“The capacity for such innocence is no longer in me. I have been too long wedded to my own brand of evil and hopelessness to be cleansed in their water of life and become innocent again. If I ever was.”—Stranger in a Strange Land
hebrew is read from right to left. I have no idea how to write in it though so I just did a little google translate real quick. My grandma would be pissed because I'm sure it's wrong and then she'd want to teach me it, but I'll pass. I do know the arabic alphabet though!
aleph bet vet gimmel dalet hey… etc… I miss Hebrew School.
“The escalation of the class war against the poor and the working class is intense. More and more working people are beaten down. They are world-weary. They are into self-medication. They are turning on each other. They are scapegoating the most vulnerable rather than confronting the most powerful. It is a profoundly human response to panic and catastrophe. I thought Barack Obama could have provided some way out. But he lacks backbone.”—Professor Cornel West
So yesterday the TV show based off the twitter feed, and my book, Shit My Dad Says, was cancelled. I worked on the show for the last year. It was a bummer, until I remembered that I got a TV show based off a twitter feed and a book and was basically the luckiest…
It’s definitely in character that I release this at the last possible minute. At least it’s here and I’m finally able to get it out of my hands. If you download it, you’re a winner in my book. If not, hopefully I catch you in the future. ;) Anyway, Plantation is available now as a free download. You can follow the link below to download the record.
“Initially I was really pleased that all these people claimed that they wanted me released because I thought that translated into ‘they care.’ But now with the ‘Free Earl’ chants come a barely indirect ‘Fuck Earl’s Mom’ and in the blink of an eye my worry changes from ‘will there still be this hype when I get back’ to ‘Oh shit I just inspired a widespread movement of people who are dedicated to the downfall of my mom.’”—Enigmatic MC Earl Sweatshirt— who, as it turns out, is the son of a celebrated South African poet and is not currently being involuntarily confined— breaks his silence in an 8,000-word New Yorker piece on the rapper and Odd Future by Kelefa Sanneh. (via pitchfork)
When will misogynistic and homophobic ranting and raving result in meaningful repercussions in the entertainment industry? When will they be treated with the same seriousness as racist and anti-Semitic offenses? While an artist who can barely get a sentence fragment out without using homophobic…