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This Month – December

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Losing a Teenage Dream Before I came to Hollywood, I was confidently queer. Years of mixed messages in the industry changed that Sad, but necessary article:

File under “Absurd”: the happenings in Bros., Lecce: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever

I thought I took a long time finishing my thesis: The Kurt Vonnegut Doc Is Finally Here After A Nearly 40 Year Delay This news however does motivate me to finish up my other long overdue projects;

‘I’ll be bock’: Defiance after giant straw goat goes up in flames in Sweden

A lot of people passed away this month:

Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Magic

Robbie Shakespeare, ‘Wickedest Bass’ in Reggae, Dead at 68

Steve Bronski, Co-Founder of Bronski Beat, Dead at 61

Michael Nesmith, Monkees Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 78

bell hooks, Pathbreaking Black Feminist, Dies at 69

Joan Didion Has Died at 87

Betty White, ‘Golden Girls’ star and comedy legend, dead at 99

Listened to – Music

Frosty The Snowman – Pentatonix, Mitch Grassi Lead

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (Official Video) This video has had a life altering influence on me since I first saw it at the age of 8;

alexmaax – Bruises (Official Video)

Rhythm Is A Dancer – Bob’s Dance Shop Do read the video caption for context;

Too Many Zooz x Moon Hooch – Moon Zooz Part 2 (Official Video)

Monie Love – It’s a Shame (official video reworked)

Menthol – Allie Kelly and Henry Solomon (Music Video) Don’t smoke, people;

Diggi-loo diggi-ley – Sweden 1984 – Eurovision songs with live orchestra This is how you win Eurovision;

Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers Remix)

Cobra Starship: Party With You [OFFICIAL VIDEO] and the Hanukkah version Cobra Starship: Party With Jews

Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (R3hab Remix)

Listened to – Podcasts

Heavyweight podcast. It all seems very spontaneous and off the cuff, but it’s perfectly composed. It did make me think a lot about why people feel this intense need to revisit and study the past, especially seeing the destructive outcome in some cases. I might have to write something about this in the near future;

Watched – Films and Documentaries

REM, about architect Rem Koolhaas

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Watched – TV and Youtube

I Accidentally Became A Meme: Why You Always Lyin’

Meet My French Bulldog Foster Puppies (and learn why it’s NOT CUTE to breed & buy)

Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fifth Year | Vanity Fair

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Kitten Math: The World’s Most Adorable Math Project I am quite sure that I would have been WAY better at math, had I studied it with the help of kittens.

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This Month – November

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Judge Terminates Britney Spears Conservatorship Hopefully this case will raise awareness for the fact that conservatorships can (and do!) quite often turn abusive, and that it might be time to thoroughly rethink the whole concept;

Trigger warning for pretty much every type of abuse you can think of: Marilyn Manson: The Monster Hiding in Plain Sight This dude is truly a disgusting waste of oxygen. I personally don’t like calling people “monsters”, as it differentiates between “us, the humans that don’t commit these types of horrors” and “the monsters” who do, which just isn’t how things work: abuse doesn’t occur in a vacuum;

Brilliant: Slapstick architecture: how a €3.99 Ikea salad bowl became part of the Rotterdam skyline

Mick Rock, Photographer Behind Iconic Images of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Dead at 72

The Sneaky Relationship Ploy That’s Screwing Over Women Are the straights ok? No, but seriously: are they? I’m assuming we’re talking about adults who don’t suffer from cognitive impairments here: How is this not considered completely unacceptible behaviour?

It took them a while: Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

Virgil Abloh Has Died at Age 41

Listened to – Music

Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Official Video)

Agnes – Fingers Crossed

Golden Girls Theme (Sim Gretina Synthwave Remix)

Franz Ferdinand-Take Me Out except all the music is just the beginning part over and over.

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

None in English.

Watched – TV and Youtube

were scene queens the egirls of the 2000s? 🎀☠️🦖 (a study of style)

The “Mean Girl” Trio – Three Types of Bad Female Rulers

Why did house dancing leave the club? | Resident Advisor

1982 My Little Pony G1 Peachy Vintage Toy Restoration – MLP Hasbro Toy Repair – Acrylic Camouflage

Adrienne (2021) | Official Trailer | HBO

The most feared song in jazz, explained

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Het Nieuwe Spelalfabet The Dutch spelling alphabet has been updated!3

This Month – October

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Who Is the Bad Art Friend?” A truly mindboggling combination of people who should have never been in each other’s vicinity: an emotionally hurt person who does not realise that they are capital-I-Intense, and who also has a hard time grasping the difference between friendliness and friendship, a person who is passive-agressively avoidant and who not only displays truly deplorable bullying behaviours, but also commits plagiarism and lies about it, and a group of people who posses the emotional maturity of a bunch of 14-year-old mean girls who enjoy making matters worse. This entire story is such an embarrassing cringefest, especially considering that everyone involved has been an adult for quite some time. It also does nothing to disprove the quite widely held belief that all writers(‘ groups) are (full of) mentally unstable raging assholes. Damn;

Homeless Encampments Banned in 54 Los Angeles Locations And where do they want people to go? Home? Oh, wait… It’s all just so unbelievably cruel;

Cambridge University college hands back looted cockerel to Nigeria It’s a start, but there’s still hundreds, possibly thousands of looted/stolen statues and other artefacts that need to be returned to their rightful owners: the countries where they were looted/stolen from. Apart from it being the right thing to do, the whole “but if we keep them, more people are able to see them”-excuse can’t be used anymore: there are so many ways of making work available (reproduction, 3D video, etcetera) in your museum, even if you don’t have the original. What also fascinates me, is the extreme worry and care we apparently feel for these artworks’ safety when it comes to returning them to the countries they were originally from, compared to the little worry we feel for refugees when sending them back to places that are actually proven to be unsafe.

I just found out that one of my biggest dance inspirations from my youth died last December: Adolfo ‘Shabba-Doo’ Quiñones, whose moves changed the face of dance, dies at 65

In February 2018, I posted the article The search for Jackie Wallace. I was thinking of that story last week and googled to see if there was any news, and there was: ‘You Ought To Do A Story About Me’ Tells True Story Of A Photographer And His Subject

Narcotic city: “this research project explores the discourses, imaginaries, practices and consequences of public drug use from the 1970s until the present, with a focus on Western and Central European cities”

When “cancel culture” means letting go Nuanced personal story on what it means when somebody who you’ve been a fan of (for ages) turns out to be a horrible person.

Listened to – Music

Bag Raiders – Way Back Home

Thumpasaurus – TALKIN’ BOUT (Official Music Video)

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (ft. The Basics & Monty Cotton)

Foxes – Sister Ray (Official Video)

Les Smashingue Pumpkines – Bullet with butterfly wings

Tame Impala cover Edwyn Collins ‘A Girl Like You’ for Like A Version

Tame Impala – Borderline (Official Audio)

Cobra Starship: Beautiful Life [OFFICIAL VIDEO] It’s not a comeback btw, just two previously unreleased tracks. Or so they claim.

Mory Kanté – Yé ké yé ké

Dragula – Rob Zombie (Too Many Zooz Cover)

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

When Nirvana Came to Britain

Watched – TV and Youtube

Spinning Out (Netflix) An extremely dramatic “standard dance movie”-style series about figure skating. I had muscle aches for two weeks after finishing this series. Note: there’s a couple of kinda gruesome injuries, a few of which are definitely impossible, that then don’t really get talked about, so they’re clearly for shock value. There’s probably somebody on the internet who’s figured out the exact time stamps to avoid.

Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix) What the title says. I really love seeing the inspiration and work process of creators in vastly different disciplines.

Main Character Syndrome: Why You Should Be Self-Centered

What Dark Academia Says About Elite Education

The Myth of Postfeminism – Why the 00’s Were So Sexist

the problem with plastic surgery

The Body Positivity Movement Is Not So Positive Anymore…

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Shmoxd‘s (pronounced “Schmood”) entire channel1