From President Obama’s speech on drones and national security today:
“It is a hard fact that U.S. strikes have resulted in civilian casualties, a risk that exists in all wars. For the families of those civilians, no words or legal construct can justify their loss. For me, and those in my…
Fuck you, Obama!
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
And I’m sticking it up here for people who define the “good” in Make good art in ways that I definitely didn’t intend…
This is how art works, you morons!
I’ve been listening to this song way too much recently. :(
This is maybe sorta kinda my jam…
This is the disasterpiece of my early 20’s. I’m very proud and very embarrassed of it. Please feel free to download for free, but any ‘name your price’ donations will be greatly appreciated as they will go toward the next WM record and my continuous world travels.
Thanks and enjoy,
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HEY EVERYBODY! I made up a bunch of excuses to not go out tonight and now I am listening to this “disasterpiece” and you should too. And by “you should too”, I mean “you should also make up excuses to not go out on Friday nights (or ever)” not anything about listening to this album.
P.S. For maximum listening pleasure (based on hearing the first three seconds of each song when I added them individually to my iTunes) you should either be really stoned or sobbing into your pillow or possibly just really pretentious.
EDIT: I got coaxed out a little while after posting this and drank too much. C’est la vie.
i just finished printing this collaborative zine, featuring august, katrina, dave brainwreck, bela essex, dani kordani, and a dozen more wonderful folks. its got pictures, writing, drawings of and about punk houses. order here. or get in touch about sending cash: brybry at riseup dot net.
my distro “business” partner august’s description:
this just released collection, edited by Bry** *** of the Restless Legs zine, offers a variety of perspectives in writing, photography, and visual art based loosely on the theme of the punk house in North America. featuring contributions from Oakland to Providence; this zine collects the cynicism, hope, memories, and inspirations drawn from punk houses across the country.
from the introduction:
“This zine hopes not to reach any consensus or even conclusion about the North American punk house, but to present a set of still frames; an effort to capture the mess; to explore the possibilities of what a punk house is and means and does”
33 black and white xeroxed pages, 8.5 x 7 inches
Yo! I wrote something for this zine even though I never lived in a punk house - which, I think, makes me the punkest of all the punk-y punks. Ya dig?
Brybry decided to name my piece after a Descendents album even though I barely listen to the Descendents because I’m a poser.
After about a year of writing and recording this, Walter and the boys are finally done with this damn record. Listening back now, their mental state is fragile and temperamental to say the least. But I know deep down they are all extremely proud of it. Now it is time to release it, completely forget about it, and move on to whatever is next. May 17th. All will fall in.
My stupid idiot friend (with about thirty different alias by this point) has some stupid idiot music coming out. If I’m not mistaken I did some rad guest vox and that is the only redeeming thing about this album, but you should definitely listen to the whole thing because I don’t know which song(s) I’m featured on.
~ The Pleasures of Ignorance, by Robert Lynd, 1921
Men Are The Best | Full Commentary By The Cleveland, OH Kidnapping Victims
never have we blown the doors off the 4th wall this much, too much, oh my g
So much work to do all month. Whew, whew whew!!!!! Then TCAF next week!! I am almost certain I will have my own copies of Regular Show issue 1 there. I will be more certain when they are in my hands. ANYWAY BYE HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND IF YOU WANT TO.
Dogs are cool.
This is why I like cats and dogs better than people.