“Not that the PS is not well-off. Most likely, they are. Either they have accidentally fallen into a career that is remunerative, or they have scrambled on the fringes of post-college careers so long that they are now the manager. They make the money, they pay their bills and their taxes. They do not have a second home, a boat, an annual vacation in the south of France. But they do all right, and they do so with a resigned loathing, because whatever they are doing for money, it is not what they want to be doing for money. They have unfinished novels in the desk, the band that still gets together when the other members can afford a babysitter. Whatever it is that puts food on the table, it is a “day job,” which, no, they have not quit yet, just as they have not quit calling it a day job, even though the window in which the day job gets to still be thought of as a day job is not open very much, and not getting any opener.”
Interesting interpretation of our generation, via.
(Also, I had no idea we were NOT Generation X. Apparently the cutoff is ’82, who knew?)
Posted the single a while ago; the whole album is pretty pleasant.
“What if someone said that in the future we will return to the Folk, that Celebrity will be an impossibility by virtue of technology? Well who knows and who cares. People I know take drugs. Some people I know have emotions that get the best of them, or they hide their emotions altogether and focus on technology or something. I’ve been mostly in California recently. It’s been interesting to see how legalized weed has become. I know people get lonely because I do, so that’s what I end up writing songs about, how you get lonely sometimes and come up with these big ideas that give you meaning for a second but then leave you like everything else leaves you. And Money is bullshit.” – Cass McCombs
“It’s more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail – then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?” - Dries van Noten (via jjjjound)