My boyfriend and I had a discussion about race and in it, he mentioned that he knows he has white privilege, feels guilty about it so he calls people out on their racist bs to put his privilege to use and asked if I’d been discriminated against as a black female from a suburban middle class neighborhood.
lmfao yes saying u wouldnt date a person of a certain race is fucking racist youre writing off millions of people who are incredibly varied in appearances and personalities because you think theyre all a Certain Way this is like the basic definition of racism are you paying attention
I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it - in science - sympathetic vibrations.
Disney likes making generic depictions of indigenous peoples and next year, it’s our turn - read the Saami’s turn - to be turned into caricatures on the big screen by everyone’s favourite animation company!
Best Ever Black Bean Soup 2 cans of seasoned black beans (drained, not rinsed) 1 can chicken broth 1 1/2 cups water 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves of garlic minced 2 tsp chili powder 1/4 tsp cumin White Rice (use brown rice)
Out of spite, with hope in the recesses of my mind
I planted a seed four years ago.
Sowing my dreams for someone who’d be better for me
Who didn’t exist,
In better times when I’d recovered.
Believed that such a day
Tossing soil over it, I abandoned this dream
But came back to visit during droughts
Replanting it, assumed to be aid
Only to leave again when nothing was reaped.
Unassumingly, that day came.
I was the best I’d been yet.
From the dirt rose a sprout,
Not impressive looking yet promising.
Now fully healed, I gave my undivided attention.
Given time, patience, and love,
It’s given back to me and so much more.
Growing into the tree I imagined it could be.
My relationship with my boyfriend is really passionate, and we’ll have only been together for a month on December 15, but we’ve been seeing each other since Oct 27th, and we’ve been talking since June.
I’ve never felt this strongly about someone. I’m so surprised (and proud) that I let myself get close to someone this quickly. I don’t overthink anything and I’m so comfortable around him; everything seems natural. It feels like it could be love if we give it time. He just loves everything about me, and I about him. The way he looks at me with half lidded eyes and a smile of admiration, his passion for music, his adorable dimples, and his gentleness and thoughtfulness for others that runs deep.
Everything is so great now, but I can’t help but worry that something will go wrong soon. I feel like I’m going to fuck up and hurt him.
Also, we live about an hr away from each other. The longer we are together, will the wick burn shorter, and the distance become too much?
10 songs that sound like they should have been listened to while driving down the highway in your Ford Thunderbird in 1968.
Featuring Folk and Folk Rock songs by Rose Windows, Father John Misty and Allah Las.
Picture taken at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Peruvian Statues.
Back in the 90's, Philly had a booming jazz scene. My parents and I would listen to chill 80's R&B hits with heavy baselines, and smooth jazz when we'd take weekend trips to Philadelphia. This is some of the music we'd listen to, including some new stuff that sounds like it. Featuring Daft Punk, Bonobo, and Grover Washington Jr.
atmospheric songs. Rainy days don't have to just be melancholy. When I was listening to all these songs, at one point or another, I happened to think, "hmm, reminds me of a rainy day." Fifteen songs featuring Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and The National
Maybe someday I'll win your heart. 13 songs that are asking you to be mine including Norah Jones, The Black Keys and TV on the Radio.
Mix art was taken by myself at The Magic Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Atmospheric moody affair perfect for awkward silences, introspection, dinner parties, late night drives, hanging out in the airport or staring out rainy windows. Redefining what it means to be adult contemporary.
For all my fellow retail workers: As we descend into the deepest darkest pits of hell that is corporate greed, maybe these tunes will help? Nothing but high energy, raucous, break neck beats. With stuff from just about every genre, hopefully you can keep your spirits up now that we're working on Thanksgiving, too. Play it loud, dance around, try and get to your happy place, don't get stabbed, mauled or trampled. There's 3 hours worth of stuff, hope you dig it!
It’s Thanksgiving time in the U.S., and in my family that means fighting for control of the stereo during long car trips. It’s hard to find music that everybody likes, so here's a playlist of classics—13 songs that will appeal to the olds, the youngs, and all the people in between.
Stuff I'm listening to at the moment. 20 Tracks including stuff from Alice Smith, Drake, Kings of Leon and a bunch more.
See the tracklist here: http://sweaterwearer.tumblr.com/post/65243835026/tracklist-for-currently-on-8tracks
Brooklyn is not a place, it’s a way of life. Here is what being in modern-day Brooklyn feels like. The lights. The sounds. The fashion. The people. The sheer vibrancy of life and culture concentrated in one fascinating section of a city. This is Brooklyn, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy this explosion of indie pop and disco glory.
Featuring 35 tracks of indie pop, disco, and dance. Including Daft Punk, Miami Horror, and Drake.
UPDATED 11-06-2013: Added a few more tracks.
An eerie playlist of singers who sound like they're actually ghosts, either transmitting missives from the netherworld or unshakably haunted themselves. In some cases, you can just barely hear their gauzy spirits breaking through...
Seventeen songs for getting over heartbreak when you have no reason to be super angry or bitter, or for when you're done being angry and bitter and want to be able to appreciate whatever fond memories may remain.
More of a personal mix. 40 of my favorite songs from the past few years, that you may have heard in my previous mixes, for my favorite season. Features music to sip hot beverages to from SBTRKT, Jay Z, Sufjan Stevens & more... You can't get more eclectic than that.
Two Moar Songs!
For when you need a good cry, but need to pull it together soon after.
For the Coldplay Vs Jon Hopkins song that 8tracks always tends to swap out with something else, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR5vgKr4Hlw
It's late at night, the world dark, and you can't fall asleep. Maybe you feel like creeping yourself out a bit, just for the thrill of it. Here are a few songs guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
The best cover songs tell you something you didn't know. They surprise you and make you see the original song in a new way. In some cases, like Fiona's version of "Across the Universe," they make it impossible to ever listen to the original ever again.
Here's that one (#5) and a bunch of our other favorite covers.
Here's a playlist for keeping that wonder alive, for celebrating the beauty of life, for living and loving with every inch of your heart. Life is wondrous. Always keep the wonder alive, no matter what.
Featuring tracks by Daft Punk, Phoenix, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
There's nothing better for celebratory partytimez than songs that ramp up the excitement and then explode into bombastic choruses that you and your friends can sing along to at your lungtops over and over. But sometimes you want something less theatrical and more hypnotic. Sometimes you want no verse, all chorus. And then it's the synths and beats on loops that speak to you, summoning you to the dance floor.
We knew the Lisbon girls only from afar, but we felt like the girls were almost our twins. Through them we experienced the imprisonment of being a teenage girl and began to understand the meaning of death. They were mysterious and beautiful; we loved them.
Here's 10 tracks for Hanging Out With the Lisbon Sisters
I made this playlist last summer when I was stuck in my sweaty bed with bilateral tonsillitis during a record heat wave. My boyfriend had just left for three months, and I already missed him with all my non-inflamed organs. Even though these songs made me feel hotter, more melancholic, and horny, they also helped me feel better.
25 breezy Hip Hop & R&B love songs from past and present for a sweltering Summer day.
If you didn't already know... http://8tracks.com/sweaterwearer/fly-love-songs-2
Take a listen, won't you?
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that kids are cute, and it's cute when they sing stuff. This playlist proves my point. Sometimes these babies are backing up an adult singer on the chorus and sometimes they're the star, but they're always damn cute and they make this old grump feel something that I guess is love for humanity or some BS like that.
Heya, girls! Get ready to snap your fingers and your gum to the beat of this selection of mass-produced teenage boppers and glam bands' moments of candied pop magic. You're totally gonna crash after these 42 minutes of pure sugar rush. Sha-la-la, oh-shang-a-lang, sweet Rookies, you're gonna luv this thang!
If you wake up every morning to a cup of tea and something from the Sarah Records roster, you're probably twee. Sprung from the British indie pop scene of the late 1980s, twee pop is all about high-pitched vocals and sugary-sweet lyrics. Here are 13 of my favorite twee tracks.
Everybody in Twin Peaks loved Laura Palmer. She was the sweetest, most popular girl in school. But the day her dead body was found, things were discovered about Laura. She wasn’t always the girl everyone thought she was. --Hazel
A mondegreen is when you mishear a phrase or a line from a poem or a song, often with hilarious and sometimes profound results. Here are a few of my favorite songs to mishear. The internet makes it easy to correct oneself, but I'm quite happy singing my versions. —Jenny
Winter's almost over... Here's some tracks that kept my mind warm. Lots of deep rich bass, I recommend headphones for this one folks. It's a bit R-n-B/Hip Hop heavy, but something tells me you can handle it.
Includes tracks from James Blake, Onra, Flying Lotus and more.
Cover Art: Color Knit Cap by Me.
In case you just get SO SWEPT UP in this month's theme that you start walking around in a trench coat spying on your neighbors, here's a playlist I made of some menacing music to act as your soundtrack.
Is there a song you used to love, but then it attached itself to some experience that is now too painful for you to think about, and you can't even listen to the song anymore? Yeah, we do too, and here they are.
"What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."- Leslie Knope
A soundtrack for dreamy-eyed stares, quick breaths, long kisses, happy sighs, and the feeling that you've entered a world where no one else exists except for you and the person you're with (at least until someone knocks on the door and everyone freaks out).
Cold and conniving, the White Witch is evil to the core. She keeps Narnia frozen over and can turn people to stone with the flick of her wand. This villainess may be beautiful and powerful, but she destroys anything that gets in her way.
Apocalypse averted!! New year = new music, right? A mix of some stuff you might not have heard and some stuff you might not have heard in a while... Who's to say? I don't know your life.
It's got tracks from Big Boi, JoJo, Swedish House Mafia.
Cover Art: 'Pair of knit gloves' by Me!
I've always had a fondness for traditional Celtic music, with its harps and flutes and gorgeous accents. Though traditionally associated with Ireland and Scotland, its roots trace back to Spain, Portugal, and other parts of Europe. I think it's perfect for winter, because it is light and airy like a snowfall. --Rachael
I don't know how to contain all of my feels, so here's a playlist that is the very essence of feels.
This playlist contains a few covers of Midnight City, because that is the ultimate feels song. Enjoy and let out all of you feels!
Featuring tracks by M83, Gotye, The Drums.
More new stuff that I've come across mixed with more old stuff that I'm listening to for the first time in a looong time. Good for lazy Sundays, studying or driving.
Features a shit ton of remixes and music from Trouble Andrew, Atlas Sound, Brandy and more.
famous songs from animated movies performed in the language of the place the stories are set in; because nothing screams "authentic" like hellfire in french;
apologies for the less than stellar quality of a couple of tracks - i couldn't find any better version;
We believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here with US.
The sublime anthems of success, money and power. Inspired by the shows and designed for the true movers & shakers of NYC, here's 50 swanked out and undeniably classy tunes worthy of a Sterling-Cooper office party or even a place in Harvey Specter's private collection.
This is the fifth and final mix for this collection, and as my 75th mix I decided to extend the usual tracklist. Includes artists such as Broken Bells, Electric Guest & Foxygen.
Dreams are made in this city. Love flourishes on the cobble stone streets. Life starts anew in New York City. Here's my love letter in music form to the most wonderful city on this world.
Featuring Tracks by Etta James, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone.
A tribute to some of the best Indie-rock outfits of the 21st century. With the ability to master both trembling indie anthems and melodic chill masterpieces, these guys are truly some of the greats. Includes artists similar to Young The Giant, Arcade Fire & Bronze Radio Return..
You may not have felt like it, but you made it in. And now you just can't wait till this workday is over. Prepping (in your mind at least) for that Friday evening, well this is for you. Sixteen Tracks, One Hour and Sixteen min of Chillful Smooth Jazz & Sum. With tracks by: James Taylor, Chris Standring, George Howard and a Few Others.
Good Friday Morning, and I feel Great, it's gonna be a Nice Day in New York, so I put this little traveling Mix together. Seventeen Tracks, One Hour and Twenty-Two min. With Tracks by: Norman Brown, Mindi Abair, George Benson and Many More - Enjoy!
Dear Closet Monster,
This mix will now forever represent things like synchronized dancing feet, middle C harmonies, forced enthrallment, and running out of your best friend's house at three in the morning without a shirt or shoes and driving home in your freezing car because..... well, anyhow, it makes me smile. Hope it makes you smile too.
Yours truly, Dragonfly.
When the undead rise and plague our world as we dive into chaos, this will be the soundtrack. The score of our destruction, the demise of humanity as we know it.
Featuring tracks by Clint Mansell, Hans Zimmer, and Godspeed You Black Emperor!.
If the great and cunning James Bond were a hipster he would listen to these exact songs. An assortment of epic rock-n-roll indie songs that would put anybody in the adventurous mood to kick some ass!
Featuring tracks The Last Shadow Puppets, The Flaming Lips, and Delta Spirit.
This is for a little coffee shop in Harlem; where the lights are dim, people are buried in their books, the smell of coffee is strong, and the conversation is intriguing.
Featuring tracks by Marvin Gaye, Daft Punk and Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington.
This music is for the adventurous romantics at heart. A playlist for that romantic night where you would like to take your loved one's hand and take them to see the stars.
Twelve tracks including music by Mumford & Sons, Band Of Horses and Beach House.