Actual problems with feminism
- excluding POC, mogai, disabled and especially trans women
- ignoring issues that do not involve the U.S
- not realizing that feminism is for women to realize that they can do what they want and thrashing women who are feminine or wear religious attire
Not problems of feminism
- one teenage girl saying she hates men because 5 men catcalled her while walking home from school
New York: The Bowery; entrance to 5 cent restaurant. C.1905.
I dream of opening a place like this
johndarnielle I swear to whatever applicable diety that if you open a place like this in downtown Durham—and I mean DOWNTOWN Durham, like, across from the Pinhook—I will quit my job and begin whatever work necessary to turn that bank on the corner of W. Main and Mangum into the John Darnielle House of Worship, Lollygagging and Other Bitchin’ Shit.
Nickel Creek performing a Tiny Desk concert live for NPR Music.
"Rest Of My Life"
"21st Of May"
"Elephant In The Corn"
lol thile has braces what a dork
I feel like it’s not about the music anymore—it’s about how many friends you have on Facebook and your Instagram pictures. I hate that. I feel so bad for the talented new bands that are working so hard, and they have to fight with these monsters where it’s all about the appearance, the way you look, the amount of posts you did this month. I don’t want to be a part of that—going to a festival and taking a selfie on stage and all the EDM shit. I feel like it’s such bad publicity for music and for true artists, and I’ll try to fight as hard as I can to not be like that.
And suddenly I have a respect for m83 that I never had before. Solid.
YO LET ME TELL YOU SOME COOL SHIT ABOUT ANTHONY GONZALEZ FROM M83
I interviewed him in 2011 in advance of his Moogfest performance, right around the time that his last LP came out. Well, Moogfest rolls around and I’m in some doofy exclusive lounge by myself (free burritos and beer were there, thus, I was there), and who walks in but Mr. M83 himself? I introduced myself, and we hit it off. We chatted for maybe close to an hour about things like the Occupy movement (him being French, he was curious about it), income inequality in the US and more. Dude’s super smart. Even if you don’t like his music, he Gets It. He was genuinely engaged and had interesting things to say himself. Seriously one of the best musician encounters I’ve had.
"He told us, ‘you might have a record deal. If you change the name.’"
THIS IS AWESOME
Me on the low
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
And she was the muse for the majority of the important creatives of that era, from Hemingway to Picasso to Dior.
She’s one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, and yet I didn’t know about her until my early twenties.
she is the COOLEST
Rodney Hines, aka “The No Hand King”