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Jun 16, 2014 / 14 notes

Anonymous said: Hey DM, do you have any plans on recording a new solo album any time soon ? I really liked Heavy Ghost ! I bought it after seeing you opening for Sufjan Stevens in Essen (Germany) back in 2011. Haven't listened to it for a while, but when I saw your name in the liner notes to Son Lux' Lanterns (that is you on "Plan the Escape", right ?), I got excited to hear some new stuff of yours. I hope you haven't given up on your solo work, I find it rather original ! Yours truly, Philipp

Hi Philipp - Thanks for the note. That is me on Plan the Escape (and on another one too, I think… So long ago now that it’s hard to remember). Yeah, I’ve got lots of music to share! Just sorting out logistics right now. I’ve finished several albums over the last couple years, but for one reason or another, it’s seemed important to wait to release things until I’m prepared to get out there and hawk em. My growing pains as an artist got amplified by the changes in the industry, and, well, changes in myself too, and they knocked me out for a bit. But things are coalescing right this moment — worked all this year with producer Ben Hillier on a new album which I started writing from scratch in January 2013 (with the exception of one song that’s been hanging around for a while), found myself a manager, made a lot of great friends with good heads on their shoulders, good hearts in their chests, spent the better part of four months recording in London, and have now moved back to Brooklyn to be closer to the heart of things. 

So, yes, new music soon. In the meantime, invest some ear time on my work under the name The Revival Hour:

Full Length: http://revivalhour.bandcamp.com/album/scorpio-little-devil
EP: http://revivalhour.bandcamp.com/album/clusterchord

xo, DM

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!

XO
David
Jun 15, 2014 / 8 notes

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!

XO
David

Jun 13, 2014 / 2 notes

Candy Boy Yellow was my camp counselor when I was 13. He went to my older sister’s prom with her as a sort of social experiment. He nicknamed me Willagene and is younger in this video (filmed last night) than I’ve ever been.

Jun 9, 2014 / 5 notes

A Borges story as summed up by Wikipedia

In Borges’ story, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping or confusion. The story continues the theme of infinity found in several of Borges’ other works, such as The Book of Sand.

As in many of Borges’ short stories, the protagonist is a fictionalized version of the author. At the beginning of the story, he is mourning the recent death of a woman whom he loved, named Beatriz Viterbo, and resolves to stop by the house of her family to pay his respects. Over time, he comes to know her first cousin, Carlos Argentino Daneri, a mediocre poet with a vastly exaggerated view of his own talent who has made it his lifelong quest to write an epic poem that describes every single location on the planet in excruciatingly fine detail.

Later in the story, a business on the same street attempts to tear down Daneri’s house in the course of its expansion. Daneri becomes enraged, explaining to the narrator that he must keep the house in order to finish his poem, because the cellar contains an Aleph which he is using to write it. Though by now he believes Daneri to be quite insane, the narrator proposes without waiting for an answer to come to the house and see the Aleph for himself.

Left alone in the darkness of the cellar, the narrator begins to fear that Daneri is conspiring to kill him, and then he sees the Aleph for himself.

Though staggered by the experience of seeing the Aleph, the narrator pretends to have seen nothing in order to get revenge on Daneri, whom he hates, by giving him reason to doubt his own sanity.

In a postscript to the story, Borges explains that Daneri’s house was ultimately demolished, but that Daneri himself won second place in the Argentine National Prize for Literature. He also states his belief that the Aleph in Daneri’s house was not the only one that exists, based on a report he has discovered, written by Captain Burton when he was British consul in Brazil, describing the Amr mosque in Cairo, within which there is said to be a stone pillar that contains the entire universe; although this Aleph cannot be seen, it is said that those who put their ear to the pillar can hear it.

Jun 9, 2014 / 3 notes

Cesar Aira will keep me busy for the rest of my life

Novels:

Moreira (1975)
Ema, la cautiva (1981)
La luz argentina (1983)
El vestido rosa. Las ovejas (1984)
Canto castrato (1984)
Una novela china (1987)
Los fantasmas (1990)
El bautismo (1991)
La liebre (1991). Emecé
Embalse (1992). Emecé
La guerra de los gimnasios (1992). Emecé
La prueba (1992). Grupo Editor Latinoamericano
El llanto (1992). Beatriz Viterbo
El volante (1992). Beatriz Viterbo
Diario de la hepatitis (1993). Bajo la luna nueva
Madre e hijo (1993). Bajo La Luna Nueva
Cómo me hice monja (1993). Mondadori
El infinito (1994)
La costurera y el viento (1994). Beatriz Viterbo
Los misterios de Rosario (1994). Emecé
La fuente (1995). Beatriz Viterbo
Los dos payasos (1995). Beatriz Viterbo
La abeja (1996). Emecé
El mensajero (1996). Beatriz Viterbo
Dante y Reina (1997). Mate
El congreso de literatura (1997).
La trompeta de mimbre (1998). Beatriz Viterbo
La serpiente (1998). Beatriz Viterbo
El sueño (1998). Emecé
Las curas milagrosas del Dr. Aira (1998).[4] Simurg
La mendiga (1998). Mondadori
Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero (2000). Beatriz Viterbo
El juego de los mundos (2000)
Un sueño realizado (2001)
La villa (2001). Emecé
El mago (2002). Mondadori
Varamo (2002). Anagrama
Fragmentos de un diario en los Alpes (2002).[4] Beatriz Viterbo
La princesa Primavera (2003). Era
El tilo (2003).[4] Beatriz Viterbo
Mil gotas (2003). Eloísa Cartonera
Las noches de Flores (2004)
Yo era una chica moderna (2004). Interzona
Yo era una niña de siete años (2005). Interzona
Cómo me reí (2005). Beatriz Viterbo
Haikus (2005). Mate
El cerebro musical (2005). Eloísa Cartonera
El pequeño monje budista (2005). Mansalva
Parménides (2006). Alfaguara
El todo que surca la nada (2006). Eloísa Cartonera
La cena (2006). Beatriz Viterbo
Las conversaciones (2007). Beatriz Viterbo
La vida nueva (2007)
Las aventuras de Barbaverde (2008). Mondadori
La confesión (2009). Beatriz Viterbo
El error (2010)
El té de Dios (2010)
Yo era una mujer casada (2010). Blatt & Ríos
Festival (2011)
El marmol (2011). La Bestia Equilátera
El náufrago (2011). Beatriz Viterbo
Cecil Taylor (2011). Mansalva
Los dos hombres (2011)
Entre los indios (2012). Mansalva
Relatos reunidos (2013). Mondadori
El testamento del Mago Tenor (2013). Emecé
Margarita (un recuerdo) (2013). Mansalva

All moved in!
Jun 8, 2014 / 16 notes

All moved in!

To Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Ok. Ready.
Jun 5, 2014 / 4 notes

To Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Ok. Ready.

NEW MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND ALBUM COMING SOON! Go read about it at asthmatickitty.com!
Jun 3, 2014 / 30 notes

NEW MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND ALBUM COMING SOON! Go read about it at asthmatickitty.com!

Found while packing today.
Jun 3, 2014 / 18 notes

Found while packing today.

May 31, 2014 / 11 notes
May 27, 2014 / 2 notes

A radical element of change: Leigh Bowery

"The grey nurse resumed her knitting as Peter Walsh, on the hot seat beside her, began snoring. In her grey dress, moving her hands indefatigably yet quietly, she seemed like the champion of the rights of sleepers, like one of those spectral presences which rise in twilight in woods made of sky and branches. The solitary traveller, haunter of lanes, disturber of ferns, and devastator of great hemlock plants, looking up suddenly, sees the giant figure at the end of the ride." 

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
May 24, 2014 / 333 notes

"The grey nurse resumed her knitting as Peter Walsh, on the hot seat beside her, began snoring. In her grey dress, moving her hands indefatigably yet quietly, she seemed like the champion of the rights of sleepers, like one of those spectral presences which rise in twilight in woods made of sky and branches. The solitary traveller, haunter of lanes, disturber of ferns, and devastator of great hemlock plants, looking up suddenly, sees the giant figure at the end of the ride."

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

Pigeon vs. Pigeon

photo by JM Lapham
May 23, 2014 / 16 notes

Pigeon vs. Pigeon

photo by JM Lapham

Back of one of my favorite signs in Allegany county, NY
May 16, 2014 / 2 notes

Back of one of my favorite signs in Allegany county, NY

Front of one of my favorite signs in Allegany county, NY
May 16, 2014 / 3 notes

Front of one of my favorite signs in Allegany county, NY