“'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick.”
— Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)
7:52 pm • 29 June 2014 • 17,956 notes
“5. Saturday I sat on the floor in front of a great big window in my living room. I sat in the middle of a patch of sunlight. I read poems by Pablo Neruda aloud to myself. I sipped ginger tea. I stuffed slices of freshly cut mango into my mouth and let the my fingers get sticky enough that I had to suck on them a bit before I could use them to turn the page. There are times when I feel safe and absolutely IN my body. Times when the sun can reach me without overwhelming me with its heat and I can speak love into existence on the tail of sliced fruit. Sometimes, a mango is home and the smell of ginger can bleed you out.
Sometimes the feel of your mouth around your fingers is a reminder: This is mine. This is mine. This is only for me.”
— Now, You see Me: 5 Things (6/29/14), by Ashley Ford (via katiecoyle)
7:51 pm • 29 June 2014 • 161 notes
I finally started watching Season 2 of Orange is the New Black and one of the inmates said she was from Muskegon, Michigan, and pointed to her hand, and I immediately yelped, “THAT’S NOT WHERE MUSKEGON IS.” I realize that this is probably the least consequential inaccuracy of this show but it’s the only thing I have expertise in, the geographic homography of Michigan and hands.
4:18 pm • 28 June 2014 • 6 notes
The Tall Calm, by Sara Renberg
10 track album
Today’s the day! My first record is out! You can stream it or buy it online here. You can also buy it on cassette (with a digital download code!)
It’s so exciting for it to be finally out in the world.
If you live in Portland come to my backyard tonight at 8 p.m.for a celebration, with music by Lucia Fasano, Letters, and me! (Message me for details.)
11:38 am • 20 June 2014 • 6 notes
How to Talk to Your Cat About Evolution. After a successful campaign for cat gun safety, the American Association of Patriots are back; this time working to dispel the myth of evolution.
very important zines
1:32 pm • 13 June 2014 • 6 notes
“You have these long periods of what appears to be stasis, in which nothing’s happening, but those moments are charged with possibility and expectation. There is the mental game that’s going on between the pitcher and the batter, or what the situation is — where the runners are, or how you’re playing the batter, anticipating the pitch, the type, the location. There are all these levels of detail — really more than you can possibly take in; you can’t be aware of everything that’s going on in a baseball game at the same time. So for me, it’s about paying attention; it’s about awareness. And to me, that’s what music is about, also.”
John Luther Adams, composer
via NYTimes http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/sports/baseball/with-composers-mindset-john-luther-adams-obsesses-over-baseball.html?smid%3D=tw-nytsports&_r=0&referrer=
12:20 pm • 4 June 2014 • 40 notes
GUYS my record is going to be released on Antiquated Future Records on June 20th, with both a cassette and online release.
It was recorded by Ephriam Nagler at Dub Narcotic Studio up in Olympia, WA. I played all the instruments on the record, including: guitar, bass, drums, piano, synths, organ, …typewriter. Martha Grover made the rad cover art.
I’m so proud of this record and I’m excited for you all to hear it.
2:15 pm • 28 May 2014 • 2 notes
“I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructive but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world.”
- Chris Kraus, I Love Dick.
This is why that’s still true.
3:51 pm • 1 May 2014 • 76 notes