things I like

"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them."

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

This is genius

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sleepwalkinthepark:

“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.” 

“We used to laugh at our small selves, saying that I was a bad girl trying to be good and that he was a good boy trying to be bad.”

“We were as Hansel and Gretel and we ventured out into the black forest of the world.” 

― Patti Smith, Just Kids