coketalk:

This is the email I woke up to. Terrifying.
Honestly, I don’t know what to do at this point. Within ten minutes of sounding the alarm via Twitter, my account had been restored, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I have the privilege of asking tens of thousands of people to write into Tumblr on my behalf, and I can only imagine how helpless someone might feel who woke up to the same letter with no way to do anything about it.
I went back and searched through my old email address. Sure enough, under the “Social” tab of a gmail account that I never use anymore were a handful of Tumblr DMCA notices, all originating from some sniveling cunt stain named Jeremy Banks of the IFPI. I saw none of the notices until this morning, not that it would have mattered, because they were all for songs that I posted years ago.
I’ve been posting music for over half a damn decade. I have no idea what songs Jeremy Banks is suddenly going to give a shit about. Short of deleting every song I’ve ever posted, there’s nothing I can do to retroactively protect myself from this kind of arbitrary account termination.
Shit, we all post music. We all click the little box. We all know damn well that we don’t own the copyright, but we do it anyway. We’re not stealing. We’re not making money off the backs of musicians. We’re sharing our favorite songs with our friends.
God damn, I’m still shaking from all the adrenaline. I’m genuinely upset right now. People are suggesting that I export my blogs and migrate to independent hosting, but I don’t want to have to do that.
I love Tumblr. I love the community it fosters. I love my dashboard full of people I follow, and I love the interactions I have with all the people who follow me. I don’t want to leave Tumblr, but I don’t want to be so beholden to the whims of some DMCA termination robot either.
At the very least, I need to find a way to separate and protect Dear Coquette and my other blogs where I’ve never posted any music.
Ugh. This is not good. This is not good at all.

FYI to the music tumblrs. I know support has said the emails were a mistake, but they shut Coke Talk down earlier this morning. 

coketalk:

This is the email I woke up to. Terrifying.

Honestly, I don’t know what to do at this point. Within ten minutes of sounding the alarm via Twitter, my account had been restored, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I have the privilege of asking tens of thousands of people to write into Tumblr on my behalf, and I can only imagine how helpless someone might feel who woke up to the same letter with no way to do anything about it.

I went back and searched through my old email address. Sure enough, under the “Social” tab of a gmail account that I never use anymore were a handful of Tumblr DMCA notices, all originating from some sniveling cunt stain named Jeremy Banks of the IFPI. I saw none of the notices until this morning, not that it would have mattered, because they were all for songs that I posted years ago.

I’ve been posting music for over half a damn decade. I have no idea what songs Jeremy Banks is suddenly going to give a shit about. Short of deleting every song I’ve ever posted, there’s nothing I can do to retroactively protect myself from this kind of arbitrary account termination.

Shit, we all post music. We all click the little box. We all know damn well that we don’t own the copyright, but we do it anyway. We’re not stealing. We’re not making money off the backs of musicians. We’re sharing our favorite songs with our friends.

God damn, I’m still shaking from all the adrenaline. I’m genuinely upset right now. People are suggesting that I export my blogs and migrate to independent hosting, but I don’t want to have to do that.

I love Tumblr. I love the community it fosters. I love my dashboard full of people I follow, and I love the interactions I have with all the people who follow me. I don’t want to leave Tumblr, but I don’t want to be so beholden to the whims of some DMCA termination robot either.

At the very least, I need to find a way to separate and protect Dear Coquette and my other blogs where I’ve never posted any music.

Ugh. This is not good. This is not good at all.

FYI to the music tumblrs. I know support has said the emails were a mistake, but they shut Coke Talk down earlier this morning. 

are you queer and not a cis male? do you like to write about music?

joshwinters:

joshwinters:

if your answer to both of these questions is “yes,” then i have a super-secret writing project for you! please reply/message me or send me an email!

it’s not too late to email/message me if you’re still interested!

(via ashleyrecords)

swoonstep:

EPISODE 8 - Michelle Myers

Here’s episode eight of Swoonstep, a podcast where women talk about music and the musicians they have or have had crushes on. This week, we actually go together in the same location with our guest this week, Michelle Myers, to drink Myx Moscato and talk about HoTtIeZ. The Remix Baby gives us the REAL Hottest Rappers list. That’s right: frustrated by rap bros and their failure to mention how cute Waka Flocka is, we talk about the best looking rappers in the game right now as well as some classic rap babes. Before we get there, we talk briefly about the end of Mariah/Nick, the beautiful clusterfuck that is Rihanna/Drake, celeb nudez, and the Kim K game. It gets rowdy, y’all.

Michelle writes for Truants and The Singles Jukebox. Last year, she did was a part of this fantastic SPIN roundtable on Dead Girlfriends’ track “On Fraternity”. Elsewhere online, you can find her as The Remix Baby on Tumblr and Twitter. She is constantly cracking very funny jokes about music and celebs, making lists of her favorite music (Carly Rae Jepsen), defending teens and teen behavior (uh, selfies, EDM), and cyberbullying.

Shoot us a message if you’re a woman who wants to talk about music and music HoTtIeZ, and thanks for listening!

Myx Moscato: a lightly alcoholic juicebox

Michelle: came prepared with a very thorough ranking of the hottest rappers

Drake: OMG, bb, why?

Also, I haven’t had a chance to listen to the final cut yet, but if me saying “Iggy Iguana” is still there, that is completely c/o Alesia

Filed ↓ swoonstep

why do we have to take our superiors’ inability to relate to us appropriately with constant good humor?

(Source: oldtobegin, via nickminichino)

(Source: Spotify)

ovaadosedonconfidence:

Drake’s new gold fill.

my grandma has one of these

ovaadosedonconfidence:

Drake’s new gold fill.

my grandma has one of these

(via curmudgeoning)

abbyjean:

me: 0

this week: 1

Filed ↓ will it ever end?

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

(via therumpus)

crystalleww:

swoonstep:

EPISODE 7 - Alesia Pullins

Here’s episode seven of Swoonstep, a podcast where girls talk about music and babes. We’re joined this week by Alesia Pullins, and no man is safe as we defend Ciara, Azealia Banks, and M.I.A. from fuckboys Future, ASAP Rocky, and Diplo. We can’t help it: we just love women so much. We practically write a dissertation on Drake, finally qualifying our great love with “Nicki Minaj does, too.” (This is relevant and topical.) Finally, a massive Swoonstep apology to Mos Def, but we get very personal about him and it results in one of the most hilarious segments Swoonstep has ever had.

Alesia is 1/4th of Swoonstep’s favorite podcast, Black Girls Talking, where four fabulous and incredible black women discuss representations of people of color in media. If Swoonstep had venture capital money, we would pay these ladies for their service to society. You can also find her on Twitter where she reps for black girls hard, talks about tough issues like race in America, and tells you what the best TV shows and beauty products are. She also has the greatest collection of Drake gifs on the internet. She is a god damn queen.

Shoot us a message if you’re a girl who wants to talk about the musicians that you, you know, like like, and thanks for listening!

Dream collaboration as Swoonstep teams up with (part of) Black Girls Talking. Alesia herself is great. This is great. I am so sorry to Mos Def.

I still think Mos Def had it coming. Alesia is wonderful and funny and so thoughtful about her crushes (and Azaelia Banks and Ciara). A super huge thanks to her for talking to us!

Filed ↓ swoonstep
msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

(via blackgirlstalking)

Listening to songs I liked most four years ago, two memories strongly resurfaced.

1. Two friends and I had tickets to see The Thermals, a band we already liked nostalgically in 2010, but we agreed that before going we should all get high. I can’t remember what we did, I suspect just smoke weed, but maybe Adderall, and we were running pretty late for the show. By the time we made it the one block to the venue one of my friends was like, “Well, I’m high!” And I was like “Yeah I’m high too.” And then we left our third friend there.

2. When I started my job our HR coordinator quit and my boss invited me to a happy hour for her last day. I’m principally against socializing with coworkers but I felt on the spot and agreed. I ended up drinking way too much and the ex-HR girl got the impression I was pretty fun and invited me to meet up with some of her friends and I agreed, again uncharacteristically. It was just one friend, a guy she was pursuing, and I spent one drink texting the lyrics to “Hard in the Paint” to a friend and then Irish exited.

Filed ↓ thx fr th mmrs
Filed ↓ music the decade lists

aintgotnoladytronblues:

the news coming out of ferguson rn shouldn’t tell you there are “good cops”. a good cop would be standing on every platform they have shouting for at the very least charges to be brought against every cop in ferguson. that’s not happening, though, is it? no. what they are interested in is “marching with” the protesters. making them feel they’re “heard”. pacifying the situation. 

what the news coming out of ferguson should tell you - that the protesters immediately marched with those cops anyway in the name of no more violence, that the so-called “riots” immediately ceased at the first sign of official support for their grief, however minimal the effort was - is that the people of ferguson are not the perpetrators of violence in this situation, and they never were, and they do not want to be.

the protesters - they want peace. the cops don’t want peace to come out of this situation. they want control. always, always remember that there is a difference. 

imagine a police force accountable to the community, though - you won’t be imagining an american one.

swoonstep:

EPISODE 6 - Katherine St. Asaph

Here’s episode six of Swoonstep, a podcast where the brilliant and gorgeous ladies of music criticism talk about music and the hotties in it. Our guest this week is Katherine St. Asaph. We debunk some pesky ideas being spread around about payola and Clear Channel’s On the Verge, and women tackle rockism with no dude influence. Crystal tries to bond with Katherine about being secret EDM bros and it fails spectacularly. Also, we talk about hot voices, bad faces and find out who Katherine’s actual music crushes are. As a bonus, find out how Megan feels about blonde dudes (spoiler: sorry blondies.)

Katherine writes for Pitchfork, Wondering Sound, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and The Singles Jukebox. She writes primarily about pop music, but you can find her on Tumblr or Twitter where she also breaks down everything from video games to books to teen girl bots. Plus: gifs of cats.

Shoot us a message if you’re a lady (again: non-cis dude) and you want to talk music and hotties, and thanks for listening!

Not that Swoonstep has ever been terribly professional, but we really let shit fly in this episode. I won’t hesitate to say that we’re all comedy geniuses and very, very weird. Also not to get personal, but if you’re not already reading everything Katherine writes what exactly is wrong with you?