i gotta start unfollowing folks on here
like, I know I’ve been following a lot of you for 5+ years now, but some of y’all have gotten awful boring/pedantic/foolish.
I’m an adult, but not like a real adult
they promise everyone who is different from you will one day die and go away
in which sense the concept of “heaven” is a very effective way of promising oneself a post-genocidal world without having to get involved in the genocide part__ \_/ |._ |'."-._.-""--.-"-.__.-'/ | \ | | REJECT | | EXCLUSIVE | / AFTERLIVES |.' |.-"-.__.-""-.__.-"-.) | | |
Cymbals measure the distance between mournful & wistful. Spoiler: not as far as you’d think.
Anatomy of A Tumblr Trend part 2: the semantic network map
So Tumblr’s got this cool feature where, if you search for a tag, it gives you 3 related tags that are (presumably) most commonly used in combination with your search term.
So I searched for the 2 Tumblr trends I’m currently interested in - street goth and health goth - and followed these links to see what they connected to. This creates a kind of semantic network, a way to diagram how people on Tumblr link different style subcultures, based on the top three most-associated terms neighbouring each term.
This is all super-interesting and worth the click-thru, but that “(presumably)” is an awful big one — the entire piece hinges on that presumption being correct. Anyone know if that’s actually true?
Q:favorite songs and albums of the year so far?
This has definitely been more of a “singles” year than an “albums” year with me so far. The musical world I spend most of my time in is still geeking out over the “emo revival”, which frankly I find to be pretty boring. Really, that’s the same issue I had with this strain of late 90’s midwestern emo that everyone is now aping the first time around.
In terms of albums, a few I’ve really enjoyed:
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (still my AOTY)
Antarctigo Vespucci - Soulmate Stuff
Myrone - Myrone
Allison Weiss - Remember When
and then there are a handful, like Bleacher’s s/t , St. Vincent’s s/t, Foxy Shazam’s Gonzo and Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love where I really love maybe half the album but could take or leave the other half.
As for singles, I keep a running Spotify playlist of my favorite songs of the year, but if I had to pick a handful, probably my most played include:
T-Pain - “Royals (Remix)”
Andrew Goldstein - “Birds”
Dazy (the Girl) - “I Told You So”
Masked Intruder - “The Most Beautiful Girl”
Usher - “Good Kisser”
Darlia - “Dear Diary”
Herve & Zebra Katz - “Tear The House Up”
The Holidays - “Tongue Talk”
Rachel Taylor - “Come Alive”
Becky G - “Shower”
(YouTube links for folks w/o Spotify. This is not including stuff from the albums mentioned above.)