I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.the litany, paul atreides, dune
Dear dream-makers of the media….
Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!
There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: “hey sorry, you’re stuck with just me up here…” vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows.
Jack has the upmost respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning.
So if you’ll let us, we’ll all continue with our day and we assure you: All is well in the rock n roll world.LOL, Jack White’s publicity is always a passive-aggressive joy to behold
NYT: On tour, you’ve been wearing full bodysuits, wigs, sunglasses. Is that a person who’s hiding?
André Benjamin: It’s always easier to play characters. They actually got André Benjamin the first night [at Coachella], and I clearly saw they don’t want André Benjamin. He loves what he’s done, but I hate cages, and sometimes nostalgia is a cage.
There has probably never been a less welcoming week for a new Chris Brown album than this one, when so many people are reexamining the power structures of a culture that tacitly supports and inevitably silences violence against women — one in which a chillingly clear line that can be drawn between a singsongy playground chant of “these hoes ain’t loyal” and the surveillance footage of a woman’s lifeless, rag-doll body being dragged facedown out of an elevator. As frustrating as it is that in the midst of this cultural moment, next week’s No. 1 album in the country will probably belong to a man who beat his famous girlfriend within an inch of her life and then was still allowed to blithely carry on with his career, I take some hope in how backwards-thinking and behind the times X already sounds. A decade ago, it would be difficult to imagine the scale of the public outcry against Ray Rice and the NFL, or the fact that a Lady Gaga video could be scrapped because of fresh internet outrage over R. Kelly’s past crimes. But the tide is shifting, and people are demanding that large cultural institutions and individual voices alike are held accountable for their actions. The future of R&B does not belong to Chris Brown, and neither does the future of American masculinity.BEST HUMAN lindsayzoladz DOES WORLD A FAVOR, RAZES BREEZY