comfort in chaos

hey, I'm jude. I write a music blog called Nerd Alert (nrrd-alert.tumblr.com) and sometimes make a cute queer webcomic called Spinning (link on the right).

saltysojourn:

"Mad women fight back"; "Bet your ass we’re paranoid" - Psychiatric survivors during a protest in 1976

saltysojourn:

"Mad women fight back"; "Bet your ass we’re paranoid" - Psychiatric survivors during a protest in 1976

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Imani Coppola is the ultimate bad ass.

nrrd-alert:

My current musical obsession is Imani Coppola, a gal who’s been making music for the last fifteen years without ever getting anywhere near the recognition she’s due.In the nineties, a couple of her songs got good rotation on MTV, most notably Legend of a Cowgirl. After getting dropped by her major record label for some usual record label bullshit, she’s carried on making incredible albums. Her newer stuff is what gets me the most.

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My highlight: Imani getting punk as fuck the song “Woke Up White”, where she goes in hard on the benefits of white privilege. Sample lyrics below:

I woke up white today
And everything went right today
I woke up white today and everything was a-OK…

I walk up in a store
I don’t get hard looks no more
I’ll go rob a bank real fast
And surely they’ll blame your
Black ass black ass black ass black ass!

If you’re fascinated enough to want to explore her older music, I’d recommend the live video below for a taste - she blends hip hop and singer-songwriter genres with effortless flair. But before you start, take a deep breath and prepare yourself to welcome back the nineties with wide open arms.

Why yes, she is playing violin in a green beehive wig and then busting out rapping like the ultimate bad ass - thanks for noticing.

xo, Jude.

chavvesty:

i’ve heard a rumour that men also make music. i am… nonchalant. utterly impervious.

nbcparksandrec:

On this day, three years ago, Donna and Tom introduced the world to “Treat Yo Self Day.”

Life has never been the same.

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asylum-art:

New Backlit Paper Sculptures by Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker

At Black Book Gallery

“Where I Belong” is a paper cut light box installation work of hand cut watercolor on paper assembled in a shadow box that is backlit with LED lights. The work is a collaboration by Hari & Deepti

(via fuckyeahbookarts)

Crush of the Week: Benjamin Booker

nrrd-alert:

If you’ve ever thought that your blues collection doesn’t have enough punk, or your hard rock doesn’t have enough blues, Benjamin Booker is here to fix it all. He’s only been playing music live since 2012, but his band is so tight and songs are so well formed it seems like it’s been much longer.

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Bonus points awarded for touring with other bad ass musicians we’ve covered on this blog, like Courtney Barnett and Hooray for the Riff Raff, and looking like he’s having the time of his life every time he plays.

Feast your ears, eyes, etc.

xo, Jude.

Q
May I ask why you deleted your FB account? How has your life changed since?
from:Anonymous
A

I deleted it because I got tired of the hours I spent following clickbait or reading long threads of social justice arguments. Plus being less public about my life is how I’m trending these days. 

I feel great about that choice. I miss out on events sometimes, but other than that I have a lot more time to do the shit I really want to be doing in real life. So yeah, try it out if you’re thinking about it?

leahcultice:

Grace Bol by Simon Burstall for Hunger #7
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leahcultice:

Grace Bol by Simon Burstall for Hunger #7

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: tiny astronaut dogs 
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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: tiny astronaut dogs 

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