Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Undermine

For a while now, I have been considering my high school period and the seminal moments therein, specifically, the period of time where I was attracted to punk rock. I loved punk rock and the idea of punk rock on multiple levels. The first and most obvious was the immediate counter cultural aesthetic I conveyed. It is not that I would have been unable to conform to normative fashion trends in the sense that I was poor or did not "get it," rather I simply found no interest in looking the same as others. The next was political in the sense that punk rock seemed to encourage a sense of civil unrest and an ostensible quest for questioning. It brought about my eventual and continued resistance to totalitarianism, authoritarianism, colonialism, imperialism and made me aware of activism, social justice, environmentalism, civil rights and advocacy of the "other." Third, it was the total purity of the music. It was angry at the complacency of society and it wanted to be heard. It was loud, fast and full of emotion. It gave me a connection to the few others who liked the same music and were in to some of the same things. However, the most important thing was that it gave me room to be me and to discover myself. There was no funnel of who I should be and what I should do. It let me create art constantly. It allowed me to patronize art. It allowed me to engage in politics and social issues from a young age, and encouraged me doing so. It pushed me to become independent of what society told me I should do and how I should act and think (this does not mean I disregarded all societal norms, merely that if I was in agreement with them, it was of my own volition). For all of this, punk rock, I salute you.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

land of ports

Portland in two weekends. I might throw up.
SO EXCITED!

Itinerary:
Friday
-outlet stores
-hangs
-all day
-nerd stuff
Saturday
-downtown
-sizzle pie
-art museum
-shopping
-powells
-spencer
-sushi
-ice cream
Sunday
-voodoo
-church
-taco lunch w/ friends

Book list to come...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2012

Films. Not in order. Just in like.

-Jiro Dreams of Sushi
-Dark Knight Rises
-Sound of my Voice
-21 Jump Street
-The Avengers
-Skyfall
-Moonrise Kingdom
-Prometheus
-Hunger Games
-The Amazing Spiderman
-Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
-Goon
-Safety Not Guaranteed

There are more that will be added, the ones that I have yet to see.
However, for now, this will suffice.

Also, pop songs.

-"Niggas In Paris" Jay Z & Kanye
-"As Long As You Love Me" J. Bieber
-"Die Young" Kesha
-"Home" Phillip Phillips
-"We Are Never Getting Back Together" Taylor Swift
-"Thrift Shop" Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis
-"Thinkin Bout You" Frank Ocean
-"Birthday Song" 2 Chainz & Kanye

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Saints

Dorothy Day was a great devotee to Christ, his church and his love of humanity. She began the Catholic Worker Movement, a community of people dedicated to helping the poor and marginalized. She was a pacifist and an anarchist, following in the footsteps of the likes of Leo Tolstoy and sharing the company of Jacques Ellul. Recently, NPR briefly discussed her life. And most recently, she has been officially called to be canonized as a saint.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday

I would say I am an egalitarian in my relationship. But really, she outclasses me.

I'm just a proud boyfriend.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Yogi Bear

This week the girlfriend and I are going to Portland.
I am elated.

Also, have you heard the new Kesha song? How is it so catchy?



Lastly, I have been doing this lately.
I try to do yoga 4 times a week. It feels pretty great.