"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

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“Map Ref 41 Degrees N 93 Degrees W” – Wire

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define and refine my altitude

The curtain’s undrawn
Harness fitted, no escape
Common and peaceful, duck, flat, lowland
Landscape, canal, canard, water coloured



"shitty intolerant people are the problem" is an absurd oversimplification of social issues because while shitty people are a problem, if they were really the only reason social injustice still existed then why do we have to fight tooth and nail to tear down existing structures of inequality

the problem is not shitty intolerant people it’s passive, disinterested people who want to shrug off all responsibility because “there are people worse than them”

(Source: angrybisexualcesium)

Hahaha of course

That show I was looking forward to so much tonight, after missing my last chance to see Leverage Models, got cancelled because the other band on the bill couldn’t get into the country. Shannon found out about ten minutes before they got to the venue, after driving in from the States. 


Leverage Models — “The Chance to Go” (Off the Avenue)

I may have forgotten last time, but I certainly won’t again. Leverage Models are playing the Drake Underground (wonderful venue) with these guys tomorrow night here in Toronto and I can almost guarantee two things:

  1. It’s going to be amazing
  2. Not enough people are going to be there

If you’re in Toronto, I cannot possibly recommend you come to this show any more than I am recommending that you come to this show. If I had any money at all in the world, I would try and bribe you with a beverage of your choice to get you to come out (as it is, I’m not going to a show tonight, one I’ve been anticipating since it was announced last year, one where this may be my only chance ever to see a band I really love live, because I can’t afford the ticket). But believe me, the show will be reward enough itself.

Reblogging this because the show is tonight! It is going to be great! I hope people go to see it!