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25th June 2011

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The Weavers even on occasion performed in tuxedos (unlike the Almanacs, who had dressed informally) and their managers refused to let them perform at political venues. Because of this, the somewhat hokey string orchestra and chorus arrangements on a few of their hit numbers, and, no doubt also because of their considerable, if temporary, financial success, the Weavers incurred criticism from some progressives for supposedly compromising their political integrity. It was a tricky dilemma, but Seeger and the other Weavers felt that the imperative of getting their music and their message out to the widest possible audience amply justified these measures.

Pete Seeger get’s shit done and don’t suffer haters. (via grayisthenewgray)

I was lucky enough to catch Pete Seeger at the 2009 Ann Arbor Folk Festival. Even at 90, he’s still that awesome.

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17th June 2011

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agentmlovestacos:

I am very much in support of equal rights for marriage. #dealwithit
(We’re so close to marriage equality in NY, I can taste it.)
Also, here’s a rad quote from Republican NY State Senator Roy McDonald:

“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters. 
“You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.

“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”

agentmlovestacos:

I am very much in support of equal rights for marriage. #dealwithit

(We’re so close to marriage equality in NY, I can taste it.)

Also, here’s a rad quote from Republican NY State Senator Roy McDonald:

You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters.

“You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.

“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”

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17th June 2011

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I know the feeling

grayisthenewgray:

When you’re drunk, things move like claymation; that jerking halting gait. Things can move too quickly, but there are steps missing, buried in the subtleties. It is bad accounting, manifest in reality.

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11th June 2011

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Uut: Hypofigure poem project →

uutpoetry:

Read all my hypofigure poems here.

For the past week and for the foreseeable future, I am striving to write a poem a day, preferably in the morning, following these guidelines:

  • The composition process is what one might call associational freewriting. I start with a topic and wander to other…

I love this idea.

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11th June 2011

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Uut: Why do you assault me... →

uutpoetry:

Though it may rain sardines
or blow hard enough to unscrew Mt. Blanc
it travels without stopping to consider the temptation of closed umbrellas…
— Benjamin Peret

Why do you assault me before breakfast, Peret?
Yes, I saw it last night
in the orchestral strobe lights of sky
and the…

Absolutely lovely. You, sir, are something else.

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11th June 2011

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Polarity: Sonnet X →

kitspeaks:

He is the secret no one dares to speak,
The constant sound of wanting to believe.
A zephyr touched against my boiling cheek,
Impossible seems all too near to me.

Obscenities swim in the moonlit dark;
His mysteries befall my well known fact.
The clouds weave whispers on our weary marks,
His…

There aren’t enough well-written contemporary sonnets.

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7th June 2011

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grayisthenewgray:

“Ugh! Malort burps are the worst.”

— Melissa

MALORT is the worst! Ugh!

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31st May 2011

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superhappy:

「ScottPilgrim!」/「ずき」のイラスト [pixiv]

superhappy:

「ScottPilgrim!」/「ずき」のイラスト [pixiv]

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28th May 2011

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…And speaking of awesome Rentals stuff, check out these stickers, generously gifted to me by Foggy Bottom Bayou co-owner Scott! That release date you see is October 24, 1995. These guys are at least 16 years old!

…And speaking of awesome Rentals stuff, check out these stickers, generously gifted to me by Foggy Bottom Bayou co-owner Scott! That release date you see is October 24, 1995. These guys are at least 16 years old!

Tagged: the rentalsindievintagestickers90sweezerold schoolmatt sharp

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28th May 2011

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New post at RFC — Return of the Rentals

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My first post in kind of a while just ran at RFC! It’s about the Rentals’s 1995 debut Return of the Rentals and why you should love it.

Tagged: radio free chicagorentalsreturn of the rentalsstuff i wroteweezermatt sharp90sindiepower pop

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