sheppard - geronimo // goo goo dolls - rebel beat // mika - staring at the sun // grace petrie - orbit // chvrches - leave a trace // odesza - say my name // ellie goulding - burn // purity ring - obedair // bleachers - you’re still a mystery // night terrors of 1927 - dust and bones
The story started in the 1920’s, when US company Schott started to use zippers on their jackets. They introduced the Perfecto jacket style in 1928 as an outerwear garment specifically for motorcyclists. After more than twenty years of the jackets evolution, the commercial breaktrough happened, just when the Perfecto jacket got to its most refined sense. Marlon Brando signaled pure, tough rebel style in the “The Wild One”. We can’t think of a better execution of this now classic getup. Worn in jeans, a crewneck t-shirt and leather boots. Seems easy, but if the added character is missing, it’s a look hard to pull off. In our opinion a slightly beat up, vintage Perfecto works the best. Just like this one pictured, made by Harley Davidson in the 1990’s.
What music do you listen to when you have to write something?
Tons. I’m more partial to instrumental stuff, like video game themes (DA:I, Skyrim, Morrowind, etc) and similar (Two Steps From Hell has a lot of stuff I like) while I’m actually writing. Otherwise I have a bad habit of just transcribing the lyrics I’m listening to.
But for when I’m basically trying to imagine scenarios and get some inspiration and whatnot, I like a broad range of stuff. And I also appreciate everyone’s song recs, because having fresh things to break it up can bring in fresh ideas, which is great!
Recently @zaralethallan rec’d me somestuffthat I have been enjoying (especially Julia Westlin’s stuff). Other go-to’s currently are Rabbit Heart by Florence in the Machine, Control by Halsey, White River by Scarlett Parade, Broken Crown by Mumford and Sons, Rebel Beat by Goo Goo Dolls, Beautiful Crime by Tamer, and All Fall Down by OneRepublic. Oh, and Cities in Dust by the Everlove. That’s my new favourite for Solas.
I have a question.
Is it cultural appropriation
if a kid starts writing hip hop
but he’s a pale Asian?
If a Chinese girl snaps her fingers
to recite spoken word?
A culture can pioneer
but to stop voices getting heard
because we have the wrong color skin?
That sounds more like privilege:
how political correctness
can control the mode of baring souls
because we were born the wrong race.
I write these rhymes to a rebel beat,
but I have yellow skin.
I know that you invented it.
But can’t I join in?
Macklemore dropped a song about White Privilege. I’m not a fan, but I liked the lyrics in that they reflected that question of “Can you stand with and for someone even if you aren’t fully affected by what they’re struggling with?”
…then the tweets came. People said if Macklemore wanted to end White Privilege, he should stop making hip hop altogether. THAT I did not understand.
I’m an Asian girl who does spoken word poetry and sings soul and gospel music. Is that cultural appropriation? Fashion designers pull inspiration from different national dresses. Is that cultural appropriation? I understand when you cheapen someone’s culture through blackface or yellowface or wearing those deeply symbolic Native American headdresses as an accessory at a music festival. But does participating in an art form pioneered by one culture–acknowledging along the way that you borrow from that culture’s conventions each time you open your mouth–count as cultural appropriation too?
I perform spoken word as a Filipina. I sing in the gospel tradition as a Christian and as a girl whose voice is unusually low and thick in timbre for a Filipina. I sing blue-eyed soul (a title that, I guess, is a nod to the thinner timbres of non-African American voices; we can never totally achieve the depths of that culture because that is their gift) because the genre fits my vocal range and also the lyrics I write. Is that cultural appropriation? I know two Filipino young men who love the hip hop culture and find it conducive to sharing their own stories. Is that cultural appropriation?
The African American community, for all of their struggles, have been blessed with a strong cultural legacy that has proven extremely influential in shaping pop culture as we know it. We want to allow that culture to shape our stories too; to adapt and change us, and help us find our own means of creating art. Is wanting that wrong, just because I am Asian?
a team heist mix - six of crows fandom - arranged by ducksbellorum
marked man - mieka pauley / bottom of the river - delta rae / awake o sleeper - the brothers bright / ticking bomb - aloe bacc / restless sinner - black rebelmotorcycle club / beat the devil’s tattoo - black rebel motorcycle club / blood on my name - the wright brothers / god’s gonna cut you down - johnny cash
Freezing up slightly Jax knows there must be a mistake. His ears burn and his heart pounds but this can’t be. He’s being kissed by Leia? The Princess, the rebel leader. His heart beats faster and his glowing blue eyes want to close but he gently pulls away.
“L-Leia?” He asks cautiously “I-I don’t think I understand, or deserve such affections.”