for no reason at all, i let the sky fall

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thesefuckingteenagers:

Episode 100: A Grand Unified Theory of West Texas
Ryan and Matt celebrate this milestone TFT Podcast with a look at one of their personal favorite albums, The Mountain Goats’ All Hail West Texas.
useful prep:

All Hail West Texas on Wikipedia
Lyrics on This Site
Official (?) Site
Live Performance of “Best Ever…”
John Darnielle interviewed on NPR, on WTF, on Bullseye, and on Video by the AV Club
Album Cover, Back, and Liner Notes
Panasonic RX-FT500
Marantz PMD 222
Tiny Telephone, John Vanderslice’s recording studio in SF
The Mountain Goats cover “Boxcar” by Jawbreaker
“900 Cubic Cenimeters of Raw Whining Power. No Outstanding Warrants for My Arrest.” on Ryan’s former blog, At Home He Is A Tourist (first incarnation, second, and third)
Grand Unified Theories of West Texas
As well, the couple in Fault Lines (and perhaps Riches and Wonders and Mess Inside) bears some resemblance to the Alpha Couple from the Talahassee album (and many other songs).

thesefuckingteenagers:

Episode 100: A Grand Unified Theory of West Texas

Ryan and Matt celebrate this milestone TFT Podcast with a look at one of their personal favorite albums, The Mountain Goats’ All Hail West Texas.

useful prep:

(Source: amarillo.com, via song-for-lonely-giants)

Filed under reblog the mountain goats all hail west texas john darnielle for reference

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The Mountain Goats Set List - 16 April 2014, Club Helsinki (Hudson, New York)

Pure Gold
Song for Black Sabbath’s Second North American Tour (unreleased)
The Young Thousands
Maybe Sprout Wings
Island Garden Song
Isaiah 45:23
Song for the Julian Calendar
Dance Music
San Bernadino
Transcendental Youth
Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace
Shot in the Dark (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
Fall of the Star High School Running Back
Twin Human Highway Flares (with Erin McKeown)
You, Sailor (Erin McKeown coer, with Erin McKeown)
No Children (with Erin McKeown)
encore: Pure Milk
encore: Love Love Love
encore: The Recognition Scene
encore: Jay Gould’s Daughter (Pete Seeger cover)
encore: Up the Wolves

The Mountain Goats Set List - 16 April 2014, Club Helsinki (Hudson, New York)

Pure Gold

Song for Black Sabbath’s Second North American Tour (unreleased)

The Young Thousands

Maybe Sprout Wings

Island Garden Song

Isaiah 45:23

Song for the Julian Calendar

Dance Music

San Bernadino

Transcendental Youth

Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace

Shot in the Dark (Ozzy Osbourne cover)

Fall of the Star High School Running Back

Twin Human Highway Flares (with Erin McKeown)

You, Sailor (Erin McKeown coer, with Erin McKeown)

No Children (with Erin McKeown)

encore: Pure Milk

encore: Love Love Love

encore: The Recognition Scene

encore: Jay Gould’s Daughter (Pete Seeger cover)

encore: Up the Wolves

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