A.P.C. store Redchurch street in London.
flying to europe tomorrow
not even excited
"By 10pm I’m wide awake, and aware that my resting heart-rate is higher than normal. By midnight my mind is racing around like an agitated puppy: “Hey! Here I am! Play with me!” I occupy myself with the normally tedious task of transcribing interviews; when I next look at the clock, it’s 3.30am and I’m finished. I’m washing dishes to take a break from work, when I realise that my randomly chosen soundtrack has taken on an eerie parallel to real life. In the classic Nas track ‘N.Y. State of Mind’, he raps: “I never sleep / ‘Cuz sleep is the cousin of death.”
For as long as I can remember, my answer to that age-old ‘just one wish’ hypothetical has been ‘to never fatigue’. To never need to sleep. To be able to learn, create and achieve more than any regular human being because I’m no longer confined by the boring necessity of a good night’s sleep.”
Brown Alley (2014)
all these nineties fantasies on my mind
Good Morning Melbourne
Must admit it wasn’t an easy choice because few a of those cities are less explored in an artistic context but we’ve got to show some love to our guys and girls in Melbourne! Grown a bit of a following over there and a small team of writers over the years so it’s only fair for us to showcase the work from that part of the world. For those who submitted their choices, it won’t be in vein, I’ll be taking a look back at that list next month but for now lets celebrate the city by the bay.
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Hercules & Love Affair (ft. Krystal Warren) – My Offence
My Offence is taken from Hercules & Love Affair’s acclaimed third album The Feast of The Broken Heart. It explores Andy Butler’s relationship to taboo words and the use of “cunt” amongst NYC’s gay community to relay flattery, empowerment and strength - in short a fierce display of femininity. After 13 years of living as a “Queen that lived in New York” Butler saw his own usage of the word engrained into his vocabulary. A move to German speaking Vienna prompted him to reflect on how subversive it really was, and sparked an exploration of it in a song.
Proving once again that dance music can arrive ready to push both the dancefloor and popular culture forward as one, Butler’s most provocative anthem to date lands with a groundbreaking music video directed by acclaimed director Matt Lambert. Part music video, part documentary, prominent voices from New York’s art, music, literary and nightlife scenes including Kalup Linzy, Honey Dijon, Juliana Huxtable and Contessa Stuto discuss their relationship to the word over the dark, cathartic undertones of Butler’s bold electronic production. “It’s a power word, it’s a magical word, it’s also a New York City word.” Very much a collaboration between Lambert and Butler, the duo worked for 6 months to pull together this thrilling and provocative visual and aural experience.
Explaining the concept Andy Butler says “My initial idea was to conceptualise the song through a series of filmed interviews with performance artists who explore profanity and gender in their work but I was not aiming at the fusion of music, video and documentary. When I talked to Matt for the first time he mentioned the idea of combining the two formats - music video and documentary. Fast forward 6 months to when I previewed the early edits and it kind of blew my mind.”
Matt Lambert - “I spoke to some of the people who appear in the video for over an hour. Each of them had a different answer and different relationship to the word ‘cunt’ as well as the appropriation and reclamation of profane language as a means of pushing culture forward. Language, especially when dealing with issues surrounding identity, defines people’s realities whether they choose to embrace or ignore language.”
Director: Matt Lambert
Produced by: LEGS / NISK
My Offence has been remixed by David Morales, Detroit Swindle and Brawther.
Facebook is fucked
Think about the context of every ‘like’ you receive, the relationship that person has to you and their thought process as they decide to hit ‘like’.
It’s too much
sorry I’m late for the first day of police academy, I stayed up late writing 10,000 words about how ‘that feel’ and ‘my feels’ have the same origin but then splintered apart into meaning very different things around mid 2011 and are now once again relatively synonymous. I think it’s interesting. also when do we get our guns?