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When he loves to tell me about his goals and aspirations because he’s the “speaking it into existence” type of person. When his relationship with God isn’t at the peak of which he hopes it would be but he tries his best and has plans to improve his spirituality. When his mannerism is so excellent, he’d hate to hurt a fly. When he has so many questions about the world..as small as zombies and as big as is the universe deterministic? he thinks questions are good, knowledge is greater than humiliation. When he makes you laugh because laughter is good for the soul. And he just loves when the corners of your cheeks wrinkle. When he loves to watch movies with you. There ain’t much on the news but the blues so some Tarantino will wipe away the tragedy and sorrow of the world-for about 2 and half hours. He knows the worlds a fucked up place so little acts of kindness make a big difference to him. When he takes time to look good and take care of himself because he likes to express himself through his creativity and he believes “today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” That’s a dr. suess quote but it is so prevalent to him when it comes to doing and looking your best and most importantly, feeling your best. He knows mental issues are so important and little things can fuck with the way peoples minds work so he is so critical of the things he says. He’s so hard on himself, he’s been through a whole lot but he envisions something good happening to him. He believes that everything meant for him will never leave him, and whatever left him simply wasn’t meant for him. He is an optimistic person. He is an ambitious man who sees good things coming because he knows he deserves it. He is so passionate about his craft. His woman. His faith. He is beautiful. Inside and out.

The Characters of Hamilton’s Favorite Musicals

Alexander Hamilton: Newsies

“Write it in ink or in blood, it’s the same either way.”

Aaron Burr: Legally Blonde

“With the chance I’ve been given, I’m gonna be driven as hell.”

John Laurens: Falsettos

“At least death means I’ll never be scared about dying again.”

Hercules Mulligan: Heathers

“And hey, could you face the crowd? Could you be seen with me and still act proud?”

Marquis de Lafayette: Beauty and the Beast

“My heart’s far, far away; home’s a lie.”

George Washington: Next to Normal

“And when the night is finally gone and when we see the new day dawn, we’ll wonder how we wandered for so long, so blind.”

Angelica Schuyler: The Color Purple

“I’m gonna take a deep breath. Gonna hold my head up. Gonna put my shoulders back, and look you straight in the eye.”

Eliza Schuyler: Waitress

“You matter to me. Simple and plain and not much to ask of somebody.”

Peggy Schuyler: Spring Awakening

“Through the wind, through the dark, through the winter light, I will read all their dreams to the stars.”

King George III: Kinky Boots

“I’m bad news, a black and blues-er, who’s a loser, a merry-go-round spiraling down.”

Thomas Jefferson: Phantom of the Opera

“Close your eyes, start a journey to a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before.”

James Madison: Into the Woods

“While we’re seeing our side, maybe we forgot: they are not alone.”

Philip Hamilton: Les Miserables

“There is a life about to start when tomorrow comes.”

Maria Reynolds: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

“Till then he had reproached her, and tried to despise her, but now he felt such pity for her that there was no room in his soul for reproach.”

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry”
-John Lennon

Happy 90th birthday to one of the fathers of rock n’ roll music, the legendary Chuck Berry
October 18th 1926 // October 18th 2016

I hate my bed, I hate my home, I hate my job
I hate the wife, I hate the kids, I hate the dog
I hate the sun, I hate the rain, I hate the clouds
I hate the TV, hate the dinner, hate the couch
I hate the car, I hate the bus, I hate the road
I hate the bar, I hate to drink, I hate to smoke
I hate a stranger, hate his boss, I hate his friend
I hate the womb, I needed room, I ate my twin
I hate my hands, handshakes, pancakes, milkshakes
Child-resistant locks on the pill case
I hate inflation, hate the store, I hate to choose
I hate the war, I hate the poor, I hate the news
I hate the late, I can’t be early, hate to wait
I hate my lovers cause the way they suffocate
I fuck to hurt, it hurt to date, I hate to date
I fuck to hate, I hate to love, I hate to hate
And it just don’t
And it just don’t
And it just don’t
It don’t get no better
It don’t get no
It don’t get no better
It just don’t get no better
I hate to lose, I hate to try, I hate to win
I hate to cruise, I hate to fly, I hate to swim
I hate the optimistic smirks on the face of children
I hate the government and those who deface its buildings
I hate artists, hate creatives, I hate bright people
I hate darkness, I hate racists, I hate white people
I hate small speakers, I hate loud speakers
I hate great concerts, I don’t like crowds neither
I hate money, I hate change, I hate hope
I hate funny, I hate strange, I hate dope
I hate charities and parodies and tragedies
I hate carrots, peas, asparagus
Virtually all vegetables, circuses, all festivals
Texts that are oversexual, emotion because it’s perpetual
I hate schedules, calendars, reminders cause’ they just remind us That tomorrow gon’ be just as timeless
I fuckin’ hate you
—  The social experiment, no better blues
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In loving memory of Leslie Feinberg, the revolutionary author of Stone Butch Blues and a pioneer for transgender liberation, racial and economic justice, gender-neutral and nonbinary language and representation, and a host of other issues of social justice. Feinberg died Saturday at age 65 from complications of multiple illnesses. Hir last words were: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.” And that should tell you everything you need to know. Ze will be missed greatly. Rest in power.

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Don’t Blink - Robert Frank is biographical portraiture re-visualized as living and breathing collage, equally comprised of revolutionary artistic watersheds and painfully personal crossroads, all the while twisting and spreading itself so as to capture as much of life as its towering subject so indelibly encapsulates.”

Read: DON’T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK IS ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL ART DOCUMENTARIES IN YEARS by Matthew Eng

B.B. King [September 16th 1925 - May 14th 2015] 

B.B. King, one of the most influential blues players of all time, has passed away at the age of 89. B.B. King has been inspirational to a countless number of musicians, from big stadium filler bands to bedroom guitar players. The way King plays his guitar spoke to the hearts of millions, and will certainly never be forgotten. The beautiful thing about music is that King’s legacy will never fade, and he will always be held in high regard as one of the most important figures in modern music history. 

We will never forget you B.B. King, you’re the King of Blues, and you always will be. Rest in peace. 

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Sui/Han’s new 2016-17 short program, “Blues for Klook”, choreographed by Lori Nichol. They performed this during an intermission at a Kontinental Hockey League game a few days ago. (Original video)