"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Been waiting to hear/see more from Elli Ingram since this, and this track has definitely not left me disappointed. Love how her voice floats over the horns at the end.
"Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them."
A little cumbia flava for your eardrums.
Alternate movie posters designed by Adam Juresko. See more here.
Also a reminder that I need to finish re-watching the Godfather 2. My mother just watched the whole trilogy (she put me on when I was around five/six), as she does annually.
Slaying the children with haberdashery. photo credit Alice Attie. Early 90’s.
#harlem #sundaybest #lenoxave
"While today’s youth are eager to live in a world where racism does not exist, they do not want to do the political work of changing themselves or society. That world entails confronting pain and hostility. And they are the generations who are constantly told via mass media that only losers feel pain, that the good life is a life without difficulties. They are constantly told that the only peace and happiness they can have will come to them through rugged individualism, through a focus on meeting self-centered needs. In a world where pathological narcissism is the order of the day, it is difficult to arouse collective concern for challenging racism or any form of domination."
Currently obsessed with.
"A family expects you to be one thing when you’re another. They twist you out of shape. You have a brother with a good job and a nice wife and nice kids and they want you to be a person they will recognize. And a mother in a white uniform who grips your arms and weeps. You are trapped in their minds. They shape and hammer you. Going away is what you do to see yourself plain."
From “Libra” by Don DeLillo
From Michael Tyler’s collection of Cuban Revolution posters. See more here.