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Keep the Things You Forgot: An Elliott Smith Oral History | Pitchfork
"It took a long time for him to develop a love-hate relationship with the press room. So he would tell me a list of fanzines that he wished some day would interview him, and then we’d see if we could make it happen. That was such a different time in the music industry. There was no internet; fanzines were our internet—and using the post office was our information superhighway, I guess. [laughs]

"Because we were friends, he was able to tell me what he was and wasn't comfortable with. The more attention he got, the more troubled he got, and that’s when it got hard. The irony of it was that he was so open and honest with pretty much anybody who crossed his path, so it wasn't unlike him to tell a very personal, private story to a virtual stranger sitting next to him at a bar.

"But it would infuriate him when people asked him what his lyrics were about. He really hated having to have an answer for what every character and every story was. Music was a way of channeling thoughts and feelings that were bigger than him into art, and he didn’t feel like he owed every single person an explanation of what everything was about."
--Dorien Garry
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november 2015 by cluebucket
Red, White, Blue & Orange by Benjamen Walker | Free Listening on SoundCloud
happened to listen to this today, when the last British detainee (never charged) was released...
... after 14 years!
... and still 100+ detained!
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Google Answers: Citation for unintentional abuse of European census data by Nazis
"Around the turn of the century in Holland, the Dutch government
started collecting mass census data about its citizens. It began
collecting religion in order to give people a proper burial. The
intentions were solely good. In 1939, that data was captured in a
matter of 3 days and (some reasonably high) percentage of the Jews
were executed in a matter of weeks."

"'.. These registration systems and the related identity cards played
an important role in the apprehension of Dutch Jews and Gypsies prior
to their eventual deportation to the death camps. Dutch Jews had the
highest death rate (73 percent) of Jews residing in any occupied
western European country--far higher than the death rate among the
Jewish population of Belgium (40 percent) and France (25 percent), for
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october 2015 by cluebucket
The Straight Dope: Why is "CH" the abbreviation for Switzerland?
after wondering w/ Tbeck, the straight dope:
"The confederation of the Helvetians is thus known as Confoederatio Helvetica or CH for short."  switzerland  abbreviation  politics  history  question  gallic_war  war  europe  roman_empire  2004  q&a  arnold_winkelreid  rhine  rhone  jura  geneva  helvetia  gaul  france  julius_caesar  swiss  ch  name  country  endonym  autonym 
september 2014 by cluebucket
The Denial of Racism: Remembering the Woman Who Set Herself Alight | Clutch Magazine
"In the absence of “factual references” and “citations” to back up our experiences of racism, they are seemingly without merit. Western societies have been (mis)educated to believe that racism is strictly overt behavior, with manifestations that should be quite evident. In this era of “take our country back,” the denial of racism is ever more embedded in commonsense notions (aka: prove it beyond all doubt, or quit whining). The racism that we experience, “day after day,” as Delvaux-Mufu put it, is not about extreme incidents. Indeed, it often concerns mundane practices that are difficult to pinpoint.
...As such, experiences of racism never make the standard of unequivocal fact, and as a consequence, our racialized realities are repeatedly downplayed or simply dismissed."
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september 2012 by cluebucket
OMG RT Seriously, I just can't. Red Vines thong. Knit with chopsticks. I'm dead now. I died laughing.
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may 2012 by cluebucket
YouTube - Ruben Studdard - Sorry For 2004
haahhh "sorry 2004" is a ballad for the ages. EVERY YEAR. how can you ignore the kids wearing "i'm sorry" t-shirts?
go stud.
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october 2011 by cluebucket

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