Mary Love “You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet”

I somehow imagine this song having been written for a male singer, so it sounds kind of like a cover to me, but a really good cover. The back-up singers are a treat.

I really hate the fast fade out, but my thoughts on fade outs are that at least they’re at the end of a song and not something for me to cringe at in the middle of a song making it unlistenable.


If only I spent a third as much time on anything important as I just did on deciding which pair of socks are the better buy for my needs. Hint: it involved more than two hours, but probably less than four.

I should just be somebody’s professional buyer, because I enjoy reading reviews and weighing pros and cons far too much and that’s the kind of natural apititude that ought to be paid work. I guess my dad and I have that in common, although to my credit, I don’t think I would take nearly a year to decide which car to buy if I were actively out more than once a week test driving….


Crashing Bores

Everything was downhill after 9:30am. An ebay buyer is giving me grief over a vinyl record I sold her. Apparently, picking the no returns option for my listing is a ‘sneaky technique’ she takes issue with, when it’s in plain sight on the auction page and frankly, what can go wrong with a record that would necessitate a return? I’m not selling computers. I’m selling clothes and records.

And using Discogs to assess how much to sell a record for she also takes issue with, which I find absurd, how else am I supposed to price something when it’s rare? It’s how a person figures out the market price of a given record, especially when it’s so rare that there aren’t any other prices available. I discounted the record, keeping in mind the record’s condition for the auction that she’s whining about.

Now I’m going to get some annoying dispute. I wish people would just follow the advice I put on every single auction: message me before you bid, because one person’s expectations are going to differ from another’s and one person’s shipping address may be more expensive than another’s.

If I have to give a refund, I’m going to mail her a bag of my shit. (I won’t do that, but it’ll be tempting.)


Mary Love “Lay This Burden Down”

As a rule, I like pretty much 90% of Northern Soul, but I also forget how much of the songs go. I stumbled across this one yesterday and the chorus is memorable enough to listen over again.

Tears stained on my pillowcase/ Tells me not to hesitate/ I’ve got to lay this burden down


Good morning to me. I sniped this 70s deadstock Lee Riders jacket, in the rarer still size of 34, because I’m wee, for the price of “pretty damn cheap” on eBay. Time to do up my Canadian tuxedo now that Spring has arrived. It’s not a Storm Rider, but it’ll do.

Edit: I think it may actually be from around 1980, not the 70s as advertised. I had assumed late 70s, but the label seems to indicate more around 1980….

I also got asked in for an interview for next week and it’s only 9:30am.


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augustomhenri:

ORANGE JUICE


I used to have this up in my bedroom.

augustomhenri:

ORANGE JUICE

I used to have this up in my bedroom.


Good article! http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/the-very-best-of-mary-love-album-review-9208468.html

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nevver:

Learn to surf

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thisishangingrockcomics:

Raymond Pettibon

I always forget how much I love Raymond Pettibon’s work.

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Raymond Pettibon

I always forget how much I love Raymond Pettibon’s work.