Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
- Victor Hugo
So it sounds like Wild Flag is no more, at least for the time being. A good band knows when bow out, but still, we’re gonna miss them, especially since Carrie Brownstein announced the formation on NPR Music in 2010.
In the meanwhile, we’re reliving Wild Flag’s killer 2011 set at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., which closes out with Ramones and Television covers.
Photo: Shantel Mitchell for NPR
Mary Timony has a new band though. And Carrie and Janet?
There’s a sweet spot where all the problems and all the phony fuckers and all the inconveniences fade into the distance and the whole world fades into the blurry distance and the only things that are in focus, or even matter, are you and the other person. Every song reveals hidden meanings, every beautiful sunrise holds secret inside jokes, every thought communicated between you and the other person becomes like telepathy, every word the other person says becomes words that you realize have been echoing in your mind forever and just waiting for a voice to make them real.
The sweet spot becomes a magical slowing-down of time where if somebody pointed a gun at you from a foot away and pulled the trigger you could dodge the bullet. The sweet spot makes you want to take all the aches and pains of life onto yourself if that would deflect them away from the other person. When one is in the sweet spot just the sound of the other’s voice makes your body automatically sexually respond like that is what it was meant to do. The sweet spot makes you see hidden meanings in things and it makes you see a higher reason for living.
At this point in my life, after so fucking many failures and after basically resigning myself to the thought that it would never happen again, to suddenly realize that the world has reduced itself to that sweet spot is a beautiful thing.
Nothing else matters.
Fuck the world.
For sale at your local Target. I giggled and it was awkward.
Pink Flamingos by John Waters (full movie streaming for free)
A masterpiece. A penultimate document of the best man has achieved in history. A mark of a civilized and aesthetic situation. A cinematic wonder by noted intellectual philosopher John Waters.
A breathtaking amount of manliness in this still life photograph which was obviously influenced heavily by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne.
Just because the neighborhood contains the most expensive college of art and design in the state that doesn’t mean the street art is always a masterpiece.