Aug 28

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Cats on the Roof, 1954 © Robert Doisneau

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Cats on the Roof, 1954 © Robert Doisneau

nevver:

Grade 6

nevver:

Grade 6

Aug 26

oxfordcommaforever:

omfgrhombus:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

Wendy Carlos is so important

I have Switched On Bach, it is fantastic, and I never knew this. 

oxfordcommaforever:

omfgrhombus:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

  1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
  2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
  3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
  4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
  5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

Wendy Carlos is so important

I have Switched On Bach, it is fantastic, and I never knew this. 

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Aug 25

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croquissartoriaux:

iSprezz’ notice : your outfit is only 56% nonchalant. For more sprezzatura, please pull your pants 0.59 inches up, and show the small blade of your tie. Furthermore, you should be more spontaneous in the folding of your handkerchief. Please see the detailed tutorial on spontaneous handkerchief folding.

croquissartoriaux:

iSprezz’ notice : your outfit is only 56% nonchalant. For more sprezzatura, please pull your pants 0.59 inches up, and show the small blade of your tie. Furthermore, you should be more spontaneous in the folding of your handkerchief. Please see the detailed tutorial on spontaneous handkerchief folding.

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Aug 24

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Aug 23

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gnartifact:

Bobby Worrest for Quartersnacks

gnartifact:

Bobby Worrest for Quartersnacks

nevver:

The kids are alright

nevver:

The kids are alright

Aug 22

gnartifact:

Andrew Wilson & Ishod Wair Lesgetit

gnartifact:

Andrew Wilson & Ishod Wair Lesgetit

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