A new documentary will be released this spring about cranky, erudite Magnetic Fields mastermind Stephin Merritt. Directors Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara (ofChickfactor magazine) shot the as-yet-untitled film over ten years, chronicling Merritt’s career and personal life, neither of which he’s been particularly eager to discuss in interviews.
“This song is Copyrighted in U.S. under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without permission will be mighty good friends of ours cause we don’t give a darn. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”—Woody Guthrie (via wreckandsalvage and whitneymcn) (via newspeedwayboogie)
“I do not know what I appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on a seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.”—Sir Issac Newton