lincolncenter:

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…in one month on PBS! Live From Lincoln Center kicks off it’s 40th anniversary season with Sondheim’s iconic musical thrilled on September 26, starring Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald and the New York Philharmonic. Get a first look here…

A former LAPD officer turned sociologist (Cooper 1991) observed that the overwhelming majority of those beaten by police turn out not to be guilty of any crime. “Cops don’t beat up burglars”, he observed. The reason, he explained, is simple: the one thing most guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to “define the situation.” If what I’ve been saying is true this is just what we’d expect. The police truncheon is precisely the point where the state’s bureaucratic imperative for imposing simple administrative schema, and its monopoly of coercive force, come together. It only makes sense then that bureaucratic violence should consist first and foremost of attacks on those who insist on alternative schemas or interpretations. At the same time, if one accepts Piaget’s famous definition of mature intelligence as the ability to coordinate between multiple perspectives (or possible perspectives) one can see, here, precisely how bureaucratic power, at the moment it turns to violence, becomes literally a form of infantile stupidity. — David Graeber, Dead Zones of the Imagination (via antoine-roquentin)

Draws into sharp focus the fucked up role(s) that police have (un)knowingly took on.

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Conversation at Car Repair Shop

  • A little background: today was the second day in a row I was at the mechanics with my two kids in tow. As I was finally getting my car back (i.e. donating a few non critical organs) this happened.
  • Car Dude (CD): So, you're Mr.Mom, huh?
  • //Although his friendly attempt at banter was innocent enough, my defenses immediately came up//
  • Me: Not really, just Mr. Dad. (I probably sound like a prick a little here). I'm with the kids all summer until I teach again in the fall. (probably too much over sharing here).
  • CD: man I can't handle being away from work that long. After a week of vacation I go crazy.
  • //Yeah, this guy is trying to hard, or not at all//
  • Me: This isn't a vacation.
  • //I sign the slip and we are out//

likeapairofbottlerockets:

Really well done short documentary with Thor from Swans who is the coolest dude.

Beautiful.

johndarnielle:

Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths. 
Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!
Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not. 


So heart felt and earnest. This dude is my spirit animal.

johndarnielle:

Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths. 

Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!

Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not. 

So heart felt and earnest. This dude is my spirit animal.

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natepatrin:

dharbin:

A MOUNTAIN GOAT. 
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, a “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

oh dang

natepatrin:

dharbin:

A MOUNTAIN GOAT. 

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, a “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

oh dang

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Reunited #dogstagram #westie #mcduff

Reunited #dogstagram #westie #mcduff

Informative #signage #economy #mcdonalds #heber #utah

Informative #signage #economy #mcdonalds #heber #utah

🎵____ you know it’s true…🎵

🎵____ you know it’s true…🎵