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Goodbye Golfie

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Sold the first car I ever owned this week. Thanks for the memories, Golfie. U took me so far but now the time has come to upgrade U.

As a German, parting from your first car is the ultimate traumatic experience, so please keep me in your thoughts in these difficult moments…

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I feel that, unless you listen to and review music for a living, it’s rather hard to find the time or inclination to actively engage with more than one or two new albums per week. (Which seems like a perfectly healthy amount of new music to begin with!)

But you do tend to gravitate to the bigger name releases, the BNMs, the albums everyone’s talking about, and give cursory glances at best to whatever else might float your fancy. So despite Jennifer Castle being featured on NPR and beautifully written-up on one of my favourite music blogs, I’d probably have missed this record had it not been for Britt talking about it approvingly on Twitter and me serendipitously deciding to take the plunge and seek it out. 

And what a beautiful record it is, taking the folk songbook from sparse to orchestral to country twang. If you’re into folk music of any variety, do seek out Pink City and give it a spin whenever you find a quiet moment. I think it’s a very fine record indeed.

"I don’t need a home/ don’t need a lover/ I’ll be out on my own/ Come hell or high water."

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deadpresidents:

whitehouse:

The President’s desk.

I love the fact that everything on the President’s desk looks like a cheap Hollywood prop. That folder might as well just say “STUFF 4 THE PREZ”.

deadpresidents:

whitehouse:

The President’s desk.

I love the fact that everything on the President’s desk looks like a cheap Hollywood prop. That folder might as well just say “STUFF 4 THE PREZ”.

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sarahfonder:

So I forgot to post this on Monday when it originally got published, but I wrote a critique of American Beauty for its 15th anniversary over at Decider. It’s gotten a lot of creepy, MRA-type comments, but I wouldn’t know what they say because I’m avoiding the comments! Anyway, I’m proud of this article, so check it out.

Rightfully proud! Enjoyed reading this.

sarahfonder:

So I forgot to post this on Monday when it originally got published, but I wrote a critique of American Beauty for its 15th anniversary over at Decider. It’s gotten a lot of creepy, MRA-type comments, but I wouldn’t know what they say because I’m avoiding the comments! Anyway, I’m proud of this article, so check it out.

Rightfully proud! Enjoyed reading this.

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On Sept. 8, 1979, Jean Seberg’s body was found naked in the back of a Renault parked on a Paris side street, the death credited to an overdose of barbiturates. 
Six days after the discovery of Seberg’s body, the FBI released documents under FOIA admitting the defamation of Seberg. During the late 1960s, Seberg provided financial support to various groups supporting civil rights, such as the NAACP and Native American school groups.
The FBI was upset about several gifts to the Black Panther Party, totalling US$10,500 (estimated) in contributions; these were noted among a list of other celebrities in FBI internal documents later declassified and released to the public under FOIA requests. The financial support and alleged interracial love affairs or friendships are thought to have been triggers to a large-scale FBI program deployment in her direction.
The FBI operation against Seberg used COINTELPRO program techniques to harass, intimidate, defame, and discredit Seberg. The FBI’s stated goal was an unspecified “neutralization” of Seberg with a subsidiary objective to “cause her embarrassment and serve to cheapen her image with the public”, while taking the “usual precautions to avoid identification of the Bureau”.
In 1970, the FBI created the false story, from a San Francisco-based informant, that the child Seberg was carrying was not fathered by her husband Romain Gary but by Raymond Hewitt, a member of the Black Panther Party.
The investigation of Seberg went far beyond the publishing of defamatory articles. According to her friends interviewed after her death, Seberg experienced years of aggressive in-person surveillance (constant stalking), as well as break-ins and other intimidation-oriented activity.

On Sept. 8, 1979, Jean Seberg’s body was found naked in the back of a Renault parked on a Paris side street, the death credited to an overdose of barbiturates. 

Six days after the discovery of Seberg’s body, the FBI released documents under FOIA admitting the defamation of Seberg. During the late 1960s, Seberg provided financial support to various groups supporting civil rights, such as the NAACP and Native American school groups.

The FBI was upset about several gifts to the Black Panther Party, totalling US$10,500 (estimated) in contributions; these were noted among a list of other celebrities in FBI internal documents later declassified and released to the public under FOIA requests. The financial support and alleged interracial love affairs or friendships are thought to have been triggers to a large-scale FBI program deployment in her direction.

The FBI operation against Seberg used COINTELPRO program techniques to harass, intimidate, defame, and discredit Seberg. The FBI’s stated goal was an unspecified “neutralization” of Seberg with a subsidiary objective to “cause her embarrassment and serve to cheapen her image with the public”, while taking the “usual precautions to avoid identification of the Bureau”.

In 1970, the FBI created the false story, from a San Francisco-based informant, that the child Seberg was carrying was not fathered by her husband Romain Gary but by Raymond Hewitt, a member of the Black Panther Party.

The investigation of Seberg went far beyond the publishing of defamatory articles. According to her friends interviewed after her death, Seberg experienced years of aggressive in-person surveillance (constant stalking), as well as break-ins and other intimidation-oriented activity.

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HA, YEAH. I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE ALL THINKING

THAT THIS IS SOME OLD JANET JACKSON TYPE OF SHIT

BUT IT AIN’T ABOUT THAT

THIS IS THE REAL, THE STREET LIFE TRAUMA

YO, I GREW UP ROUGH IN THE STREETS OF BOAHSTEN

(MASSACHUSETTS)

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Help with album titles

So the next OWOB theme week is going to be about songs in film & TV (more details soon) and I’m slightly stuck with thinking of an appropriate title for that feature.

So far all theme weeks have been named after classic albums (“Closing Time” for closing tracks, “Stop Making Sense” for songs in a foreign language, “Songs of Love and Hate” for, well, just that) and I’m sure there’s gotta be some famous album that in some way alludes to the movies in its title and also makes sense to use here, but I just can’t think of anything on the spot… 

Anyone have an idea?

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Moonface – City Wrecker

"it is 2000 and whatever/ i am still a city wrecker"

I believe in Spencer Krug forever.

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Every day is national dog day, whatever.

Every day is national dog day, whatever.

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