Très Sophistiqué

toxicwaltz:

Today I heard someone say that the bass guitar is completely unnecessary.

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who would say this wtf


tamburina:

Rudy Burckhardt, A View From Brooklyn II, 1954

tamburina:

Rudy BurckhardtA View From Brooklyn II, 1954


honey-rider:

Tumblr circa 1957

honey-rider:

Tumblr circa 1957


"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, "Beyond Power/Knowledge: an exploration of the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity" - Malinowski Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics (May 2006)



dailyactress:

Brigitte Bardot

dailyactress:

Brigitte Bardot




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postagestamppaintings:

some trains go under cities…

postagestamppaintings:

some trains go under cities…



magictransistor:

Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川 春章), 1783.

magictransistor:

Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川 春章), 1783.


"I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; Garlands from window to window; Golden chains from star to star…and I dance."
— Arthur Rimbaud (via observando)

k-a-t-i-e-:

Painting at Glacier National Park, April 1922

k-a-t-i-e-:

Painting at Glacier National Park, April 1922