First World Problems
Oh My Effing Gosh!
Random Black Girl by Patina Miller for Homemade Fusion
I almost forgot
Twenty-four is not a lot
Wishing you the best
My anglophilia/francophilia comes full circle with the music video “I Love Your Smile” by Charlie Winston starring Audrey Tautou.
Twice - Little Dragon
Perfect song for the start of Spring. I spent the day soaking in the light waves of the sun at Mountain Lake Park with a dear old friend. Later, I was introduced to this song and hiked in the blue night the Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve in Marin County. Hiking at night = spooky but beautiful.
Classico Cena Veggie Italiano: polenta lasagna topped with tomato paste, sauteed onions and garlic, and cremini mushrooms; freshly grated mozzarella tossed with parsley, basil (picked from our garden), freshly ground nutmeg and black pepper. Salad includes romaine leaves, finely chopped red onions, sicilian olives, cucumber and orange. Servedwith a california red zinfandel.
lintintheinkwell-deactivated201 asked: where is the infamous Brittany Owens. why haven't i seen her yet when i've been in san francisco for three weeks.
The idea that ‘Black’=’US-Black’ has the same excruciatingly gormless sort of arrogance found in other instances of word magic in post war American English. I am referring here to words like ‘world’, as in ‘The World Trade Center’, ‘Miss World’ or ‘The World Bank’ — none of these three ‘worlds’ include the socialist 35% of the actual world’s population — or ‘Trans World Airways’ who fly neither to Irkutsk nor Maputo. The magic ‘World=USA’ notion recurs frequently in US-popular song, too, as in Dancing in the Street where the ‘world’s’ cities are enumerated as Chicago, New York, L.A., New Orleans, Philadelphia and the ‘Motor City’, and in that recent aid singalong where the equals signs were most embarrassingly obvious: ‘USA for Africa’ (the group, the effort) ’ was’ ‘the world’, actually singing We Are The World. Using ‘black’ to denote people of African descent living in the USA and nowhere else seems to be yet another instance of ‘World=USA’. It is as disrespectful to the cultural identity and integrity of all other Blacks (the majority) as the U.S. American meaning of ‘world’ is to the rest of us (also the majority). — Philip Tagg, 1987
War by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
my current favorite band