So the opportunity to be incarcerated was just too good to resist. It was a very big No—- the biggest No this side of suicide.” —Susana Kaysen, Girl Interrupted.
It was a place of force—
The wind gagging my mouth with my own blown hair,
Tearing off my voice, and the sea
Blinding me with its lights, the lives of the dead
Unreeling in it, spreading like oil.
The Internet might be useful for creating revolution, but all it’s creating in the Western world is more passivity, more disconnection. It’s a fucking nightmare. When I was 20 years old in New York City, do you think you walked into a coffee shop and saw 40 people staring at $2,000 purchases all made from the same company? And those are all the artists! I talk to young musicians now, and they’re just happy to be making records that get released. They don’t even consider that, in the old days, they could making a living by selling records. They don’t even get paid for their work. All that money just goes to Apple and they’re happy to just have people going to their shows. It just took two generations for Apple and similar companies to convince artists they don’t deserve to get paid and that they should just be grateful for the tools that Apple is providing us to make our work, as if we need them to make our art. It’s very, very fucked up.
I’ve stopped using the Internet, basically. I text, but I’ve whittled that down. I’m trying to just revert to a landline. I don’t want to live in computer time. The Internet doesn’t care if we’ve had enough.” —Antony Hegarty
Richard Hugo in chapter four of The Triggering Town.
(note- my friend michelle hooks me up with all the best books, like this one. she’s the coolest.)
omg david bowie and lou reed can get married now
won’t happen. first of all, david bowie and iggy pop are in love with each other. second of all, I know for a fact that iggy pop used to make fun of lou reed and thinks he’s a dumbass. therefore, iggy would never let david marry lou. yep.
Tim Wise, anti-racism author, essayist, and educator. (via loveyourchaos)
(i got in a bit of an argument with my father about immigration today… this just seems awfully fitting.)