alisonselfmusic:

so I wanted to have a separate account for my music tumblr, and here it is! 

it would be great if y’all could help me get all my followers back by re-blogging this post! I got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months and some exciting news as well, wouldn’t want you to miss a thing ;)

 thanks y’all! 


(alisonself.tumblr will remain up but will not be updated)

next four people who re blog get a free download code….

alisonselfmusic:

so I wanted to have a separate account for my music tumblr, and here it is!

it would be great if y’all could help me get all my followers back by re-blogging this post! I got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months and some exciting news as well, wouldn’t want you to miss a thing ;)

thanks y’all!


(alisonself.tumblr will remain up but will not be updated)

next four people who re blog get a free download code….

alisonselfmusic:

so I wanted to have a separate account for my music tumblr, and here it is! 

it would be great if y’all could help me get all my followers back by re-blogging this post! I got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months and some exciting news as well, wouldn’t want you to miss a thing ;)

 thanks y’all! 


(alisonself.tumblr will remain up but will not be updated)

alisonselfmusic:

so I wanted to have a separate account for my music tumblr, and here it is!

it would be great if y’all could help me get all my followers back by re-blogging this post! I got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months and some exciting news as well, wouldn’t want you to miss a thing ;)

thanks y’all!


(alisonself.tumblr will remain up but will not be updated)

alisonselfmusic:

so I wanted to have a separate account for my music tumblr, and here it is! 

it would be great if y’all could help me get all my followers back by re-blogging this post! I got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months and some exciting news as well, wouldn’t want you to miss a thing ;)

 thanks y’all! 


(alisonself.tumblr will remain up but will not be updated)

hi! this just in.

alisonselfmusic:

so I wanted to have a separate account for my music tumblr, and here it is!

it would be great if y’all could help me get all my followers back by re-blogging this post! I got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months and some exciting news as well, wouldn’t want you to miss a thing ;)

thanks y’all!


(alisonself.tumblr will remain up but will not be updated)

hi! this just in.

fuckyeahchaplin:

Charlie in his first film, that premiered 100 years ago, today, Feb 2, 1914,

Making a Living  ~ 

(Source: fuckyeahchaplin.tumblr.com )

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

tortillapower:

halaalpussy:

One of the many things that makes me sad about Selena’s early death is that her boutiques, Selena Etc, never got to continue to flourish. Opened in 1994, she earned $5 mill from these stores/boutiques/salons marketing her designing talents and more. 3 boutiques were made, 2 in Texas and 1 in Mexico (however the Mexico one was never opened because she died before it was finished setting up.) One existing boutique in Corpus Christi, Texas remained open after her death as a museum, but was closed in 2009. Knowing what a style icon she was, this would’ve been a really great industry to see spread. 

#G O A L Z

(Source: voodouqueen)

amandamartinez:

Highly recommended viewing. Here’s one reason why.

amandamartinez:

Highly recommended viewing. Here’s one reason why.

godslonelywoman:

Merry Clayton on recording Gimme Shelter with The Rolling Stones in 20 Feet From Stardom, 2013 (dir. Morgan Neville)

iconic

if you haven’t seen this go do it right now!

The Great American Honkytonk Tent Revival

bothkindsofmusic:

A couple weeks ago, I told you about the fest that Peewee Moore is putting together. Well, the lineup is coming together nicely - about half the acts have been announced. While I’m only familiar with about 5 of the bands, I can’t say he’s not going deep on local talent from across the USA.

The…

dinosaurdiscs:

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

No One Cares: International 78rpm Discs, ca. 1912-55
We’ll just keep things going at 78rpm today. The best speed. This is another Canary Records bandcamp comp, taking us from Kazakhstan to Hawaii with many lovely stops in between. I’ve been slowly going through these collectiosn and I haven’t been disappointed yet. Totally terrific stuff — and a ridiculous bargain too. Ian Nagsoki says that No One Cares is “a collection of beautiful performances gathered from the early 20th century from various sources, globally, that mostly haven’t (yet) meant enough to anyone to collect on a reissue. Seven were used on the CDR-only release ‘Uncollected Records.’ The rest were used in various lectures & presentation give ca. 2010-13 and made available here for the first time. All are only lightly restored.”

Terrific stuff, ridiculous bargain. Sounds about right.

dinosaurdiscs:

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

No One Cares: International 78rpm Discs, ca. 1912-55

We’ll just keep things going at 78rpm today. The best speed. This is another Canary Records bandcamp comp, taking us from Kazakhstan to Hawaii with many lovely stops in between. I’ve been slowly going through these collectiosn and I haven’t been disappointed yet. Totally terrific stuff — and a ridiculous bargain too. Ian Nagsoki says that No One Cares is “a collection of beautiful performances gathered from the early 20th century from various sources, globally, that mostly haven’t (yet) meant enough to anyone to collect on a reissue. Seven were used on the CDR-only release ‘Uncollected Records.’ The rest were used in various lectures & presentation give ca. 2010-13 and made available here for the first time. All are only lightly restored.”

Terrific stuff, ridiculous bargain. Sounds about right.

An open letter to the ‘nice guy’ who tried to hit me because I stopped him from taking home a drunk girl who was begging him to leave her alone (or: why you should never ask a poet if she’s really an ugly cocksucker or if that’s just her day job):

The thing is, everyone assumes that by taking away our rights, you make us weak.

In reality, just the opposite occurs. We are used to the sling of insults - there is nothing you can say that hasn’t already been said to me. We are used constantly being on the outlook for our aggressor - so yes, I can spot an asshole from across the room and it’s because I often have to.

The thing is: you are making our skins thicker and our spines stronger than anyone who doesn’t have to put up with the shit that we do. We are the same generation that can wear pretty dresses and cut up your corpse in the same moment: because trust me, we know how to get blood out of our clothing.

You think women are little helpless flowers but I know at least a quarter of my lady friends with self-defense classes under their belts, at least half who can fight their way out of a chokehold with nothing but their carkeys like daggers in their fists, at least three-fourths who are so used to any kind of slur you can throw at them that they have four witty comebacks just resting on their backburners, and all of them - all of them - are baptized in the fire of another person’s violation, whether verbal or otherwise. You are not making the submissive housewives or the shy secretaries of your wet dreams. You have made dragons.

You have made mothers with sharp teeth who can balance eight different tasks and still remember your favorite dinner. You have made CEOs who do better work because they’re used to being told they’re sub-par. You are making artists and poets and musicians who’ve seen the dark in the world. You are making social justice warriors - I use this not as a defamation but as a banner, as the way they brand themselves because it is a battle, isn’t it, and nobody’s come out without their share of scars - you are making a generation of caustically beautiful ladies who have seen more shit by six a.m. than you have all your life and they still walk better in heels than you do in your boat shoes.

We do not invite your ‘nice guy’ into our beds, you’re right, because the nice guys of our lives have been our fathers asking us if we ‘are really going out in that,’ have been our best friend telling us that his girlfriend should give up sex because he’s paid for dinner, have been our uncles and brothers and the great gentlemen who hang out of their cars and laugh when the thirteen-year-old they just honked at jumps and looks terrified (but should totally accept the compliment as if it was a gift instead of the moment she recognizes she’s never going to be safe) -

you wanna know why we don’t let nice men into our beds? Because we rarely find them.

They’re out there, I know it, but they’re not the ones wetting themselves when a woman asks ‘why do you think that?’ instead of sitting back and letting him laugh with his buddies about femi-nazis. They’re out there and they’re probably as pissed as we are that at least one third of their population has openly admitted there are times when they think it’s okay to force their significant other to have sex: they’re out there, and the sad thing is, if you’re a male, you’re statistically not one of them. As far as we know, you don’t exist. You are a white knight only you believe in.

Here’s the thing about forcing people down: eventually they’re going to get strong enough to push right on back, and when you’ve spent the whole time sitting on your ass sinking your teeth into your healthy wage gap, you’re not going to be ready for it.

You’ve hurt us, over and over. When the time comes for us to hurt back, do you know how many of us are going to ask ‘Where was the mercy when I was begging like he is now? Where was that mercy when I got pregnant? Where was that mercy when I was called selfish for being a single parent? Where was that mercy when he forced himself on me? Where was that mercy, in anything?’

The thing about oppression is that it can only last for so long. You are not making yourself dominant, you’re making yourself weak. I’ve seen men crumble because they feel uncomfortable when they get hit on by other men as if the stench of their own mistakes is strangling them. I’ve seen them get impassioned because a teacher preferred females and I’ve laughed because I had eight other classes where it was reversed and in all of those eight, it went uncontested. I have legitimately punched a boy who said that a show for girls was shameful because it tries to teach lessons instead of catering to his desire for sex - as if just by liking something, he owns it. I’ve seen boys growl about women’s history month and had to wonder if they’ve ever held a textbook where the only names of girls are tiny footnotes. I’ve seen fathers ask why the curriculum I use for my six-year-olds is carefully gender neutral, why I let his son play at cooking or his daughter be a doctor.

I have never heard a mother complain except to beg me to get her little girl to talk more, to do more, to succeed - do you see? Do you see?

Here’s the thing about stepping on us: we have learned to stop licking your boots
and now we want to ruin you.

stoked to be doing a mini tour with mink March 27-30!!

thesquashblossom:

Hagerstown, maryland —->roanoke, virginia

thesquashblossom:

Hagerstown, maryland —->roanoke, virginia