There is no refuge
from yourself.
— Matt Rasmussen (via)


Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of “world history,” but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die. One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. There were eternities during which it did not exist. And when it is all over with the human intellect, nothing will have happened.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense
This might have been a funny story if it weren’t for the fact that people need a little loving and, God, sometimes it’s sad all the shit they have to go through to find some.
— Richard Brautigan, The Betrayed Kingdom, from the Revenge of the Lawn short story collection

nothing to see here

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Nick Drake - Black Mountain Blues
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Nick Drake — Black Mountain Blues


Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959

why, when i was a girl, we walked 5 miles to school, suspended over a deep river, by a single swaying rope


"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." — Joan Rivers (1933- 2014)


~Jennifer Gonzalez


~John Fiske


~Dana Cloud


ALABAMA JAMES DARKNESS conceived by and written with great help from Kyle McCulloch

Born sometime around 1910 in Bellamy, Alabama, James Caffey (aka Alabama James Darkness aka James Darkness) is one of the most remarkable and enigmatic figures in the Blues genre. 

While tales abound of bluesmen selling their souls to the Devil in exchange for fame or musical skill, rumors of the day claimed that Darkness had met the Devil at a crossroads and, through a well-timed distraction, managed to purchase the Devil’s soul instead. Darkness himself later claimed the Devil’s soul resided his guitar case, explaining the macabre nature of his songs. While this twist certainly makes a more entertaining legend, it is often cited as a possible reason behind Darkness’ sub-par guitar playing, lifelong poverty, and general lack of success. 

Sixty years before the term Goth was coined, Alabama James Darkness was experimenting with a mix of Delta Blues and startlingly modern supernatural nihilism. His morbid focus and recurring themes (as well as his trademark white face paint and blood-red lipstick) would clearly inspire and inform late-20th-century bands such as Christian Death, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Cure, to name a few. 

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