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.

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.

nymre:

wait upppp 

theme songs of the zodiac signs

kawories:

leo

virgo

libra

scorpio

sagittarius

capricorn

aquarius

pisces

aries

taurus

gemini

cancer

asylum-art:

Limzy Wei: Flowergirls

artist on tumblr

Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei adorns her watercolors entitled “ Flowergirls” with real flowers, to a stunning effect.

Title: ***Flawless (Extended Remix)

Artist: Beyoncé f/ Nicki Minaj

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weredoc:

Beyoncé f/ Nicki Minaj - ***Flawless (Extended Remix)

Bow Down + Flawless Remix
GET YOUR LIFE, GIRLS!

palinightingale:

allah-made-me-tiny:

Tariq Khdeir and Lucus Koerner pose for a picture together at the "National March on the White House: End the Massacre in Gaza" protest in DC 8/2/2014. One Muslim and one Jew, both American, both brutally beat and arrested by Israeli police, both innocent.
—Photo by Lucas’ father Norman

Favorite picture from yesterday protest!!!

palinightingale:

allah-made-me-tiny:

Tariq Khdeir and Lucus Koerner pose for a picture together at the "National March on the White House: End the Massacre in Gaza" protest in DC 8/2/2014. One Muslim and one Jew, both American, both brutally beat and arrested by Israeli police, both innocent.

—Photo by Lucas’ father Norman

Favorite picture from yesterday protest!!!

blackfemalepresident:

i dont hate individual white ppl because theyre white most PoC do not

we hate the system white people created and continue to benefit from

we hate white supremacy

not individual white people inside starbucks and walking down the street and shit like that

like

no

believe it or not we actually have lives that dont revolve around the existence of white ppl. we got other shit to do and think about than making every white person our target

Sooyoung stealing the spotlight at 2014 Miss Korea like she predicted 

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