I was stuck, hungry and freezing, in the Indiafuckingapolis airport. 

Also, he shops at my grocery store, and always dresses like that.

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