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75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

(Source: satindolls, via humbertlearns)

i started having flashbacks againnnnn

i *think* they were gone but it’s kind of like my back, it’s always there and eventually it all just blends together and i can’t tell frequency or severity unless it suddenly gets really bad

this also corresponds with being best frands with R, which worries me a bit. so i think the best option right now is to counsel again and see if theres a way i can fix this stuff because i want to be best frands with R without tweaking out cause 1. he’s super cool and 2. i’ll be damned if this takes over my life, because nobody gets to have any bit of hold over me.

tonight i am sitting on shannon’s floor whilst drinking a beer, texting R, and looking at internships/summer music programs.

no plans with R so i can’t find out what he’s decided to do and ugh i just want to knowwww

i’ve talked with R basically all day today and i’m going to call us best friends now.

R

polarbear-fishbiscuits:

wannabefashionjournalist:

al-the-stuff-i-like:

To think that some people don’t see a problem with society is disturbing

it’s not just disturbing, it’s fucking scary. 

Y’all “rape culture doesn’t exist” preachers can fuck RIGHT off

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iTunes - Music - The Knox Cherry Street Combo

This is the Cherry Street Combo from my college, Knox College, located in Illinois. Nate, Kyle, Jake, and Josh are some of the best jazz musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and hear, and if you love jazz, you need to check out A Dedication, which features a few standards as well as songs composed by the band members themselves.

scary triggering nightmares ALL NIGHT

and i never realise that nightmares are scary until i wake up

so now i’m just really unsettled and want to spend all day in bed because i don’t know if i can go outside today

yet another reminder that i cannot have an actual relationship.

anime-books-and-movies:

g0ne-blotto:

ibountyhuntforjabbahut:

mai-pies:

axon-axoff:

If you think sloths look cute, WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE.

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ITS SO CUTE

I YELLED REALLY LOUD

OH MY GOD ITS SO CUTE I CANT EVEN WE HAVE FOUND A NEW WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION 

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my friend that went missing has been missing for six months with no contact with anyone and basically he’s disappeared and that’s so weird.

HELL YEAH CARLOS IS NOW SKUNK AND HAS A DISTINGUISHED, YET PREMATURE TOUCH OF GREY AT HIS TEMPLES

HELL YEAH CARLOS IS NOW SKUNK AND HAS A DISTINGUISHED, YET PREMATURE TOUCH OF GREY AT HIS TEMPLES

i feel weird and i don’t know why because i don’t have any reason to feel weird but i feel excluded but i’m excluding myself to do homework? i’m really not sure what’s happening with myself lately.

hjaertdjur:

  • Berenice the Sphynx
  • Ederba the Sphynx
  • Sofia the Sphynx
  • Tiziano the Sphynx
  • Romeo the Sphynx

Sphynx Family, 2012
By Sara Ligari

All of these are available as posters, prints or greeting cards in her shop.
I also recommend you to take a look at her tumblr & her website.

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Victoria: I'm very organized and very good at taking less money and getting more money
Katie: Can you play neopets for me?