Here is an article by a guy who never learned how have a meaningful music experience on the internet and refuses to entertain the possibility that this is his own fault
indiexmusic: In Our Babylon will wrap you up in awesomeness.
ahhhhhhh what is this where did it come from
I have been away too long
An informal poll of my twitter followers informs me that no one would care if I resurrect this blog as a food blog instead of starting a whole new one for the new subject, so hi! This blog you probably forgot you were following is all about food now. There might still be music posts from time to time, or I might stop updating altogether after two weeks (most likely outcome). You are, of course, encouraged to unfollow at any time if any of this bothers you. Cool? Cool.
ONTO THE FOOD. The grocery store next to my work has started stocking eggnog, which, together with the cold weather and the imminent approach of Thanksgiving (SO SOON. AHHH) put me in the mood for eggnog like whoa. This grocery store did not have any soy nog next to all its various eggy/milky nogs, though, which got me thinking a) “You know what, soy nog is always like $5 or $6 anyway, fuck that noise” and b) “You know, I bet I could make a better nog than Silk does…”
Yesterday I found out there is a Santigold song that features Karen O. Sometimes the world is a really wonderful place.
Music I am listening to that you should listen to too -> BAILIFF
Since January of this year, I’ve been following with interest the evolving story of a group of young women on the other side of the world. The punk feminist group Pussy Riot immediately captured my attention and my heart with their bold “flash concerts” in public spaces, their unapologetically pro-feminist and anti-fascist politics and their brightly colored dresses and balaclavas. I’ve had some experience with performing anonymously and I loved the concept that these women embodied: Pussy Riot is above all else an idea. If one member is captured, another woman will don the balaclava and take her fallen comrade’s place in line.
That idea is now being put to the test. Pussy Riot dared to publicly challenge not only the established symbol of patriarchal power in Russia (the Russian Orthodox Church) but the seat of military and political power itself: the Putin government. And they did it in an audacious, thrilling, punk rock way. In doing so, they risked everything - perhaps more than they could have imagined at the time. Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29 stand accused of participating in that performance and all three are now paying a huge price. They have been held in prison since March and are now awaiting trial on charges that could result in sentences of up to seven more years behind bars.
I’ve signed the Amnesty International petition to protest the detention of these ladies. I’ve raised a few dollars to help support their legal defense team. I’ve performed a song I wrote for them and talked about their plight in various cities in the US and Canada as I’ve been on tour. I’ve Tweeted, Facebooked and Tumbled endlessly about Pussy Riot and yet part of me knows that the fate of these brave women is beyond my control. They are being made an example of what happens to anyone who dares to challenge authority in a repressive, authoritarian society. This is the real reason why Pussy Riot matters. If we truly support Pussy Riot, then we need to show the world that we absolutely refuse to learn from this particular example. Instead, we will pick up the colorful balaclava, put it on and take our place in line. We will not learn to give up and accept defeat!
Certain truths in life need to be screamed out loud. Not all superheroes wear masks and capes. Some of them wear brightly colored balaclavas. The women are currently on a hunger strike and for that reason I urgently ask you to please help. Spread the word, sign the Amnesty International petition and show your support in any way you can.
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Need a ride to this or else I can’t go :|
don’t have any fresh followers on my list but my follower count just went up…? oh tumblr