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It’s a little late for posting here, but it is still 50 years to the month that The Beatles made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, so technically I’m right on time. Anyway, I wrote this for Manik Music. I feel like it’s one of my most important pieces so please give it a read! Here are the first few paragraphs from my piece “Revolution February 9”.

For a number of people, February 9th, 2014 was nothing special. It was an ordinary Sunday night in early February—spending the waning hours in fear of work’s return, cramming in last-minute assignments for the new semester, feeling emptiness due to the void left by football’s finale.

But for those paying attention, Sunday was an important anniversary—a crucial one. It was the commemoration of the night that America and the rest of the world changed forever. It marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut onThe Ed Sullivan Show.

The simple version—and the reason why wise people don’t dispute the anniversary’s importance—is this: The Beatles were featured on a TV show and swept the world’s most culturally powerful nation off its feet, catalyzing a craze that forced the band to expand to creative levels in music that were uncharted and unprecedented.If that performance didn’t change the world directly, then it did for this reason alone—it began many cultural shifts over a six-year period, a good deal of which saw The Beatles as flag carriers.

But the simple version doesn’t do the whole thing justice. It needs to be examined with a fine tooth comb and put into perspective. A newfound appreciation for Febuary 9th, 1964 needs to happen.

We hold that night in great reverence because of the event itself and what it accomplished, not just the 50 years thing. Some might argue that the one-year anniversary in 1965 was as important as the 50th. And while that is true—every year, no, everydaywe should appreciate The Beatles and their arrival—50 is unquestionably an important number. It’s half of a century. It’s a milestone to reach. And it’s really an “in your face” moment to all those old hags who said it wouldn’t last, all those curmudgeons who called pop music disposable. Here we are 50 years later, and not only are we still talking about it, we study it like the true art it always was, and we love it in more formats than ever. Plus, it’s catchier than celebrating the 49th anniversary.

Read the rest here.

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# The Beatles# 1964# Ed Sullivan# JPGR# text# gif# ManikMusic# 50th anniversary
# my graphic design# Polaroid# Typography

Dirty Projectors (Photo by Janette Beckman)

Bitte Orca-era-. Love this pic for a for a few reasons, one of which being the Beatles graffiti in the back. I wonder if they did it or if it was just there. Who knows. Oh, hey tumblr.

Dirty Projectors (Photo by Janette Beckman)

Bitte Orca-era-. Love this pic for a for a few reasons, one of which being the Beatles graffiti in the back. I wonder if they did it or if it was just there. Who knows. Oh, hey tumblr.

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# Dirty Projectors# David Longstreth# The Beatles
Let’s call it a year. My 2013 in bullet points:
Saw Dirty Projectors at Carnegie Hall, top 5 best concerts I’ve ever seen— they performed with yMusic, a string section, and did songs spanning their entire career (also, briefly met Sufjan Stevens there)
Followed the Ravens all year, into their playoff run, culminating in their Super Bowl victory and the ensuing celebration
Took a photography class and got into that for a little
Took a music fundamentals class and found it really challenging/interesting
Participated with The Palace at 4am in Loyola’s Battle of the Bands and won, with 2 out of 3 songs in our performance being mine
Made a new great friend in Steve Celano
Had a brief fling with someone in the last few days of Loyola and it was really fun
Sad about girls (what’s new)
horny
Because we won Battle of the Bands, we played Loyolapalooza 2013, to another big crowd, this time doing our own material. I think we really killed it. Watch a video from it, done up by the aforementioned Celano.
GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. Really really could not wait for this. I’m so proud of me, I wanna kiss myself. I fucking did it. I shortcut/all-nightered/worried my way through it and now I am done. No more bullshit forever (unless I go back for a different degree, which, right now is like yeah, right.
Recorded 15 new original songs (with a handful of unrecorded ones written), started this soundcloud.
Quit The Palace at 4am; started The Sylvettes
Got really close with Matt Louridas and Sam Coyle and their Philly friends; hung out with the former a ton in his town and in my town and really created some of my favorite memories of the year— record store trips, a Fab Faux concert, listening to music, discussing life, playing a shitload of board games.
Saw some of my all-time favorite movies for the first time: Silver Lining’s Playbook, Harold and Maude, and Lovely, Still.
Witnessed a “New Slaves” projection in Philly
Worked out regularly for a few months
Got a part-time job as a teacher at Sylvan Learning Center
Got a part-time job as a substitute teacher in my old school district (I love doing this)
^ did not major in education, for the record
Got a car— 2003 Ford Focus hatchback in navy blue
Got a legitimate record player/cd player/speaker/amp setup in my room
Bands/Artists I really vibed on: 10cc, Kanye, Ash, Arctic Monkeys
Got my essay/review of The Elvis Costello/Roots album Wise Up Ghost published on Costello’s website.
Attended the funeral of a cousin, whom I loved
Spent a weekend with my brother in Manayunk; attended the Oddball comedy festival, saw Ben Kweller at another festival
Got some new sneakers
Really became inactive on Tumblr (I really hope to get back in 2014)
Spent the 4th of July in Maryland with friends
Lost closeness with a great number of friends
Got really close with my first cousin, Chris.
Lost my beloved cat, Minnie.
Obsessed over cats and kittens (like any other year)
Maybe my most obsessive Beatles year yet (like any other year), but who’s to say.
2013 was a significant chapter in my life, especially as the year I finished school and “started the real world”. I was generally happy and should have been nothing less— I am blessed. You can’t hurry love, so what’s the frown all about? I’m psyched for 2014, mainly because of the new albums coming out—SLOOOOOOOO-OOOOAAANNNN, The Rentals, some others—but also because of the “winging it” nature; this is the first year of my life where there won’t be the expected school months. Whatever; it’s gonna be cool. Some mantras for 2014:

At the end of the day, god dammit I’m killin this shit, I know damn well yall feelin this shit, I don’t need your pussy, bitch, I’m on my own dick
-Kanye West

and

We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-John Lennon

Thanks for readin, yalls. *Vince Carter dunks 2013 into the history books*
-Aaron

Let’s call it a year. My 2013 in bullet points:

  • Saw Dirty Projectors at Carnegie Hall, top 5 best concerts I’ve ever seen— they performed with yMusic, a string section, and did songs spanning their entire career (also, briefly met Sufjan Stevens there)
  • Followed the Ravens all year, into their playoff run, culminating in their Super Bowl victory and the ensuing celebration
  • Took a photography class and got into that for a little
  • Took a music fundamentals class and found it really challenging/interesting
  • Participated with The Palace at 4am in Loyola’s Battle of the Bands and won, with 2 out of 3 songs in our performance being mine
  • Made a new great friend in Steve Celano
  • Had a brief fling with someone in the last few days of Loyola and it was really fun
  • Sad about girls (what’s new)
  • horny
  • Because we won Battle of the Bands, we played Loyolapalooza 2013, to another big crowd, this time doing our own material. I think we really killed it. Watch a video from it, done up by the aforementioned Celano.
  • GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. Really really could not wait for this. I’m so proud of me, I wanna kiss myself. I fucking did it. I shortcut/all-nightered/worried my way through it and now I am done. No more bullshit forever (unless I go back for a different degree, which, right now is like yeah, right.
  • Recorded 15 new original songs (with a handful of unrecorded ones written), started this soundcloud.
  • Quit The Palace at 4am; started The Sylvettes
  • Got really close with Matt Louridas and Sam Coyle and their Philly friends; hung out with the former a ton in his town and in my town and really created some of my favorite memories of the year— record store trips, a Fab Faux concert, listening to music, discussing life, playing a shitload of board games.
  • Saw some of my all-time favorite movies for the first time: Silver Lining’s Playbook, Harold and Maude, and Lovely, Still.
  • Witnessed a “New Slaves” projection in Philly
  • Worked out regularly for a few months
  • Got a part-time job as a teacher at Sylvan Learning Center
  • Got a part-time job as a substitute teacher in my old school district (I love doing this)
  • ^ did not major in education, for the record
  • Got a car— 2003 Ford Focus hatchback in navy blue
  • Got a legitimate record player/cd player/speaker/amp setup in my room
  • Bands/Artists I really vibed on: 10cc, Kanye, Ash, Arctic Monkeys
  • Got my essay/review of The Elvis Costello/Roots album Wise Up Ghost published on Costello’s website.
  • Attended the funeral of a cousin, whom I loved
  • Spent a weekend with my brother in Manayunk; attended the Oddball comedy festival, saw Ben Kweller at another festival
  • Got some new sneakers
  • Really became inactive on Tumblr (I really hope to get back in 2014)
  • Spent the 4th of July in Maryland with friends
  • Lost closeness with a great number of friends
  • Got really close with my first cousin, Chris.
  • Lost my beloved cat, Minnie.
  • Obsessed over cats and kittens (like any other year)
  • Maybe my most obsessive Beatles year yet (like any other year), but who’s to say.

2013 was a significant chapter in my life, especially as the year I finished school and “started the real world”. I was generally happy and should have been nothing less— I am blessed. You can’t hurry love, so what’s the frown all about? I’m psyched for 2014, mainly because of the new albums coming out—SLOOOOOOOO-OOOOAAANNNN, The Rentals, some others—but also because of the “winging it” nature; this is the first year of my life where there won’t be the expected school months. Whatever; it’s gonna be cool. Some mantras for 2014:

At the end of the day, god dammit I’m killin this shit, I know damn well yall feelin this shit, I don’t need your pussy, bitch, I’m on my own dick

-Kanye West

and

We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun.

-John Lennon

Thanks for readin, yalls. *Vince Carter dunks 2013 into the history books*

-Aaron

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# The Beatles# gif# 1965# JPGR# life# 2013# text

Movies that moved me in the last few months.

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# film# The Godfather# City Island# Dallas Buyer's Club# Marlon Brando# Al Pacino# Andy Garcia# Matthew McConaughey# graphic design# Francis Ford Coppola
themaryrobertson:

Iris Combs Her Hair
Acrylic on hardboard panel, 24x24 inches
Mary Robertson
Saatchi Art

themaryrobertson:

Iris Combs Her Hair

Acrylic on hardboard panel, 24x24 inches

Mary Robertson

Saatchi Art

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# Mary Robertson# art# abstract expressionism
The best era.

The best era.

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# Beastie Boys# Paul's Boutique# MCA# Adrock# Mike D
One of my more recent purchases. Just a beautiful piece to own and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks, Joe, for thinking of me when you saw it and hipping me to its existence!

One of my more recent purchases. Just a beautiful piece to own and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks, Joe, for thinking of me when you saw it and hipping me to its existence!

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# The Adventures of Jodelle# graphic novel# book# art# pop art# girls# cartoon# Guy Peellaert
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