Y e l l o w F i n c h Y e l l o w F i n c h

Strangers. Ghost. Faith. Milena Shakujo
(https://soundcloud.com/milenashakujofm)
Communicate directly
We have a creative impulse, and we create in performing or writing we’re channeling certain things. We’re channeling, hopefully, the purer circumstances. The further we can go in channeling. One of the things I find confining is that the very air that we live in, the very atmosphere, sometimes I feel as though we live within a net. I feel like we’re confining ourselves. We’re confining ourselves because you go to the ocean, you can’t swim on this beach because it’s polluted. It’s got some medical waste came up on it. You go to another beach and you go in and then you get some kind of weird infection. And we’re confining ourselves, we’re polluting our airwaves. And this isn’t some kind of conspiracy theory bullshit, this is the fact that as a human being, I find that the freedom that one has in sending their brainwaves out, in sending our feelers out to receive or to give, are hitting walls. 
Some of the walls are cellular, and some of the walls are just the way our culture is evolving. You know if you walk onstage with intent to improvise or to communicate in the highest way possible with some people, and everyone is on a cell phone filming you, you’re not having a sort of a telepathic moment with these people. You’re having a moment with technology and basically you’re being duplicated. And I know this might seem abstract but what I’m saying is that our natural order is being destroyed, our natural way of communicating with each other is being altered. And perhaps it’s the way of the future, but I’m not part of the future. I’m a 20th century person luckily living in the 21st century and hopefully for a long time. You know, the more that we do this we’re going to be communicating via technology and maybe in some very exciting ways. I don’t know because I don’t have that kind of imagination to imagine where we’re going with all of this, and I don’t even like to criticize it but I worry about our whole world being altered.
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/19528/1/patti-smith-on-writing-poetry

Communicate directly

We have a creative impulse, and we create in performing or writing we’re channeling certain things. We’re channeling, hopefully, the purer circumstances. The further we can go in channeling. One of the things I find confining is that the very air that we live in, the very atmosphere, sometimes I feel as though we live within a net. I feel like we’re confining ourselves. We’re confining ourselves because you go to the ocean, you can’t swim on this beach because it’s polluted. It’s got some medical waste came up on it. You go to another beach and you go in and then you get some kind of weird infection. And we’re confining ourselves, we’re polluting our airwaves. And this isn’t some kind of conspiracy theory bullshit, this is the fact that as a human being, I find that the freedom that one has in sending their brainwaves out, in sending our feelers out to receive or to give, are hitting walls. 

Some of the walls are cellular, and some of the walls are just the way our culture is evolving. You know if you walk onstage with intent to improvise or to communicate in the highest way possible with some people, and everyone is on a cell phone filming you, you’re not having a sort of a telepathic moment with these people. You’re having a moment with technology and basically you’re being duplicated. And I know this might seem abstract but what I’m saying is that our natural order is being destroyed, our natural way of communicating with each other is being altered. And perhaps it’s the way of the future, but I’m not part of the future. I’m a 20th century person luckily living in the 21st century and hopefully for a long time. You know, the more that we do this we’re going to be communicating via technology and maybe in some very exciting ways. I don’t know because I don’t have that kind of imagination to imagine where we’re going with all of this, and I don’t even like to criticize it but I worry about our whole world being altered.

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/19528/1/patti-smith-on-writing-poetry

elizabum:

today was a hard day for me. I haven’t photographed myself in weeks because of these really bad feelings i’ve been having regarding myself. That all being said, I forced myself to go outside and take pictures this evening. I took around 90 pictures and after looking at them on the computer, I hated them all. I had no idea, I had no concept, I was just… taking pictures and it didn’t make me happy. However, this picture I found, must’ve been snapped by accident while I was removing my dress. I hadn’t noticed the sound of the shutter or that it’d even happened and continued to shoot. It was the only one like this and I feel like it was such a beautiful moment in my evening. Something to remember about my day, that even in all this, for one millisecond I felt peace, I felt life, I felt sunshine on my skin. We have to remember to be kind to ourselves even when things aren’t going right. x 

elizabum:

today was a hard day for me. I haven’t photographed myself in weeks because of these really bad feelings i’ve been having regarding myself. That all being said, I forced myself to go outside and take pictures this evening. I took around 90 pictures and after looking at them on the computer, I hated them all. I had no idea, I had no concept, I was just… taking pictures and it didn’t make me happy. However, this picture I found, must’ve been snapped by accident while I was removing my dress. I hadn’t noticed the sound of the shutter or that it’d even happened and continued to shoot. It was the only one like this and I feel like it was such a beautiful moment in my evening. Something to remember about my day, that even in all this, for one millisecond I felt peace, I felt life, I felt sunshine on my skin. We have to remember to be kind to ourselves even when things aren’t going right. x 

(via elizabum)

#OTA: Occupy The Anthropocene (demo)
transcript:


I refuse to repay my student loans.
The patriarchy won’t smash itself
The police need to be ‘de-proselytized’ from their hive-mind brutality & reminded who they work for. 
‘episodic consciousness’ & ‘historical amnesia’ are uniquely American diseases that manage to infect the entire world for foreseeably calamitous periods of time.
Without respect for the Elemental Realm, (oceanic-life, microbes, clean air, woods, the ether) all else is surely to perish, irreconcilable rot from the inside out. 
Homelessness is a result of society’s complete acquiescence to market values in the face of higher moral virtues, irrespective of the human animal.
The problems caused by white people with too much money will not be solved by white people with too much money.
The a-tonal emotionality of our “politicks” as spectacle is what keeps us from crossing the liminal threshold into the new world
War is a cosmic embarrassment.
Earth is, and always has been, the only superpower
I wrote this because I can’t say “Fuck You” loudly enough : ). 
(in corner right:)
please copy/paste & add to this list! it is fragmentary!
End the dream of superiority. End the myth of exceptionalism. End the reigns of privilege. Interrupt the signal of indifference.
 

#OTA: Occupy The Anthropocene (demo)

transcript:

I refuse to repay my student loans.

The patriarchy won’t smash itself

The police need to be ‘de-proselytized’ from their hive-mind brutality & reminded who they work for.

‘episodic consciousness’ & ‘historical amnesia’ are uniquely American diseases that manage to infect the entire world for foreseeably calamitous periods of time.

Without respect for the Elemental Realm, (oceanic-life, microbes, clean air, woods, the ether) all else is surely to perish, irreconcilable rot from the inside out.

Homelessness is a result of society’s complete acquiescence to market values in the face of higher moral virtues, irrespective of the human animal.

The problems caused by white people with too much money will not be solved by white people with too much money.

The a-tonal emotionality of our “politicks” as spectacle is what keeps us from crossing the liminal threshold into the new world

War is a cosmic embarrassment.

Earth is, and always has been, the only superpower

I wrote this because I can’t say “Fuck You” loudly enough : ).

(in corner right:)

please copy/paste & add to this list! it is fragmentary!

End the dream of superiority. End the myth of exceptionalism. End the reigns of privilege. Interrupt the signal of indifference.

 

One of the issues here is when those in authority, whether political, academic or civic, are expounding their doctrines through Enlightenment idioms and we must ask, is this being done in good faith?” he said. “And here I think the genuine insight provided by the economics of opportunism is that we cannot assume it is being done in good faith.

Anonymous asked: im gonna commit sucide rn and ur blog appeared first on my dash so i just want to tell tou couple of words. let live a long life. bb

geo-wee:

I don’t know how long aho you sent thia but I pray you didn’t do it. Suicide is never the answer to any problem. Don’t do it. I know it’s easy for me to say these things but I mean them. Life is tough and things get hard for us all at some point but don’t do it. Life is a gift we are lucky enough to have. No matter how hard it gets we have to keep on fighting. Not against it but against problems. Peace only comes when you realise that nothing is easy and that is sometimes the beauty of life, learning to cope with the struggle. I REALLY HOPE you get to read this and that you think again. I can’t tell you how to live your life but I CAN and will tell you not to give up.