paulftompkins:

From Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins
Live at Largo at The Coronet
April 26, 2014

"Sound? Check!"

The show is interrupted by an (apparently) much-needed sound check.

Special thanks to Nelson Walters, Clinton Trucks, Neil Mahoney, Cash Hartzell, Charlie Fonville, Eban Schletter and the staff of Largo at The Coronet

The role of “Joey” is played by Mr. Scott Rodgers

This should be a tv show so non-LA people can see it.

natepatrin:

mendelpalace:

[MAJOR SEIZURE WARNING FOR THIS VIDEO, SERIOUSLY, DON’T WATCH IF IT’S A PROBLEM FOR YOU]

sleepyheadphone:

(Album Teaser for Flying Lotus’ upcoming record “You’re Dead!”, featuring artwork by Shintaro Kago and of course music by Flying Lotus. Animation by Strangeloop.)

“The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning. It’s a celebration of the next experience. It’s the transition and the confusion. It’s not ‘hey you’re dead.’ It’s ‘hey you’re dead!’”
-Flying Lotus

Congratulations Flying Lotus, you basically managed to raise my expectations without any limit.

Seriously though: This teaser that Flying Lotus posted today after revealing the last song of the album’s tracklist, looks and sounds incredibly promising: It’s Flying Lotus as we know him, but way more jazzy and with more live instrumentation, which gives the music an incredibly warm feeling. But let’s not get this confused: We’re talking about the virtuous, crazy, free-jazzy type Jazz here. Flying Lotus’ songs are, as far as one can tell from these 3-5 second snippets, as nutty, hectic and experimental as ever, but like I said, filled even more with fast basslines, sax solos and live drumming. And that combination seems really, really exiting to me.

The guest list is illustrious too: Familiar faces like Niki Randa and Thundercat of course, but also stranger collaborators like Kendrick Lamar, Angel Deradoorian and … Snoop Dogg of all people? Also it should be noted that Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be playing some keys on the album, and hearing FlyLo guest on his own track under his rapper alias Captain Murphy is just an act of insanity I especially look foward to.

The only question is: How am I supposed to wait for this until October???

This is going to move mountains, holy damn

This seems pretty great.

I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too.

agrammar:

This culture’s constantly rehearsed platitudes about bravery and chasing dreams and being yourself and climbing mountains and only living once —

all of which should ostensibly remind us that death is real and life is real and these things combine to create very high stakes and genuine urgency, often even a very grim urgency concerning our behavior and decisions and the highly finite number of them we will ever be able to make —

somehow instead tend to do the exact opposite; the platitudes are mouthed precisely when people are at their most glib and ignorant of meaning and dismissive of urgency.

Point being YOLO should be a terrifying term that makes you picture your corpse and the corpses of your loved ones and conclude that whatever idiot thing you’re screaming YOLO about is almost certainly a waste of your limited human window of decision-making.

Thank you for your (all-too-precious) time.

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

I’m fairly certain I’ve posted this before, but here it is again, because it’s still important.

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

I’m fairly certain I’ve posted this before, but here it is again, because it’s still important.