The Fashion Industry Finally Gets Something Right
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Model Chantelle Brown-Young for Desigual.

Anyone who was hovering outside the tents at New York Fashion Week — hoping to get snapped for a street style roundup — or waiting in line for hours to get into invite only after-party, knows that fash…

I wrote—and styled—numerous fashion and style stories for big circulation dailies throughout the first ten years of my writing career. True diversity in print modelling was a huge issue for me. Luckily, I was at the right place at the right time, working for the right people who had the same vision as I did. The editors and photographers I worked with allowed me to use all sorts of fantastic non-models for my stories—each person I had the opportunity to style was striking and gorgeous in their own specific way. I’ve been waiting and working for this exact event for the entirety of my writing career—my whole life, really. And here it is. And here we are. No, I’m not tearing up. My eyes are watery because of my allergies. How dare you suggest such a thing! Now…could somebody hand me a Kleenex? Thank you.

obitoftheday:

Dear Tumblr,
This is NOT Susan B. Anthony. This is Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on "Black Friday" in 1910.
Ms. Anthony was arrested on November 5, 1872 for voting in the presidential election (straight GOP ticket) and fined $100. She never paid. She was also never beaten or photographed being beaten.
Great stories don’t need to be manufactured if they’re already great.
Thank you….and regardless the fight undertaken by women (1920), African Americans  (1865 & 1964), Native Americans (1924), and other underrepresented groups for the right to vote is amazing and should be given recognition.
But please, please, please use Google’s reverse image search.
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Election Day, 1872.
arcaneimages:

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined $100 for registering to vote.



Because getting the facts straight matters a lot.

obitoftheday:

Dear Tumblr,

This is NOT Susan B. Anthony. This is Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on "Black Friday" in 1910.

Ms. Anthony was arrested on November 5, 1872 for voting in the presidential election (straight GOP ticket) and fined $100. She never paid. She was also never beaten or photographed being beaten.

Great stories don’t need to be manufactured if they’re already great.

Thank you….and regardless the fight undertaken by women (1920), African Americans  (1865 & 1964), Native Americans (1924), and other underrepresented groups for the right to vote is amazing and should be given recognition.

But please, please, please use Google’s reverse image search.

picturedept:

Election Day, 1872.

arcaneimages:

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined $100 for registering to vote.

Because getting the facts straight matters a lot.

Bluebird B-Side: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (with the New Japanese Philharmonic | Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E-Flat Minor, Op. 1 (Part 2)

The second part of a greatly enthusiastic concerto written by the oft-celebrated guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen.

I think I would have enjoyed this much more if Malmsteen had follwed the conductor’s time signature instead of his own, but it’s interesting nonetheless, isn’t it?

Thanks to Rolling Stone for alerting me to this classic Malmsteen event.

Bluebird B-Side: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (with the New Japanese Philharmonic | Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E-Flat Minor, Op. 1 (Part 1)

Well, Yngwie Malmsteen’s ability to stay inside any time signature is pretty dicey, and his guitar drowns out all of the lighter instruments, and there’s definitely a section he ripped from Ravel’s Bolero and he probably owes Mozart some back royalties. But otherwise, it’s a pretty cool concerto, right?

Thanks to Rolling Stone for alerting me to this classic Malmsteen event.

Bluebird B-Side: GUIVILLE (ft. POET ALLEN GINSBERG | AMERICA

America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.




NOTES FROM GUIVILLE on “AMERICA”

(edited slightly by Courtenay Bluebird for this posting)

The music and concept for “America”:  composed, arranged, played and edited by Guiville.

For this piece, Guiville played acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, synth with drum loops, and used (made?) vocal samples from Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem, “America.”

Guiville would like to thank @wheelwright for useful advice in creating this piece.

It is this Bluebird’s opinion that you may get a big thrill from music artist Guilville, who she believes has done Ginsberg proud.   Please wander over to Guiville’s SoundCloud page for more juicy sonic goodness.

Head over to website for the esteemed Poetry Foundation to read poet Allen Ginsberg’s “America" in full.

Bluebird B-Side: David Bowie (remixed by James Murphy) | Love Is Lost

*Thanks to B. for sharing this remix with me.


Bluebird B-Side: Daniel Zarate | In Da Club- Gavilan Pollero (Pedro Infante Mashup)



Bluebird B-Side: John Lennon | Instant Karma

This song is a companion piece to go with an essay about Jhené Aiko’s  “Bed-In,” her homage to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Bed-In” in Amsterdam.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono used their fame and the hype surrounding their wedding to stage a “Bed-In,” a two-week protest of the bloody and seemingly endless Vietnam War.

In contrast, Jhené Aiko’s October release “Bed Peace,” her half-considered homage to Lennon and Ono’s protest, is about waking up at 2:30 in the afternoon and getting faded (stoned). 

Read all about it on Bluebird Blvd.:  [5-Minute Dance Party Protest] Bed Peace

Bluebird B-Side: The Movie Theater | To Smoke A Cigarette