Dance shoes at the ready and toes tingling for Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, Carl Craig, Brenmar, Falty DL, SBTRKT, Photek, Lee Foss, Wolf + Lamb, Claude Vonstroke et al.! Gets better every year. <3
Any fellow tumblrs attending the aural hedonism?
I hold no reservations about the future, but a certain Zen proverb comes to mind:
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
It does not matter where or when. Love your fellow human being and leave things better than you found them. Whatever may come, life will go on in some manner or form. Appreciate the moment and live now, as the sages have always done.
Versace Spring Summer 2012
We awoke one morning to the dark realization that humanity is being dragged into a black hole of ecological, financial and spiritual catastrophe … that our democracy has been seized by a corporatocracy … that every day two hundred species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become forever extinct … that a deluge of advertising is sleepwalking our civilization to the brink of insanity … and that unless we fight back in the most visceral and creative way possible all will be lost.
And yet, what sets our struggle apart in 2012 is that we are not fighting to save a distant future. We are not trying to prevent some terrible event that is still to come. This is not about our unborn grandchildren. Instead, many of us sense that the threshold has already been crossed; the tipping point has already happened and what we are fighting for is our present. We are living in that tragic moment of eerie stillness where the fatal damage has been done, widening cracks can be seen, yet the edifice still stands and business as usual continues … but for how much longer?
Our days may be shadowed by this dark realization, but there is reason to be deeply optimistic for “where danger is, grows the saving power also.” Never before has the tantalizing possibility of a Global Spring, a worldwide people’s insurgency for democracy, seemed as close. For perhaps the first time in human history, we just might be on the edge of an everywhere-at-once revolution against the financial fraudsters, corporate lackeys and the ideology of consumerism that has brought the Earth to the precipice of collapse.
In this, the era of the total and transcendent indignato swarm, we look to each other, not to the masters above, to find out what it will take to pull off the ultimate culture jam: spiritual insurrection.
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
Early A.M. rain on the first day of the New Year. Despite a fair amount of snow finally falling in my neck of the woods I can’t say I was displeased with the warmer winter we have been experiencing this season. I’ll take rain over snow any day.
Turquoise water dragon is the year of 2012 — it will be a “Yang” Water Dragon (not Yin) — starts January 23, 2012, and ends February 9, 2013, according to the lunar calendar. A Yang Water Dragon is full of possibilities — it can go anywhere in a positive sense. It has no bounds.
Chinese calligraphy: (wording) Dragon, 龍. Sumi ink and acrylic color on rice paper.
By Yeachin Tsai.
NYE the way it’s meant to be. Among dear friends and good music in an intimate space. There was no regret in passing on the drunken chaos outside.
I hope you all had a safe and wonderful evening! Here’s to the year ahead.
Evren Ulusoy - Deep House Proposal 50
Get your night started right.
Creating the Pentagram of Venus
It appears another pentagram will be completing in 2012.
The significance of the pentagram reaches as far back as Mesopotamia, with writings surfacing from as early as 3000 BC. Known as ὑγιεία “health” for the Greek goddess Hygieia, the Pythagoreans believed the pentagram represented mathematical perfection.
Daniel Pinchbeck, the editorial director of Reality Sandwich, wants me to write a few pieces for RS! Looks like I’ll be more than busy over winter break. I have been meaning to get serious about writing again, time to put my money with my mouth is. It’s gonna be a good year, I can feel it!
Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011/2012 | Paris
Hang on tight while we grab the next page