“(Which, don’t even get me started, half the fun of listening to music and possibly more than half is context, this is a very nearly religious conviction for me, all hail context forever, I know this battle is already lost however I will be waging it til my dying breath, “context!” I will cry from my deathbed, “context!” I will say to those whom I haunt later on, “I got haunted and the best my ghost can come up to scare me with is ‘context’” my hauntees will complain, everyone’s a critic, however not everyone is a ghost, yet.)”
— I don’t care what you think about the Mountain Goats, if you aren’t following John Darnielle, you’re missing out.
“I had just broken up with my boyfriend and moved into an apartment in Oakland with a German woman I found on Craigslist.
Not too long after, I walked to the bookstore and came out holding books by bell hooks, Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde. I looked down at the books and thought, I guess this is what happens when you break up with your boyfriend. You go to the feminist literature.”
— Links I Like by Zoë Ruiz (via therumpus)