itsfullofstars:

The Mars Design Reference Architecture:

NASA’s Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0 (pdf) is the guiding operational strategy behind the 2025 Mars Direct mission.

The blankets had fallen off and I stared down at her white back, the shoulder blades sticking out as if they wanted to grow into wings, poke through that skin. Little blades. She was helpless. — Charles Bukowski (via pattiocleavis)

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I drink to make other people more interesting. — Ernest Hemingway (via philphys)

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newyorker:

Settling the Score

So, is there a real case for disqualifying “Drive”? For that to be  true, the fifty per cent that Martinez wrote by himself would have to be  dramatically negligible and the songs that appear in the film would  have to be anchoring key dramatic moments. Watching the film three  times, I simply didn’t find that to be true. The movie’s opening  scene—which you can watch here,  narrated by Refn, though without the music or dialogue, sadly—is a  masterful layering of sounds that court total discord but somehow remain  separate and intelligible, thereby making them all the more  nerve-scraping: the pulse of a drum machine, a police radio, a  basketball game broadcast, the beeping of an open car door. This music  is Johnny Jewel’s song for the Chromatics, “Tick of the Clock,” which he  rebuilt from scratch for the movie.
Other than that, the key moments of the movie, several of them wildly  violent, are paired with Martinez’s music, a subtly unnerving blend of  sentimental and brutal sounds. The pop songs happen during some of the  movie’s most slack and generic scenes, like a montage of a jolly trip to  a river, complete with innocent child. Those are not the moments that  typify “Drive.” Meanwhile, Martinez chose to give his programmers  songwriting credit because they deserved it, and so they could be paid  as the movie made its way, commercially, through the world. An honest  labor practice ends up hurting Martinez, despite having fifty per cent  of the movie’s music credited to him alone.

- Sasha Frere-Jones on Drive and the Best Original Score Oscar: http://nyr.kr/AwEQEU

newyorker:

Settling the Score

So, is there a real case for disqualifying “Drive”? For that to be true, the fifty per cent that Martinez wrote by himself would have to be dramatically negligible and the songs that appear in the film would have to be anchoring key dramatic moments. Watching the film three times, I simply didn’t find that to be true. The movie’s opening scene—which you can watch here, narrated by Refn, though without the music or dialogue, sadly—is a masterful layering of sounds that court total discord but somehow remain separate and intelligible, thereby making them all the more nerve-scraping: the pulse of a drum machine, a police radio, a basketball game broadcast, the beeping of an open car door. This music is Johnny Jewel’s song for the Chromatics, “Tick of the Clock,” which he rebuilt from scratch for the movie.

Other than that, the key moments of the movie, several of them wildly violent, are paired with Martinez’s music, a subtly unnerving blend of sentimental and brutal sounds. The pop songs happen during some of the movie’s most slack and generic scenes, like a montage of a jolly trip to a river, complete with innocent child. Those are not the moments that typify “Drive.” Meanwhile, Martinez chose to give his programmers songwriting credit because they deserved it, and so they could be paid as the movie made its way, commercially, through the world. An honest labor practice ends up hurting Martinez, despite having fifty per cent of the movie’s music credited to him alone.

- Sasha Frere-Jones on Drive and the Best Original Score Oscar: http://nyr.kr/AwEQEU

nprfreshair:

In honor of John Williams’ birthday: John Williams and the Music of Star Wars (from the NPR archives)

horrorfixxx:

Rest In Peace, Bill Hinzman. You set the standard for zombies everywhere.

criminalwisdom:

TO THE WHORE WHO TOOK MY POEMS
Charles Bukowski

moleskinelovers:


a quick bloody portrait 
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moleskinelovers:

a quick bloody portrait 

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