Stop it! I have never in my life yelled at a girl like this. I was rooting for you, we were all rooting for you! How dare you! Learn something from this! [When] you go to bed at night, you lay there and you take responsibility for yourself — because nobody’s going to take responsibility for you. You rolling your eyes and you act like it’s because you’ve heard it all before — you’ve heard it all before — you don’t know where the hell I come from, You have no idea what I’ve been through, but I’m not a victim; I grow from it and I learn. Take responsibility for yourself.
― Paul Mccartney to Ringo Starr when he asked to put one of his songs on an album (via classicrockquotes)
It was a very experimental time in pop music. People realized songs didn’t have to be this standard drums-guitar-bass-whatever. We can make a song with synths and a drum pad. We can do group vocals the entire song. We can do so many different things. And I think what you saw happening with music was also happening in our culture, where people were just wearing whatever crazy colors they wanted to, because why not? There just seemed to be this energy about endless opportunities, endless possibilities, endless ways you could live your life. And so with this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this. I don’t need to use the same musicians I’ve used, or the same band, or the same producers, or the same formula. I can make whatever record I want.’
― Taylor Swift on 1989 (x)
We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.

― ~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression. (via jacobwren)

neptunain:

go into a starbucks in NYC and say very loudly into your phone “this movie script is stale and trite! we need some new talent, someone with a fresh outlook” and wait

124:

music is such a fuckin… wide, ever expanding thing and if you’re limiting yourself to one genre, especially one represented by old/dead white dudes, then I honestly do feel bad for you

kylesbassface:

gingerb3ard:

baimbie:

murhk:

gingerb3ard:

In case anyone needs some cheering up at the moment.

his voice is so perfect

Perf

IT HIT 100,000

IM SO PROUD MY HEART

tokomon:

*starts drama*

*gets dragged nearly to death*

"i think i’m going to take a break from tumblr. this is such a toxic place and im glad i have real life friends so fuck you bitches im out."

*watches a show on netflix for 1 day while still on tumblr without posting/reblogging*

*comes back the next day* “did yall miss me? :D”

*starts drama*