No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience…I sometimes try my acquaintances by such tests as this;—who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee? Most behave as if they believed that their prospects for life would be ruined if they should do it. It would be easier for them to hobble to town with a broken leg than with a broken pantaloon.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. Could you, in such a case, tell surely of any company of civilized men, which belonged to the most respected class?
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes…
We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveller’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
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This is not a usual post, but I’m a huge fan of this artist.
Wanna go to a cheap show by an artist almost unheard of by your friends? Tuesday, July 19, Jeremy Messersmith, an independent artist from Minneapolis (the most hipster city in the US) is playing a show at The Satellite in Silver Lake.
Being relatively underground, he has gained some exposure by having his song “A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard” featured on an episode of NBC’s Chuck and being one of the first independent, unsigned artists to reach the top 10 albums on iTunes and being named in the top 10 albums of 2010 by NPR.
Stream the album here:
More details to come on his Facebook page. Also, go to his Bandcamp page for a pay-what-you-like download of all of his albums!