True hearts and minds and melodies

A bit of this, a bit of that, and a bit of the other

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.

—Lou Reed

Without Lou Reed, we wouldn’t have punk rock. We wouldn’t have The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Clash, Television, Dead Kennedys, or Devo.

Without punk rock, we wouldn’t have post-punk. We wouldn’t have Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, This Heat, Talking Heads, Wire, Gang of Four, Nick Cave, The Feelies, or Swans.

Without post-punk, we wouldn’t have alternative rock as it is today. We wouldn’t have Pixies, Radiohead, Nirvana, Pavement, R.E.M, The Replacements, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, or Weezer.

Without alternative rock, you wouldn’t have most indie rock as it is today. You wouldn’t have Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Pavement, The Strokes, Yo La Tengo, The Dismemberment Plan, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Deerhunter, or TV on the Radio.

Without Lou Reed, we wouldn’t have noise rock. We wouldn’t have Sonic Youth, Big Black, The Jesus Lizard, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Fugazi, Boris, or Dinosaur Jr.

Without noise rock, we wouldn’t have shoegaze. We wouldn’t have My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Galaxie 500, Flying Saucer Attack, or Have a Nice Life.

This is the legacy Lou left behind.

—Anon on /mu/ (via cold-chillincold-chillin)

(Source: ghostsnif, via burningwithboredom)

Come with every wound and every woman you’ve ever loved; every lie you’ve ever told and whatever it is that keeps you up at night. Every mouth you’ve punched in, all the blood you’ve ever tasted. Come with every enemy you’ve ever made and all the family you’ve ever buried and every dirty thing you’ve ever done; every drink that’s burnt your throat and every morning you’ve woken with nothing and no one. Come with all your loss, your regrets, sins, memories, black outs, secrets. I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you

—Warsan Shire (via thealcoholicafternoons)

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Anonymous asked: Bloody hell you don't look 34! That's extremely sweet, I hope you two continue to be very happy together :)

Haha, that’s just what she said! :D

Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you, and I’m sure we will. :) x

Anonymous asked: How Did yous get together:)

We first got to know each other on facebook…talking about music, and everything and nothing, and over time we fell for each other. And then we met for the first time 8 months ago yesterday. 

Anonymous asked: Wait how old are you and how old is she? You guys are very sweet by the way

Jas is 20 and I’m 34 (Lucky bugger, ain’t I? haha) Seriously though, I am lucky, but age has nothing to do with it. I’m lucky ‘cause I’ve found someone so special and we fit each other perfectly. 

And aww, thank you very much, sweet anon. x

Anonymous asked: What is the age gap between yourself and your laaaady? X

14 years (and 2 days) x