pbghgirl:

Today is the 46th anniversary of the birth of Kurt Cobain. We didn’t have him very long but  what an impact he made. 

Mark Richardson writes about Kurt Cobain’s journey from being a guy in a band to an idea that keeps cycling through culture in different ways in his latest Resonant Frequency column.

pbghgirl:

Today is the 46th anniversary of the birth of Kurt Cobain. We didn’t have him very long but  what an impact he made. 

Mark Richardson writes about Kurt Cobain’s journey from being a guy in a band to an idea that keeps cycling through culture in different ways in his latest Resonant Frequency column.



Mark Richardson’s Resonant Frequency column returns to examine a pair of remarkable songs— Cat Power’s “Nothin But Time” and Sinéad O’Connor’s “The Wolf Is Getting Married”— and how they both expand and contract the idea of what it means to be free.

Mark Richardson’s Resonant Frequency column returns to examine a pair of remarkable songs— Cat Power’s “Nothin But Time” and Sinéad O’Connor’s “The Wolf Is Getting Married”— and how they both expand and contract the idea of what it means to be free.



"When I ask someone, ‘What have you been listening to?’ I’m trying to learn something about them. The one-line ‘This is my jam’ approach is useless to me, because your relationship to the song in question— beyond the fact that you like it and want to share it— is completely unknown. The fact that someone would find music interesting purely by virtue of the fact that I am listening to it is foreign to me. What I listen to does not seem notable; why I listen to it might be. I need context."

— Mark Richardson on This Is My Jam and the trappings of “sharing” culture in the latest Resonant Frequency.



Mark Richardson considers Grimes, Bill Callahan, and how gender can affect how we identify with music in his latest Resonant Frequency column.

Mark Richardson considers Grimes, Bill Callahan, and how gender can affect how we identify with music in his latest Resonant Frequency column.



markrichardson:

New column yesterday, sort of a meditation on bass. I talk about Skrillex and our shared love for Aphex Twin’s “Flim”, Sistol, jungle, Beats by Dr. Dre, and the idea of fidelity.

markrichardson:

New column yesterday, sort of a meditation on bass. I talk about Skrillex and our shared love for Aphex Twin’s “Flim”, Sistol, jungle, Beats by Dr. Dre, and the idea of fidelity.



markrichardson:

New Resonant Frequency up today. I wrote about Dirty Beaches, Retromania, David Lynch, Lana Del Rey, and music-making as re-blog.

markrichardson:

New Resonant Frequency up today. I wrote about Dirty Beaches, Retromania, David Lynch, Lana Del Rey, and music-making as re-blog.



Pitchfork editor-in-chief Mark Richardson discusses the music that has shaded his memories of 9/11 in his latest Resonant Frequency column.

Pitchfork editor-in-chief Mark Richardson discusses the music that has shaded his memories of 9/11 in his latest Resonant Frequency column.