The Sopranos was one of the first television shows that proved to me there was so much more to television than I had initially thought. Tony Soprano was and will forever be one of the most significant characters in television. Even last year with Killing Them Softly and Not Fade Away, dude was great. I’m sure the next few days will be spent sifting through movies he’s been in. Odds are that a visit to all the episodes of the Sopranos this summer will be on the cards.
RIP James Gandolfini
Ernest Hemingway, center, photographed for the Oak Park High School football team, November 1915
Lord Disick for Yeezus.
I have to return some mp3s
Mad Men, season 6, episode 11
I’ve started watching Mad Men from the beginning again. I remember this shot from when I originally watched like 3 years ago and absolutely loving it. Finally got round to screenshoting it.
Mad Men, season one, episode six
"I like redheads. Their mouths are like a drop of strawberry jam in a glass of milk."
Roger Sterling, Mad Men
Always slips my mind just how great this is.
Michael Mann’s Heat
‘You don’t live with me, you live among the remains of dead people. You sift through the detritus, you read the terrain, you search for signs of passing, for the scent of your prey, and then you hunt them down. That’s the only thing you’re committed to. The rest is the mess you leave as you pass through.’
"I do not need to get used to your silence. I already know it. I quite possibly love all of it."
Ernest Hemingway (via thatkindofwoman)
"In a way, Kanye’s entire discography is leading to this (probable) point—his first two records were about reaching the top, Graduation was about loving life there, 808’s and Heartbreak was how the top can fuck up your personal life, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was about growing restless at the top, and Watch the Throne found him and Jay-Z negotiating the idea of why there weren’t more black men at the top. And now, it seems, Kanye’s taking stock of the world as he sees it from upon high, and deciding that he doesn’t like what’s flashing in front of his Fendi frames. The fact that the biggest black entertainer in the country even made those two records and debuted them on the beyond-white bread Saturday Night Live is huge. This isn’t Das Racist razzing a few privileged white kids at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This is Kanye West going into a million white people’s living rooms and saying, “Look at the terrible things your people have done to my people and are still doing to my people. We are not going to take it. I’m so pissed right now I wouldn’t even be here if I didn’t have something incredibly urgent to say. Fuck you.” That’s a powerful act, something that you can put up there with things that Bob Marley or Tupac did. I know that’s outlandish, but one day we’ll be holding Kanye West up next to those guys, so we might as well start now."
YES YES YES YES YES
I miss Dublin.
Nearly a month in California and I’m a little homesick.