1. The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
    – Scott Wood (X)

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  2. Peter House - Homesteadin’

    (video taken by Al Brundage, 03-24-2014 at the Monroe Vineyard Community Space in Rochester, NY)

    It’s a stomper.

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  3. Peter House - I Wanna Be Your Mountain Man

    (video taken by Al Brundage, 03-24-2014 at the Monroe Vineyard Community Space in Rochester, NY)

    (It’s supposed to be a funny song, but I guess I haven’t told a lot of people yet)

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  4. imhoteprisesrises asked: I'm an aspiring songwriter having trouble pairing up my raw words with music. As someone with a hand in poetry, prose and songwriting do you have any advice on bridging that gap and turning text into a workable song?

    johndarnielle:

    I don’t write text first; learning to ad-lib lyrics out loud while playing, then fixing them up on the page, is one place you might start. I think of song as its own discipline - not of “the words to a song” - words and music make a song, they’re inseparable, for me they come into being simultaneously and grow together. If you’re trying to force an extant text to fit music, you’re going to end up intentionally putting stresses on unstressed syllables to make them fit the rhythm, which in my Church-of-One is total heresy, so words and music have to be written at the same time, lest the heresy hunters come, with their eyes all shiny and their lariats a-crackle.

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  5. re Samuel Ampersand Matthew and the lyricisation of vidya game music.

    (thanks to http://www.nes-snes-sprites.com for the backing track)

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  6. marcopolio:

marcopolio:

"New" album, recorded last winter, originally intended be released by the now defunct Sunny Side Under Records as a physical companion to last year’s Wireless Internet Radiation Poisoning.
Featuring the talents of Peter House, Christina Nori, Samuel Egan and Sean Godreau.
As always, physical copies available upon request.

Still dig this one… I went to make a better rip of the tapes and accidentally recorded over the “master”, OH WELL LIFE GOES ON

Whoops. It’s still and forever worth a listen though. It sounds the way I remember working on it; like a distant memory of having a great time in a heat-less apartment in the North Country.

    marcopolio:

    marcopolio:

    "New" album, recorded last winter, originally intended be released by the now defunct Sunny Side Under Records as a physical companion to last year’s Wireless Internet Radiation Poisoning.

    Featuring the talents of Peter House, Christina Nori, Samuel Egan and Sean Godreau.

    As always, physical copies available upon request.

    Still dig this one… I went to make a better rip of the tapes and accidentally recorded over the “master”, OH WELL LIFE GOES ON

    Whoops. It’s still and forever worth a listen though. It sounds the way I remember working on it; like a distant memory of having a great time in a heat-less apartment in the North Country.

    2 weeks ago  /  15 notes  /  Source: marcopolio

  7. just drank one of my birthday presents. whee.

    just drank one of my birthday presents. whee.

    2 weeks ago  /  1 note

  8. photo

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  9. Anonymous asked: Like real gay or just messing around gay?

    supervintageparty:

    foxesinfiction:

    lol go away

    Can someone please explain what “messing around gay” is? Ps saw your show last night dude. Beautiful work. I’ll send you my photos from your set :)

    I’m ‘real gay’ and can confirm that ‘just messing around’ gay is a thing (ex. all that homoerotic shit college boys do in our day and age) but it’s all good.

    (keep in mind I have no clue of what context this question was asked lol)

    1 month ago  /  10 notes  /  Source: foxesinfiction