The New City Subterraneans

Jan 22

Today’s Tune to Boom: Fleet Foxes - A Shrine/An Argument (via J. Maston)

A morality commentary or tale of love-loss?  Visions of a natural order or a chaotic trip from another realm?  One thing is certain, this video’s artistic glamour, shaded similar to a certain Japanese Anime film about a princess, viciously rises above most common forms of dribble that pollute the interwebz.  Tune in, scope the vid, and make your own interpretation.  Oh, and the song itself?  Well, it emanates a disheveled brutality interwoven with a harmonic grace unparalleled.  Sheer beauty. (via N.M. Dube)

Poem of the Day: When I heard the learn’d Astronomer (via J. Maston) Thoughts?  Email correspondance at newcitysubs@gmail.com 
Jan 30

Poem of the Day: When I heard the learn’d Astronomer 

(via J. Maston) 

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KEROUAC’S ESSENTIAL LIST FOR MODERN PROSE[Click LINK above ^^^]***(via J. Maston)
Jan 31

KEROUAC’S ESSENTIAL LIST FOR MODERN PROSE

[Click LINK above ^^^]

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(via J. Maston)

Jan 31

Poem of the Day: ‘Old Yellar dreams of days when they wasn’t just whistlin’ dixie

Today’s poem comes in the form of a video.  I tried to find the actual poem to post as well but my efforts proved unsuccessful.  This reading is from a 1994 episode of MTV Unplugged: Spoken Word III (yes kids, MTV did have some cool shit back in the day).  Although this is the first installment of Beatty, trust that plenty of his prose and poetry will be featured on our blog.  He truly embodies the art, his art, and the understanding of the human condition that we aim to analyze at NewCitySub’s.  Oh yeah, he’s also one funny motherfucker.  Enjoi.  (via N.M. Dube)

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Feb 1

Today’s Tune to Boom: Ray LaMontagne - Jolene
 

The first time I heard Ray LaMontagne I was quite unimpressed.  He stumbled on stage, forgot the words to his first song twice, and had to turn and ask his drummer where the fuck he was and what the fuck he was doing.  I was unimpressed for merely a moment.  As he fell into rhythm and revealed one of the most strikingly magnificent voices to date, I became instantly enthralled.  Love and its torment emanate from his raspy earthen tones like the rustic Mainer himself sits drunkenly strumming on the curb of your eardrum.  Although he has found popularity in indy folk circles, he is still immensely under-appreciated in the music world.  Keeping in mind the full circle of writing, playing, and recording his own tunes, listen to this little gem from the country boy of the Northeast.  Sit back, hang on his melodies, and enjoy the brutally honest tales of love lost and found.

Feb 2

Today’s Tune to Boom: Jake One (feat. Freeway and Brother Ali) - The Truth

From the grimy mind of superproducer Jake One, “The Truth” beacons a new era in Hip Hop.  Jake One’s acclaimed White Van Music LP compiles artistry from all reaches of the rap game to promote the common ground and shared unity that music brings together.  This track features one of Rap’s grittiest street emcees alongside the half-white/half-black legally blind albino Reverend Sharpton of Hip Hop.  Freeway and Brother Ali’s collaboration on this street banger force the faces of hiphopheads into the pavement realness in the rap game.

Feb 7

Today’s Tune to Boom: Quicksilver Messenger Service - Mona (Live 1969)

As one of the top “hippie bands” out of the Bay Area throughout the 60s and 70s, QSM not only played alongside some of the most influential bands to ever take stage but should also be considered one of the greats.  Similar to their Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane counterparts, Quicksilver Messenger service ushered in a new folk-rock sound intertwined with psychedelic swinging rhythms.  Clutching to their indy roots, QSM became the last San Francisco hold out in the hippie scene until finally signing with Capitol Records in 1967.  Throw on your set of Bose, slap that volume knob, and fall into a trance with the psychedelic sounds of some of the greats.  (And the live footage also deserves some scrutiny)

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A NewCitySub’s Original: Sacrifice by Klo
sacrifice.
 
i share a house with a 
           suicidal girl 
whoslitsherwrists and
bleeds 
            all over her 
carpet floor.
so 
i
switched rooms with her.
hardwood.
                 and now
cleaning up 
isn’t so 
hard 
anymore.
 
-Klo***Thoughts?  Email correspondance to newcitysubs@gmail.com
Feb 7

A NewCitySub’s Original: Sacrifice by Klo

sacrifice.

 

i share a house with a 

           suicidal girl 

whoslitsherwrists and

bleeds 

            all over her 

carpet floor.

so 

i

switched rooms with her.

hardwood.

                 and now

cleaning up 

isn’t so 

hard 

anymore.

 

-Klo

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"there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. people so tired mutilated either by love or no love. people just are not good to each other one on one. the rich are not good to the rich the poor are not good to the poor. we are afraid. our educational system tells us that we can all be big-ass winners. it hasn’t told us about the gutters or the suicides. or the terror of one person aching in one place alone untouched unspoken to watering a plant."

- ― Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell (via chuckkcuhc)

Feb 7
Bukowski is a whore.
Feb 12

Bukowski is a whore.

Norman Mailor’s Popeye.
Feb 12

Norman Mailor’s Popeye.

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Feb 12

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A Weekly View and Vignette: Uruguay - Past Meets Present(via J. Maston) "I love it when the past meets the present.  This statue of Jose Artigas stands in the Independence Plaza in Downtown Montevideo, Uruguay.  His backdrop is a huge building of flats and the thriving successful city and country that he helped to make."-J. Maston ***"I love the contrast of this photograph.  I think it tells a story of contemporary society in Uruguay and the country’s rich historical past." -B. JoneserThoughts?  Email correspondance to newcitysubs@hotmail.com
Feb 22

A Weekly View and Vignette: Uruguay - Past Meets Present
(via J. Maston) 

"I love it when the past meets the present.  This statue of Jose Artigas stands in the Independence Plaza in Downtown Montevideo, Uruguay.  His backdrop is a huge building of flats and the thriving successful city and country that he helped to make."

-J. Maston 

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"I love the contrast of this photograph.  I think it tells a story of contemporary society in Uruguay and the country’s rich historical past." 

-B. Joneser

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Poem of the Day:  No Matter, Never Mind by Gary Snyder(via B. Joneser)NO MATTER, NEVER MINDThe Father is the VoidThe Wife       Waves Their child is Matter.Matter makes it with his MotherAnd their child is Life,               a daughter.The Daughter is the Great MotherWho, with her father/brother Matter          as her lover, Gives birth to the Mind.               -Gary Snyder                 Turtle Island***Thoughts?  Email correspondance to newcitysubs@gmail.com 
Feb 22

Poem of the Day:  No Matter, Never Mind by Gary Snyder
(via B. Joneser)

NO MATTER, NEVER MIND

The Father is the Void
The Wife      Waves 

Their child is Matter.

Matter makes it with his Mother
And their child is Life,
               a daughter.

The Daughter is the Great Mother
Who, with her father/brother Matter
          as her lover, 

Gives birth to the Mind.

               -Gary Snyder
                Turtle Island

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