Last year I did the Plans Secret Santa and I got some shower gel, hand soap, and an ice cube tray. The ice cube tray was skull and crossbones shaped, which was cool, but over all I was still p. disappointed. Like, did you really just grab three things from that front section in Target and mail them to me?
I know I’m being dick about secret Santa, you don’t have to tell me.
every time someone links to a pair of shoes/dress/whatever they’re thinking about buying i always go “oooh” and click through because i am a snoop and then when i click to the new tab that shit is ALWAYS FUG. like sexy secretary gone granny and everyone is responding with “wow so cute” and shit. your secret santa experience is unsurprising to me, people don’t prioritize style & that kind of creativity. i almost didn’t visit because the students on the catalog looked like they were 80s computer programmers even though the materials were clearly current. i mean that’s fine i just don’t want that person to shop for me, you know?
Download brown queer DJ, choreographer, and hairstylist [X]P's FMC mix to help keep you dancing through the week. Capitalism might try to delineate the uses of our bodies to arbitrary time boundaries—to dance on the weekend/sit at desks during the week—but our bodies know better! Moving our feet, heads, shoulders as we're on the train, in the car, as we move through the world in all of our ways, helps keep us alive.
Really interested in how [X]P has interpreted femcee here—his abbreviation “FMC” reflects this creativity. Traditional rappers meet up with artists who enunciate with energy, joy, power, and sometimes something a little nasty (in all of nasty’s wonderful connotations).
Le Tigre makes me feel strange feelings these days (their participation in transphobic MichFest sitting in my heart along with treasures like “Les and Ray,” such a role model anthem) but I think the mix is complicated, too, not made of entirely easy, upbeat dance hits. It asks for a little mental energy, but it gives a lot back.
The FMC mix is listed and can be DLed on Soundcloud via the link below:
You Know You Like It (Dj Snake Remix) x Aluna George
Doo Wop (Deebs Bootleg) x Lauryn Hill
Bed Breaker x Kid Sister
Esta Noche x Azealia Banks
Dagga x Roxxanne
Baile Esta Cumbia (Boyfriends & DJ Chop-E Texas Tag Team Twerk Remix) x Selena
Lose My Breath x Destiny’s Child
Tell Em (Diplo Remix) x Sleigh Bells
You Ain’t Gotta Like Me x Sasha Go Hard
Pour It Higher ([X]P mashup) x Rihanna vs Angel Haze
Die Hard x Bebe O’Hare
Bad Bitches ft. Ester Dean x Cassie
I’m Legit (feat. Ciara) x Nicki Minaj
Earthquake (feat. Dominique Young Unique) x Diplo
Bow Down (I Been On) x Beyonce
Decepticon x Le Tigre
Get Ur Freak On x Missy Elliott
To The Girls Feat. Le1ff x Angel Haze
this mix is seriously very good. also i mean the things about our bodies and capitalism even though it sounds very idealistic college bb of me.
P a r t s:
Sawed you off in the middle of the night. You were always on my mind even when you didn’t try. That’s the price we pay for being so devout, living in the precious memory of now. I know you will never see it like I do, how can I expect you to? Come to me like a distant haunting, like some place that I have never really been. Phantom limb equipped with feeling so precise, almost believed you were exactly what you wanted me to see. I know you can never feel it like I do, how can I expect you to? These are the parts of me I give to you.
Saved this in my likes awhile ago because I assumed it was a Sourpatch video, but NO, it is the solo project of Christine and I’m overly excited by this
This is so great and seeing all those folks I hung out with over the summer, in the beginning, was also really nice. <3
christine is such a powerful babe
[image description: a photo of two Black men of color standing next to a wall that is full of graffiti. they are in mid conversation with an onlooker who is not captured in the photo. one of the men is closer to the wall and is holding a piece of cardboard over Banksy’s stencil in east new york.]
A group of men has begun charging $5 apiece for photos of the new Banksy piecein East New York today, according to the Instagram accountstreetartjamz. This development is the most compelling thing about Banksy’s latest work, which before had just been a stencil painting of a beaver gnawing on a felled parking sign.
These men, heroes that they are, have elevated the original work, turning it into a performance piece about the commodification and hipster-fication of people’s homes. If you’re going to treat a neighborhood like an art museum, why shouldn’t the residents of that neighborhood charge admission like an art museum, particularly when many New Yorkers would never come to that patch of the city but to take a picture of a stencil painting of a beaver?
there’s a video at the link.
serious question for my fellow divas: how do you deal with people thinking you are mean/judgmental because you have strong opinions? like, being a picky bitch means having strong emotional reactions to the world, which is a bit at odds with the kind of aloofness necessary to brush off other people’s opinions. people pleasing and leo vibes are at war in my heart!!