“There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”—Bill Hicks
“It’s just embarrassing. Be good. Don’t be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and fucking shit on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, “Wow, fucking hell, that’s outrageous!” But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it’s just a shit on top of a boiled egg. That’s all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I’d just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn’t it?”—Noel Gallagher - http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/noel-gallaghers-epic-year-end-gripe-session-20131205
The Oh Yeah Music Centre is pleased to announce the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize, a new award aimed at recognising the great wealth of recorded music from these parts. NI music is experiencing a creative boom. The quality and quantity of great records from all genres enjoying an all-time high point. The NI Music Prize will provide recognition of this fact.
An academy of music industry professionals connected to NI were approached to vote and to create a shortlist of albums. Fourteen records comprise the final list. A diverse and exciting array, it includes artists such as the world-conquering Two Door Cinema Club, esteemed troubadour Foy Vance, instrumental post-rockers And So I Watch You From Afar and the electronic adventure of Space Dimension Controller.
The ultimate winner of the prize will be announced live at the Mandela Hall, on the night.
The NI Music Prize aims to establish itself as an important annual event. Drawing attention to the local successes and providing a critical benchmark.The event is taking place during Belfast Music Week. Now in its fourth year, Belfast Music Week has become a focal point for the music scene in Northern Ireland and the NI Music Prize will be a highlight of this year’s festivities.
And So I Watch You From Afar / Anthony Toner Music / Axis Of / The Bonnevilles / Fighting With Wire / Foy Vance / Girls Names / Jetplane Landing / Le Carousel / A Plastic Rose / Space Dimension Controller / Tired Pony / Trucker Diablo / Two Door Cinema Club
”– you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to
no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
you’re going to create blind
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.
baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
“Part of me wants to get two tattoos of refrigerators on each arm, and then I would just fill them with different food tattoos. I’d need to keep it kosher, so I’d have meat and cheese separate, or maybe meat and fruits in one fridge and leftovers in the other one.”—Este Haim on her dream tattoo in the latest Guest List. (via pitchfork)
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain