“I decided to let myself drift with the tide, to make not the least resistance to fate, no matter in what form it presented itself. Nothing that had happened to me thus far had been sufficient to destroy me; nothing had been destroyed but my illusions. I myself was intact. The world was intact. Tomorrow there might be a revolution, a plague, an earthquake; tomorrow there might not be left a single soul to whom one could turn for sympathy, for aid, for faith. It seemed to me that the great calamity had already manifested itself, that I could be no more truly alone than at this very moment. I made up my mind that I would hold onto nothing, that I would expect nothing.”—Henry Miller, The Tropic Of Cancer (via excavation)
Howling Bells will release their new album on September 12th on Cooking Vinyl. Recorded in Las Vegas with The Killers’ Mark Stoermer producing, The Loudest Engine will be preceded by a clutch of live shows, including a London date at the Electric Ballroom on September 15th.
Rave On Buddy Holly, the highly anticipated Buddy Holly tribute album was officially released yesterday. It is currently on sale for only $3.99 at Amazon, and if you use the FREE $2 mp3 credit that they’re giving away here, you can get the 19-track compilation for only $1.99!
For those struggling with and enjoying alcoholism (to paraphrase Carrie Fisher), or coping with mood disorders, I have a recommended reading list for you. To also paraphrase Carrie Fisher, there is nothing like understanding that others ail as you do, and these fellow fuckups are pretty…
“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes.’ They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’”—Clare Booth Luce, playwright, journalist, and politician (1903-1987)
“To be a vegetarian is to disagree - to disagree with the course of things today… starvation, cruelty - we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it’s a strong one.”— Isaac Bashevis Singer (via brookesierra)