The new Beyoncé/Boots song benefits a charity called Day One dedicated to ending teen dating violence. “I feel that protecting women from these horrible and unthinkable acts should take precedence in our society. I feel passionate about this because if more women knew that safe places existed from the turmoil they experience, it could possibly prevent these situations from occurring or reoccurring.” - Boots

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I think it’s absolute consumer bullshit put together by a bunch of boring narcs and I’m disgusted with myself for letting this happen.
- Alex Coxen of Milk Music on Record Store Day

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DOUBLE WHITE DENIM / HE DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT. Only managed to see 12 sets this weekend but GOOD THROB was the absolute best

No one’s moving here to “make it” in punk. People are moving here to “make it” in the indie world, and that’s why it’s bullshit. You come with this idea of what you want to take from the city, and not what the city can give to you. Whereas, these people are here watching their city be taken from them. But they have no choice but to stay here. No one’s moving. I’ve lived here for almost 10 years, and I don’t know where the hell I’ll ever live other than New York. I do not get along with people very well on the West coast. Everything here is too abrasive for anywhere else.
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I booked this show happening Sunday at MoMA Ps1 

I booked this show happening Sunday at MoMA Ps1 

Can you feel music more if you are inside of it? As a non-musician of many years it is something I’ve wondered. You don’t have to make music to get it, obviously—in fact distancing yourself from the process, or from the scene, offers necessary and valuable perspective. Even for the most skeptical of non-musicians, the divide between “musician” and “fan” can sometimes make what an artist does seem like magic. But that line is so slim. It doesn’t take much to destroy. Setting the question of technical skill aside, why does one creative person find an instrument or voice, and not another? Are today’s best musical ideas inside the minds of people too careerist for music? What if Patti was like, “Hey Lenny, on second thought, I’ll just read the poems alone…”
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Jenn Pelly on Philly’s First Time’s the Charm fest, November 15, 2013 (via fvckthemedia)

Thanks for reminding me that I wrote this