Friday, September 30, 2016

around the world.

starring kings of leon. 


715 - CR∑∑KS.

a (lyric) video.

from bon iver.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

skipping stones.


a video.

starring gallant & jhene aiko.
 

starboy.

a video.

from the weeknd & daft punk.

Monday, September 26, 2016

saturday night.

a video.

starring devendra banhart.

eight (circle).




starring bon iver.

stream here.

not nice.

a video.

from partynextdoor. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

high and low.

a video.

starring empire of the sun.


keep your name.

a video.

starring dirty projectors.


are you lost in the world like me?

starring moby & the void pacific choir. 



ROLLING STONE: Moby Previews Upcoming LP With New Wave Song

crzy.

a video.

starring kehlani.

black america again.

a video.

from common & stevie wonder.

 

black beatles.

a video.

from rae sremmurd & gucci mane. 

a moment of clarity.

words. 

 "...“None of us were there…what we do know is this. It seems extremely easy to get shot by police in America. Which is not right.” Noah cuts to a clip of the officer — Betty Shelby’s — attorney explaining that it couldn’t have been a racially charged killing, because she’d recently been to a homecoming football game at an all-black high school. “Her lawyer’s defense has introduced us to one of the bigger problems that you face in America. In an American city, there’s an all-black high school, and that’s normal instead of weird? Living in a society where racial divisions are so deeply baked into every part of society that we don’t notice it anymore? An ‘all black high school?’ That’s a phrase that’s never followed by, ‘Oh you’re talking about the one in the nice part of town? Yeah, I know it.’ Racial divisions are so normalized in society that people possess a bias they don’t even know they have.'”..."

FLAVORWIRE: Trevor Noah on the Terence Crutcher Shooting and America’s Scary Normalizing of Racial Division

starboy.



starring the weeknd & daft punk. 

stream here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

a moment of clarity.

FILE UNDER: AMERICA.

words. 

""Here's what really gets me about this, Mr. Stumpf. If one of your tellers took a handful of $20 bills out of the crash drawer, they'd probably be looking at criminal charges for theft. They could end up in prison.

"But you squeezed your employees to the breaking point so they would cheat customers and you could drive up the value of your stock and put hundreds of millions of dollars in your own pocket.

"And when it all blew up, you kept your job, you kept your multi-multimillion-dollar bonuses, and you went on television to blame thousands of $12-an-hour employees who were just trying to meet cross-sell quotas that made you rich.

"This is about accountability. You should resign. You should give back the money that you took while this scam was going on, and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. This just isn't right.".- Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

NPR: 'You Should Resign': Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren Grill Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

tiny desk.

a npr concert.

with corinne bailey rae.


Friday, September 16, 2016

blood on me.

a video.

starring sampha.


trade-off.

a video.

from flatbush zombies.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

i can never be myself when you're around.

a video.

from chromatics.


wow.

a video.

starring beck.


reverse psychology.

a video.

starring keke palmer.

run.

a video.

starring bell biv devoe.


a moment of clarity.


words.

"...When a black American protests the demoralizing practices of American government, there is always a white person eager to unfurl the welcome mat to Africa. This is where racism and patriotism tend to point: toward the exits. For some, we learn, being American is conditional on behaving like a grateful guest: You belong here because we tolerate your presence. We don’t yet appear to have settled the matter of citizenship — not even for our president, another black man backhandedly accused of harboring terrorist sympathies. We operate on the old logic that only members of the family are allowed to tell hard truths about the family’s flaws. And when black people speak about America, they’re informed that they do not actually have a seat at the grown-ups’ table and that they should be grateful to be around at all.

 ...Whiteness and America have always been kept synonymous, conjoined, fiercely paired. Attempts to problematize that marriage — to open it up and show whom it excludes — are reliably met with fear and resistance. New expressions of patriotism always make certain white people fear that a wedge is being driven between them and their America — whether by Muhammad Ali’s refusal to be inducted into the Army, or by Black Lives Matter, or by a backup quarterback for the 49ers. The fear is almost as old as the nation. Sometimes it feels as if the fear is the nation.

Love of country can be tender, of course. It can also be tough, and that toughness can be expressed zealously, too. Jones and Kaepernick both amplify the idea that patriotism doesn’t mean much if a citizen can’t ask what it’s good for or examine its elasticity. Kaepernick has vowed not to stand for the anthem until the injustices he has enumerated have been meaningfully addressed. He’s worried for his country. I’m worried for his knees."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Who Gets to Be Called a ‘Patriot’?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016