I’m back in Austin now. I drove straight from the airport to the office, as if jet lag were but a figment of my body’s imagination, because I had a hunch that some fires needed to be extinguished. Surely enough, as soon as I entered the office, I found out that, while I was on vacation, one of the company’s owners abruptly closed his satellite office, and laid off his...
I'm in NYC for the Weekend
I’m already drunk and it’s not even 5 PM Gonna go to a loft party tonight & a BBQ tomorrow Gonna see Salt-N-Pepa on Monday FO FREE Gonna do a whole bunch of other stuff too Message me privately if you’re in the city & wanna chilllllllllll
heathyr: I hate it when you just randomly get hit with crippling embarrassment over something you did years ago and you’re writhing with your hands over your face trying to tell the memory to go away omg shut the fuck up I still kick myself over dumb shit I did a decade (plus) ago.
Why I Need My NYC Vacation
Me: When you submit late, incomplete, and incorrect paperwork to me, you subconsciously tell me that my role and responsibilities in this company aren't as important as yours, when we're actually equally valuable cogs in a machine that needs to run smoothly. I'm unwilling to do both my job AND the parts of your job that you don't wanna do, and since I'm one day away from a vacation, I'm also UNABLE...so take this shit back, and don't return it to me until it's complete & correct.
Co-worker: But Sean, I forget how!
Me: I reject that excuse. You've received complete instructions on how to do it every month for the last two-and-a-half years.
Co-worker: *blank stare*
Me: I'm serious. Don't come back into this office until it's done.
Co-worker: *walks out*
My friend is in desperate need of daycare help.
highvoodoopussypope: strugglingtobeheard: highvoodoopussypope: She recently got a job, but needs daycare for her daughter to raise the money to allow her to get out of a really shitty, emotionally abusive home situation. The cost for one week is just $150, so she needs at least that. If you can give more, please, by all means. You can donate at this link here. She’s allowed me to upload...
Tumblr isn’t posting the commentary that I add to my re-blogs. Is anyone else having this problem?
The only difference between the South and the...
kenyan-abstract: dionthesocialist: If a redneck calls me a nigger, it’s easy to get rational people to call that racism. If Tina Fey implies that Tracy Morgan is a nigger, it’s a lot harder to get people to care. In a lot of ways, I’d rather deal with Southern racism than the “melting pot” tripe you Yanks tout out. ah. The differences I’ve noticed while living in Pennsylvania and Texas.
You will fall in love with someone who annoys you, whose orgasm face looks and...– The People You Will Fall In Love With In Your 20s Damn. Go read the rest of this. (via jakigriot)
If I wanna take a guy home with me tonight It’s none of your business. And she...– Salt N Pepa’s None of Your Business Against slut shaming since 1993. (via revolutionofsyllables)
Beaumont trio Purple sounds like an imaginary collaboration between Gwen Stefani and Anthony Followill. If that city had bands this good when I was in high school, I might not have left so quickly! These videos were filmed during their great set @ the Sour Notes’ “Bummer in the Summer” mini-festival.
Shit That Will Get My Black and " Conscious" Card...
blackamazon: I hate conscious rappers. I really fucking do at this point. They tend to come form upper/middle class backgrounds or have deep mitigating circumstances around their ” consciousness” that they never seem to talk to anyone but WHITE media about . They then use “hood cred” to spout the laziest ass bullshit about the myopia of black folks with NO FUCKING ANALYSIS of their ability to...
Is It Me Who Has the Problem?
Co-worker (walking into my office for seemingly no reason): Sean, I need you to stop smoking. I can smell it on you!
Me: I don't smoke.
Co-worker: What's that smell, then?
Me: I don't know, but it's not cigarettes, because I don't smoke them. My housemates don't smoke them either, so the smell couldn't be on my clothes.
Co-worker: Ah, well I was just joshin' ya.
Me: Why would you make up a bald-faced lie just to start a conversation with me? That's weird.
Co-worker (staring blankly @ me): Uh...well, I really just wanted to ask you about a project.
Me: You should've just DONE that, then.
This unbelievable article by Travis Morrison's... →
matthewedwards: rawkblog: I asked him about his albums, and he told me that I should just listen to the one he considered the best, Emergency & I. When I asked about the others, he said he didn’t have any copies, and that I would have to buy them on iTunes. Best part is the thesaurus dive that starts once the band reforms. “It was great… it was a kick… it was breathtaking…” Hey! The...
blahblahblather: ukuzihs: Savannah Dietrich Doesn’t Face Contempt Charge For Revealing Names Of Sexual Attackers A 17-year-old Kentucky girl who defied a court order by tweeting the names of two teenagers who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her won’t face a contempt charge. David Mejia, an attorney for one of the accused boys, says the motion to hold 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich of...
Few alt-country bands have the Lovely Sparrows’ knack for dynamic arrangements. Here are four songs from their set @ the Sour Notes’ “Bummer in the Summer” mini-festival last month.
Help Fund My Project! →
nealzonwheelz: basseyworld: Hi, I’ll be in Nigeria next month for some shows. I’m also working on a web docu-series about returning to Nigeria after almost 2 decades away as well as holding conversations about mental illness and mental health awareness in Nigeria. I plan on taping interviews and discussions about mental health and mental illness in the diaspora. The project needs your help...
When school saw all my brothers piercings and sent...
Teacher: Go to the bathroom and remove them. All of them.
My brother: I can't they won't come out.
Teacher: Alright then I guess you can go home.
My brother: Why ?
Teacher: Because the piercings are ruining your education.
My brother: No you are ruining my education because you are sending me home because I have piercings... My piercings don't change my ability to learn.
A Kentucky girl who was sexually assaulted could face contempt of court charges...– 17-year-old sexual assault victim could face charges for tweeting names of attackers | The Lookout - Yahoo! News (via dendroica) Jesus fucking Christ. (via inothernews) FYI, their names are Austin Zehnder and Will Frey. Both (former?) members of the lacrosse team. (via nor-ton)
When quiet, acoustic bands play in loud rock clubs, disaster can strike. Fortunately, Villette’s beautiful songs cut through the hiss and chatter to leave an indelible impression! These two songs were filmed during their opening set @ the Sour Notes’ recent “Bummer in the Summer” mini-festival.
Here are three songs from the set that my housemates’ band the Bell Riots played @ Beerland last month. This was one of our better recent shows, even though I talked a bit too much between songs.
There are a lot of bands in Austin that do what Teenage News does, but this band has better riffs than most of them :-P Here are two of my favorite songs from their set @ Beerland last month.
A thing that annoys me when people talk about...
blackraincloud: Young mothers of color are extremely vulnerable to poverty. And I’m pretty sure a considerable amount (if not the majority) of teen moms are impregnated by grown ass men. And I think the younger the mother, the more likely the father is to be 18+ So, not looking at any of the other ways poor women and WOC are victimized, denied reproductive justice, kept poor, etc… We know a...
NO Sean don't encourage me.
blackamazon: I have a proficiency kink . I do especially around drums and guitars….. NO NO NO I finsih this one… i have to go batch in liquid nitrogen Wait, what did I do? lol
‘The Lone White Gunman’ is a half-truth. They are never lone, but they are...– Son of Baldwin (via sonofbaldwin) I can’t help but wonder what might have happened to me last week if this guy had had a gun.
Here are three videos from Unknown Relatives’ set @ Beerland last month. Their music is playful, snot-nosed garage-rock with occasional shoegaze textures. I dig it, and I hope you do too! Be sure to also check out their drummer’s other band, the Nouns.
Speculation over. Chic Fil A is now officially...
rafi-dangelo: Not that we all didn’t know anyway. They’ve been donating millions of dollars to anti-gay causes for years now, but for some reason, we just look the other way and wolf down waffle fries anyway. Stop looking the other way. Their COO just flat out said Chic Fil A is not pro-equality, so now you have no excuses. Stop going there. Read More
Here are two songs from the Sea Lions’ set @ this year’s Chaos in Tejas festival. They’re from Oxnard, CA (home of my favorite defunct record label, Black Bean & Placenta), and they sound like Calvin Johnson fronting a crash-pop band. Quintessential indie-pop!
C.Spaniels Is Gaining Momentum
Last week, I worked 40 hours @ my day job; played four sets between all of my bands over the course of three shows; attended two MORE shows that I had nothing to do with; and sorted through @ least two interpersonal conflicts. I’m surprised that I’m not burnt out in every imaginable way right now; I’m glad that I don’t have any shows booked for the rest of the month; and...
Struggling to Get the Child Support Payments... →
autohistoriamestiza: itwasntparadise: usagov: This publication is a how-to guide that can help. booooost. this shit is important. my father owes us $30,000, I’m sending this to my mother cause we should not be struggling like we are. navigating the system is so many shades of fucked up. It literally makes me sick and is unsafe for so many.