polo 2000

porenn  asked:

Why are you studying Russian History? Ancestry? Curiosity?

A little bit of all! (Although I am more Polish than Russian) I think for what I study (historical musicology) the Slavic world in general is very fertile ground, there’s a culture of musical heritage there associated with nationalism and more generally народность that you don’t necessarily find in other places— case in point, I didn’t think this was really that true but the first marshrutka I got into in St. Petersburg the car radio was playing Smuglyanka! Also see this 2000s disco polo version of a 19th century poem from the Polish-Ukrainian School of national poetry:

https://youtu.be/cCy96Dwcxl4

Also I’m *in love* with studying the myth of Odessa through music, it feels like coming home for me and I don’t know why!

So today I was walking home after buying groceries. I was wearing a crop top (with a blouse, but no coat) and jeans that make my legs look amazing. Now I’m hardly insecure about my body these days and where I live it’s safe to walk around like this during the day and besides, I didn’t look half-naked.

Two guys in a Volkswagen Polo (probably a 2000 edition or something) were staring at me and muttering stuff to each other. I was feeling a bit uncomfortable but decided to keep walking. Then one of them whistled and in a stupid reflex I turned my head.

And he yelled “Hey you! Love what you did with your hair! The blue really suits you.” Sometimes I really fucking love people. And oh how I misjudged them.

- Mod Jewel