I feel a great comfort and relief knowing that there were others who lived and died and thought and fought so long ago; I feel less tyrannized by the present day.

I learn much about the way our society really works, because the system-origins - military, religious, political, colonial, agricultural, financial - are all there to be scrutinized in their infancy. I have gained perspective.

The language in which the book is written is rich and complete, as the language of today is not.

I find out how little I know.

I am inspired by the will and erudition which enabled Gibbon to complete a work of twenty-odd years. The guy stuck with things.

Iggy Pop, on why you should read Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, “Caesar Lives,” Classics Ireland (1995). (via bowiesongs)

Bjork speaks for me! And for once i will not be ashamed to sing-a-long!


Amazing…

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Pol-Pot? So much to answer for?

Pol-Pot? So much to answer for?


victoriousvocabulary:

DOGMA
[noun]
1. an official system of principles or tenets concerning faith, morals, behavior, etc., as of a church. Synonyms: doctrine, teachings, set of beliefs, philosophy.
2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church. Synonyms: tenet, canon, law.
3. prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group.
4. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle. Synonyms: conviction, certainty.
5. Slang: a collection of established opinions which are not necessarily factual.
Etymology: Latin, from Greek, opinion, belief, from dokein, to seem, think; see.
[Michael Sowa]

victoriousvocabulary:

DOGMA

[noun]

1. an official system of principles or tenets concerning faith, morals, behavior, etc., as of a church. Synonyms: doctrine, teachings, set of beliefs, philosophy.

2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church. Synonyms: tenet, canon, law.

3. prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group.

4. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle. Synonyms: conviction, certainty.

5. Slang: a collection of established opinions which are not necessarily factual.

Etymology: Latin, from Greek, opinion, belief, from dokein, to seem, think; see.

[Michael Sowa]

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apelikesound:

I spilled a beer on Billy Bragg once after a gig he played in the 80s. He’d just played a 3 hr show then showered and changed and sat with us on the edge of the stage for a chat. I was drunk and misjudged my time and distance ratio. The cup of beer went all over Billy’s fresh pants. Instead of getting annoyed, he brought us another round of beers. What a champion.

Because “Commies” are pretty cool that way!

apelikesound:

I spilled a beer on Billy Bragg once after a gig he played in the 80s. He’d just played a 3 hr show then showered and changed and sat with us on the edge of the stage for a chat. I was drunk and misjudged my time and distance ratio. The cup of beer went all over Billy’s fresh pants. Instead of getting annoyed, he brought us another round of beers. What a champion.

Because “Commies” are pretty cool that way!


bitterglitterqueer:

Keith Haring - 1981

bitterglitterqueer:

Keith Haring - 1981

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OOH! OOOHH!! OOOOOHHH!!!


psych2go:

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Which is why i can’t wrap my head around “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “L’Internationale”, or “Onward Christian Soldiers”, but the Ohio Players’ “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” kinda works for me!

psych2go:

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Which is why i can’t wrap my head around “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “L’Internationale”, or “Onward Christian Soldiers”, but the Ohio Players’ “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” kinda works for me!


Monk’s E-Bidness…


mailorderapocrypha:

alluring female voice (1983)

and NEW AGE MUSICK!!!

mailorderapocrypha:

alluring female voice (1983)

and NEW AGE MUSICK!!!

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Chupa Chups!

Chupa Chups!

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vinyloid:

Scorpions - Love Drive (Picture Disc)

Popp’D Musick!

vinyloid:

Scorpions - Love Drive (Picture Disc)

Popp’D Musick!


They’ll LOVE us in Berlin, Baby!

They’ll LOVE us in Berlin, Baby!

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