I Was Born Free

"We're all one thing, Lieutenant. That's what I've come to realize. Like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell." - Cassie from THE THREE
Posts tagged "Celebs"
thedailywhat:

This Is Cool, You Should Check It Out of the Day: The band Fun. and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff have teamed up to create The Ally Coalition, your online guide to LBGTQ rights (or lack of rights), in your state.
Bonus: Opportunities for activism and stuff!
[allycoaltion]

Oooh more GPOY Activism, score!

thedailywhat:

This Is Cool, You Should Check It Out of the Day: The band Fun. and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff have teamed up to create The Ally Coalition, your online guide to LBGTQ rights (or lack of rights), in your state.

Bonus: Opportunities for activism and stuff!

[allycoaltion]

Oooh more GPOY Activism, score!

tylercoates:

Her songs are still extremely autobiographical, which is perhaps their charm. Following in the footsteps of other singer-songwriters, especially women who emerged in the early ’90s and expressed their emotions in particularly vulnerable ways, Apple’s openness has always had an empowering appeal. Her songs seem to suggest that feeling a variety of emotions—sadness, glee, despair, insanity—is not only normal, but, like those self-reflective musicians before her, she also gives permission to her listeners to feel the same way.

Even for Apple, her older songs are relics of another time, and she now makes them applicable to her life in the present. “They all kind of become poems after a while,” she says. “You can take your own meaning out of them. It’s been a very long time [since my first albums], and I can apply those songs to other situations that are more current in my life.” She admits she has changed greatly since she started writing songs in her late teenage years, especially when it comes to how she portrays herself. “I don’t feel comfortable singing the songs that I wrote. I used to blame other people and not take responsibility. I thought I was a total victim trying to look strong.”

And she is much harder on herself in the songs on The Idler Wheel than she ever was before. Sure, she admitted to being “careless with a delicate man” in “Criminal,” arguably her most famous song, and in When the Pawn’s “Mistake” she sang, “Do I wanna do right, of course but / Do I really wanna feel I’m forced to / Answer you, hell no.” On The Idler Wheel, Apple examines her own solitude and neuroses as well as their effect on her relationships with others. “I can love the same man, in the same bed, in the same city,” she sings on “Left Alone,” “But not in the same room, it’s a pity.” On “Jonathan,” a somber love song layered with robotic, mechanical sounds that’s presumably about her ex-boyfriend, author and Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames, she urges, “Don’t make me explain / Just tolerate my little fist / Tugging at your forest-chest / I don’t want to talk about anything.”

Read more of my profile of Fiona Apple right here! I’m really proud of this one. 

Hey my name is in this and I’m obsessed with Fiona Apple’s online habits.

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brooklynmutt:

“Let’s see what things are like in 2014. I would love to do it.” - Alec Baldwin

This is going to be my least favorite thing.

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That “road to hell is paved with good intentions” saying seems pretty true lately.

mohandasgandhi:

imwithkanye:

nprfreshair:

I made this in 2006 for the Holiday Craft Contest at NPR. This year, there are Hannukah Microbrews to savor…for eight crazy nights.

Happy Hanukkah. Love, Both Mels (by Melody Kramer)

SugarTitsukkah?

I need this. Oh god, there are so many brilliant ideas flowing through my twisted little mind all of the sudden….

Wow I reblogged this a day or two ago when it popped up in my dash, and it turns out that a girl I went to high school with made it. The internet!!!

npr:

All I see here are her shoes. Which are the business. I wonder what kind of handbag she carried? — Tanya

anderson:Toni Braxton is on “Anderson” today.

Oh wow. Two really important people.