Dessa: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Set List
"Fighting Fish"
"The Man I Knew"
"The Lamb"
"Fighting Fish" lyrics — so dense with references and imagery
verse 1:

Swimming in a snifter
Pretty as a picture
Don’t get it twisted man, her bite is a bitch
You can name, you can keep her
But take care when you feed her
You never can take the fight out the fish

Chomping at the drill bit
Never one to still sit
You can test my metal with a magnet and some tin snips
Ink test all I see is canines and some wing tips
Pilot pen in pocket I’m riding instinct and ink jets

Around here we don’t like talk of big dreams
To stand out is a pride, a conceit
To aim high is to make waves to split seams
But that’s not what it seems like to me

'Cause I wanna try I wanna risk
And i don’t wanna walk, rather swing and miss
I’m not above apologies but I don’t ask permissions
Got a lot of imperfections but I don’t count my ambition in them

"I’d love to change the world" by Ten Years Later
covered by Jetta, former backing vocalist for Paloma Faith and Cee-Lo’d_Love_to_Change_the_World
— yes, it does seem unlikely that Alvin Lee meant the first verse lyrics “literally” given the rest of the song. 

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Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)

Artist’s statement: 

Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170,000. 

The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.

Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”


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Riding your motorcycle into San Narciso CA you might stop at an overlook to look down the slope, squinting for the sunlight, onto a vast sprawl of houses which have grown up all together, like a well-tended crop from the dull brown earth. You’ll think of the time you opened a transistor radio to…

"A lot of people are surprised to learn that back in 1800, 90 percent of American teachers were actually male. Today we know that actually 76 percent of [them are] female, so how did this huge flip happen?

The answer is that as school reformers began to realize in the 1820s that schooling should be compulsory — that parents should be forced to send their kids to school, and public education should be universal — they had to come up with a way to do this basically in an affordable manner, because raising taxes was just about as unpopular back then as it is now. So what we see is this alliance between politicians and education reformers in the early 19th century to redefine teaching as a female profession.

They do this in a couple ways: First, they argue that women are more moral in a Christian sense than men. They depict men as alcoholic, intemperate, lash-wielding, horrible teachers who are abusive to children. They make this argument that women can do a better job because they’re more naturally suited to spend time with kids, on a biological level. Then they are also quite explicit about the fact that [they] can pay women about 50 percent as much — and this is going to be a great thing for the taxpayer."

A Lesson In How Teachers Became ‘Resented And Idealized’ : NPR (via brutereason)

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"What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you’re not hovering or censoring yourself, you’re just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person."

— Katherine Moennig (via irkrawr)

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Personal Update

So, after 3 years of 1 date, 2-date, and 3-week relationship …

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a bit overly dramatic lyrics for whom I am repressing right now, but I feel a bit lost, misunderstood, and drunk on past moments that will never return

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"and everyone responds with silence"

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Women Artists Visibility Event: The Museum of Modern Art opens but not to women artists, NYC on June 14, 1984
Shot by Clarissa Sligh

Despite the increased visibility of women artists by 1984, most were not included in mainstream gallery or museum exhibitions. When the Museum Of Modern Art opened the exhibition the “International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” with great fan fare, of the 169 artists chosen, all were white and less than 10 percent were women.

Women artists were incensed. The Women’s Caucus for Art and other women’s groups in the area organized to protest the underrepresentation of women artists.

Included in the photographs are Lucy Lippard, May Stevens, Linda Cunningham, Emma Amos, Sabra Moore, Sharon Jaddis, and Alida Walsh. The posters were pasted all over Soho, a vastly different place from the Soho of today.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via satanscottonfingers)