Prepared Harp Piece
Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom doing a prepared harp piece for WFMU Radio.

it’s the 3 stages of me watching beyoncé’s vma medley repeatedly

hoekage:

the main thing i look forward to in life is raising dogs w/ someone i love

nighthaunting:

124:

rock fan: rap sucks, they don’t talk about anything that matters
the beatles: I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo goo joob

I get a lot of hate for pointing this out to people I know, but the Beatles are literally one of the first ‘boybands’ to be produced by the music industry in the vein that would later produce the Backstreet Boys and One Direction.

They were literally given matching haircuts and little boots and marketed aggressively in the same ‘girls love them, so cool, so trendy’ way that comparable groups are marketed now. They had an entire film that they spent ‘running’ from fans, trying to get to ‘the gig’, and making fun of ‘stuffy older people’ who didn’t ‘recognize them’. If that doesn’t ring any bells of the ’90s boyband phenomena’ marketing techniques then it should, because the formula that was so successful for them with the Beatles has been repeated ad nauseam ever since they figured out how well it worked.

Beatlemania, re-framed in the context of a time when there were few avenues to consume media outside of the mainstream (remember there were many radio stations but only three television channels)—unlike in the modern day, when the internet allows a person to peruse any genre or era of media in a much wider breadth and scope than anything available at that time—begins to look suspiciously like a very aggressive image-based marketing campaign. Which it was.

Furthermore, at the time the Beatles were gaining popularity, they had a fanbase much like modern boybands. Teenaged girls and young women being a large, if not the largest portion of their fanbase, and much like the modern day, they were treated with dismissal by other aspects of the same industry they were functioning in as those aspects tried to appeal to male audiences. (I bring up the famous line in Goldfinger where Sean Connery’s Bond equates un-chilled champagne to ‘listening to the Beatles without earmuffs’.)

The fact that in the modern day, the really ‘die hard’ Beatles fans I have encountered have all been A) men, B) incredibly dismissive of modern music as being ‘all rap and boybands’, C) constantly trying to defend the Beatles as ‘great artists’ and ‘really profound’, is one of the great ironies of time and marketing.

honestly feeling so attacked right now

honestly feeling so attacked right now

oscar worthy


Rihanna Elle UK Outtake #1

Rihanna Elle UK Outtake #1

what is up with people and nudes!!!!! honestly if you want to see any part of the human anatomy just google it ya freak stop trying to see people’s naked bodies w/o their consent what the fuck!!!! is wrong!!!!! with everyone’s ass!!!!!

jean-luc-gohard:

So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.

i made björk’s #iconic debut cover :}

audacitymadethequeen:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The True Trayvon Martin

  • He didn’t eat pork bc his father didn’t. Once his uncle fixed pork chops; they smelled so good,he called them “beef chops” & ate 1.
  • He was passionate about aviation.
  • When he volunteered at a soup kitchen for. The first time, he was astounded by the US hunger crisis.
  • He loved his little cousins birthday parties. Even as a teen, he wasn’t too cool for Chuck E. Cheese.
  • He was modest about saving his father from dying in a house fire. His father called him his best friend bc of it.
  • Hoodies made *him* feel safe. Like so many teens (and adults), he wore them as a protective shell, a security garment.
  • He called his dad, “My ol’ boy.” Lord, how he loved his dad.
  • When folks wanted to tease him, they said, “Boy, you too skinny to take a breath.” And he’d just smile.
  • If he wanted to hang out with his cousins and they had chores, he helped so they could finish faster.
  • His uncle said they never had to ask him to do something twice.
  • At 17, he was still into BMX bikes. He could cat-walk wheelie.
  • The tattoo on his wrist read, “Sybrina.”
  • The tattoo on his chest read, “Cora” — his grandmother’s name.
  • I’m going to stop here. But just claim one of these memories I tweeted. Carry part of this boy with you, write him on your heart.
  • Write the beautiful details of all the black children you meet on your heart. That’s where they’ll be safest.
  • I feel like this stuff is important.

All facts about Trayvon are from this Esquire article.

I will never forget Trayvon. Never.

davidbyrne:

apparently elephants can understand pointing so i need everyone all over the world to start pointing towards me so elephants come visit me B)

i don’t remember writing this post but i don’t think you guys are trying hard enough :/ point harder!!

A message from Anonymous
i love love love your comments !! especially the ones about boys and their egos :)) please continue writing more !

god this message is adorable you’re so cute!! thank you :^)

you know when you accidentally inflate a male’s ego and you feel u have done an evil deed in the world & need spiritual cleansing