Via

I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world. 

…Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do

“Prepare to hear of occurrences which are usually deemed marvelous. Were we among the tamer scenes of nature, I might fear to encounter your unbelief, perhaps your ridicule; but many things will appear possible in these wild and mysterious regions, which would provoke the laughter of those unacquainted with the ever-varied powers of nature…” - Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, p. 21

"Taxi was from Charleston, South Carolina—a confused, beautiful debutante who’d split with her family and come to New York. She had a poignantly vacant, vulnerable quality that made her a reflection of everybody’s private fantasies. Taxi could be anything you wanted her to be—a little girl, a woman, intelligent, dumb, rich, poor—anything. She was a wonderful, beautiful blank. The mystique to end all mystiques."
From ‘The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again)’

"Taxi was from Charleston, South Carolina—a confused, beautiful debutante who’d split with her family and come to New York. She had a poignantly vacant, vulnerable quality that made her a reflection of everybody’s private fantasies. Taxi could be anything you wanted her to be—a little girl, a woman, intelligent, dumb, rich, poor—anything. She was a wonderful, beautiful blank. The mystique to end all mystiques."

From ‘The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again)’

 ”A pervasive impotence defines the culture of postwar Japan, where everything is peaceful, tranquil, lukewarm. Our general removal from world politics and distorted dependence on the United States leaves us in a circumscribed, closed-in system, inhabiting an Orwellian, science-fiction realm,”

Takashi Murakami (from Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture)

Brit for Pop magazine By Takashi Murakami 2010

Via

Country Girls

goldfrapp:

Anna Fox + Alison Goldfrapp

A series of staged colour photographs based on both personal stories (experiences of growing up as young women in rural Southern England) and the story of Sweet Fanny Adams, violently murdered in Alton in the early 1900’s.

The daily life of a 17-year-old high school student is full of danger. Radical days. Passing days. A sadly pitiful world. Why is love painful. ROCK IS MY LIFE. I’m scared that I’m getting closer to becoming an adult. I live, reflecting upon myself.  Hiromix

"I remember one show I played where nobody was paying attention. It was really late, like one of those late shows. So I took my clothes off. I started playing in my underwear at the piano and I remember everyone was all of a sudden like “Whoa!” And I said, “Yeah, you’re looking at me now, huh?” And that’s really how the performance art started to come into it. I actually never really thought of it like that [performance art] until I started working with Lady Starlight.

We were rehearsing in my apartment one day, and it’s so funny, I had turn-tables in my kitchen because I didn’t want to pay for a rental space. So there were turn-tables in my kitchen and a synthesizer and she would, like, spin and I would play my piano and set up mics with amps which we used to get yelled at about all the time, and one day she was like “It’s not really a concert and it’s not really a show. It’s performance art.” And I said, “Really?” And she’s like, “Yeah. What you’re doing is not just singing…it’s art.” And once she pointed out to me what I was already doing I just started analyzing that more and researching to try to take it in a different direction. And that’s really what we did. Like her and I together with my music and her spinning vinyl we were the underground pop and that was sorta like the taboo thing to be doing because pop is so not cool and we were like the cool kids on the block that were like no…it is cool and we’re gonna do it, right now.” Gaga 2008