OK I DID MY PERSONAL 2012

NO ORDER EXCEPT MY FAVE SONG OF THE YEAR “FEVER”

SINGLES
B. Traits f. Elisabeth Troy, “Fever”
Mykki Blanco, “Bomb Rocket (Nas Gave Me A Perm)”
Melo X & Cheri Coke (née Dennis), “The Garden of Eden” 
Champion, “Crystal Meth”
Disclosure, “Tenderly (Mele RMX)”
Kevin JZ Prodigy x Schwarz, “Beez in tha Ha”
South London Ordnance,”Pacific”
Zebra Katz f Njena Redd Foxx, “Ima Read”
Tree & Divoli S’vere, “Like Ya Mother (Divoli S’vere’s Vogue Svere RMX)”
Sonido Guay Neñé, ”Al Compaz del Sonajero”

ALBUMS
Scratcha DVA Fly Juice
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Brandy Two Eleven
Javier Estrada Pre Continental Colonization Trap
Pangaea Release
Jam City Classical Curves
Bomba Estereo Elegancia Tropical
Future Pluto 3D
Various Artists Negative Youth México
Azealia Banks Fantasea

Been thinking about how Latina/os in indie rock are rarely ever mentioned as such [see, kinda: my thingie on School of Seven Bells] unless they’re more political about it, and wondering whether it’s because indie rock in the US is so coded as white that ppl just lump light skinned Latinas into whiteness or people “care less” about race/racial issues or what but anyway, today I found out Frankie Rose is Mexican-American (cause she brought it up in an interview WRT Morrissey) and I’m pumped. 

Been thinking about how Latina/os in indie rock are rarely ever mentioned as such [see, kinda: my thingie on School of Seven Bells] unless they’re more political about it, and wondering whether it’s because indie rock in the US is so coded as white that ppl just lump light skinned Latinas into whiteness or people “care less” about race/racial issues or what but anyway, today I found out Frankie Rose is Mexican-American (cause she brought it up in an interview WRT Morrissey) and I’m pumped. 

fuckyeahmexico
badethnography:

Mexican Town Launches Women-Only “Pink Taxis” to Undercut Super-Creepy Cabbies
It turns out that some of the male taxi drivers in Puebla, Mexico are pigs. It might even be the case that most have boundary issues when it comes to their female passengers,   indulging in constant leering, harassing, and propositioning. So the   city invested some money and, following the lead of other municipalities   all over the world, created a fleet of women-only Pink Taxis.  Naturally  this has engendered vociferous objections from some quarters:

“Some of the woman who have been on board tell us how male taxi  drivers  cross the line and try to flirt with them and make  inappropriate  propositions,” said taxi driver Aida Santos… “In the Pink  Taxi they  won’t have that feeling of insecurity, and they feel more  relaxed.”…  Women’s rights activists are aghast at the cars’ sugary  presentation and  said the service does not address the root of the  harassment problem.  “We are in the 21st century, and they are saying  women have continued  worrying about beauty and nothing more,” said  Vianeth Rojas, of the  Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in  Puebla. “They are absolutely not helping eradicate violence against women.”

They’ve already got Pink Taxis in Bangkok. In Moscow – where the problems go way beyond   harassment, up to and including semi-regular rapes and murders – a   private entrepreneur launched a Pink Taxi all the way back in late 2006. The critics who attacked that initiative were a lot more vulgar, throwing around exactly the kind of “you’re all a bunch of lesbians” nonsense you’d expect.
Back in the Mexican context, we find ourselves deeply unsympathetic to the critics. The new Pink Taxi fleet might not be doing much to   “eradicate violence against women.” It’s also not doing anything to,   say, resolve the EU3′s concerns about how Iran’s undeclared nuclear   facilities undercut the efficacy of Tehran’s agreement with the P5+1. That’s not what it’s supposed to do.
What it’s supposed to do – and what it has the potential of doing –   is lift a nagging, grinding worry from the lives of Mexican women who   dread having to get into a cab to go about their daily affairs. It   removes an implicit sexist blackmail: “withdraw yourself from public   life or volunteer yourself to suffer harassment.” That’s a fine start.   Let’s not hold the good hostage to the perfect.

YES TO THIS.

badethnography:

Mexican Town Launches Women-Only “Pink Taxis” to Undercut Super-Creepy Cabbies

It turns out that some of the male taxi drivers in Puebla, Mexico are pigs. It might even be the case that most have boundary issues when it comes to their female passengers, indulging in constant leering, harassing, and propositioning. So the city invested some money and, following the lead of other municipalities all over the world, created a fleet of women-only Pink Taxis. Naturally this has engendered vociferous objections from some quarters:

“Some of the woman who have been on board tell us how male taxi drivers cross the line and try to flirt with them and make inappropriate propositions,” said taxi driver Aida Santos… “In the Pink Taxi they won’t have that feeling of insecurity, and they feel more relaxed.”… Women’s rights activists are aghast at the cars’ sugary presentation and said the service does not address the root of the harassment problem. “We are in the 21st century, and they are saying women have continued worrying about beauty and nothing more,” said Vianeth Rojas, of the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Puebla. “They are absolutely not helping eradicate violence against women.”

They’ve already got Pink Taxis in Bangkok. In Moscow – where the problems go way beyond harassment, up to and including semi-regular rapes and murders – a private entrepreneur launched a Pink Taxi all the way back in late 2006. The critics who attacked that initiative were a lot more vulgar, throwing around exactly the kind of “you’re all a bunch of lesbians” nonsense you’d expect.

Back in the Mexican context, we find ourselves deeply unsympathetic to the critics. The new Pink Taxi fleet might not be doing much to “eradicate violence against women.” It’s also not doing anything to, say, resolve the EU3′s concerns about how Iran’s undeclared nuclear facilities undercut the efficacy of Tehran’s agreement with the P5+1. That’s not what it’s supposed to do.

What it’s supposed to do – and what it has the potential of doing – is lift a nagging, grinding worry from the lives of Mexican women who dread having to get into a cab to go about their daily affairs. It removes an implicit sexist blackmail: “withdraw yourself from public life or volunteer yourself to suffer harassment.” That’s a fine start. Let’s not hold the good hostage to the perfect.

YES TO THIS.

thinkmexican

Conectarte: 10 Years of Collectives and Communities in Juárez

thinkmexican:

Colectivo Rezizte 

Cd. Juárez art collectives are organizing a conference to celebrate ten years of work and struggle. Visit Kickstarter to learn more and to help fund this project.

Back this project at Kickstarter!

Read more here.

I kind of feel like anytime the good people of Juarez want my money for something positive, they can have it.

Highest murder rate in the world.