Saturday, November 28, 2009

Buy Nothing

I find it ironic that we allocate one day a year to giving thanks for our privilege, and then use the next to compensate for all that we don't have. The ultimate American paradox, carefully designed by the Walmart,Target,and Bestbuy's.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Musics Rocking Good

But instead, saturated with garbage, airways discredit this art and separate people from the power and meaning of music. Rivers of meaningless puke are poured into ours ears on daily basis and many forget to even think about music as of a major source of energy, joy and inspiration... and fucking heat, too!

As a matter of fact, it has been turned into something that steals our energy and replaces it with stress and discouraging examples of what making music leads to. All kinds of false notions of joyless, artificial, pseudo-mythology are now firmly attached to it... Celebrity lifestyle, VIP status, acting like an asshole - all these notions seem to be inseparable from music making these days. Many fall for it just to be spat out with a raped and destroyed sense of self-worth. Kids start bands often motivated by fame alone. Of course, many great famous brothers, like Stravinsky or Josef Boyse, for example, succeeded in turning fame into a vehicle of positive energies and spreading great progressive shit. But it is perhaps, worth to mention that mechanics of modern fame have changed from its original oral tradition drive, which produced legends, anecdotes, good word, etc... Mechanics of modern fame are fueled by media and media alone and nobody in their fucking right mind, of course, would start passing legends about, for example, The Strokes... or their twin sister Britney Spears.

But getting back... it is as easy as one plus fucking three. The more sources of inspiration you have, the better off you are; the happier you go through your day towards a more enjoyable night; the better you generally walk through the fire; and so on life-ward to the next drink (Russell's 'Strategies of Being'). But economics these days so strongly rule the arts, and for obvious reasons favor English-speaking product, that it does not provide you with any info on actual real music at all. Even if you are a curious soul and ventured out to get something different, you very well end up with Buddha Bar or Putamya record products which promises you something exotic but basically are traps for yuppies who would like to fancy themselves cultured. That is basically like attending a belly dance class in Wyoming with the hopes to understand Muslims. Even if a good artist shows up on a compilation like that, after a label's re-mastered his work he comes across as nothing but an ass-licking background singing for Starbucks coffee shop. This situation also prolongs total ignorance and confusion. You'll find millions of people not knowing if they support or oppose Globalization simply because they dont know what it means, or, thanks to great products like Global Lounge compilation, you will find people who celebrate Globalization. And you’ll think, "Wow, man, I never thought that new Colonialism can be such a great cause for a party..."

Favoring of white, English-speaking product is often explained by patriotic or simply stupid arguments like, people can really understand this song. This is total fucking bullshit, for every scientist will tell you that sound is the purest form of information. The language barrier in the context of music does not exist. And majority of power is contained in fingers of a player and in the tone of his/her voice. This is why the emotional message of music is so instant and human. That's why the voice of Johnny Cash or Vladimir Visotsky goes unstoppably through anything to anyone, and meaning of music stands up in its full pride. Of course, lyrical content of a song may take it much higher, but not knowing English never stopped millions around the world (including myself) from growing up on rock 'n roll. - Eugene Hutz

in photo class doing 30 things at once.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"This Is Halloween!"

Isaac killing it as an Emo kid. The whole night he was in character.

Tristan Reginato Yes!

Odd, OD, ridiculous, amazing, indescribable.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


My friend Nick made this clip, i think it was one of the funnest days of skating I've had in a while. Thanks Lurker.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Old School 12th and A.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is what Feminism looks like

This video is one of the most ridiculous things i have seen in a while. I love it and I hate it. I always liked Le Tigre because of their singer Kathleen Hanna, who was involved in one of the best music scenes Riot grrrl. But i can see that her audience has changed drastically. These girls are preety punk though, i love the girl rocking out under the American flag.

Riot grrrl was an underground feminist punk movement that started in the early 1990s, and it is often associated with third-wave feminism (it is sometimes seen as its starting point). Riot grrrl's emphasized on universal female identity and separatism. Riot grrrl bands often address issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, and female empowerment. Some bands associated with the movement are Fifth Column, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Jack Off Jill, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Adickdid, The Third Sex, Sleater-Kinney, and also lesbian queercore like Team Dresch.

Beacon will never escape Radiate.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

hours i have spent in school during my life so far. My aunt always tells me that if you spend 10,000 hours doing anything you will become an expert at that. I am becoming an expert at doing what the fuck I'm told to. I cant concentrate in school, I cant concentrate on something i don't care about. I have been playing games with myself for 10 years trying to trick my brain into doing something it doesn't want to. It is carefully designed so when i get older i am conditioned by these exercises to continue to do work without thinking twice. The more you practice the less you think about it. I practice listening to what people tell me to do regardless of whether i want to do it or not 7 hours a day. I have my manners so ingrained in my conscious because of this practice i get at school, that i sometimes follow the rules outside of school. I feel like painting on the walls all the time and dancing on the train and skating wherever the fuck i want I want but my muscle memory has got me following the rules everywhere i go.

Otter guest update.

I woke up at 7:44 and was like "Oh crap," so then I just threw on what looked pretty and bright and went for walk in the chilly November air and people were staring at me on the subway but I knew that they were only looking at me like that because of my effervescent personality... not 'cause I
m crazy or anything haha.... SERIOUSLY!

Its November and Otter is dressed for a luao in sandals and shorts.

Dick Chicken

I found this on the L train, not sure what to think about it. I can tell you something about Chicken Mcnuglets though, they are sprayed with a preservative so toxic that it's actually lethal in higher concentrations. Now i am contemplating the ideal diet, morning 40oz's and Dick Chicken Mcnuglets, sounds good.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Neighborhoods Rule!

I am feeling angry as ever about white entitlement. You think this city is just something you can buy? Fuck off, you stupid kids who come here and go to school so that you can get a job that upholds your supremacy. Your not artists, and your not real. You want to make movies about your friends smoking cigarettes? take a look around. You hate your Puerto Rican neighbors and you dont even eat real Chinese food. You support the local drug and alcohol economy but you never thought that you might have been moving into a real fucking neighborhood. You want truth, lets talk about eviction and tennant abuse in the lower east side. About asthma rates in the south bronx, about the fucking drug cartels in the heights, strategically placed garbage incinerators and power plants. Yeah this city isnt just somewhere you can drop your white dough and it becomes yours. This city is full of class divisions and racism open your fucking eyes, your propogating it everyday. I am talking about everyone here, myself and you.

I just moved to washington heights and i am struggling with feeling as though i am participating and giving back to my nieghborhood. So far ive made a connection with the skateboarding community, naturally. So ive hooked up some kids with boards and had some ill flat ground sessions and games of old school skate.

That song stuck in your head

HILARIOUS, The anthem of my morning! So sick... check the Nawlins footage, damnnn i miss NOLA so much.

Last Night

was strange and beautiful. Sebastian and Antonia Perez; laying down the truth. By: Me

5 minute edit this morning whattup

Friday, November 13, 2009

Very Lazy, just eats and sleeps.

Just my kind of Pokemon. My new deck is poppinnnn, im readyready for battle. Many thanks to you Reese!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Epic Mission.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Best

These two status's are probably the best things i have seen on Facebook in a while.