My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-10-25) →
The Replacements (18) Wilco (17) The Beatles (10) Modest Mouse (9) The Strokes (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
by Kay Ryan Everything contains some silence. Noise gets its zest from the small shark’s-tooth shaped fragments of rest angled in it. An hour of city holds maybe a minute of these remnants of a time when silence reigned, compact and dangerous as a shark. Sometimes a bit of a tail or fin can still be sensed in parks.
It is thus that a few rare lucid well-disposed people who have had to struggle...– -Antonin Artaud, Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society
Solitude is fine. But you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.– -Balzac
“Your complicity will not protect you from the patriarchy and its many manifestations when it/they decide you step out of line. Which they will, no matter how hard you try to conform and abide by their rules. Because until women are allowed to exist and do their own thing free from constant reminders of their proper place, none of us are safe, none of us are free. Having each others backs,...
I Wonder, The Willowz
To see ourselves as rational beings is the epitome of irrationality.– -psychobabble: Economists are Irrational: What are free-market economists thinking? (Psychology Today) (via brocatus) (via slantback)(via morningbell)
But in all likelihood, you’re going to keep doing the same old things. You’ll...– Elizabeth Wurtzel, More, Now, Again (via jennabee). (via longwinter) (via align) (via sleepanddream) (via opalinefeather)
The No Child Left Behind Act made it possible for... →
“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a...
When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a...– -Sinclair Lewis, 1935
retropop: Harvest Moon, Neil Young because...
The idea is to produce things that are as strange and mysterious to you as the...– -Brian Eno
Conversations with Other Women
Man: If I told you I still loved you, that I always loved you, that I loved you to distraction, would you leave him?
This poem is the poem I am writing because we aren’t speaking, and it is making...– — Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (via opalinefeather)
“Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties — all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name’s Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion — these are the places (for me)...
When we talk about rape as something that happens to 1 in 6 women, it is...– -Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced « Kate Harding’s Shapely Prose (from the comments) (via clingtomymouth) (via bmckinney)
adambanks: Things I Don’t Remember, Ugly...
by Charles Bukowski he hooked to the body hard took it well and loved to fight had seven in a row and a small fleck over one eye, and then he met a kid from Camden with arms thin as wires— it was a good one, the safe lions roared and threw money; they were both up and down many times, but he lost that one and he lost the rematch in which neither of them fought at all, hanging on to each other like...
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when...– -Oscar Wilde (via kari-shma)
“A man once asked me - it is true that it was at the end of a very good dinner, and the compliment conveyed may have been due to that circumstance - how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had...
It seems to me that man’s inclination toward light, toward brightness, is very...– -John Cheever, New York Times Book Review, 1977 (via beautifulordinaire)
excitablehonky: I Can’t Win, The Strokes
I could spend my whole life prying loose the secrets of the insane. These people...– -Andre Breton, Le Manifeste du Surréalisme
Fascism is capitalism plus murder.– -Upton Sinclair (via feastingonroadkill: lindaboucher) (via vruz)
An Afternoon at the Beach
by Edgar Bowers I’ll go among the dead to see my friend. The place I leave is beautiful: the sea Repeats the winds’ far swell in its long sound, And, there beside it, houses solemnly Shine with the modest courage of the land, While swimmers try the verge of what they see. I cannot go, although I should pretend Some final self whose phantom eye could see Him who because he is not cannot change....