Speaking in Tongues, the 5th album from Talking Heads was released 30 years ago and Robert Rauschenberg "re-invented" the concept of an album cover creating this special edition LP.

Robert Rauschenberg | Photograph by Irvin Penn.

[Listen the album here]


Las tías buenas
Yo lo he intentado. Pero mucho. En serio.
He tratado de comer sano, de hacer deporte, de querer para toda la vida, de reproducirme, de aprender a cocinar, de hablar más bajo, de querer sexo sólo cuando hay alguien conocido en mi cama, de vestirme de colores suaves, de juntar las piernas, de gritar menos, de llorar más, de beber menos, de dormir más, de comer menos, de sonreír más… Pero no me ha salido.
Juro que he tratado con todas mis fuerzas de ser buena. Estar buena. Parecer buena. Pero no he podido.
Porque, a veces, las cosas que no deberían, me gustan, me apetecen, me las como, me las quedo, me las bebo, me las compro, me las guardo, me las follo…
Porque a veces, las cosas que me deberían gustar me deprimen, me aburren, me ponen triste, me dan asco.
Y he dedicado mucho tiempo, mucha energía, mucho dinero, mucha esperanza, a ser una mujer “como dios -o el patriarcado- manda”. Con curvas proporcionadas, compañías sexuales que se cuenten con los dedos de la mano, ropa de entretiempo, revistas de decoración, voz dulce, maquillaje discreto, regímenes saludables y aficiones que impliquen una aguja (no hipodérmica, claro).
Y ya me he cansado de que no me salga. No me sale parecerme a las de los anuncios de café instantáneo, a la que mis tías esperaban encontrar en las comidas familiares, a la que el tipo del banco quisiera dar una hipoteca, a la que la casera decente quisiera alquilar el piso, a la que los tíos encorbatados quieren llevar a cenar, a la que las dependientas quieren vender bragas blancas, a la que la policía quiere defender y no reprimir, la que cabe en las tallas que ponen en el escaparate.
Las malas, las inoportunas, las descaradas, las desubicadas, las desagradables, esas me salen mejor.
Y así, consigo menos cosas, pero son cosas que me gustan. Las que consiguen las tías buenas, con sus sonrisas oportunas, sus curvas adecuadas, sus posturas apropiadas… esas, me deprimen, me aburren, me ponen triste, me dan asco.
O envidia, vete tú a saber…

— Irantzu Varela www.faktorialila.com
Photograph by Brigitte Niedermair for CR Fashion Book.

Las tías buenas

Yo lo he intentado. Pero mucho. En serio.

He tratado de comer sano, de hacer deporte, de querer para toda la vida, de reproducirme, de aprender a cocinar, de hablar más bajo, de querer sexo sólo cuando hay alguien conocido en mi cama, de vestirme de colores suaves, de juntar las piernas, de gritar menos, de llorar más, de beber menos, de dormir más, de comer menos, de sonreír más… Pero no me ha salido.

Juro que he tratado con todas mis fuerzas de ser buena. Estar buena. Parecer buena. Pero no he podido.

Porque, a veces, las cosas que no deberían, me gustan, me apetecen, me las como, me las quedo, me las bebo, me las compro, me las guardo, me las follo…

Porque a veces, las cosas que me deberían gustar me deprimen, me aburren, me ponen triste, me dan asco.

Y he dedicado mucho tiempo, mucha energía, mucho dinero, mucha esperanza, a ser una mujer “como dios -o el patriarcado- manda”. Con curvas proporcionadas, compañías sexuales que se cuenten con los dedos de la mano, ropa de entretiempo, revistas de decoración, voz dulce, maquillaje discreto, regímenes saludables y aficiones que impliquen una aguja (no hipodérmica, claro).

Y ya me he cansado de que no me salga. No me sale parecerme a las de los anuncios de café instantáneo, a la que mis tías esperaban encontrar en las comidas familiares, a la que el tipo del banco quisiera dar una hipoteca, a la que la casera decente quisiera alquilar el piso, a la que los tíos encorbatados quieren llevar a cenar, a la que las dependientas quieren vender bragas blancas, a la que la policía quiere defender y no reprimir, la que cabe en las tallas que ponen en el escaparate.

Las malas, las inoportunas, las descaradas, las desubicadas, las desagradables, esas me salen mejor.

Y así, consigo menos cosas, pero son cosas que me gustan. Las que consiguen las tías buenas, con sus sonrisas oportunas, sus curvas adecuadas, sus posturas apropiadas… esas, me deprimen, me aburren, me ponen triste, me dan asco.

O envidia, vete tú a saber…

— Irantzu Varela www.faktorialila.com

Photograph by Brigitte Niedermair for CR Fashion Book.


From nothing to somethingand something for nothing.From no one to someonefrom someone to same onesame old thing.The only way outleads to no way back.

Lightning Man - Nitzer Ebb [listen here]
[Source] lostsplendor:

"A pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in 1943" by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE).

From nothing to something
and something for nothing.
From no one to someone
from someone to same one
same old thing.
The only way out
leads to no way back.

Lightning Man - Nitzer Ebb [listen here]

[Source] lostsplendor:

"A pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in 1943" by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE).

I live for the burn and the sting of pleasureI live for the sword, the steel and the gun
The Mission Uk - Wasteland [listen here]

I live for the burn and the sting of pleasure
I live for the sword, the steel and the gun

The Mission Uk - Wasteland [listen here]


Life is short and time is swift. I can only wear masks for fun.

Photograph by Sonya Kydeeva.
[Inspirational track here]

Life is short and time is swift. I can only wear masks for fun.

Photograph by Sonya Kydeeva.

[Inspirational track here]


Mi subjetividad no puede reducirse a ser útero reproductor.

— Beatriz Preciado
Beatriz Preciado has become one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexuality. A professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, s/he is also the author of Manifiesto contrasexual, which has become a queer theory classic, and Pornotopía: Architecture and Sexuality in Playboy During the Cold War, which has been named a finalist for the Anagrama Essay Prize. S/he teaches political history of the body, gender theory and history of performance at Université Paris VIII and is the director of the Independent Studies Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelone.
                                                                                          in Feminist Press

Mi subjetividad no puede reducirse a ser útero reproductor.

— Beatriz Preciado

Beatriz Preciado has become one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexuality. A professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, s/he is also the author of Manifiesto contrasexual, which has become a queer theory classic, and Pornotopía: Architecture and Sexuality in Playboy During the Cold War, which has been named a finalist for the Anagrama Essay Prize. S/he teaches political history of the body, gender theory and history of performance at Université Paris VIII and is the director of the Independent Studies Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelone.

                                                                                          in Feminist Press


Target my mind.

Photograph by Donna Trope.
[Inspirational track here]

Target my mind.

Photograph by Donna Trope.

[Inspirational track here]

A woman is a loaded gun.

50 Most Powerful Women In Business

  1. Ginni Rometty, 56 - IBM
  2. Indra Nooyi, 57 - PepsiCo         
  3. Ellen Kullman, 57 - DuPont                       
  4. Marillyn Hewson, 59 - Lockheed Martin        
  5. Sheryl Sandberg, 44 - Facebook       
  6. Irene Rosenfeld, 60 - Mondelez      
  7. Patricia Woertz, 60 - Archer Daniels Midland          
  8. Marissa Mayer, 38 - Yahoo 
  9. Meg Whitman, 57 - HP
  10. Abigail Johnson, 51 - Fidelity Investments
  11. Phebe Novakovic, 55 - General Dynamics
  12. Carol Meyrowitz, 59 - TJX Companies
  13. Ursula Burns, 55 - Xerox
  14. Safra Catz, 51 - Oracle
  15. Rosalind Brewer, 51 - Wal-Mart Stores
  16. Lynn Good, 54 - Duke Energy
  17. Melanie Healey, 52 - Procter & Gamble
  18. Anne Sweeney, 55 - Walt Disney
  19. Susan Wojcicki, 45 - Google
  20. Sheri S. McCoy, 54 - Avon
  21. Deb Henretta, 52 - Procter & Gamble
  22. Pam Nicholson, 53 - Enterprise
  23. Denise Morrison, 59 - Campbell Soup
  24. Gisel Ruiz, 43 - Wal-Mart Stores
  25. Mary Erdoes, 46 - JP Morgan
  26. Carrie Tolstedt, 53 - Wells Fargo
  27. Renee James, 49 - Intel
  28. Bridget Van Kralingen, 50 - IBM
  29. Mary Barra, 51 - GM
  30. Deirdre Connelly, 53 - GlaxoSmithKline
  31. Gail Boudreaux, 53 - UnitedHealth Group
  32. Bonnie Hammer, 63 - Comcast
  33. Kathleen Murphy, 50 - Fidelity Investments
  34. Debra Reed, 57 - Sempra Energy
  35. Gracia Martore, 62 - Gannett
  36. Nancy Dubuc, 44 - A&E Networks
  37. Heather Bresch, 44 - Mylan
  38. Kim Bowers, 49 - CST Brands
  39. Ilene Gordon, 60 - Ingredion
  40. Maggie Wilderotter, 58 - Frontier Communications
  41. Karen Licitra, 54 - Johnson & Johnson
  42. Sondra Barbour, 51 - Lockheed Martin
  43. Amy Schulman, 52 - Pfizer
  44. Patricia Fili-Krushel, 59 - Comcast
  45. Carol Tome, 56 - Home Depot
  46. Beth Mooney, 58 - Key Corp
  47. Deanna Mulligan, 50 - Guardian Life Insurance
  48. Marianne Lake, 44 - JPMorgan
  49. Linda Mills, 63 - Northrop Grumman
  50. Shonda Rhimes, 43 - Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal

[Source]

Parental advisory: explicit actitud.

Rick Owens SS14 | Paris Fashion Week.

Tiers made of tears remind us we have a pile of moments to tell, stories keeping our memories alive. One move away from us. So easy to grab and look, keep or throw away.

Tiers is Jennifer Mears  and Glenn Maryansky [Cult Of Youth].  'WINTER' LP is out October 2013. More music available here.

Video by Adam Christopher Seward.


Dear Miley,
I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said inRolling Stoneyour “Wrecking Ball” video was designed to be similar to the one for “Nothing Compares” … So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.
I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way “cool” to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping.
Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.
I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.
The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, “they” will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.
None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a f— about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f— about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f— about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped.. and that includes you yourself.
Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and its associated media.
You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don’t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they’re making money off your youth and your beauty.. which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognise those who do not.
I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying f— about you. They’re there for the money.. we’re there for the music. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner a young lady gets to know that, the sooner she can be REALLY in control.
You also said inRolling Stonethat your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done. I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks. I am happy that I made that choice, not least because I do not find myself on the proverbial rag heap now that I am almost 47 yrs of age.. which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality, end up on when they reach middle age.
Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. It’s really not at all cool. And it’s sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with.
As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.
Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that it’s somehow cool to be prostituted.. it’s so not cool Miley.. it’s dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. we aren’t merely objects of desire. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers.. that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in your career. Kindly fire any motherf—er who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.

— Sinead O’Connor

Dear Miley,

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said inRolling Stoneyour “Wrecking Ball” video was designed to be similar to the one for “Nothing Compares” … So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.

I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way “cool” to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.

I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.

The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, “they” will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.

None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a f— about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f— about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f— about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped.. and that includes you yourself.

Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and its associated media.

You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don’t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they’re making money off your youth and your beauty.. which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognise those who do not.

I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying f— about you. They’re there for the money.. we’re there for the music. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner a young lady gets to know that, the sooner she can be REALLY in control.

You also said inRolling Stonethat your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done. I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks. I am happy that I made that choice, not least because I do not find myself on the proverbial rag heap now that I am almost 47 yrs of age.. which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality, end up on when they reach middle age.

Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. It’s really not at all cool. And it’s sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with.

As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.

Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that it’s somehow cool to be prostituted.. it’s so not cool Miley.. it’s dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. we aren’t merely objects of desire. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers.. that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in your career. Kindly fire any motherf—er who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.

— Sinead O’Connor

A kiss is a whisper to the heart.

Metro St. James, a bistrot located in Sydney, sponsored romance during June 2013.

PR campaign by Lavender Agency.

Once in love with a guitar, forever tangled in emotions.

New album and the 1st one in english from swedish band INVSN (Invasion).

Track list:

1. #61
2. Down in the Shadows
3. The Promise
4. God Has Left Us Stranded
5. Vasterbotten
6. Our Blood
7. Interitance
8. It’s All Coming Back
9. Distorted Heartbeat
10. Hate

 


The worst thing is to get involved with people who aren’t passionate about what they’re doing.

— Willem Dafoe
Photograph by Venetia Scott for Mister Muse Magazine.
 

The worst thing is to get involved with people who aren’t passionate about what they’re doing.

— Willem Dafoe

Photograph by Venetia Scott for Mister Muse Magazine.