Japanese musicians are crazy and awesome and they are best watched with people you haven’t seen in a long time.
— Gustave Flaubert (via tilthe)
Q: Actually, speaking even more of good advice can I challenge you to give me advice right now? “Dear Coke Talk… How does a 22-year-old turn into a real fucking person? How do I even begin to get my shit together? And how will I know when it’s time to finally move to Los Angeles?”
A: Damn, girl. Do you want advice, or do you want lyrics to a Taylor Swift song? There is no magical time when you’ll be ready for Los Angeles. If you want to live here, then pack up your shit and move. Just get in your car and fucking drive, and whatever you do, don’t forget to write about it. Get Autostraddle to pay you for 5000 words on a girl-meets-road piece about your big move to LA, and then go Hunter S. Thompson that shit. I did it when I was younger and more clueless than you, and the only thing I regret is not writing it all down while it was happening.
And let’s be clear, you’ve been a real person this whole time. I can’t fucking stand this Lena Dunham attitude I keep hearing from girls like you, because your shit is already very much together. None of you want to accept the fact that this is it, but guess what? Life doesn’t get any easier. Sure, you’ll continue to grow as a person. You’ll stack up a few experiences. You’ll gain some perspective. You might even make a little money, but don’t expect to find any big answers out there. Welcome to adulthood, kiddo. You may not know what in the hell you’re doing, but none of the rest of us do either.
“While technically not on the actual roof of the house, this elderly woman attends to her rather comprehensive garden on the elevated plot next to her traditional home in the Bukchon neighborhood in Seoul. Considering the elevated price of produce this year, such a garden could provide considerable savings.”
Josh Klinghoffer blogs about the remaining I’m With You B-Sides
After blackening a q-tip with the desert sand from last night, I used my ears to help Andrew mix the final song for the extra songs from the ‘I’m With You’ sessions. I’d like to apologize for getting a bit behind schedule with these releases. After my foot injury, it was hard to get off my arse durning our breaks from tour. I apologize. I’d like to take a moment and publicly thank Andrew Scheps for all of his wonderful work on these songs. It’s been a wonderful experience that I’m very grateful for. Thank you to Andrew…and everyone who worked on ‘I’m With You.’ As there is one more show in the ‘I’m With You’ tour, I’d also like to thank everyone, everywhere who came to see us play. It’s an honour for me. [x]
JOSH KLINGHOFFER YOU SEXY MOTHERFUCKER