June 27, 2014
9 shames

1. It’s a shame that I cut my eyes or adopt a mean face when men look at me, because I don’t want them to think I’m interested or open to what they have to say.

2. It’s a shame that I cut my eyes or adopt a mean face and they still try to talk to me, as if my body language isn’t clear.

3. It’s a shame that, when I cut my eyes or adopt a mean face and say that I’m not interested, it’s not enough.

4. It’s a shame that I have to mention or point out my boyfriend to get them to go away.

5. It’s a shame that I need a male friend to convince them to leave me alone.

6. It’s a shame that I thank the men who are relatively “nice” when approaching me for not being rude or angry when I turn them down.

7. It’s a shame that I thanked a man who followed me out to my car because he “didn’t want to interrupt my workout” but seemed to think rolling up on me was less intrusive.

8. It’s a shame that there are probably plenty of men who aren’t even thinking about me when I walk down the street, yet I still feel wary.

9. It’s a shame that I could tell any of these statements to another woman and she’d understand so deeply.

June 26, 2014

Bandcamp Finds: “Soul Movement, Vol. 2,” Slakah the Beatchild (2014)

Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because I don’t think I had ever heard of this dude before this week. I found his music on this amazing furniture website one of my classmate’s sister runs.

This newest project of his is the sequel to the first “Soul Movement” which dropped in 2008. You can purchase and download the album from iTunes or stream it on Bandcamp.

June 25, 2014
"It’s lovely that Robin Thicke thinks his marriage is worth saving, but this is not the way to go about it. This entire album, the track names, the hashtag; if this is in fact a sincere effort to “get her back” it’s basically a how-to on abuser dynamics. Rather than allowing Patton the time and space to decide whether or not to reconcile in private, with this album, Thicke has effectively enlisted the public to get on his side and pressure her into going back to him, and make her the villain if she refuses. “Oh, but he wrote a whole album about her! He’s really sorry!” All while he rakes in the cash, and she loses her resolve to stay away from a man who cheated on her, publicly embarrassed her and ruined a decades long relationship."

BattyMamzelle: Let’s Talk About Robin Thicke’s Manipulative Ploy To “Get Her Back”

valid points, re: this video/concept

(via thatmitch)

June 25, 2014

New Music Video: “Two Weeks,” FKA Twigs (2014)

This is “Queen of the Damned" meets Kanye’s "Power" with a hint of Cee-Lo’s "Bodies.” The styling is so captivating.

(Source: f-k-a-twigs, via femburton)

June 25, 2014
Afropunk 2014 Lineup
The list, which came out today, includes Lianne La Havas, The Internet, SZA, Alice Smith and (drumroll, please) D’angelo! Afropunk will take place August 23-24 in Brooklyn and it’s free.99. Come out to enjoy some good music and some awesome fashion. See you then :)
More info: afropunkfest.com

Afropunk 2014 Lineup

The list, which came out today, includes Lianne La Havas, The Internet, SZA, Alice Smith and (drumroll, please) D’angelo! Afropunk will take place August 23-24 in Brooklyn and it’s free.99. Come out to enjoy some good music and some awesome fashion. See you then :)

More info: afropunkfest.com

June 24, 2014
finalencore:

Atlanta’s Music Midtown is back with a bang.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday.  More info here.

I will have moved (!!) by then, but if you live in Atlanta or plan to visit, you should check it out :)

finalencore:

Atlanta’s Music Midtown is back with a bang.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday.  More info here.

I will have moved (!!) by then, but if you live in Atlanta or plan to visit, you should check it out :)