56 more hours in the freedom fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund and we are $628 from reaching $35K. Can we get there?
THINK THIS’LL HIDE US FROM THE “SAND SHARKS”?
There are two reasons for the City of Hampton to exist: to provide water to 477 people and to protect the peace. Some 89 years after it became a city, the audit revealed how badly Hampton botched both jobs. — Speed trap is dirtiest little town in America
Hey Rush, show us what a perfect asshole looks like.
You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, a maniac attorney may be appointed for you at no cost
1977: Warner Bros. hypes the Sex Pistols in Texas.
A viable and saleable commodity.
There’s only one published photo of the shop, which first appeared in Jazzways and was later reprinted in 78 Quarterly; it’s not even of the interior, but of the rickety wooden stairs leading to the door. The face of each step is painted with an incitement (records, hot jazz records, records 4 sale, step up save a buck, popular bands, hot jazz records), and I can only imagine the half-furious, half-wheezy sounds eager collectors made clomping up them, balls of cash wadded up in their pockets. Regardless of what the inside of the shop actually looked like—and chances are, it was fairly mundane—I like to imagine it crammed with weirdoes bickering in high-pitched voices, nostrils expanding, slowly swarming Bob and his suitcase. I like to imagine myself there, with a record or two tucked under my arm. — From an excerpt of Amanda Petrusich’s Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records
This is the beginning of our radical thinking and action. — Leanne Betasamosake Simpson - “Not Missing and Not Murdered: Rebelling Against Colonial Gender Violence (via indigenousnationhoodmovement)