Max the King of All Wild Things

Comments from Max the King of All Wild Things

I'm here. But I'm about to start making some pie crust for tomorrow. I'm going to make an apple pie for a friend's BBQ This is what one of my apple pies looks like: https://instagram.com/p/xSidRikAq_/
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July 3, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is fucking evil.
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July 3, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is a beautiful write up about one of my favorite albums from one of my (and sometimes the) favorite artist. I spent some time away from it because I eventually found it to be almost overbearing but came back to it recently again this year, and man, oh man did it hit me. It's the kind of album that when I first listened to it at 16, I felt like you could fucking make art about anything. The world was out there for us to explore and experience and represent. It was heroic and imaginative in every sense of the word. Now, when I listen to it, I'm hit by the overwhelming sadness and wrong turns a lot of characters take. I always knew that it was a sad album--no one can deny "Casmir Pulaski Day"--but the past ten years have brought it around into a new light. In some ways, I think a series of pretty shit events have made me more prone to certain emotional moments, but I have no problems admitting that, sometimes, the beauty, honesty, and sadness of this album bores right through me, causing me to fight back tears throughout an entire listen. Like a lot of Sufjan's work, what makes it so worthwhile is that despite all the sadness and doubt, despite all the fuck ups and regrets, despite the struggles of faith and reconciliation of a turbulent history, the people who inhabited these stories lived. America is a terrible, beautiful mess, yet they persevere. We do too. It's just an incredible work, and I can't wait to see what kind of perspective I find in it a decade from now. Unrelated: Sufjan being 40 blows my mind. I want his fountain of youth.
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July 3, 2015 on Illinois Turns 10
The moon wears an appropriate face.
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July 2, 2015 on Bands Protest Fellow Warped Tour Act Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
Yeah, very very bad. This just fucked up a large number of my playlists. It's not like I can just replace GODDAMN PRINCE on anything. Ugh platform exclusivity is such garbage and goes against all the purple ethos speech these companies use. "Music anytime for anyone so long as it's from us." At least I already own a lot of his records anyways.
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July 2, 2015 on Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except Tidal
I thought about finally giving it a listen earlier today, but you know, sometimes you just get busy. Can't rush these sort of things.
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July 1, 2015 on The New Wrens Album Is Done! (Again!)
I've been on a big shoegaze resurgence lately, so this honestly feels like it was tailor made to get pumped right into my ear holes. So goddamn into it.
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July 1, 2015 on Beach House – “Sparks”
Good song, tho.
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July 1, 2015 on Beach House – “Sparks”
In my excitement, I missed the "start at the 30:00 mark" and was sitting here, mouth agape, thinking "Holy fuck, Beach House really changed on this one."
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July 1, 2015 on Beach House – “Sparks”
Ticker, not tanker. What the fuck, Max.
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July 1, 2015 on Yes I’m Changing: The Bold Metamorphosis Of Tame Impala’s Currents
The moment for me is the line "If my tanker fails make up some other story / If I never come back, tell my mother I'm sorry." The drums phase in over a synth line reminiscent of Lonerism, and Parker sings of having to move forward with all the knowing melancholy of the unknown consequences that brings. There's a beat, and then the song launches into an instrumental that takes Tame Impala as we know it, catapults it around, and lets us hear exactly what those consequences are, literally chopping up and morphing the sound in the process. It's fucking incredible.
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July 1, 2015 on Yes I’m Changing: The Bold Metamorphosis Of Tame Impala’s Currents
Loving Meek's album. That said, I think Summertime 06 might become my album of the year. Holy shit, y'all. I just can't stop listening to it. Rap >>> music.
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July 1, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Meek Mill Is Extremely Good At Rapping
A common rapper misconception, but it is, in fact, quite false.
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June 30, 2015 on Preview Eminem’s “Phenomenal” Action Movie Music Video
"Famous Artist Found Fallible, Nation Shrugs as Jay-Z Says "Come the Fuck On, Y'all.""
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June 30, 2015 on Spotify Hater Thom Yorke Is Streaming His Albums On Apple Music
I _love_ the crazy reverbed bass slinking throughout the entire background of "Norf Norf." The way it twists off beat only to have the drums and it connect on the same count is some deeply satisfying shit.
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June 30, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06
For some reason, I read Zane Lowe as Billy Zane. I'm both pretty sure this isn't the first time I've done that and pretty sure that I would much rather it randomly be Billy Zane interviewing Eminem. "I was in Titanic, you know. And Twin Peaks. Oh, and Zoolander. You saw that one, didn't you?" "Eminem, that was me. I'm Billy Zane."
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June 30, 2015 on Preview Eminem’s “Phenomenal” Action Movie Music Video
Best of the year, eh? Excited to see what bumps it down to number two on Friday!
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June 30, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Video
Not into that Refused at all. Pretty disappointing, honestly. But Wildheart/Summertime 06/Nymphs III are my big three in a schizophrenic rotation this week. Wildheart is exactly the kinda summertime record I want right now.
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June 30, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06
I've actually been listening to/playing a lot of The National lately, so maybe it's starting to soak in.
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June 30, 2015 on MSG Served Meat In Corporate Suites At Meat-Free Morrissey Show
Oh, well, I'm fine then. I've had ants before. They're not that bad, though. Flies, though. Lemme tell ya about them flies, lobster dog. Terrible shit. You taste em the whole way down. Buzzing against the throat. And no one let's you kiss them with flies in your throat.
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June 29, 2015 on MSG Served Meat In Corporate Suites At Meat-Free Morrissey Show