Bill Hicks - It’s Just a Ride
"A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and finds endless ways to squander it."
- Don DeLillo
Interpol has just released the first track to El Pintor, “All the Rage Back Home”, their latest album due this September 2014. It’s a refreshing upbeat return 4 years after their last album, Interpol in 2010.
I’m looking forward to September.
Lupita Nyong’o’s speech on Black Beauty is so important to young women, to acknowledge one’s own strength from within that sparks inspiration to look in the mirror and recognize that feeling of “specialness”. To “resist the seduction of inadequacy” is to say “stop!” to one’s own inner editor and dream-crusher and say “Yes” I am allowed to believe in my own dreams.
This incredibly talented, brilliant, beautiful woman is making great use of the stage she has worked hard to gain access to with a voice of reason to one’s doubt.
Compassion is how the media will evolve to represent beauty to an audience that often looks for recognition of one’s own individuality, and it begins when we offer compassion to ourselves.
OKAY SO MAMA TITS IS MY NEW HERO!
Mama Tits, Seattle’s iconic tough as nails drag queen, confronted a group of anti-gay protesters attempting to disrupt the start of Seattle’s gay pride parade.
Mama Tits gave Seattle Gay Scene a breakdown of the confrontation:“I saw them coming up the road pre-Parade and looked at Sylvia and DonnaTella and said, ‘Ladies, let’s make a wall!’ Before I knew it, I was standing tits to nose with the leader guy on the megaphone. It felt like I had the strength of all the people who had ever been hurt by these people standing right behind be me giving me power! I was almost in auto-pilot mode from my days as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. I planted myself in his path and wouldn’t move. When he walked around me, I got back in front of him again and again.I stared him in the eyes and could see the pain in his eyes, I could see he was scared and he should have been. He tried to hit me with his sign, but like Bianca Del Rio says ‘Not Today, Satan!’
“I pushed his sign away from my face and hair, because you DO NOT TOUCH my hair. And, it was all I could do to NOT get violent, but I didn’t because once that happens, we all lose. They tried to surround me in an intimidation tactic, but let’s face it, I’m fucking HUGE and it didn’t work at all! The police came to me and asked to let them pass, and told me not to let them get me upset. I told the cops I wasn’t upset, but I WILL defend myself when assaulted, and they needed to remove them from our Parade. I then walked over and grabbed my mic and started to get the crowd involved. I wanted them to make so much joyful noise to drown out the hate… and, boy did they ever! The crowd made the walls rattle down on 4th and Pine!
“Shortly after I heard him quoting Leviticus, I just spouted back all the other parts he was leaving out to show how much of a hypocrite he was. It is always interesting how religious whack jobs misinterpret EVERYTHING in the Bible and bend it to their will to create HATE, when all they are doing is showing their ignorance. I yelled, ‘You have NO POWER here, be gone before someone drops a house on YOU!’ Once they were escorted off the parade route, I noticed how much it had affected me. I was trembling and on the verge of tears, because when people blindly hate and preach it in public like these people do, they have no regard for the people lives they are effecting.
“People take their lives because of HATE like this, people get KILLED because of HATE like this. I just want it all to stop! If the HATE mongers would put down their signs and open their minds and REPENT for their judgments, maybe then they too could find joy and happiness and be part of the fun, instead of being part of the Hell.”
Ladder to your nugget. #YYC #streetart #fairstyle earthfolk