OH MY GOD.
Further to the stereo thing, also not sure I could appreciate a high-end set up. After too many years of loud concerts my hearing is about as robust as my liver.
Stuck between an age old quandary of mine regarding home stereo. I’ve always wanted to have an audiophile quality set up in some room where I can just disappear and listen to music and watch the tubes glow. I of course lack the cash (and room) to make that a reality. And then I think about it more and realize that I’ve never met anyone with that much stereo and thought “wow, I really appreciate the effort that went into this. This guy definitely doesn’t suck.” Stereo equip for better or worse seems to really ride that line between the aesthete and the crass consumer.
This recent recurrence also coincides with watching Only Lovers Left Alive this weekend and my desire to disappear into a rabbit hole of minutia. Or art. Or an ubran wasteland.
Relationship of Command is my want to burn the world down, happy place music.
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
Football, slowly taking over America, license plate by license plate.
If you own better, or have glimpsed one in the parking lot of your local Target, we want to see photos!
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Reblog for Hull City love in Missouri!
The best thing to happen to a Jeff Koons exhibit/retrospective that I can remember. Seriously, Koons is everything that is wrong with art as an institution.
Love “Da Man Wit the Chips” but Jameila White is the new “Protest MVP.” #staywoke #trill
More power to her.
— Malcolm X (via warriorsrise)
"Q. In the latest civil disorder, there seems to have been a more permissive attitude on the part of the police, much less reliance on firearms to stop looters as compared with last summer when there was such an orgy of shooting by the police and the National Guard.
BALDWIN: I’m sorry, the story isn’t in yet, and furthermore, I don’t believe what I read in the newspapers. I object to the term “looters” because I wonder who is looting whom, baby.
Q. How would you define somebody who smashes in the window of a television store and takes what he wants?
BALDWIN: Before I get to that, how would you define somebody who puts a cat where he is and takes all the money out of the ghetto where he makes it? Who is looting whom? Grabbing off the TV set? He doesn’t really want the TV set. He’s saying screw you. It’s just judgment, by the way, on the value of the TV set. He doesn’t want it. He wants to let you know he’s there. The question I’m trying to raise is a very serious question. The mass media-television and all the major news agencies-endlessly use that word “looter”. On television you always see black hands reaching in, you know. And so the American public concludes that these savages are trying to steal everything from us, And no one has seriously tried to get where the trouble is. After all, you’re accusing a captive population who has been robbed of everything of looting. I think it’s obscene. “
~ Baldwin, Esquire, July 1968. From the reprinted full interview.
& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism
Protesters stop the few people trying to loot two stores. Friday night in Ferguson, about 1:15-1:35AM.