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moredarkthanshark:

More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music [2008]

Roxy Music’s unique blend of avant-garde rock music and high style set the tone for the whole glam rock era. They were much imitated but never equaled. This documentary tells the story of Roxy Music through new interviews with band members Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Paul Thompson, Brian Eno and Eddie Jobson plus many of their contemporaries. The program covers their early years, the classic seventies albums, their re-emergence with a much smoother style in the early eighties, the band’s break up and then their hugely successful reunion in the 21st century.

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hifructosemag:

Robots battle in a world that seems simultaneously prehistoric and futuristic in Rob Sato’s watercolors. The artist (first featured in HF Vol. 16) defies the limitations of his medium both in content and in format. While watercolor paintings are typically kept small, he works at mural scale, rendering the precise outlines of his giant robots, warriors on horseback and bizarre humanoid characters. The softness of the watercolor is still there, adding a handmade touch to his mechanical subject matter. Sato’s latest exhibition “Curses” opens on September 20 at Martha Otero Gallery in LA and features several massive works, folded paintings that become sculptural objects, some simplified sketches and painted baseballs that seem to take their cue from the cave walls of Lascaux. Take a look at our preview on Hi-Fructose.

idaltus:

[image description: a set of tweets from kim moore @soulrevision 

tweet one: “90% of what we read, watch, and listen to is controlled by only 6 media outlets: disney, newscorps, GE, viacom, CBS, time warner. #hiphoped”

tweet two: “the largest holder in #CCA is vanguard group inc. vanguard is the 3rd largest holder in both viacom and time warner. #hiphoped #privateprisons”

tweet three: “when we understand how media conglomerates work and then dig into the shareholders of private prisons #hiphoped”

tweet four: “+ we easily see the connection between hip-hop and school to prison pipeline! #hiphoped”

tweet five: “corrections corporation of america (#CCA) is the larger private prison operator in the US. vanguard is their largest shareholder #hiphoped”

tweet six: “also, vanguard is the 3rd largest shareholder in the GEO group. GEO is the 2nd largest private prison operator in the US #hiphoped”

tweet seven: “vanguard does A LOT of investing in private prisons while being the 3rd largest shareholder in viacom and time warner #hiphoped”

tweet eight: “the people who own the media = the same people who own private prisons. it’s no surprise they use one to promote the other #hiphoped”

tweet nine: “so, when prisons present states with contracts that mandate 90% occupancy and crime is down, how do they fill those prisons? #hiphoped”

tweet ten: “you fill the prisons by filling the radio stations with music that targets youth and glorifies criminal lifestyles that lead to prison. #hiphoped”]

journalisticjoe:

soulrevision:

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Every Tuesday night at 9pm EST there is an excellent twitter chat called #HipHopEd . Last night’s topic was, ‘What Is Hip Hop’s Role In The School To Prison Pipeline?’ I used this time to breakdown the connection between hip hop and private prisons, which fuel the School To Prison Pipeline.

While hip hop is not solely and directly responsible for the School To Prison Pipeline, it definitely plays a role as those who control what we listen to and see invest in private prisons.

CCA is the Corrections Corporation of America, they are the oldest & largest private prison company in the United States. Not only have they capitalized on the failed war on drugs by housing drug offenders, they also found a way to bring in new revenue by incarcerating undocumented immigrants.

GEO is the second largest private prison company in the U.S. and has facilities in the UK, Australia and south Africa.

When we dig into the financials, investments & shareholders of media conglomerates and private prisons, we begin to see some familiar names. Vanguard is one name that comes up frequently as their hands dip in both media interests AND private prisons. Not only is Vanguard the largest shareholder in CCA, they are also the largest shareholder in GEO. When you hold as much stock as Vanguard, it is easy to assume, and rightfully so, that there is enough power to decide what we see and hear on the radio and tv. 

*I know you all are sticklers for wording, so let me say that filling the radio stations with music that glamorizes criminal lifestyles and drug use is only ONE of MANY ways to help fill prisons when crime rates are down & companies like CCA are requiring 90% occupancy*

As always, please don’t take anything that I blog on here for fact. These are my truths as I have researched for myself, now I urge you to do the same. I have posted some links to help get you started. Let’s continue to learn and educate ourselves and others so we can work collectively to dismantle the the prison industrial complex!

Time Warner Cable Holdings: http://bit.ly/1qXjzJu

CCA Holdings: http://bit.ly/1mnlhMA

GEO Holdings: http://bit.ly/1oE9JJd

Letter sent by CCA soliciting states to keep prisons 90% full: http://huff.to/1qXiv8p

GEO website: http://www.geogroup.com/

CCA website (take a look at their board of directors, you’ll find a familiar name on there): http://www.correctionscorp.com/

- soulrevision

Kim stays dropping knowledge! If you’re on twitter I suggest you follow her. You WILL learn something new and informative everyday

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[When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.

Interview by David Brancaccio, NOW (PBS) (7 October 2005).
Kurt Vonnegut - Wikiquote

I hope this is accurate.

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gwyndor:

gwyndor:

i could get this image printed on a dakimakura. nothing is stopping me. its the right dimensions and resolution and size and i have the money. i could literally own a fucked up anime sex pillow but with an image of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. what a time to be alive


never give up on your dreams

gwyndor:

gwyndor:

i could get this image printed on a dakimakura. nothing is stopping me. its the right dimensions and resolution and size and i have the money. i could literally own a fucked up anime sex pillow but with an image of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. what a time to be alive

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never give up on your dreams

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anarchistpeopleofcolor:

The US (United Slaves) organization lead by Ron Karenga was a Black Power skinhead organization which became involved in a rivalry with the LA chapter of the Black Panther Party due to a perceived competition for members. Today it is believed by many scholars of the Left that US members were undercover police, informers, and hired assassins, working under the auspices of the FBI’s COINTELPRO project in order to dismantle the socialist-oriented Black Panther Party.

Ron Karenga is also the creator of the Kawanza Holiday and was known to have worked closely with Donald Defreeze, the founder of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), which was organized by government agent provocateurs. Today, many scholars of the Left recognize that the entire SLA kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was a staged event orchestrated in order to discredit the leftist revolutionary movements in the Bay Area.

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