I’ve been cool with you
The sooner you admit it I will too
New Year’s Resolution - Camera Obscura
We have been looking for god
through the windows of the bus
but have seen only red-tails declaring
their hunting ground.
In the fog, it is easier
to pretend the glass in our cheek is a diamond,
old coal made precious
from the pressures
of being a body inside a body.
In a cabin in Humboldt
we wrote a list on the ceiling
of all the whatfors then hopped
the next train.
Now our fathers get Botox
for medical reasons. Let us all get safe
for a minute. If we cannot promise to be good
we can at least insist
on the strength of our smallest most locomotive
"Justine" - Julia Stone
- The Big Idea 6: Carl Hart by Suzanne Kovan for The Rumpus
An interview with Carl Hart, a neuroscientist, about drugs and their perceived addictiveness, and how racism plays a lot into how drugs are portrayed in the media.
- How Do I Let Go of Feeling Sexually Unattractive? by Heather Corinna for Scarleteen
“In a lot of ways, the question ‘Why is [whoever] attracted to them?’ is like asking, ‘Why on earth would they like tangerines?’ Everyone’s going to have a different answer, and often, someone won’t even be able to say why they feel the way they do, either about a person they’re turned on by, nor about tangerines and why they like them, hate them, or feel apathetic about them.”
- Fear and Loathing in Singapore by Fikri Alkhatib for Autostraddle
Fikri’s search for a community where her sexuality, feminism, race, religion can intersect: “I’m starting my community small now, with the people I know, the people they know, and the occasional person off the internet. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible, and we need – no, deserve – to be so much more than alone.”
I’ve started a new tumblr! Where I’m actually going to post things! Sometmes!
Here’s a commonplace: just like in a marriage, bands are inscrutable to the people outside of them; just like in a marriage, bands end sometimes for inexplicable reasons; just like in a marriage, they sometimes endure long past when we think they will (because, perhaps, one player is dedicated, single-mindedly, to continuity), just like in a marriage, in a band, your intentions, for the most part, are for shit. The good part about being in a band is the part that involves playing together. Sometimes this is the only good part. Every other part of it is hard and requires that you be selfless, that you withstand decisions that seem counterproductive to you, that you watch as the politics take place, endangering the enterprise, that you lose yourself, again and again and again, to gain the whole.– Rick Moody, The Rumpus
Art piece William Schaff made for Jason Molina
"It’s a beautiful land, but filled with dark spots. When you find yourself in one remember you have friends, protectors, art & music to navigate to brighter roads."
"Flowers In My Garden" - Johnny Flynn
To write in a journal is to consciously or unconsciously acknowledge the corrosive capabilities of time. Journal writing is an act of mummification: one embalms the present in expectation of a future hunger for remembrance.– Hannah Kingsley-Ma, The Rumpus
"Northern Lights" - Allo Darlin