a thinking woman


Real life visualization of a magnetic field.

He won’t make love to me now
Not now, I’ve set the fee
He said it’s too much in pounds
I guess I’m stuck with me

He told me I was so small
I told him “Water me
I promise I can grow tall
When making love is free”

He won’t make love to me now
Not now, I’ve set the fee
He said it’s too much in pounds
I guess I’m stuck with me

He told me I was so small
I told him “Water me”
If last year’s enchanting “Water Me” found FKA twigs at her most doe-eyed and mystical, and elegant stomper “Papi Pacify” was the UK singer in a mood of vulnerable desperation, then her latest single, a beguilingly straight-laced cut of silken R&B, is a commanding blast of raw sexual power. Like the anonymous goddess she portrays in her Nabil-directed video for “Two Weeks”, FKA twigs is larger than life here, knocking on the doors of great contemporary pop singers—Ciara, Mariah, and even Aaliyah, to name a few—with her breathy falsetto and magnetic presence.

But she’s not calling them out; this is a song purely about lust, sex, and ecstasy delivered with the subtlety of a dime-store romance novel (“My thighs are apart for when you’re ready to breathe in”) and sumptuous bombast that could double as a Love King outtake. No, instead she lets the innate charisma of “Two Weeks” do the talking. If FKA twigs doesn’t get the respect she deserves from earthly residents, her exquisite brand of uncanny pop will certainly find a warm welcome on other planes of reality. (x)

Jenny Hval & Susanna "I Have Walked This Body" ALBUM OUT in AUGUST!


Jenny Hval & Susanna
“I Have Walked this Body”

from Meshes of Voices (August 18, 2014)

In March, the Norwegian singer Jenny Hval told me that she often writes her songs atop a canvas of noise, incidental sounds captured by a cheap microphone. “Instead of silence, it’s like a sheet that’s very dirty instead of blank,” she said. “How can you ever start from nothing? I like to start from noise.” (x)


Sappho, translated by Anne Carson.

It can surely be no accident that the name Beatrice means “she who blesses” and the name Benedick derives from benedictus, “he who is blessed.” The union of these lovers, finally blessing and blessed, finds affirmation in the music and dance that concludes the play and brings all into a general harmony.
Robert S. Miola (via yesknopemaybe)

[A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones] book/show-theory

Because you know I’ve been formulating this one for a while.

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↳ Richard Papen

"But while I have never considered myself a very good person, neither can I bring myself to believe that I am a spectacularly bad one."

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas


What Me Worry, I Never Do
by Megan Frauenhoffer
acrylic ink, 2013