this video is just fucking genius. music by m.i.a, directing by romain gavras. and it’s five years old. and whatever. it’s still great, and it’s still relevant. its actually quite interesting to read about it, especially about its reception. its banned from youtube in the us and uk due to its explicit brutality and violence.
… who is now transitioning into becoming a woman. great for you. and great for all the people out there for whom jenner is setting an example. it is really plain simple – as paris lees said it – spread the love and challenge the hatred. man, woman, trans or what have you – at the end of the day, we are all just human beings.
“what did you do this weekend?”
“ah okay, i guess people need that every once in a while.”
it tricks me when i am met with this reply in that well-known semi-sympathetic kind of way. as if having an off-weekend is an exception or deviation from some kind of norm… that says (young) people can’t spend a weekend doing nothing? like when you go home early and you have listen to five of your friends like: ‘come on, stay, seriously, don’t be so boring.’ really, that doesn’t exactly make it easier to pull the plug, especially not for a generation suffering from collective fomo or whatever they call social ocd nowadays, and a great deal of us don’t pull that stupid plug exactly because we listen to friends (or facebook) instead of listening to our freaking bodies and their needs. it is not just okay to stay in every once in a while, it is always okay to stay in and do nothing, and neither you nor your friends need to defend it. also, i would say; it’s okay to be boring. especially if boring means doing what you want to do. same goes for the opposite. difference is, you rarely have to stand up for your right to be outgoing and funny. just like you rarely have to explain why you downed a litre of vodka and slept saturday through sunday (wait, maybe that is not entirely true, anyway). but we all need that too… every once in a while (wink)
well, maybe then you should practice byotch.
have a great weekend ^_^
i have never visited the gallery space new shelter plan, but i recently heard artist jesse darling speak about art (feminism) and digital culture at the lunch bytes panel discussion in berlin, so when i discovered she was part of a new group show titled wilderness at new shelter plan, i figured it was time to go.
wilderness runs until may 23
if you are a kid of the 90s you probably remember this track from your childhood . and there is a cute story behind it:
it is based on a traditional baegu lullaby from the solomon Islands (papua new guinea) called “rorogwela”, and uses a vocal sample originally recorded by ethnomusicologist hugo zemp in 1970 and later released by unseco as part of their musical sources collection. the lyrics tell of a young child being comforted by his older brother despite the loss of their parents. (via wiki).
i can’t help but feel a little bit excited about this. ‘uncle jessie’ (aka john stamos) has announced that full house will reunite for a a new series of episodes to air on netflix in 2016. the follow up to the 90s family comedy sitcom will be named fuller house, and (more or less) all important characters from the original cast has been confirmed…
… except the olson twins. the rumors has it they are still negotiating with netflix. tbc alright.