infinity, philadelphia, 2013
YASSSS!!! She gets to spend Thanksgiving with her family. SO SO HAPPY to hear this! I hope this is just going to be one of many good things to happen in regard to this case.
I wish I had hair like you, gorgon-dyke, cause then it would be fun to walk the streets at night.
Gutter Dyke Collective, East Bay Queers. Dykes and Gorgons, may-june 1973
A winning combination!
Bringing this back because its awesome
SOURPATCH will be playing our LAST SHOW (for now) on THURSDAY JAN 2ND as a part of Think and Die Thinking fest.
Come get dizzy with us one more time!
HERE IS A VIDEO THAT WAS MADE AWHILE BACK THAT WAS GOING TO BE A DVD, CHECK IT OUT.
IM ALREADY SO SO SO SAD
this band has been really important to me and so many others over the years. so sad to hear that they’ll be playing their last show but happy we’ll be playing with them one more time before that happens.
if you live in the bay area and you aren’t a jerk PLEASE consider attending THINK AND DIE THINKING in january. so much love to them. sourpatch forever.
jealouzine salutes and loves sourpatch, aka music of the best birthday party ever, the softest summers, sickest BAGRC lunchtime showcases and anthems for second gay adolescences. thank you sourpatch for being probably the best band ever. C U <3
Anonymous asked: Why is John Lennon bad
Master Post on Why John Lennon is Shit
So here’s a master post of John Lennon’s shittiness. I added much more info about cultural appropriation in his music. I also submitted this to Your Fave is Problematic.Sexism/abuse
- publicly admitted to hitting the women he dated
- abusive toward both his wives, including Yoko Ono and his son
- was controlling in his relationship with Yoko Ono, making her follow him everywhere (including the bathroom)—and made her list all the men she had slept with, which he shamed her for, and did various other controlling/abusive things
- wrote this misogynistic song that threatens violence against women
Homophobia and antisemitism
- was antisemitic and homophobic, and made antisemetic/homophobic comments toward Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ gay and Jewish manager
- even beat someone nearly to death for even insinuating that he had an affair with Brian Epstein: he never apologized for the incident, despite using the excuse for being drunk at the time, stating, “he called me a bloody queer, and I bashed in his ribs for it.’ Later, when he was older, and supposedly “reformed” he claimed he just “wanted to show he was a man” at that age…
- wrote the racist song: “Woman is the ‘N-word’ of the world” (except he used the actual word not n-word) tw in link for racial slur; discussion here explaining why the song is racist (again tw for slur) post explains the song, not only uses a slur but also erases Black women, and equates sexism non-black women face with anti-blackness) (one lyric: “women is the slave to the slaves”)
- appropriating/stealing music from Black artists: stole riffs, melodies and even lyrics from Black artists, to name but a few examples: I Feel Fine from Bobby Parker; Day Tripper from Bo Diddly; and was sued for stealing Come Together from Chuck Berry; and did many covers where Black vocal styles are appropriated: Twist and Shout from Isley Brothers, Money fromBarrett Strong/Berry Gordy, Some Other Guy from Ritchie Barrett—examples go on and on
- appropriation of Indian music and culture, including the appropriation of traditional Indian instruments, spiritual/religious beliefs, perpetuating harmful stereotypes and white supremacy; examples of appropriation in music here, here, here; and this video is an example of not only appropriation of the sitar but Indian spirituality (“om” in the song Across the Universe) and in fetishizing/exoticizing spiritual practices in India
- often made offensive comments about disabled people (note that the jerk who wrote the article in the link makes ridiculous excuses for him)
- mimicked people with developmental disabilities
- stated that disabled people touching him was “horrifying” and continually referred to disabled people as “cr*pples”; talked about disabled fans in extremely ableist, demeaning ways
- made a song called “Cr*ppled Inside” with an ableist slur to appropriate the pain of disabled people to describe his “internal pain” as a white abled man
Harassment/bullying/acts of violence
- Committed various humiliating/violent actstoward strangers and friends: threw knives at people in the audience at concerts, being a violent drunk and getting in fights with friends, etc.; also dubbed Germans at a concert “Nazis” and “Hitlerites”
- he may have beenresponsible for the death of former bandmate Stuart Sutcliffe, on top of more heinous behavior, including urinating on nuns
- Edit:there are tons of conflicting accounts of Stuart Sutcliffe’s
death. There’sthis accountfrom Sutfliffe’s sister that Lennon beat Sutcliffe savagely after learning he was leaving the group—which may or may not have lead to death by complications later (but she alsoclaimsthe beating didn’t lead to his death, but it still did damage). There are other accounts whichclaim that thugs attacked Sutcliffe and gave him the injury or thatSutcliffe fell down a flight of stairs— there were even rumors of it being caused by amphetamine use or a tumor (those seem to be bogus)— we can’t know for sure what the true story is (but it’s not unthinkable that someone with Lennon’s history of abuse would do this)
FUCK THIS DOUCHEY BRO. can we get over him yet or whattttt? the beatles are boring.
"What is astounding and demoralizing about the whole thing is that the very reason these people are coming here is because they like multi-culturalism and artists …and they are driving these people out. It’s almost like cannibalism."
Bob Mason, a Bernal Heights resident on the recent 26 percent jump in evictions in San Francisco’s Mission District. The gentrification of the Mission is displacing the mostly Latin@ working class locals, including terminally ill artist Rene Yañez, who faces an eviction order to leave his family’s apartment of 35 years next July.
Housing prices in San Francisco increased 26% between 2011 and 2012, with the median home price rising to almost $600,000. The average rent of a two-bedroom property is over $1,900 per month, or 4.6 full-time jobs at San Francisco’s minimum wage.
artists are p much used to settle neighborhoods and make them appealing to people with wealth as the ‘next big thing’ before the artists get priced out by rising housing costs and move on to colonize another neighborhood.
"Mostly void, partially stars"