The wordless, heaving chorus of “Wake Up” remains one of the most thrilling, bracing moments in recent rock history, the sort of jaw-dropping jolt that you’ll always remember experiencing for the first time. (For me, it was at Arcade Fire’s Oct. 2003 opening gig for the Constantines at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, where the band’s upchucking performance of the song made it feel like you were standing in front of a jet turbine.) It’s the sound of all the pain and frustration that went into the making of Funeral being unleashed in one tsunami-sized cry, an enduring testament to the communal power and cathartic effect of singing in unison. It’s also become the most ubiquitous vocal device in contemporary rock

Arcade Fire’s Funeral and the Legacy of the “WHOA-OH”

Here’s to the 10 year anniversary of “Funeral”.

it’s been two days and i’m exhausted

Oh man oh man oh man oh man. 

Got the bags that i flew with in the apartment now I wait for Rob to get here to we can get our things out of storage and I also have yet to meet my third room mate.

nyctaeus:

Jana Sterbak, ‘Sisyphus Sport’, 1997

really noticing your own personal growth, like I mean truly seeing it in action is something amazing.

bikenesmith:

im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america

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Nicki features twerking girls in her Anaconda video and people call it “pornographic and inappropriate” but Taylor Swift uses black girl’s asses as props and people see it as ~quirky and cute~ I’m so sick of this earth

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