"Son, never trust a man who doesn’t drink because he’s probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They’re the judges, the meddlers. And, son, never trust a man who drinks but refuses to get drunk. They’re usually afraid of something deep down inside, either that they’re a coward or a fool or mean and violent. You can’t trust a man who’s afraid of himself. But sometimes, son, you can trust a man who occasionally kneels before a toilet. The chances are that he is learning something about humility and his natural human foolishness, about how to survive himself. It’s damned hard for a man to take himself too seriously when he’s heaving his guts into a dirty toilet bowl."
"Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away."
"East Nashville now is at the peak of the classic creative-class arc."
Ann Powers goes long on the fast-rising East Nashville music scene, from the producer behind Alabama Shakes and Hurray for the Riff Raff, to veterans like The Ettes, to the transplants like Clear Plastic Masks, to the newbies like Ranch Ghost (via nprmusic)
NASHVILLE FUCKING ROCKS!!!
My roommate’s grandmother just gave us a record player, and three boxes of records. #godsend