never young beachを1年間徹底密着し制作した写真集『SURELY』が出版決定。それを記念して、NO.12 GALLERYにて個展も開催。
この度写真集を出版させていただく事になりました。バンド never young beachに2016年の丸々一年間密着し、ライブはもちろんツアーの移動やオフの様子、レコーディング風景など普段表に出ない彼らの素顔に迫りました。それに伴い、写真展を開催いたします。是非お越しください。
2017年からVictor EntertainmentのSPEEDSTAR RECORDSに移籍し、メジャーに活動を展開するnever young beachにとって、2016年の1年間はインディー期を象徴した年だと言える。そんな彼らの2016年に写真家・相澤有紀が1年間密着し、ライブ写真はもちろんのこと、ツアーの様子や練習などのオフショットを中心に構成し、普段見ることができないnever young beachの姿を1冊の写真集として記録した作品でもある。全176ページでフルカラーと内容の濃密度もさることながら、リミテッド・エディションには大判ZINEと生写真プリントなども付録される徹底ぶり。 アーティストがステージ上では見せない姿を写真を通して見ることで、逆説的に彼らの音楽への向き合い方や音楽への想いを、読者は体験することになるだろう。
Let me elaborate on that last reblog, just to make it clear for people who haven’t worked at or near minimum wage.
My last retail job paid $10 an hour, one of the highest starting wages for a entry-level retail position in NYC at that time (and still higher than the current NYC minimum wage of $8.75). I had the occasional forty-hour week, but mostly, I worked thirty-two hours. If we assume that as the standard week, it’s $320 a week.
Between state, federal, and city taxes, at this level, you end up paying around 26% of your wages in taxes. If your paycheck for two weeks is $640, you actually take home $473.60. Your yearly pay after taxes is $12,313.60, or $1,026.13 a month.
You find an apartment to split with three roommates. Your individual rent is $700. That leaves you with $326.13 for the month. You collectively decide not to get cable and only get internet, so your bill is $75 split four ways–$18.75 for you. Your power bill is around $100 and your cooking gas bill is around $30–$32.50 between the two. That’s $51.25 for bills. That leaves $274.88. You get a cheapo phone plan and pay $50 a month. That leaves $224.88. You get an unlimited MetroCard because individual rides make no sense with you working nearly full time, especially if you go literally anywhere else in your week besides work and home. $116.50 per month. That leaves you $108.38 for the month.
You have $3.60 a day to feed yourself, clothe yourself, do anything for fun, deal with medical emergencies, and so on. And that’s at a full $1.25 above city minimum wage, or $2.75 above national minimum wage.
10: do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach? Depends? If I’m on my own, in my side. When I’m piled in with my best friends, I’m usually curled all the way into Ewen bc he’s the best at sleepy cuddles. When my gf is here, I’m on my back. 11: what’s an inner joke you have with your friends? Probably that Andrew and I will get married for the tax benefits. 12: what’s your favorite planet? Pluto. 13: what’s something that made you smile today? I’m going to see Power Rangers with my gf! 14: if you were to live with your best friend in an old flat in a big city, what would it look like? Andrew and I want an exposed-brick converted warehouse apt. 15: go google a weird space fact and tell us what it is! 99% of our solar system’s mass is the sun. 16: what’s your favorite pasta dish? Pesto. 17: what color do you really want to dye your hair? I want one of those half-hidden rainbows. 18: tell us about something dumb/funny you did that has since gone down in history between you and your friends and is always brought up. Look my gf will not get over the concept of “thinking about leaving” meaning we need to walk out the door in 10 minutes so wrap up what you’re doing. She gives me so much shit about it. 19: do you keep a journal? what do you write/draw/ in it? No. 20: what’s your favorite eye color? Blue
90: talk about your one of you favorite cities. I fucking love New York. New York has and always will be my home, I can’t imagine not being able to go there with ease. The hustle and the feel and the flow of it, I don’t know, it just brings me peace. 91: where do you plan on traveling this year? I’m going to Montreal with my parents. 92: are you a person who drowns their pasta in cheese or a person who barely sprinkles a pinch? The more cheese the better. 93: what’s the hairstyle you wear the most? Crossed bobby pins to keep my hair out of my face. (or ponytails, bc basketball) 94: who was the last person you know to have a birthday? Ewen. 95: what are your plans for this weekend? Power Rangers with the gf, readings, and prospies for ball. 96: do you install your computer updates really quickly or do you procrastinate on them a lot? Procrastinate. I know I shouldn’t. 97: myer briggs type, zodiac sign, and hogwarts house? INTJ, Aquarius, Gryffindor. 98: when’s the last time you went hiking? did you enjoy it? I haven’t been hiking since I left Australia, and yes. 99: list some songs that resonate to your soul whenever you hear them. Glory, Bastille; Flaws, Bastille; Gravel To Tempo, Hayley Kiyoko; Hand In My Pocket, Alanis Morissette; Feelin’ Good, Nina Simone; Horse to Water, Tall Heights. 100: if you were presented with two buttons, one that allows you to go 5 years into the past, the other 5 years into the future, which one would you press? why? Future. I like knowing what to expect, it settles me.
So I used to work at a little pizza place in my hometown. We had these coupons for any large 3 topping (normally like $16) for $10. I get a call for an order, and everything is normal. They ask for delivery I tell them their total will be 12.80 (tax and delivery fee). The girl asks if she can pay the $2 on her card. I say yes but there will still be a $10.80 for her to pay in cash. She immediately goes “No it’s free. I have the coupon” I keep explaining to her that it only discounts it. She keeps saying well they let me do it like that last time. No honey, we would’ve had our asses handed to us by our boss. She won’t listen so I give the phone to my boss where he explains the same thing I just explained. She decided she didn’t want it. 20 minutes later her friend calls and orders the same pizza but doesn’t tell us she has a coupon. So we quote her the full price. She begins berating my coworker saying it was just $12.80. My coworker tells her that she didn’t tell us about the coupon so how are we supposed to know. My coworker finishes the order. 10 minutes later the girl calls again, I pick up, and the first words out of her mouth “ yea I just ordered but you guys hung up and my order wasn’t finished….soo” when my coworker took the delivery he came back with the receipt that the girl scribbled the entire tip line out so you couldn’t even read the original receipt.
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