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Jun 17
“And so despite my esteem for the high challenge of writing, for the reach of the writerly life, it’s not something anyone actually wants me to do. The American mind has made that very clear, it has said: ‘Be a specialised something — fill your head with the zeitgeist, with the technical — and we’ll write your ticket.’” Why are programmers paid so much, and writers paid so little? (via millionsmillions)

Reading this shit made me ill and reminded why I detest capitalism so much

(via whopays)


Jan 19

Jan 3
“You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious, I am a painter. I am simply I am…You are a shit.”

Frida Kahlo in a letter to Diego Rivera. (via rattking)

lofl. blessed be those who’ve had a love like this

(via noldarling)


Jul 23
READING MATERIAL:
earlier this month Frank mag released their DOOM curated issue for free. i spent most of two weeks ago reading it, and it’s the best music writing I’ve read in a LONG time. Not only are the history and trajectory of DOOM’s career covered, but DOOM’s artistic process, and how other individuals/artists/hip hoppers were part of developing and documenting that process speak on it. It’s as much about DOOM as it is about how hip hop culture existed into the late 90s and early aughts (even some touches on Hip Hop in the 80s). Though most of the material related to his discography speaks either of only Operation: DOOMsday or Madvilliany, THE WHOLE issue is worth every minute of your time. There is great art within the pages, classic DOOM rap quotes, and Prince Paul, Jeneiro Jarrel, Masta Ace, and DOOM himself all get interviewed. Their is also some nice musings on the use of masks throughout various cultures in history, and the mythology around super heroes and villains in America. The whole issue just feels centered, well thought out, and original… kind of how Wax Poetics use to be.
DOOM, a GOAT

READING MATERIAL:

earlier this month Frank mag released their DOOM curated issue for free. i spent most of two weeks ago reading it, and it’s the best music writing I’ve read in a LONG time. Not only are the history and trajectory of DOOM’s career covered, but DOOM’s artistic process, and how other individuals/artists/hip hoppers were part of developing and documenting that process speak on it. It’s as much about DOOM as it is about how hip hop culture existed into the late 90s and early aughts (even some touches on Hip Hop in the 80s). Though most of the material related to his discography speaks either of only Operation: DOOMsday or Madvilliany, THE WHOLE issue is worth every minute of your time. There is great art within the pages, classic DOOM rap quotes, and Prince Paul, Jeneiro Jarrel, Masta Ace, and DOOM himself all get interviewed. Their is also some nice musings on the use of masks throughout various cultures in history, and the mythology around super heroes and villains in America. The whole issue just feels centered, well thought out, and original… kind of how Wax Poetics use to be.

DOOM, a GOAT


Apr 20
“I think storytellers—first and foremost—must pledge their loyalty to the narrative as it comes to them. I don’t believe in creating characters out of a desire to please your audience or even to promote an ostensible social good. I think good writing is essentially a selfish act—story-tellers are charged with crafting the narrative they want to see.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the controversy surrounding race in HBO’s Girls. (via theatlantic)

not even the best quote from another great piece by Ta-Nehisi muthafucn Coates


Apr 13

Jan 14

Scientific Racism

shitmystudentswrite:

Scientific Racism is when someone is against your beliefs scientificaly. Including medically and scientificly.

Jan 13

Kuntian philosophy

shitmystudentswrite:

If your girlfriend were to ask Kant how she looked, Kant would be a cunt and say ‘You do not look good’ instead of lying.

as it should be, no?


Dec 30

Mac vs. PC

shitmystudentswrite:

PC is a old gay, who wears traditional and formal. Mac is a young gay, who looks modern and informal. On the other side, Mac is lighter than PC, because the old gay is fatter than young gay. In conclusion, APPLE used this form of comparison to show the benefits of Mac.


Oct 28

Study abroad

shitmystudentswrite:

Occasionally she and I would fornicate in various positions and teach each other the sexual culture of our two nations.


Oct 10

Traditions passed down through generations

shitmystudentswrite:

My grandma loves cock on Sunday afternoons and I like to watch when she does!

0_o


Sep 30

one last thing I wrote

agrammar:

… is a quick vague question about the fungibility of Radiohead’s skill, which totally seems to have baffled and angered the first few commenters.

Let me put this as plainly as possible, when it comes to writing about music in depth, Nitsuh is the ONLY head I really respect. I don’t always agree with him, but it’s level headed, insightful and doesn’t monger to trends and youth obsession like other paid writers with great skills and shitty taste or mediocre talent and good taste.

either way this article is worth the click for this line alone:

a Radiohead concert is the only place in the world I have ever seen young, well-dressed white guys standing around with hand-lettered cardboard signs and begging for something.


LOL.

lastly, hearing them on Colbert confirmed what I thought to be true about The King of Limbs, that the album would sound much better live. 


Aug 9

May 22

Apr 17

It’s very easy to understand The Weekend’s appeal: sex, drugs, electronic blues, and very chic photography. They have entered the continuum that began with Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak and has seen Mr. Hudson’s Straight No Chaser and Cudi’s work add to the “lineage”. Ye’s frigid ode to a woman and death became a critical polemic that has influenced the last 3 years of music for better and worse. It’s cold, stark, addiction to bare-bone melody and solipsistic yearning encapsulates much of the isolation and detachment “generation Y” seems to express and indulge / revel in.

Yet, 808s always struck me as music in process (incomplete), that was in debt to a greatly stripped down version of Portishead, Massive Attack and Esthero. I always felt if Kanye did the collectivist thing on 808s that he did with MBDTF, it would have been just as epic and monumental. Therefore it isn’t without a bit of irony that Esthero producer Doc Martin produced House of Balloons. Sonic accents, harmonies, bridges and breakdowns are added to the 808s template. The sound builds, forms and moves like the clouds of an in coming rainstorm and creates very rich moods. It’s a better indicator of where this “oontz” electro&B could go.

Conversely while other singers have got by with worse shops than The Weekend’s lead man, he/they leave much to be desired. Cringe worthy lines that are sung with a sense of aloofness, and “I really don’t know what to do with myself” don’t resonate with me personally. Also the gratuitous and misplaced use of nigga and fuck sends me to the uglier spaces of “R&B Thugisms”. It’s a lyrical and sonic tension that at-times creates exceptional moments like “Wicked Games” and “Coming Down”, but mostly suffers from pretention and a lack of editing. Seriously most of these songs don’t need to be 5-7 minutes long. While no one has yet to create an album that executes 808s idea effectively, its influence is making for some damn good songs.

Above is the most lively track on House of Balloons, the Siouxie & The Banshees cover “House of Balloons/Glass Table”. This track will def get burn from me for some days to come.

CARA7881


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