AKA HELL 2 PAY/possible mobilization of latino voting demographic, etc. Related: don’t forget that when Arizona children go back to school on Monday, they’ll be doing so sans ethnic studies classes thanks to a new law. Because their secretary of education, Tom Horne, is an insane racist… even worse, he’s the kind of insane racist who invokes MLK to justify his discriminatory policies. BARFETERIA.
Written along with Laura Checkoway, my esteemed former VIBE coworker. You know Prodigy is the best writer in rap ever, right? I want to read 90,000 books by him. Endlessly fascinating. OMG WHAT IF PRODIGY JOINS TWITTER WHEN HE COMES HOME.
“The family, in the United states, has been an ideological tool used most historically for some sublimated form of nationalism. Indeed, this is the very basis for the theory of “civil religion,” articulated first by Rousseau but more recently by sociologist of religion Robert Bellah, who looked at events such as the Presidential Inauguration as rituals for worshiping a new transcendent figure, the Nation. Perhaps the sacraments of the holidays have reoriented its object to another transcendent deity—family.”—Sam Han lighting fires again aka FUCK YEAH SAM HAN
“While I honor the violences behind these genres with the tears required by dirges, I depart from the “ponte duro” sensibility that helped to forge the Fania Records empire, the thuggish tactics of the Estefan enterprise, the impasse of the “bass wars,” and masculinist models of music criticism so that I can experiment with other technologies of writing sound.”—Dear Alexandra T. Vazquez, will you be my best friend please.
IT'S A BLOG ENTRY ABOUT MY PERSONAL FASHION REAL QUICK
DID A THING TODAY FOR A MUSIC SHOW WHERE MY HEAD TALKED ON THE CAMERA. I WORE A LEOPARD-PRINT WOOL RALPH LAUREN CARDIGAN, A TOP IN A SORT OF RUSTIC SHADE OF TERRA COTTA, TWO GOLD EARRINGS AND A TURQUOISE PLASTIC RING THAT DOM FROM DOM GAVE ME BECAUSE HE IS NICE AND, I THINK, SECRETLY A HIPPIE OF THE ‘MIRACLES’ OEUVRE. I DID NOT MENTION THINGS I WAS WEARING ON THE BOTTOM BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT SEE THOSE ON THE CAMERA. I DID NOT TAKE A PHOTO OF MY OUTFIT BECAUSE IT WAS CAPTURED ON THE CAMERA AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON THE TELEVISION, UNLESS THE PRODUCERS DESPISE ALL MY THOUGHTS ON KESHA AND I AM CENSORED.
ACTUALLY THIS WAS JUST A SEGUE TO TELL YOU MY FEELINGS ON KESHA. MUSICALLY, I FEEL SHE IS THE DEMONIC CONFLUENCE OF EARLY UFFIE, LATE NORTHERN STATE, ALL FERGIE, AND THE MEAN STONER CHICK FROM FREAKS AND GEEKS IN THE FIRST LIKE 4 EPISODES BEFORE SHE GETS NICE. YOU KNOW, JAMES FRANCO’S GIRLFRIEND.
KESHA’S VERSES, IN BOTH FORM AND CONTENT, MAKE ME WANT TO CARVE OUT MY JUGULAR WITH A PENKNIFE AND BLOODLET UNTIL I NO LONGER HAVE THE CAPACITY TO HEAR MUSIC. I AM NOT SURE HOW THIS WILL HAPPEN IF I STAB MY JUGULAR, BUT I’M NOT ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IT SO JUST LET ME LIVE THIS FANTASY. AND DON’T GET ME WRONG, I LIKE TO PARTY. BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HARM REDUCTION HERE. LET’S NOT ENCOURAGE, SHALL WE.
coupla good hooks, though. love youuuu!
(i was probably more coherent/critical than this on the cameras. this is the first time in life i have ever written anything about kesha, not even in an email. TUMBLINNNN)
yes. yes it was. i was in a band when i lived in portland because it is a pacific northwest cultural imperative and besides what the fuck else was i gonna do? we were all jacked on stumptown coffee and having a demanding job meant you had to work 8 hour days, five days a week, the horror. it was a suspended state of permanent free time. so anyway the band was called THE GHOSTS OF WOMEN WHO HAUNT CLIFFS (i know) and it was joe playing drums and me singing and playing an electric piano that i routed through a bass amp and tried to make it sound like a subwoofer. we were influenced by miami bass and edvard grieg. which is to say, i solely played the low keys in chunks of chords trying to sound like dr dre via model 500, and joe went crazy on the syncopation. naturally the combo was extremely melodramatic. i can’t find any of our recordings, but apparently my friend rynne stump still has our cd because she played it on her radio show recently, and believe me when i say i find it hilarious that i titled a song I SEE DOOM IN EVERYTHING. but i did. i think it is still kind of true, i do. but really, did i have to be so… omg.
ADDENDUM. on the same show she played a song by the band arc hive entitled ‘day after night of cocaine.’ i feel better about myself.
My friends Das Racist, minus Dap, were interviewed by Deborah Solomon in the NY Times Magazine. Two weeks ago she interviewed Nancy Pelosi. WHAT THE FUCK yall. Dap got a good proxy line via Hima, tho, about John Boehner being a white devil, which is probably the most naked truth the paper of record has ever printed about that dude.
(addendum—as collier points out, there was a mistake. in the question talking about making money/victor living in bushwick, they should have ended the quote after ‘bushwick’ and attributed the rest of the quote to hima.)