pirate apprentice

Crime, by Real Estate. Maybe my favorite song off the new album. Very, very strange video. Very strange.

Let Atlas Take You To The Beach

Real Estate is back with Atlas, their first album since 2011’s Days. I loved Days; it introduced this Indie, beachy sound that makes me long for the convertable I’ve never had and the long, sunny, traffic-free stretch of I-95 that I’ve never seen before.

Atlas' sound hasn't evloved too incredibly much since Days. Its dreamy, lolligaging melodies follow the same formula which evokes a feeling not far from that post beach, post ocean, tired feeling. You know, the good tired.

Real Estate might become the official music to listen to when eating ice cream cones in Edgartown. It should be the official band of the Warby Parker sunglasses division. If Real Estate was actually a real estate company, they would only sell houses that were white or light grey. Their mascot would be a seagull. They’re like a not-shitty version of the beach boys.

Maybe their sound hasn’t moved too much, but why would you want it to?

Happy 20th Anniversary, illmatic. Greatest hip hop album of all time? Quite possibly.

Check out the latest session from MXD SGNLS featuring Norway’s own, ivan-ave. Fredfades & Ivan Ave’s Breathe EP is available now via King Underground.

Check out the latest MXD SGNLS session featuring Cloud Control, live at Baby’s All Right. For more videos, head over to mixedsignalsmedia.com

Subject: Parking Garage Cats

To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Monday, February 24th, 2014, 10:14am

Hi all,
There has recently been a large outcry concerning the two cats that appear to have taken up residence in the building parking garage. We wanted to let you know that we’ve heard you, and will be calling the Department of Animal Control to have the cats removed as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Sincerely,

2221 Bay View Apartments Management

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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Monday, February 24th, 2014, 10:30am

Hi everyone!
We apologize for the above. We hadn’t realized so many of you had grown so fond of the cats, and were concerned about the deplorable conditions found at the municipal animal shelter. We agree that having a community owned pets could increase everyone’s well-being and quality of life, as having resident pets could be a stress-reducer for all residents.

Sincerely,

2221 Bay View Apartments Management


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Monday, February 24th, 2014, 11:03am

Hi everyone!
Apologies again, the management team failed to realize that our building has so many cat allergies, and that cat dander has such an “irritating habit of getting lodged in my car’s ventilation system”. We can understand that having resident cats can have negative health consequences, especially on the impressionable respiratory systems of children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and on through the early tween years.
As a compromise, we were wondering if any residents might be willing to adopt our furry friends, giving them a much needed home without relegating them to “the horrors” of the “animal internment camp”? If interested, please email us as soon as possible!

Thanks!

2221 Bay View Apartments Management


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 9:12am
Hey there! Just following up on this. Let us know if you’re interested!!

Thanks so much!

Building management


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Friday, March 7th, 2014, 11:46am

Hi,
Since we haven’t heard from anyone on this, we’re going to have no choice but to have the cats removed next week. We’re sorry if this upsets any of you, but we can’t have these cats risking the health of other residents.

Management


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Friday, March 7th, 2014, 1:04pm

Apparently many of you have grown more attached to “Larry and Berry” than we’d realized, especially since none of you seem to eager to adopt the girls, which pseudo-ironically have boy names, and have already gathered enough supporting votes to oust the current management company if the cats are not allowed to stay. As suggested, we will look into turning one of the management parking spaces into a “cat house”, with adequate levels of air filtration to limit levels of cat dander from being distributed around the garage.

Thanks.


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 10:04am

Hi again,

It looks like we can build the cat house relatively inexpensively, we’ll likely have to cut back on some of the groundskeeping for a few weeks to get it done (we’ve done this before in other emergency situations, like the unfortunately boat show incident), however, the filtration system will have an ongoing expense of $75 per month per unit. We understand some of you will not be happy about this expense, but it seems like the best option for the long term well being of Larry and Barry (I apologize for spelling it incorrectly before!!)!!!!

Management


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 10:06am

Ok - The residents were unanimously against the cat house / ventilation system option, noting that management is “constantly nickel and diming the residents” and that “management must be a bunch of liberal commies trying to distribute my hard earned pension to a couple of” well I won’t finish quoting that one. Unfortunately, the suggestion that I let the cats live in my Hyundai, while creative, simply is an unworkable solution. Anyone else got any ideas?


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Friday, March 14th, 2014, 9:00am

Well it seems like you’re all overwhelmingly in favor of allowing the two cats access to my Hyundai. While I’m not thrilled at the idea, I’m happy to give it a go if it means finding a working solution for all parties.


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Friday, March 21st, 2014, 6:09pm

I’ve given it a week, and we need to find another solution. Barry and Larry have left feces everywhere, and one of them, I can’t tell which, seems to have the runs. I’ve had to shampoo my mats twice this week (at least it was done on the mats), and I walked out to Barry scratching the upholstery this afternoon when I went to get my lunch. We’re going to have to find another solution.


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, 10:33am

It seems that not only do you want this solution to continue, but that you also want:
a. monthly vet visits to ensure the longevity of L&B
b. me to commute by bus because it is unfair to take away the cats house just because I want to “travel in opulance”, and
c. a full accounting of my lunch breaks, as it “appears disingenious” that I be leaving the premises for “prolonged periods of time” to eat lunch.
More to follow…


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To: 2221 Bay View Apartments Tenants
From: 2221 Bay View Apartments Management
Subject: Fwd: Parking Garage Cats
Sent: Monday, May 12th, 2014, 2:22pm

Hi all,

As I’ve told some of you already, today will be my last day at Bay View Apartments. I’ve decided to move back home into my Mom’s basement since I spent all of my money buying a second car. I’ll be taking L&B with me. I know some of you have threatened legal action, but since I’ve been their primary care giver for the past months, fat chance winning custody away from me. I wish some of you well.

- Larry Berrington

Is it just me, or does he look a lot like Frodo?

"Amor Fati" by Washed Out. Just an incredible song. 

mxdsgnls:

Badboxes

We caught up the guys in Badboxes about their JSMN ep, and what it means to craft “Northern Pop.” JSMN is out now, and more new tunes are available here.

if you said it got cooler than this, you’d be full of shit.

"the root" by d’angelo, from voodoo, one of the greatest albums ever created.

"left my mojo in my favorite suit"

35mm. Red Hook, Brooklyn.