Put coconut oil in your hair, exercise, take hot showers, massage lotion into your skin, eat food that makes you feel good, stretch, lay around in bed, and listen music that makes you feel happy. Just do you.
Eternal Sunshine is a movie about unexpected influence — about how the people in our lives are inescapably parts of who we are, for the better even when we think it’s for the worse. The score has had the same kind of effect across music: it, unexpectedly, has become a persistent part of our modern musical DNA. Brion’s pieces hold such emotional weight because he composes around story; he considers himself to be one of the most collaborative film scorers in the business. He doesn’t hole up in a studio and impatiently wait for feedback from his directors — he composes on set and in the drafting room while the film evolves before his eyes.
How ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ changed rap history. Yes, that ‘Eternal Sunshine’ (via micdotcom)
When people refer to English as “universal,” they always seem to wonder how it came to be so “universal.”
They discuss how it’s “borrowed” from all these languages but don’t make the connection of how this language was violently implemented during occupations and colonization campaigns which led to the few, often bastardized, “borrowings” of words from the region’s native language(s).
Black people have always been masters of the figurative: saying one thing to mean something quite other has been basic to black survival in oppressive Western cultures…"Reading," in this sense, was not play; it was an essential aspect of the "literacy" training of a child. This sort of metaphorical literacy, the learning to decipher complex codes, is just about the blackest aspect of the black tradition.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (via howtobeterrell)