louiexv-deactivated20120518 said: Explain your current situation to your five-years-ago self.

frankocean:

wow. alrite. i’ll give it a shot…

hey chris,

your name is frank now..it’s a long story. your girlfriend is about to break up with you because of the long distance. it’s ok. & that job you’re working..well, you’re gonna have to work there for another year and some months.. & then you’re gonna get fired. you’re gonna work a couple more jobs after that too. nothing glamorous. kinkos and at&t if you really want the specifics. but you’re never gonna be homeless or starving. don’t worry you won’t fail and have to move back to new orleans either. you are gonna get your heartbroken though. twice. if it helps, the first one is gonna be worse than the second. contrary to how it feels, it won’t kill you. in fact it’s gonna help you write an album. yea, you finally finished an album. people like it man. you’re actually gonna write and record hundreds of songs. they won’t all be good and most ppl won’t think you’re talented at first, but you’re going to master your gifts. you’re going to become a lot stronger and wiser..even a little taller. be patient. i mean, you kind of have no choice. and be good to people. i don’t wanna spoil too much for you, but.. you’re on a plane right now to the east coast to work with kanye west & jay-z. it’s all working out kid. you made it. 

howtoseewithoutacamera:

Patti Smith photographing Lynn Goldsmith, 1977

howtoseewithoutacamera:

Patti Smith photographing Lynn Goldsmith, 1977

(Source: superblackmarket)

nazerrray:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Olympics 1968

“We were just human beings who saw a need to bring attention to the inequality in our country.” - Tommie Smith

On this date (10/16) in 1968, the ‘black power’ salute at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. One of my favorite historical photos and one of the most powerful moments in black history. More background here.

Photo credits:

  1. Summer Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
  2. Summer Olympics, Mexico City, 1968
  3. San Jose State University honors former students Smith & Carlos with a statue on campus, 2005
  4. Smith and Carlos, 2011

SJSU

Interim Mixtapes: Karma Tunes

CDs I’m burning for my car as I scrounge up for a new iPod Touch.
Cover: Lee Friedlander, 1998

St. Vincent & the National - Sleep All Summer (Crooked Fingers cover)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time
Okkervil River - It Was My Season
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - Fear and Convenience
Hundred Waters - Murmurs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
the Mountain Goats - 1 John 4:16
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
M. Ward - One More Goodbye
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Jenny Owen Youngs - Have You Forgotten (Red House Painters cover)
the National - Exile Villify
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
New Order - Temptation (7” version)
Frank Ocean - Swim Good

Interim Mixtapes: Karma Tunes

CDs I’m burning for my car as I scrounge up for a new iPod Touch.

Cover: Lee Friedlander, 1998

St. Vincent & the National - Sleep All Summer (Crooked Fingers cover)

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time

Okkervil River - It Was My Season

Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - Fear and Convenience

Hundred Waters - Murmurs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

the Mountain Goats - 1 John 4:16

Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars

M. Ward - One More Goodbye

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos

Jenny Owen Youngs - Have You Forgotten (Red House Painters cover)

the National - Exile Villify

Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

New Order - Temptation (7” version)

Frank Ocean - Swim Good

  

Rilo Kiley | The Execution of All Things

And if you’re well off, then well I’m happy some for you

But I’d rather not celebrate my defeat and humiliation here with you

(Source: sommerrev)

ursulavernon:

becausebirds:

jujujubeebee:

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire photographed by Harry Borden. Gardenista.

Even dutchesses know birds matter.

You are never too good to hug a chicken.
Which is a shame, because many chickens are diabolical.

ursulavernon:

becausebirds:

jujujubeebee:

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire photographed by Harry Borden. Gardenista.

Even dutchesses know birds matter.

You are never too good to hug a chicken.

Which is a shame, because many chickens are diabolical.