god. it’s like they only ever read half of the story. harvey milk was deeply closeted, deeply concerned with appearing straight and respectable to his colleagues. a math major. served in the navy. worked on wall street while volunteering for the goldwater campaign. and maybe…
So I stumbled onto this playlist on youtube and i’m like “huh, interesting, these videos only have a few hundred views, let’s listen”…
… and i proceed to be BLOWN AWAY by what I think is the best (and best-sounding) Tegan and Sara concert I’ve ever heard.
Every song is performed beautifully, often in completely new arrangements (like what is this version of “Hell”?!? What is this beautiful version of “Body Work”?!?) and even the songs that retain their old arrangements (like “Where Does the Good Go” and “Relief Next to Me”) are performed with sheer PASSION and APLOMB.
and I don’t know if this is maybe just before my time? Like were people into this when it came out? ‘Cause I’ve neevr heard anyone talking about it. And it’s AMAZING. Check it out. What a great fucking performance, damn.
YES! This was 2011 in Calgary at Grande Theatre. This is one of my favorite concerts to listen to in its entirety. There’s a download of it on cbc radio somewhere.
Just listen to Relief Next to Me, holyshitballs its gorgeous. They had a different bass player and drummer for a brief time and those guys were really talented. Also T&S were on crack because it’s also one of the funniest concerts with their banters.
"If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them."
don’t sit in your pajamas and reblog posts about how you wish you could be pretty and confident, just do it. Get up early so you can do your hair and makeup all nice for school, flirt with the boys and let them come to you, say “thank you” instead of “no i’m not” when someone calls you pretty, fake that fucking confidence until it’s real, do you understand me? Now go own that red lipstick.
TAKE THIS ADVICE GUYS ITS THE BEST THING YOU COULD EVER DO FOR YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE