My muse is not a horse and I am in no horse race and if indeed she was, still I would not harness her to this tumbrel - this bloody cart of severed heads and glittering prizes. My muse may spook! May bolt! May abandon me completely!
… post-techno electronic dance music is increasingly being annexed to the whitest ever white worlds of stadium rock, post-industrial culture and sound art, a deleterious process that further isolates it from its origins in postwar African-American culture. For one thing, you can’t actually dance to much of this stuff anymore. The act and art of dancing have been rendered null and void by the music’s devolution into Skrillex-like festival bangers or liminal electronica. This is significant because dancing, in case anyone needed reminding, was once a key function of the music, a crucial component in a dynamic and inclusive feedback loop. Taking it out of that loop has implications for the music’s social dynamic and by extension its racial, sexual and economic dynamics too.
The worst thing that can happen is when you’re loved and loved and then abused and abused, and there are no rules, and the rules keep changing, and you can never do right, but then all of a sudden they’re kissing you. That’s the most crazy-making behavioral modification there is. And that’s what Carlos specialized in; he was not stupid.
Teenage girls are receiving a message: “If you want to be worthy of love, you have to be worthy of sexual desire. Today, the definition of sexual desire equals being like a pornstar…”
Piracy is not a people problem. It’s a service problem. A problem created by an industry that portrays innovation as a threat to their antique recipe to collect value. It seems to everyone that they just don’t care.
But people do.
Most of all, I listen really quietly. When you’ve been doing this job for a while, you tend to listen at such a low volume that in order for it to hit you in the face, you have to really push it… Listening at low volumes prevents fatigue and you can hear better what’s going on. When you turn things up, after a while all your moves become a smear. So when you’re doing really critical moves, do them at a low level.
RJD2’s Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers
some wise words at the end!
Stephen Wolfram’s Introduction to the Wolfram Language
I’m officially naming this award season “the year stars stopped giving a fuck”
Bwahahaha! I love how the reporter loses her shit!
Objectification is hot when it’s negotiated… when it brings an inner part of the bottom out, but there’s a gray area… and this cameraman was no where near it!
If you haven’t seen it, check out the TED talk about objectification that I had posted a year ago!