The pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split second — comics, picnic tables, men’s trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators, Coke bottles. All the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried not to notice at all.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it
of Montreal’s The Past is a Grotesque Animal references the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and Modest Mouse’s name is derived from a passage by Virginia Woolf. IS THIS A MYSTICAL LINK BETWEEN MY TWO FAVORITE BANDS?! Not really (she didn’t even write the play) BUT STILL.
I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest, mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises.