April 19, 2014

vincent van gogh

vincent van gogh

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April 18, 2014
"We must learn to know ourselves better through art. We must rely more on the unconscious, inspirational side of man. We must not enslave ourselves to dogma. We must believe in the attainability of food. We must believe, without fear, in people."

Leonard Bernstein (via thegreatearth)

April 17, 2014
"To commit to love is fundamentally to commit to a life beyond dualism. That’s why love is so sacred in a culture of domination, because it simply begins to erode your dualisms: dualisms of black and white, male and female, right and wrong."

bell hooks, “Agent of Change

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April 17, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

John Cage - 4’33”

On August 29, 1952, David Tudor walked onto the stage of the Maverick Concert Hall, near Woodstock, New York, sat down at the piano, and, for four and a half minutes, made no sound.

He was performing 4’33”, a conceptual work by John Cage. It has been called the “silent piece,” but its purpose is to make people listen.

“There’s no such thing as silence,” Cage said, recalling the première. “You could hear the wind stirring outside during the first movement. During the second, raindrops began pattering the roof, and during the third people themselves made all kinds of interesting sounds as they talked or walked out.”

Indeed, some listeners didn’t care for the experiment, although they saved their loudest protests for the question-and-answer session afterward. Someone reportedly hollered, “Good people of Woodstock, let’s drive these people out of town!” 

Composer and scholar Kyle Gann defines 4’33” as “an act of framing, of enclosing environmental and unintended sounds in a moment of attention in order to open the mind to the fact that all sounds are music.”

That last thought ruled Cage’s life: he wanted to discard inherited structures, open doors to the exterior world, “let sounds be just sounds.” Gann writes, “It begged for a new approach to listening, perhaps even a new understanding of music itself, a blurring of the conventional boundaries between art and life.”

—Alex Ross, Searching for Silence

Read Ross’s article on Cage’s 4’33” in its entirety here.

April 16, 2014
"

I have emotions

that are like newspapers that

read themselves.

I go for days at a time

trapped in the want ads.

I feel as if I am an ad

for the sale of a haunted house:

18 rooms

$37,000

I’m yours

ghosts and all.

"

— Richard Brautigan, Revenge of the Lawn (via stxxz)

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April 15, 2014
gifsingreyscale:

moon rise over los angeles

gifsingreyscale:

moon rise over los angeles

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April 14, 2014
David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

April 12, 2014
nevver:

Have you tried worrying about it?

nevver:

Have you tried worrying about it?

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April 12, 2014

actuallygrimes:

WHAT IS THIS ! <3 

i feel so many emotions 

like her dancing is making me feel crazy and the song is really very good

April 12, 2014

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Let The Day Begin