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“It's not that bad, but I know I wanted to go deeper beneath the pain // beneath the human.”

Plato can be credited for saying that it's the ultimate duty of writers and painters to "help us live better lives." Over 2000+ years later and I doubt anyone would want to discredit this sentiment. Though, maybe it could use some amending for the modern day. In a world riddled with injustices (and outlets for mental deterioration) at every corner, I find that the novelist, ... read more

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The year is 1975 in Lebanon. The Lebanese Civil War had begun. It was the culmination of the displacement of Palestinians migrating to neighboring countries (such as Lebanon) after the declaration of Israel, the over representation of Christians in the government in a predominantly Muslim state, and (unsurprisingly) the Lebanese government ideologically aligning itself with Western governments; including the ones that ... read more
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Listening to John Coltrane's discography in order ( far in a selected form) has provided me with humbling and much needed insight on the legend himself. You don't need to be a musical scholar to witness Coltrane come into his own. Even in his modal and hard bop days, you can hear glimpses of Coltrane messing around with tone, pitch, and concepts despite keeping pretty standard, albeit talented assembles. (Shout out to Tommy Flanagan!) With that said, it makes for a messy process. I ... read more
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Late stage capitalism.
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There are many rumors surrounding the mysterious Trio Agulillias. One suggests that the band grew up together in Michoacán (two brothers and their best friend) and traveled on horseback through the night from one bar show to the next. True or not, Trio Agulillias undoubtedly didn’t impact the rapidly changing world around them. What, with Mexico beginning its economic expansion just a few decades after their revolution, eventually leading to the commercialization of its culture. ... read more
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Cold air. A warm and gentle touch. Every ounce of sultry and personal expression bottling up inside Françoise Hardy from the decade prior finally shows its true and subdued colors. Free of any emotional and corporate restraints. 'La Question' sees Hardy embrace her own womanhood. Moving past the creative chains of a fun, but ultimately constrictive Yé-Yé movement which brought her "girl next door" persona to the mainstream. A move not many of her contemporaries ... read more


May 12, 2021
Hey noticed you had Skatinginplace by Desmond hatch in your library, idk if you saw they have a new record out
Apr 19, 2021
Happiest birthday Gavv <3 you use none of your social media platforms, so this was the only way I could reach out to you. Hope everything's great on your side! :)
Apr 15, 2021
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (List)
Apr 9, 2021
omg ur back, missed u gav
Mar 27, 2021
Oh yeah it’s one of my favorite jazz albums I’ve heard! I relistened today because of that new record he did with Floating Points
Mar 20, 2021
Happy 3 Year Anniversary to being on the site 🀷‍β™‚οΈπŸŽ‰
Mar 11, 2021
Mar 10, 2021
where did you find your icon?
Mar 1, 2021
even necessarily strictly political - a simple Wikipedia search should prove more than satisfying enough, though. Finally, if you watch YouTube at all, I recommend subscribing to HasanAbi and ContraPoints. They're both people well-read and educated on the subject. You may then branch out further in due time, but particularly HasanAbi could prove fairly instrumental in bursting any conservative or "liberal" talking points you might have rooted in you - we've all been there. Being able to recognise the mere idiocy of a Jordan Peterson can be extremely liberating! A video I truly love is "Gun Girl Gets Publicly Owned By Communists". Much love!
Mar 1, 2021
Timezones may prove a bit of a barrier, but I've always got time! Maybe shoot me a message on Discord and we can make things a bit more concrete. The difference between marxism, socialism, anarchism, communism, social-democracy... can seem a bit daunting upon first glance, but with someone taking the time to give a proper explanation, you'll get the gist pretty quickly. I know it's something I've only truly been getting to these past eight months or so, and I'm already in the final year of my bachelor's, but I consider an understanding pretty fundamental if you're interested in leftist thought. You may have also noticed I recommended you literature that doesn't necessarily lay out any basics for you, but that's because handbooks can be a bit silly across the board. You'll get those anyway if you study, so me recommending one seems a bit counter-productive. Stuff like Wendt's theory of constructivism or Braudel's "longue durée" are worth looking up for truly intriguing ideas that aren't

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