"As ghastly, evil, overwhelming, tragic, as the events this week in Boston, Texas, the Capitol mail rooms, have been, it’s easy to forget, in our oh-so-American narcissism, enveloped in the wall-to-wall coverage that makes our present catastrophe feel like the most important events in the universe, how safe and secure Americans truly are by any rational standard. Terror shatters us here precisely because ours is not a terrifying place compared to so much of the rest of the world."
- Rick Perlstein (via prettayprettaygood)
"I was just totally alone. Totally alone. So many people had friends or were hanging out, and I would talk to some people but it was a very lonely experience, and hearing Nirvana and Pearl Jam made me feel… positive about shit.. because beautiful music with lyrics about the truth of how things can be not great is a powerful thing. It made me feel like, if I put my mind to it, I could make myself happy. Like I had some help. I hate music where it’s, like, “it all sucks, fuck this, we’re gonna die, fuck you, kill yourself”, and I hate shit where it’s “it’s gonna be alright, everything is just fine.” The most powerful aspect of music is that it can open your eyes to the frustration of everything and give you the adrenaline and faith to go on with the ideal that you can make it better if you do your thing."
- Julian Casablancas, The Face 2002 (via krissypoop)
(Source: binkshapiro, via blue-moon-carol)