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Aug 14 '14
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic)

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

(Source: salsmineo)

Aug 13 '14
sometimes-butts:

ibnuprofen:

hotdog-friend:

is that butter

no it’s stonehenge

I can’t believe it’s not butter

sometimes-butts:

ibnuprofen:

hotdog-friend:

is that butter

no it’s stonehenge

I can’t believe it’s not butter

(Source: anormaux)

Aug 12 '14
Aug 12 '14

curiophile:

Photos from this wonderful pictorial history of Grey Gardens, showing the estate in disrepair, as it was found in the 1970’s when the reclusive Beales were profiled in Life Magazine.  The article includes photos post-cleanup and rebuilding by the new owners, too.

(Bonus photobomb of Little Edie by one of the cats!)

Aug 12 '14
Aug 12 '14

Elected Officials: City of Ferguson

christymarie:

Council members, Chief of police, etc

jknowles@fergusoncity.com

mbyrne@fergusoncity.com

ktihen@fergusoncity.com

djames@fergusoncity.com

tlarson@fergusoncity.com

dconway@fergusoncity.com

kkallstrom@fergusoncity.com

cdolly@stlouisco.com

jblake@stlouisco.com

mbusalaki@stlouisco.com

Aug 11 '14

weeaboo-chan:

cool idea: bait all the anglophiles at your school into attending a ‘british culture’ club with relevant shitty fandom posters

when they get there, lock them in the room with tea, crumpets, finger sandwiches and 8 hours worth of documentaries on the horrors of british imperialism. don’t allow them to leave until they have watched every single one.

Aug 11 '14
princessmeanypants:

Henry David Friston, illustration in Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s vampire story, 1872.

princessmeanypants:

Henry David Friston, illustration in Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s vampire story, 1872.

Aug 11 '14
claireandthepipsqueaks:

"Carmilla", by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu:

A young woman living at her father’s castle is the narrator of this novella. When a mysterious and beautiful stranger is stranded at the castle in odd circumstances and becomes a guest, the heroine quickly forms a close bond with her —but she subsequently discovers that her “friend” has a dark and lethal secret.

Download free in your preferred format from Project Gutenberg.

claireandthepipsqueaks:

"Carmilla"by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu:

A young woman living at her father’s castle is the narrator of this novella. When a mysterious and beautiful stranger is stranded at the castle in odd circumstances and becomes a guest, the heroine quickly forms a close bond with her —but she subsequently discovers that her “friend” has a dark and lethal secret.

Download free in your preferred format from Project Gutenberg.

Aug 11 '14

pretty-transparents:

i tell myself this a lot, i think it’s important