I think Memphis has some great musicians, but it’s filled with some of the most un-ambitious people I’ve ever seen. They just sit around and complain about why things aren’t happening for them. I want to be the opposite of that. I don’t wanna wake up and not have stability. At some point, it flipped in my head that music was the only way to get that, so I started forcing myself to write a song every day. Even if no one cares, I could say I did it. I still get pissed off if I go to sleep at night and I haven’t recorded or written a song.

Jay Reatard

thedailywhat:

I’ll Just Leave This Here of the Day: Along with a quote from Leigh Blake, president and co-founder of Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity, who is spearheading an AIDS awareness campaign which involves celebs quitting Twitter and other social networks until the charity raises $1 million:

We’re trying to sort of make the remark: Why do we care so much about the death of one celebrity as opposed to millions and millions of people dying in the place that we’re all from?

[popcrunch.]

This is such a fantastic idea. Not killing Kim Kardashian— please, I’m not that much of a teenager— but asking people to “buy back” her digital presence. What a simple way for a celebrity to do good and take advantage of influence.

For instance: imagine Justin Bieber taking advantage of this. big money

You know you’re a snob when it bothers you that people say “Dahs Racist” instead of “Dass Racist”

i am a snob

We Feel Fine

I’m fascinated by We Feel Fine. Attempting to gather the communal emotion of the world through generated content on a daily basis? Yeah, that’s future-thinking in action right there.

It’s hard to explain so check it out and lose yourself in the beautifully arranged data.

We Feel Fine

First released clip from Spike Jonze’s upcoming short film “Scenes from the Suburbs,” featuring (presumably) all music from the Arcade Fire.

As a standalone music video, even if the story is pretty ambiguous, I still really like it. This seems like the sort of world where your questions wouldn’t be answered even if you wanted them to.