1. 12:48 15th Sep 2014

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  2. 21:08 14th Sep 2014

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    eamo2747 said: I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.

    cubbyzissou:

    thepianogirl1:

    unimaginableunimaginable:

    deadcatwithaflamethrower:

    whitepeoplestealingculture:

    By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

    Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

    "… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

    In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:

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    (Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

    "Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

    Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

    Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

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    Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

    C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

    Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

    In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

    Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’

      BeethovenCweb

    Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

    Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

    (read more here)

    They whitewashed BEETHOVEN?  O_O

    Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.

    I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.

    beethoven was totally black! how do people not know this?

    jk because erasure

    I have been playing Beethoven’s music for 10+ years now and had absolutely no idea he was black.
    My life has been a lie.

    OH MY GOD HOLY SHIT.

    I HAVE A BACHELOR DEGREE IN MUSIC, MY MAJOR WAS “MUSIC HISTORY, THEORY, AND LITERATURE”

    I TOOK MULTIPLE CLASSES SPECIFICALLY IN BEETHOVEN’S STRING QUARTETS AND MY SCHOOL HAD AN INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN SYMPOSIUM WHERE THERE WERE PAPERS ON THINGS LIKE THE KIND OF FUCKING PAAAAAAPER HE DID HIS MANUSCRIPTS ON, IN DIFFERENT CITIES, TO SEE WHERE AND WHEN HE WROTE SPECIFIC SNIPPETS OF MUSIC.

    NEVER IN MY EDUCATION OR READINGS DID I EITHER

    A) NOTICE THIS

    B) WAS SPECIFICALLY TOLD THIS.

    I think there’s a combination of systemic racism in this, and my own internalized racism. I have, in fact, read Maynard Solomon’s biography and didn’t pick up on this. I have read the Czerny sources as well. My Beethoven teacher (Bill Kinderman) is one of the top Beethoven scholars in the world, and I don’t remember hearing any of this from him.

    I even did a semester of graduate work in musicology, specifically focusing on the Beethoven string quartets (I really fucking love those things) and we never spoke about this.

    I cannot say I am in any way surprised at this. I am embarrassed, angry, and upset that this was erased from my DECADES of music education.

    Which doesn’t surprise me at all, because classical music is very specifically in our culture for white people, especially men, especially upper class white men.

    Oof, this one is going to take a while to fully fucking digest, I am in angry tears.

     
  4. 20:13 12th Sep 2014

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    jayreyilly:

Nipples by Jay Rey
we had to tackle ideas of gender for homework. My solution to the assignment was to tackle the issue of a male versus a female nipple and why a female nipple needs to be censored. They are nipples ya’ll, beyond being some what funny, I don’t know why they gotta be such a threat. Us art students deal with em on the daily.

link on behance http://www.behance.net/gallery/Nipples-Whats-The-Difference/11144767

    jayreyilly:

    Nipples by Jay Rey

    we had to tackle ideas of gender for homework. My solution to the assignment was to tackle the issue of a male versus a female nipple and why a female nipple needs to be censored. They are nipples ya’ll, beyond being some what funny, I don’t know why they gotta be such a threat. Us art students deal with em on the daily.

    link on behance http://www.behance.net/gallery/Nipples-Whats-The-Difference/11144767

     
  5. This was really fun to write and I like how it turned out.

     
  6. You know when you wake up still feeling a dream very strongly, but you can’t remember what happened? And you keep getting little waves of the dream-feeling throughout the day and you try desperately to cling on to it and remember more details but it just slips away?

    Well, there is a meal I would really like to be eating right now. It is hot and soft and umami-flavored, I believe vegetables are involved, and I keep tasting it in my mouth when I’m not paying attention. Then when I try to nail it down… *poof* 

    I’ve got a frozen palak paneer that I’m actually pretty excited about, but I’m holding off on eating it in the hopes that my dream-meal wanders back into my mouth before I fill it with palate-bonding spices.

     
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Picture: Jon Langeland/Solent News & Photo Agency (via Pictures of the day: 8 September 2014 - Telegraph)

    allcreatures:

    Picture: Jon Langeland/Solent News & Photo Agency (via Pictures of the day: 8 September 2014 - Telegraph)

     
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    whippit-princess:

lasso:



Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994



was this when he was mayor

    whippit-princess:

    lasso:

    Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994

    was this when he was mayor