Thursday, October 16, 2014 Wednesday, October 15, 2014
“We went out for some pizza, talking amiably about nothing in particular. It was kind of weird and unsatisfying, like peering at someone through a keyhole instead of looking at them face-to-face— you do get to check them out and maybe shout a few obligatory remarks about how you’re doing fine through the crack underneath the door, but somehow it all feels lonely and makes you all the more aware of the fact that you’re in a room by yourself when all is said and done. It was that way this afternoon… 

….and it tends to be that way these days, which in my moments of most extreme lucidity I conjecture may be contributing to that debilitating sense of dread that’s burrowed itself into the back of my head- you know the one I’m talking about? It’s like that feeling you get when you’ve had a car wreck or a relative die on some really horrible night, and after all the trauma you finally get to sleep, only to wake up after a dreamless night to the sunlight pouring in to your window and the sound of sparrows twirbling in the arrival of a new day. “Ah, what a nice morning, so peaceful and full of promise,” you think contentedly. “Wait, though. Wasn’t there something really crappy I had to contend with….? There’s something in the back of my mind, just sort of sub-consciously making me uneasy. Hmmm…” And then the next moment it all floods back, and you realize just how much this day and all days hereafter will blow. It’s that moment of vague uneasiness I’m talking about, that second or two of consciousness before all the trauma of your life punches in for its day-shift, when the office is still uncluttered. I live within that second or two, it stretches out indefinitely, I’ve taken up permanent residence, I’ve applied for citizenship and I’m learning the national anthem by heart so I can lead the crowd at baseball games.” 

- Al Burian, “Burn Collector 4”

https://sweettalk.bandcamp.com/album/a-constant-state-of-loss

“We went out for some pizza, talking amiably about nothing in particular. It was kind of weird and unsatisfying, like peering at someone through a keyhole instead of looking at them face-to-face— you do get to check them out and maybe shout a few obligatory remarks about how you’re doing fine through the crack underneath the door, but somehow it all feels lonely and makes you all the more aware of the fact that you’re in a room by yourself when all is said and done. It was that way this afternoon…

….and it tends to be that way these days, which in my moments of most extreme lucidity I conjecture may be contributing to that debilitating sense of dread that’s burrowed itself into the back of my head- you know the one I’m talking about? It’s like that feeling you get when you’ve had a car wreck or a relative die on some really horrible night, and after all the trauma you finally get to sleep, only to wake up after a dreamless night to the sunlight pouring in to your window and the sound of sparrows twirbling in the arrival of a new day. “Ah, what a nice morning, so peaceful and full of promise,” you think contentedly. “Wait, though. Wasn’t there something really crappy I had to contend with….? There’s something in the back of my mind, just sort of sub-consciously making me uneasy. Hmmm…” And then the next moment it all floods back, and you realize just how much this day and all days hereafter will blow. It’s that moment of vague uneasiness I’m talking about, that second or two of consciousness before all the trauma of your life punches in for its day-shift, when the office is still uncluttered. I live within that second or two, it stretches out indefinitely, I’ve taken up permanent residence, I’ve applied for citizenship and I’m learning the national anthem by heart so I can lead the crowd at baseball games.”

- Al Burian, “Burn Collector 4”

https://sweettalk.bandcamp.com/album/a-constant-state-of-loss

Monday, October 13, 2014
bobsavage:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Statue of mass murderer Christopher Columbus topples in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Photo via Teri New Di

Boom.

bobsavage:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Statue of mass murderer Christopher Columbus topples in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Photo via Teri New Di

Boom.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
brokenworldmedia:

Very thrilled to announced that we will be releasing John Galm's new album - Sky of No Stars on cassette / digitally on 10/21.Half Cloth: are streaming the track "Thirty Five Hundred Days" right here:http://www.halfcloth.com/premiere-john-galm-thirty-five-hundred-days/



john continues to do good

brokenworldmedia:

Very thrilled to announced that we will be releasing John Galm's new album - Sky of No Stars on cassette / digitally on 10/21.

Half Cloth: are streaming the track "Thirty Five Hundred Days" right here:
http://www.halfcloth.com/premiere-john-galm-thirty-five-hundred-days/

john continues to do good
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
brokenworldmedia:

Stream the entire new Rozwell Kid LP “Too Shabby” right now at Brooklyn Vegan!http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/10/rozwell_kid_rel.html



seriously, forget everything but this

brokenworldmedia:

Stream the entire new Rozwell Kid LP “Too Shabby” right now at Brooklyn Vegan!

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/10/rozwell_kid_rel.html

seriously, forget everything but this
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
rivkaravede:

gunphillips:

the spirit of the beehive

Our last day out on tour in Connecticut

rivkaravede:

gunphillips:

the spirit of the beehive

Our last day out on tour in Connecticut

Sunday, September 28, 2014 Saturday, September 20, 2014

Anonymous said: how can you tell if someone is projecting and acussing a vcitim of what they do? like in the case of a couple saying the other is abusive how can you tell which one is telling the truth and which one is a manipulative liar?

redflagarchives:

dear anon,

this is a hard, hard, hard question - one that organizations that serve abuse victims continue to struggle with. a friend of mine works at a women’s shelter, and she shared the screening tool they use there to assess abusive situations. here’s a PDF of a presentation by The Network/La Red that works to answer this question. what happens if both the abuser and the victim both contact an organization for help? what if it’s hard to tell who’s who? how should we respond?

here are some of the major takeaways from this document:

  • mutual abuse is a myth - partner abuse is never mutual. self defense is not the same as abuse.
  • this can be complicated by the fact that abusers often see themselves as victims
  • victims may have been forced into a corner, meaning they have had to use coercive or manipulative strategies or fought back as survival mechanisms. this does not make them abusers.

so, what to do? the reason this document is used as a training module is because it has taken a lot of people who make it their professional work to answer these questions, providing the best support possible. i’m not going to suggest that you use the screening tool in your day-to-day life, since it takes time to become familiar with the kind of listening that leads you to recognize domestic violence while also noting abusive tactics.

the questions are continuous, and new information may present itself at any time. questions of who committed the abuse aren’t always clear-cut, which is why the screening tool suggests paying attention to 6 factors:

  • context, intent, and effect of actions
  • empathy
  • agency
  • assertion of will
  • entitlement
  • fear

HERE is an extremely helpful post from back in 2012. I recommend reading it in full for more information about being a third party.

Long story short, if you don’t know the truth, don’t insert yourself into the situation in such a way that it adds unreasonable distress and discomfort. Generally speaking, abusive situations often become less opaque over time, but the possibility exists that you might never know. Conduct yourself in the manner that is the least intrusive. The only thing you can hope to do is avoid causing additional harm.

Friday, August 29, 2014

kyeospeakszine:

Winter Break playing “4:49” at Bridgetown DIY last friday. this song will be on the upcoming LP. 

Suuuup

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Anonymous said: I just saw a video of Heartbeat In the Brain playing over someone's no-scopes in Call of Duty

theworldisa:

I quit

Babies finally did it :’)

Friday, August 15, 2014

gloomyglam:

I struggle with depression and I wrote a song about what my life feels like

This is really great

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