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February 1st, 2012

ten songs that saved your life » MIKE KELLEY

ten songs that saved your life » MIKE KELLEY
February 1st, 2012

fette: Bas Jan Ader, I’m too sad to tell you, 1971, one-channel…



fette:

Bas Jan Ader, I’m too sad to tell you, 1971, one-channel video.

If I have been able, without scandalizing anybody, to enter cesspools, to handle putrid substances, to spend part of my time in refuse dumps, and to live, as it were, in places that the majority of men would close off as degraded and disgusting, why should I blush to open a cesspool of another kind (a cesspool filthier, I assure you, than all the rest), in the reasonable hope of doing some good by examining it in all its aspects?

Mike Kelley. 1954-2012.

Absolutely devastated, and selfishly mourning years of art unmade.

More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid.

February 1st, 2012

“The commodity is emotion. What’s being bought and…



“The commodity is emotion. What’s being bought and sold is emotion.”

February 1st, 2012

permanentwave: Prada Spring Summer 2012 Campaign!  OH YES! A…



permanentwave:

Prada Spring Summer 2012 Campaign!  OH YES! A little rockabilly, muscle car, Motor City vibe all mixed with a soundtrack featuring Sleigh Bells and Ariel Pink.  We are in love with this collection as well as this ad campaign.  Absolute perfection!  We must have those flame stilettos!

I honestly can’t tell if this is awesome, ironic, evidence of being hacked, or all three. I can’t wear heels but I want flames on everything.

February 1st, 2012

Thinking about the chronic feminist crisis over presentation and representation, ranging from porn…

Thinking about the chronic feminist crisis over presentation and representation, ranging from porn to Madonna to shaving to “Love the Way You Lie” and LDR and Sybil Branson. It might just boil down to not getting the difference between description and prescription, which, if that could be understood, might lead to fewer “OMG RIHANNA THINKS ABUSE IS SEXAY” and “TAYLOR SWIFT IS COMING FOR YOUR FEMINISMS” panics and maybe some plain honest “I don’t get it” or “I don’t like it” instead of “This is bad for you/art/the womyns/the world, let me tell you why” which is revolting and boring. Also, frothing that a woman can’t be “a bad girl who’s also a good girl,” is just as ridiculous as saying a woman has to be either a bad girl or a good girl. No really it is. REALLY IT IS.

Seems like people will go to the mat to fight for a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have a baby, but those same women can’t be trusted to listen to the right record, or to listen to records right, or to be a woman right.

Bonus question: Which female singer wrote about wearing black satin, showering the world with pink, a lover who’s even better than champagne, and how much she loves her husband?

A. Katy Perry

B. Jessica Simpson

C. Tori Amos

D. Avril Lavigne

February 1st, 2012

negationparty: I cannot conceive the necessity for God to love me, when I feel so clearly that…

negationparty:

I cannot conceive the necessity for God to love me, when I feel so clearly that even with human beings affection for me can only be a mistake. But I can easily imagine that he loves that perspective of creation which can only be seen from the point where I am. But I act as a screen.

I must withdraw so that he may see it. I must withdraw so that God may make contact with the beings whom chance places in my path and whom he loves. It is tactless for me to be there. It is as though I were placed between two lovers or two friends. I am not the maiden who awaits her betrothed, but the unwelcome third who is with two betrothed lovers and ought to go away so that they can really be together.

If only I knew how to disappear there would be a perfect union of love between God and the earth I tread, the sea I hear  …
What do the energy, the gifts, etc. which are in me matter? I always have enough of them to disappear.

May I disappear in order that those things that I see may become perfect in their beauty from the very fact that they are no longer things that I see.

Simone Weil - Gravity & Grace

i know i blogged this before (and won’t shut the fuck up about simone weil) but my identification with it still hurts incredibly (if you haven’t noticed: I Feel Very Very Bad and don’t actually know how to reach out to fix it)

February 1st, 2012

"I would like to see more women who are unafraid to admit to being vain, insecure, materialistic,…"

“I would like to see more women who are unafraid to admit to being vain, insecure, materialistic, desperate for love, immature, into cuteness and beauty, sexually submissive, unempowered… And yet are also intelligent, self-aware, and curious and this sort of thing, and are acknowledge to be all of those things without it being see as an inconsolable contradiction.”

- Oh, you will never guess who said this about who! Circle even more complete.
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February 1st, 2012

so-treu: nothing like reading music criticism to remember why i stopped reading music criticism.

so-treu:

nothing like reading music criticism to remember why i stopped reading music criticism.