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Joe Smooth - Promised Land - YouTube
guess what - Joe Arpaio NOT allowed in the promised land
joe_smooth  1987  1980s  audio  music  dance  house  inspiration  chicago  youtube  song  from twitter
august 2017 by cluebucket
How Missy Elliott Became an Icon - Miss Elliot Interview and ELLE Cover Story
<3 1997-2017-future

"Before I went to meet her, I had read articles that decided it just wasn't possible that Missy Elliott is shy. The Guardian wrote that 'scary diva is what you expect'; they do not explain why they expected her to be scary, they just say it. In the same way that no one explains what I should expect when I'm told over and over again that Missy Elliott is very shy, without anyone offering a larger understanding of what it might mean. "
missy_elliott  elle.com  interview  magazine  musician  hiphop  1990s  2000s  2010s  2017  fashion  rachel_kaadzi_ghansah  trayvon_martin  1997  career  inspiration  dance  virginia  abuse  growing_up  poetry  1993 
june 2017 by cluebucket
Martha Graham’s Divine Dissatisfaction | A Sacred Fool
"'It is not your business to determine how good [your artistic expression] is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.' ...
"'No artist is pleased... There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others.'"
martha_graham  dancer  sandie_hum  quote  asacredfool.com  artist  art  1950s  agnes_de_mille  excerpt  life  inspiration  negative  vision  perfection  creativity  expression 
may 2017 by cluebucket
Exiting the Vampire Castle
rip

"Class consciousness is fragile and fleeting. The petit bourgeoisie which dominates the academy and the culture industry has all kinds of subtle deflections and pre-emptions which prevent the topic even coming up, and then, if it does come up, they make one think it is a terrible impertinence, a breach of etiquette, to raise it. I’ve been speaking now at left-wing, anti-capitalist events for years, but I’ve rarely talked – or been asked to talk – about class in public.

"But, once class had re-appeared, it was impossible not to see it everywhere in the response to the Brand affair. Brand was quickly judged and-or questioned by at least three ex-private school people on the left. Others told us that Brand couldn’t really be working class, because he was a millionaire. It’s alarming how many ‘leftists’ seemed to fundamentally agree with the drift behind Paxman’s question: ‘What gives this working class person the authority to speak?’ It’s also alarming, actually distressing, that they seem to think that working class people should remain in poverty, obscurity and impotence lest they lose their ‘authenticity’."
...

"The first law of the Vampires’ Castle is: individualise and privatise everything. While in theory it claims to be in favour of structural critique, in practice it never focuses on anything except individual behaviour. Some of these working class types are not terribly well brought up, and can be very rude at times. Remember: condemning individuals is always more important than paying attention to impersonal structures. The actual ruling class propagates ideologies of individualism, while tending to act as a class. (Many of what we call ‘conspiracies’ are the ruling class showing class solidarity.) The VC, as dupe-servants of the ruling class, does the opposite: it pays lip service to ‘solidarity’ and ‘collectivity’, while always acting as if the individualist categories imposed by power really hold. Because they are petit-bourgeois to the core, the members of the Vampires’ Castle are intensely competitive, but this is repressed in the passive aggressive manner typical of the bourgeoisie. What holds them together is not solidarity, but mutual fear – the fear that they will be the next one to be outed, exposed, condemned."
mark_fisher  thenorthstar.info  blog  writing  2010s  2013  twitter  u.k.  politics  social_media  owen_jones  russell_brand  liberal  fight  comedian  inspiration  snark  class  guilt  morality  privilege  friedrich_nietzsche  behavior  protest  capitalism 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Iris' CVS Birthday Party | Sarah Fortune
this 4-year-old wanted a CVS-themed birthday party... and got it, sponsored even.
the cake!!!
I am rather jealous... at age nearly-31
sarahfortune.com  cvs  drugstore  birthday  party  photo  image  2015  2010s  arkansas  sponsorship  children  inspiration  brand 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Color Trends + Palettes :: COLOURlovers
Colouuuuuuur in the mornin colour in the evening colour at palette time
color  colourlovers.com  lover  palette  scheme  search  design  inspiration  hue  reference  tool  web 
august 2015 by cluebucket
Christopher Reeve Placed Atop Washington Monument | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"Though Reeve was unable to speak at the commemoration due to an intense fear of heights, no one was more moved by the ceremony than the actor himself. "Please let me down," the visibly touched celebrity said to reporters. "I'm cold, and I miss my family."

"Upon Reeve's natural death, he will be removed from the monument long enough to be encased in acrylic plastic, then reattached."
theonion  christopher_reeve  washington_monument  satire  dc  disability  inspiration  1996  1990s 
december 2014 by cluebucket
We're not here for your inspiration – Blog – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
"[U]sing these images as feel-good tools, as "inspiration", is based on an assumption that the people in them have terrible lives, and that it takes some extra kind of pluck or courage to live them.

"For many of us, that is just not true.

"When I was 15, a member of my local community approached my parents and told them she wanted to nominate me for some kind of community achievement award. My parents said, "Thanks, but there's one glaring problem with that... she hasn't actually achieved anything out of the ordinary."

"They were right. I went to school, I got good marks, I had a very low key after-school job, and I spent a lot of time watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dawson's Creek. I wasn't feeding orphaned Chlamydia-infected baby koalas before school, or setting up a soup kitchen in the main street, or reading newspapers to the elderly at the local hospital. I was doing exactly the same things as my non-disabled friends. When my parents explained all this to the well-meaning nominator, they said "yes, but she's just such an inspiration"."
stella_young  disability  op-ed  rampup  abc.net.au  scott_hamilton  inspiration  offense  rant  attitude  activism  ablism  2012  2010s  australia 
december 2014 by cluebucket
Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’ - NYTimes.com
"“Curation” does imply something far more deliberate than these inspiration blogs, whose very point is to put the viewer into an aesthetic reverie unencumbered by thought or analysis. These sites are not meant (as curation is) to make us more conscious, but less so. That might be O.K., but it also means they have a lot more in common with advertising than they do with curation. After all, advertising trains us to keep our desire always at the ready, nurturing that feeling that something is missing, then redirecting it toward a tangible product. In the end, all that pent-up yearning needs a place to go, and now it has that place online. But products are no longer the point. The feeling is the point. And now we can create that feeling for ourselves, then pass it around like a photo album of the life we think we were meant to have but don’t, the people we think we should be but aren’t."
carina_chocano  2012  2010s  tumblr  pinterest  nytimes  writing  essay  curation  art  image  inspiration  neuroscience  v._s._ramachandran  collecting  postmodern  pastiche  brain  feeling  blogging  magazine  moodboard  creativity  creation  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
shoup house: Eno on gifts
“Things evolve out of nothing. You know, that the tiniest seed in the right situation turns into the most beautiful forest. And then the most promising seed in the wrong situation turns into nothing. And I think this would be important for people to understand, because it gives people confidence in their own lives that that’s how things work.

"If you walk around with the idea that there are some people who are so gifted – they have these wonderful things in their head but you’re not one of them, you’re just a normal sort of person, you could never do anything like that – then you live a different kind of life. You could have another kind of like, where you say, well, I know that things come from nothing very much and start from unpromising beginnings. And I’m an unpromising beginning, and I could start something.”
shoup  blogspot  brian_eno  geeta_dayal  quote  another_green_world  confidence  skill  work  creativity  gift  beethoven  composition  musician  inspiration  start  make  life 
july 2012 by cluebucket
Jonah Lehrer on How to Be Creative - WSJ.com
1. Color Me Blue
2. Get Groggy
3. Daydream Away
4. Think Like A Child
5. Laugh It Up
6. Imagine That You Are Far Away
7. Keep It Generic
8. Work Outside the Box
9. See the World
10. Move to a Metropolis
jonah_lehrer  wsj  wall_street_journal  creativity  how_to  imagination  inspiration  cognition  arthur_fry  post-it  invention  epiphany  insight  joke  brain  sATG  superior_anterior_temporal_gyrus  mark_beeman  john_kounios  science  research  intoxication  puzzle  alcohol  archimedes  richard_feynman  albert_einstein  friedrich_nietzsche  milton_glaser  nyc  design  steve_jobs  google  innovation  martin_ruef  challenge  innocentive  karim_lakhani  yo-yo_ma  bruce_adolphe  tip  composer  musician 
march 2012 by cluebucket

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