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do i have a crush on you or am i just lonely

do i like you or do i like that you like me

do I like you or do I like the idea of you

do i want to be in a relationship or do i just want to prove that i’m worthy of one

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blackrockandrollmusic:

Fear Of A Punk Planet

There are so many different ways to be who you are as a person of African descent in America, but for some reason, being a sista or brotha who digs on rock ain’t a good look. Let’s face it: If you’re black and into rock in 2005, you’re labeled a sellout or a wannabe. Blackless, even.

Which is fine if you’re a grown-ass dude or woman, because you probably don’t care. You understand who founded this rock ‘n’ roll thing, and you’re comfortable with who you are. You grew up on Hendrix and Sly & the Family Stone, but you also mess with a little Metallica {Master of Puppets) and a little bit of Black Sabbath (Master of Reality). Radio in the 70s was crazy diverse: You could hear Steely Dan or the Steve Miller Band or Led Zeppelin alongside Stanley Clarke, James Brown, and Kool & the Gang. This is the kind of radio that folks in bands like Bad Brains and Living Colour came up on.

Then hip hop came along in the ’80s, and it was so damn powerful because it incorporated a bit of everything. Biz Markie would have the Steve Miller Band all up in his mix (“Nobody Beats the Biz” sampled Miller’s “Fly Like an Eagle”), and it was funky in a brand new way. Then radio suddenly became very genre specific. If a song had too many guitars, it wouldn’t make it onto “urban” radio (unless you were Run-DMC, who made us all walk their way so viciously).

Colored peeps, can’t you see: We have been forced to define ourselves—culturally—based on the organizing principles of radio stations and record stores. Because cash rules everything around us. It’s all marketing and the ability to spoon-feed you what they tell you you want. Black people, I’ve got something to share: Y’all are the most creative people on Earth, but y’all are even better at consuming. Y’all need to pay tribute to history instead. Remember, they can’t sell you something you already own.

To all my young black kids in the rock ‘n’ roll struggle who have to deal with the haters in the ‘hood and the palefaces in the white hoods in the woods (and cyberspace), please understand:

Before Ike beat Tina, the man was busy pioneering rock ‘n’ roll (and while Ike was beating Tina, she somehow found the strength to pioneer rock’n’roll, too).

Public Enemy was the first def metal band. DMX is one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll front men ever.

In 2005, TV on the Radio are on the TV and the radio (so tune in).

Missy Elliott, you can’t even label the sister, but still she’s rock’n’roll.

When you look in the mirror expect to see a black rock star-corny as that sounds. When you look into your own eyes, you should recall the heritage, the legacy, the suffering, and the love that went into bringing you here. Bloody, cotton-picking hands would go on to create the most resonant, beautiful tones that you’ll ever feel. Bloody fingers and fretting chords bellowing out to our gods.

It was all we had. You are a continuation of that. Recognize. Can’t nobody take that away from you, baby. Feel free to bang your head-even with that wack do-rag on.

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"Before you can grow up, you must fall in love 3 times. Once you must fall in love with your best friend, ruining your friendship forever. This will teach you who your true friends are, and the fine line between friendship and more. Once you must fall in love with someone you believe to be perfect. You will learn that no one is perfect, and that you should never be treated as any less than you deserve. And once you must fall in love with someone that is exactly like you. This will teach you about who you are, and who you want to be. And when you’re through with all that, you learn that the people who care about you the most are the ones that you hurt, and the ones that hurt you are the ones that you needed the most. But most of all, you learn that love is only a concept and is not something that can be defined, it is different to each person that experiences it. And you will learn to respect each and every person on this earth, knowing that everyone only wants to be loved. - Ritu Ghatourey"

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"It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America."

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Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

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del0ppus:

If someone ever tells you a certain song is important to them you should turn it up and lay on your bed and close your eyes and really listen to it even if its 10 minutes long because at the end you will know that person much better I think

My love for this post is unbelievable.

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rosemaryanne:

rotocomics:

another comic about depression even though I’m not depressed at the moment by Roto

I did that thing again where I try and process really scary and emotional feelings via shitty comics

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k009:

gosh diddly darn

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