Japanese Rock N Roll Teens, 1964
Briony Morrow-Cribbs “Nine Banded Armadillo” 12” x 18” Hand-Tinted Etching, 2009
Why is this song so so so so so good? My mood and productivity just spiked like 400%. Big Youth!
My old roommate Matt Howard tells a story about horses, teenage boys, his boys ranch and the power of natural horsemanship. Respect.
Child’s drawing from the Spanish Civil War
Recto: [Bombardment of the population of Madrid by the fascist airforce]. Verso: Rafael Cerrillo Dobal, Colonia Escolar German Araudo, Alcañiz Teruel Edad 13 años [Rafael Cerrillo Dobal, Student Camp German Araudo, Alcañiz Teruel Age 13 years].
From our online exhibit: They Still Draw Pictures
In my work, I’ve always attempted to make sense at higher and higher speeds. To combine, as Mao said, being aesthetically powerful but politically revolutionary. The most dangerous thing in the world is a really accomplished artist who has a backward political line, because they can convince you of any stupid thing! So my question has always been — as I got conscious — how can you say things that you find politically progressive while utilizing the most powerful aesthetic that you can understand? For me, that aesthetic is rooted in talking about reality, not abstractions.
Young poets often start by wanting to talk about themselves: they hurt, they feel, they lost their baby. But to start talking about the world with the same kind of intensity? That’s what I strive to do."
Slick video about *spoiler alert* marriage equality *end spoiler alert* from some clever Aussies. Respect.
In the face of our default selfishness and narcissism, a reminder to choose empathy. (from David Foster Wallace and Matthew Friedell at The Glossary.)
May 10, 1963: Birmingham Campaign Ends in Victory
On this day in 1963, the Birmingham Campaign ended with a victory. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fred Shuttlesworth signed a truce agreement with local officials to outline a ‘limited desegregation plan,’ which promised to:
- Remove “White Only” and “Black Only” signs from restrooms and drinking fountains in downtown Birmingham
- Desegregate lunch counters
- Deploy a “Negro job improvement plan”
- Release jailed demonstrators
- Create a biracial committee to monitor the agreement
Desegregation, however, would take place slowly over the next few months. Learn more about the Birmingham Campaign with PBS Black Culture Connection.
Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. gives a press conference regarding an agreement reached on a ‘limited desegregation plan’ outside the Gaston Motel in Birmingham, Alabama (Photo by Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images)
Respect. When will we have the will to begin enforcing the Fair Housing legislation that became law in California in 1963 and throughout the nation in 1968? Let’s desegregate our neighborhoods today.
The Dane County 911 Center has been overwhelmed with calls from cellphone users reporting people lying on the grass, not moving, possibly not living.
Attention all co-workers and Madison in general: just because they’re lying on the grass without moving doesn’t mean they’re dead. You see, they’ve invented this thing called Spring. It came from California, originally, but it’s here now. And will likely remain so for at least a month or two.
“There’s no need to be an asshole, / you’re not in Brooklyn anymore.” Best line I’ve heard in a while.Played 18 times.
Do you need help sustaining an “ultimate heartbeat” for meditation and/or lengthy love-making sessions? If so, this record is probably for you.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the back cover:
Several years ago, SR commenced research on a rather unusual aspect of bionic technology. Our idea was elegant in its simplicity yet extraordinarily difficult to produce: a psychologically-based sound environment which would greatly extend and intensify the physical act of making love.
After a great deal of analysis, we feel we have produced a truly unique concept completely effective for the purpose intended. The cardiac rhythm is tuned to universal subconscious and autonomic responses to produce amazing yet esthetic results when used for its primary purposes: lovemaking and meditation.
Both subtle and easy to use, the effect is most effective at very low volume settings and can be used with almost any phonograph. Unlike music or less effective recordings, the sound field is only there when needed and virtually disappears when ignored.
Many participants of our listening tests reported that they were easily able to sustain and enjoy this unusual experience for the full duration of the recording, exactly twenty-seven minutes (at 33-1/3 rpm).
In addition, parents of new-born infants often reported that the sound calmed their child’s sleep, when played softly near the crib.
Kelly Stoltz, “Memory Collector”Played 1 times.