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Aug 21, 2014

Magic Sam: All my love

Magic Sam: All my love


Chicago guitar player by way of Mississippi, Samuel “Magic Sam” Gene Maghett lived a short life (February 14, 1937 – December 1, 1969), but left a legacy of sweet soul blues. His guitar playing so unique for the time that the prolific blues songwriter Willie Dixon said of him, “Magic Sam had a different guitar sound…Most of the guys were playing the straight 12-bar blues thing, but the harmonies…

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Vintage bug sighting on PCH today! #californialiving #coolcars #vintagecars
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Vintage bug sighting on PCH today! #californialiving #coolcars #vintagecars

Jul 13, 2014 / 438,335 notes


On role models

So often people talk about what terrible role models Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are, and what great role models Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are. To which I have to say…really?

Taylor Swift writes most of her songs about men she’s dated. She is cunning and saavy, especially when it comes to manipulating the media, but she hides that in order to maintain her sweet, “all-American” image. Selena Gomez is most famous for her relationship with Justin Beiber. 

Rihanna has long maintained that she does not want to be a role model. She is young and living her life, and she owns her mistakes. She is unapologetic about her success. Nicki Minaj, whether on Twitter or in interviews, constantly reminds girls to succeed in school. She has made it clear that she is first and foremost a businesswoman looking after her family. After being betrayed and raped by ex-boyfriends, she has remained single for the past ten years. She started writing rhymes and rapping as a means to cope with her life, and she was eventually discovered when she posted her music on MySpace. Her life story is one of resilience and perseverance despite the odds. 

The problem isn’t that Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are role models. The problem is that we don’t allow women to be complex. We don’t allow different women with different life stories to be considered role models because we fear that complexity. God forbid they define their lives in terms other than men. 

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Anything you want in love you should have. If you want someone to send you flowers just because it’s Tuesday, you should have that. If you want someone to write you love letters, you should have that. If you want someone who looks at you like the sun rises and sets because of you, you should have that. In life, we often have to settle for “okay” or “good enough”, love should not be one of those things.
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Pinterest on We Heart It.
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tattoo idea on We Heart It.
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Rio de Janeiro, la Favelas….Brazil…
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Rio de Janeiro, la Favelas….Brazil…

In light of the vitriol of Murrieta. #wearehuman
Jul 4, 2014

In light of the vitriol of Murrieta. #wearehuman

Jun 30, 2014

9th Wonder pays tribute to Bobby Womack

9th Wonder pays tribute to Bobby Womack

While the name and music of Bobby Womack has been ubiquitous my whole life, I have many gaps in my personal knowledge of soul and blues music and this includes true understanding of the importance of Bobby Womack. Womack passed away this past weekend and this has led to an outpouring of tributes and retrospectives of his music. A tribute that particularly is moving me right now is by hip-hop…

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Jun 17, 2014

DJ Moonbaby recommends: Choklate & FKA twigs

DJ Moonbaby recommends: Choklate & FKA twigs


DJ Moonbaby is always turning me on to new music like a proper DJ should! If you haven’t yet, please check out her radio show “Unrestricted” on Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. PST, and can be accessed via the internet or via the TuneIn, iHeartRadio, or iTunes apps (search Accelerated radio). Follow her on twitter at @DJMoonbaby and visit her at

Choklateis a…

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