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Last night we gathered to celebrate the going out from Egypt and also the song “Booty Scoot.” As it is written.

(Source: Spotify)

Noz’s incredible Murder Dog piece also made me aware of this song by a Bay Area group I’d never heard before.

I assume it’s from when Pac was in jail, but I note they got Shock G to be in the video.

tumblinerb:

I interviewed Murder Dog magazine founder Black Dog Bone over at RBMA. He is a rare legend whose life and legacy goes much deeper than gangsta rap publishing, touching on revolution in Sri Lanka, punk in Iowa, pet shops in Dubai and more.

This is such a great fucking interview. I couldn’t pick a quote to put here because there were too many gems.

Even if rap’s not your thing, you should read it. Look, if a still-kinda-anonymous guy from a Sri Lankan shaman family who lived in Dubai and Holland before being in a punk band in Iowa and then starting a groundbreaking rap music magazine in the Bay Area by himself doesn’t interest you, maybe some of the amazing things he actually says will.

tumblinerb:

I interviewed Murder Dog magazine founder Black Dog Bone over at RBMA. He is a rare legend whose life and legacy goes much deeper than gangsta rap publishing, touching on revolution in Sri Lanka, punk in Iowa, pet shops in Dubai and more.

This is such a great fucking interview. I couldn’t pick a quote to put here because there were too many gems.

Even if rap’s not your thing, you should read it. Look, if a still-kinda-anonymous guy from a Sri Lankan shaman family who lived in Dubai and Holland before being in a punk band in Iowa and then starting a groundbreaking rap music magazine in the Bay Area by himself doesn’t interest you, maybe some of the amazing things he actually says will.

twentypercentcooler:

mortem-et-necromantia:

Vincenzo Piccini is the only clothed mummy in the Chiesa Dei Morti of the Confraternity of Buona Morte in Urbania, Italy. He is dressed in the robes of the religious order he was a member of and he wears the silver badge of Death.

Pretty sure he fought Gorenger.

A+

Pretty glad this Bullseye episode introduced me to the groundbreaking Louis Jordan.

Also, I always like it when someone goes at certain uncomfortable bits of rock n roll racial politics.

Herodotus Writes a History of the 20th Century

Holy crap this whole article is magic.

(Source: newfavething)

I wonder how much you’d need to spend to buy one of these jackets now.


John Harris, The Zig-Zag

I love ’80s sci-fi art!

John Harris, The Zig-Zag

I love ’80s sci-fi art!

(Source: artsytoad)

hemipelagicdredger:

70s-postmiserablism:

25 year old Chen Yen-hui recreates makeup looks from the Tang dynasty

click here for more Tang dynasty eyebrows!

Tang fashion was the fanciest. (Is it just me or does it have a lot in common with much later Korean/Japanese styles? Especially Korean — those necklines!)

I love ’80s sci-fi art.
(by Jose Luis Garcia Lope)

I love ’80s sci-fi art.

(by Jose Luis Garcia Lope)

Good Lord, these recently found — in a shoebox! — photos from Kansas City’s 1960s drag scene are amazing. There are many more, as well as an interview with the guy who found them.

Found via The Paris Review.

lana-loves-lingua-latina:

clevergirlhelps:

History
Chronology
Timeline
Founding of Rome
Roman Republic, Republic 2
Roman Senate
Great Roman Civil War
Caesar
Transition between Republic and Empire
Pax Romana
The Empire
Emperors
5 Good Emperors
10 Worst Emperors
Division of Roman Empire
Fall of the Roman Empire
Aftermath in Western Europe
Byzantine Empire
Daily Life
Architecture, architecture 2
Army, army 2
Baths
Christianity
Clothing
Currency
Colosseum, Colosseum seating
Education, education 2
Food, food 2
Houses
Lifestyle, lifestyle 2
Marriage
Mosaics
Philosophy
Religion, religion 2
Roman roads
Sexuality
Technology
Twelve Tables of Law
Around the Empire
Chinese Accounts of Rome
In Britain
In Egypt
In France
In Greece
In North Africa
In the Middle East
Lifestyles
Children
Family
Gladiator
Men (early Roman)
Patrician
Plebeian 
Senator
Slaves
Soldier
Women


A useful resource.

lana-loves-lingua-latina:

clevergirlhelps:

History

Daily Life

Around the Empire

Lifestyles

A useful resource.

artist-refs:

Islamic Headscarves by ArsalanKhanArtist


I wanna make flash cards.

artist-refs:

Islamic Headscarves by ArsalanKhanArtist

I wanna make flash cards.

I’ve never really read/heard a great interview with E-40 before this one. I wonder if having another artist (Ali Shaheed Muhammad) in the conversation helped loosen him up a bit.

Nearly half of it is 40 explaining the specifics of the record industry, which, unsurprisingly, he knows really, really well.

Sent to me by Mr. Sam Rubenfeld.

Teenage Big Boi rapping in 1993 about how you shouldn’t do drugs and have babies in high school. Whoa.

(via Ego Trip)