“Young people have an enormous potential to make an impact, as well as a responsibility to figure out new media formats. If print media disappears, and no suitable alternative is created to replace it, you are left with an information void that is damaging for society, for democracy and for citizenship," says Ritchin. "Citizen journalism is not just about producing the content, but also about supporting journalism and helping each other to create and curate it.”—Meta-narrative: Fred Ritchin on the future of photojournalism (via photographsonthebrain)
Change the things you hate or change the way you feel Complaining is fucking worthless, but I totally understand the appeal Every small trace of sexism in me is the direct result of insecurity I’m trying to be better, trying to understand the plight of others and the scars on their hands
But I know I’ll never be good enough for you Yes, I know I’ll never be good enough for you And I know, to you, I am weak But I know that I am not weak So I’ll try to prove myself, I am not a wimp I am not a wimp
So I’ll scream to a room full of strangers all my deepest darkest secrets And I assure you, my lyrics aren’t a joke, yes I really do believe this That by the end of the show, by the end of the show, by the end of the show, by the end of the show You’ll know more about me than my friends and family And that’s all my fault
This could be one of the most heavy things anyone has ever laid upon me.
The Bill Evans solo album opens with The Two Lonely People, a tune opens soft and timid, reaching out in hopes of making any connection. Maybe the two lonely people are the melody and the harmony, each just continuing to search for something to hold on to. The melodies and harmonies start to work together and go off of each others ideas just as two lonely people would be exchanging stories. The melody now has a groove that it can continue exploring up and down the most capable thoughts of Bill Evans. Each lick and each line tells a story of something that has happened and will never happen again.
And the beauty of this whole album is in this:
Bill Evans has felt truly and peacefully at one with himself, and has put all of himself into his music without any restraint.
As a musician, and even as a person I don’t know if I can ever even achieve that same level of oneness. To say that I am truly the person that I want to be, I feel like would be a lie. To say that I sounds on my instrument exactly the way I want to when playing would be a lie. I aspire to be just as deliberate and confident as Bill Evans’ playing: every single note and every single idea well thought out and put out there exactly how he is feeling it. Each soaring melody or swinging accompaniment comes out exactly how he intended.
I want to be in full control of my mind, body, and actions. I want to be actively and accurately doing things with my own good intentions. The struggle to get there is lonely and demoralizing, but it is an important one to be had. Maybe one day. Until then, there is the man who figured it all out, Bill Evans, trying to tell us exactly how to do it. One note at a time.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via andthenitsperfect)
“In 2007 a financial crisis hit that affected me in a direct way. My company, Citibank, escaped bankruptcy only because of a government bailout. It is also when I started photographing New York. I would go on long walks, to escape the crisis. For the first time in my life I let decisions be guided by unquantifiable things like empathy and curiosity rather than probability. I let events and people take me wherever they did. It led me to some of New York’s poorest neighborhoods.”—Chris Arnade, “What It Took 20 Years on Wall Street to Learn” (via photographsonthebrain)
Both the Atoms for Peace producer Nigel Godrich and musician Thom Yorke have taken down their band’s music from the streaming superpower Spotify. Fans, bands, and listeners alike are now tuning in on the debate via Twitter.
“Someone’s gotta say something. It’s bad for new music,” tweeted…