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    I blame the internet for robbing young people of their awkward phase. You should not be beasting on fashion blogs and out-dressing your mentors; you should be wearing Tommy Hilfiger overalls and fighting acne!
  • Quote Of The Day

    "Most of the writing we do is actually a performance of stuckness. It is a record of where we got stuck on a question for long enough to do some research and write out the whole knot until the original passion and curiosity that made us want to try to say something about something got so detailed, buried, encrypted, and diluted that the energetic and risk-taking impulse became sealed and delivered in the form of a defense against thinking any more about it. Along the way, something might have happened to the scene the question stood for: or not." -- Lauren Berlant

Bodega Vendetta “Freak Love”

I am officially breaking (nearly) a YEAR of silence! Ta-da! Did you miss me? The feelings are mutual. Fear not, I come with a sonic offering to make up for my absence. I have been working on a mix with my friend, Marcus (#GoWes) inspired by “Cuffing Season“. As with any creative output, there is … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said: Rainer Maria Rilke

“For the sake of a few lines one must see many cities, men and things. One must know the animals, one must feel how the birds fly and know the gesture with which the small flowers open in the morning. One must be able to think back to roads in unknown regions, to unexpected meetings … Continue reading

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The Making of Act II

“Ladies and gentlemen, love is the only thing that can save us all” — Jay Elect

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For Those Who Have Burned, For Those Still Aflame!

There is no destination other than towards another refuge from yet another war. Our destination is fixed on the perpetual motion of search. Fixed in its perpetual exile.” – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha *all photos re-blogged from >>> In pictures: Anger in Egypt via Al Jazeera

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Heroes Eventually Die: Lauryn Hill and “Us”

“Even the sun goes down, heroes eventually die Horoscopes often lie and sometimes “y” Nothin’ is for sure, nothin’ is for certain, nothin’ lasts forever But until they close the curtain it’s him & I Aquemini..” — Outkast excerpted from Aquemini To worship Lauryn Hill is to miss the point entirely. The impulse to glorify her … Continue reading

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The Triumph of James Blake

“All I know about music is that not many people hear it. And even then, on the rare occasion when something opens within, and the music enters, what we mainly hear, or hear corroborated, are personal, private, vanishing evocations. But the man who creates the music is hearing something else, is dealing with the roar rising … Continue reading

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MC Killers. Milk & Serial. Get It? Forget It.

My view is aerial Your crew inferior My crew imperial Mc Killers Milk & Serial Get it? Forget it. You’ll still be connecting the dots with smoking holes in your fitted Those that got it be all at the shows throwing fits The light from the dynasty sign froze all of the critics and nary … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said: Tazio Secchiaroli

“We photographers were all poor starving devils and they had it all — money, fame, posh hotels. The doormen and porters in the grand hotels gave us information, tips — you could call it the fellowship of the proletariat” – Tazio Secchiaroli 1958

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