“We owe everything to the people who deal with our bullshit when we are not game-facing our way through this mess.”
— I said this, damnit.
— I said this, damnit.
What is the last great thing you learned about living life right?
I feel like if I were a woman, any reference to “boobs” in a Missed Connection would be a real deal-breaker.
— Stop Harassing Women in the Street / Stop Telling Women to Smile, Steed / Bangor Daily News. April 20, 2014.
"Nirvana was a great band, and probably was even more so to my teenage self (before the decade-long flood of weak imitators). But what they meant to me transcended being just “a band I love”; Nirvana was the first band to introduce me to feminism (and while I couldn’t give less of a fuck about anything Hall of Fame-related, this was highlighted by Nirvana’s choice to employ only women to replace him at the recent induction) and an extremely long list of artists that shaped who I would become, both musically and otherwise. You probably wouldn’t guess by listening to my music, I suppose. I rented the Markey film on the strength of Nirvana and then Sonic Youth became my favorite band of all time. I read an interview with Kurt and discovered Big Black. I saw tee shirts he was wearing and discovered Daniel Johnston and Sebadoh, Vaselines, ABBA, Dinosaur Jr, Shonen Knife, Polvo, Bikini Kill, the list goes on forever. I could list 500 bands I wouldn’t have heard without him. And what is so amazing is that this isn’t even sort of a personal story, this happened for millions of kids on the geographical fringes of art culture. In this way Kurt Cobain should be firstly remembered as a Sagan-type figure in music, a great popularizer and champion of women and underground artists around the world.”
— Casey McCurry of Sunset Hearts waxes poetic about Nirvana, Bangor Daily News. April 11, 2014.
Unintentional social media critic?
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s laugh after Bunny suggests, “I’ll suck your cock for 1,000 dollars.”
Tonight I saw a great friend of mine from high school and we shot the shit for a half of an hour. He is running for the State House as a Republican. Someone who knows the two of us, someone who we both know and enjoy, said in jest (but maybe sort of seriously), “I am surprised you two are talking to each other.”
Never forget that most of us agree about 90% on nearly every single issue, and it is 10% that is devoted to concepts and management we disagree on.I was happy to see my friend and while I don’t agree with a good handful of the things he stands for, I am happy for him in the step that he is taking. We share many of the same outlooks and concerns. We are nearly on the exact same page about almost everything. While the minutia has very big implications, it is not worth having some falling out over.
In fact, some of the people who have stuck closest to me as I get more outspoken about the things I believe—and some of my most recent friends—believe the exact opposite of what I do politically. I don’t know what that means, but it is the truth.
"In conclusion, the most violent, dramatic, and defining note of the ‘quality of American life’ is a negative characteristic: the lack of class-consciousness, the immediate effect of the false idea of the individual self, admitted by concession or by grave to the circle of petty-bourgeois privilege of industrial wealth and governmental power."
— Pier Paolo Pasolini, “Civil War”, 1966
Susan Tyrrell + Iggy Pop as Ramona + Belvedere Rickettes (from Cry-Baby)