Briefly partook in a pro-Palestine demonstration in my town today and got on the invite list for the next one!
his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen
That second picture is so hot. She’s into it.
THIS ONE TIME AT BANDCAMP: Volume 6
Summer is almost over and I’m having those nostalgic yet looking forward to the future feelings. The bands I chose this week have a similar feeling in their music that is both sad and happy - you could dance to it one moment and cry the next. It makes for some beautiful tunes that you should listen to and share with all your friends.
TELE/VISIONS - Tele/visions is the solo work of Nick Rattigan of Surf Curse. His solo work has a much different sound that verges away from surf punk towards a more refined dream rock sound. The music has a layered effect, with loops of sounds from different instruments that blend together to make a complex listening experience. The album is called 2013 and is a reflection of different experiences Rattigan had over the previous year. Of all the bands I write about, Tele/visions has a magnetic quality that keeps drawing me back to it’s fuzzy, lonely croon. “Please download and share and dance and cry.”
PLOUSE - The first track of their release Summer Jobs opens with a sample from Arrested Development, and if that isn’t enough to make you fall in love, then the catchy surf rock tunes that PLOUSE puts out should do the trick. The lyrics from this New York band are simple stories about everyday occurences, but they are coupled with perfectly layered instrumentals that make even lyrics like “I fell into a pool / but I left on my shoes” seem beautiful and complex. Their newest EP was released Friday, and is full of even more casual tunes perfect for soaking up the sun.
Forever Lesbians - The guys in Forever Lesbians really like Mac Demarco (they even have a picture with him on their Facebook), and you can tell from their music. Their lo-fi stoner guitar pop draws influences from Mac, but probably Jeff Mangum, too. They put out an album this past spring called Sherry and released a single two weeks ago called “Pennsylvania Black Coffee.” Each song takes a different approach to their style, which diversifies the listening experience and leaves you thirsty for more their drippy, fuzzed-out style that probably has many late-night cheesesteaks to thank.
hey some kind words were written about our music this is cool thanks
I specialize in bird law.
Went to bird school, which is for birds
the point of social activism isn’t equality or loving each other, it’s about breaking down dangerous power systems when are people gonna get this
US Constitution, First Amendment: The right to assemble, to have free speech, to have freedom of the press.
Ferguson Police: Kicks out media and limits protestors to a “First Amendment Area”
funny, i thought the WHOLE COUNTRY was a first amendment area. silly me.
Thought I should share this. Let this sink in for a minute. Luis was killed for no reason (i’m assuming he’s of another race), this is happening all over, not just in Ferguson. This makes my skin crawl.
Y’all not pressing charges becuz he technically died of a heart attack …. THAT THE POLICE MOST LIKELY CAUSED FOR BEATING HIM! Smdh