I realize now that what I saw in Danny’s eyes all those years ago – that fleeting, empty stare – was not a vacancy, at all: it was the start of this reckoning. A man who, acutely aware of his place in this industry, fell out of his clownish character for a moment because he was tired of performing it.Read More
serpentwithfeet, whose given name is Josiah Wise, has released a new single titled ‘bless ur heart.’ It is the kind of mesmerizing track that makes me want to flower across my bed, eyes closed, ready for transcendence to overtake me.
They’re playing a guaguancó, and suddenly there is that recognition and return across land, across bodies, across time. The clave is inhabiting us: there is foot-tapping, head-nodding, and – yes, even joy – spreading like smiles on the faces of everyone around me.Read More
For everyone has their Mary – that fleeting friend whose image saturates the memories of childhood, who is impossible to capture wholly. One can only pull, desperately, at the essence she has left behind before it is too late. And perhaps it is always too late.
How often do we see the quotidian lives of women of color featured like this, in an effortless haze of comfort and beauty?
Disappeared is that sensibility – that transcendental quality only possible when his voice met with the flourish of Deacon’s strings. Every day feels to be a futile exercise in listening for that infinite moment in something else, something new.
We would never enjoy dancing to salsa, listening to salsa, or merengue, for that matter. While we wanted to love our culture, these important musical and dancing experiences had long been tainted for us.
Pop punk was the escape that set me free. Introduced to me by my brother and subsequently shared with him, I found a home in a kind of music that had just the right balance between aggression and hope.
Perhaps seapunks felt that this unspoken community would be lost altogether if exposed into the mainstream – a mainstream whose audience would just not get it because they happen to be part of a different generation.