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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is goodbye

Due to a viking situation, our webzine is now closed. 

It may reopen next september, or may not. 

If you wish to still keep in touch with its contributors, you’ll find them here:

* Brittany Bell: http://hidinginhorribleweatherroot.tumblr.com/

* Jim Dante: http://hotelduvieuxpassage.wordpress.com/

* Raya B’Dull: http://www.dearchaos.net/

* LaShawn Pagan: http://lashawnpagan.blogspot.com

Be seeing you,

the ROOT team

Friday, February 11, 2011
Pilot Talk: Raising Hope

Before the economical/financial/whatever crisis (personnaly I was born in 1983 and from what I’ve heard on the news I basically lived during one huge crisis that began before I was born and that…

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Francis Ford Coppola: “Who says artists have to make money?”

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The debate over the value of music and those who make it rages on… While Radiohead famously tested the extent to which fans would value digital music via their 2007 pay-what-you-want In Rainbows release and Jack White recently took to eBay, allowing the free market to decide the price of limited vinyl, Godfather director/wine baron Francis Ford Coppola isn’t looking to our current predicament to envision a future film/music business model, or lack thereof. Speaking to The 99 Percent (via Kottke), Coppola opined on the state of art “only a few hundred years” ago, when “artists had a patron, either the leader of the state or the duke of Weimar or somewhere, or the church, the pope. Or they had another job.” As with many piracy debates, notorious Napster foe Lars Ulrich’s band were used as a reference point:

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eatsleepdraw:

Portrait of Ju-won Kim

eatsleepdraw:

Portrait of Ju-won Kim

Thursday, January 27, 2011
"State Of The Union" by Rise Against.

hidinginhorribleweather:

State of the union address,
Reads war torn country still a mess.
The words: power, death, and distorted truth,
Are read between the lines of the red, white, and blue.

State of the Union - Rise Against

This song came out in 2004, it’s sad how we’re still a war torn country 7 years later. I don’t think it will matter who is running the country. Politics are all about power and distorted truth, even if the cost is death, no mater the country.

TwentyFourBit: Download: Bright Eyes - "Haile Selassie"

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One of the most eye-catching track titles to pop up on Bright Eyes’ forthcoming LP, The People’s Key, was “Haile Selassie,” Conor Oberst’s presumed ode to the late Ethiopian Emperor and unintentional messiah to the Rastafarian movement. Now that we’ve heard the song — in the form of a…

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hidinginhorribleweather:

Taken about 2:30 A.M. January 26th. So proud of this. Love that you can see the craters. Night before a quarter moon (which is tonight).

hidinginhorribleweather:

Taken about 2:30 A.M. January 26th. So proud of this. Love that you can see the craters. Night before a quarter moon (which is tonight).

hitRECordJoe: The Social Network & My Generationan open letter to my friend Peter...

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The Social Network & My Generation
an open letter to my friend Peter Travers

Peter,

Hey man! So, I finally watched The Social Network the other night, and today I read your review of it, curious about your claim that this film defines my generation. First let me say, I agree that…

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
fuckyeahcivildisobedience:

Protesters have taken over the water cannons in Cairo and are using them against security forces!
This from a Liveblog:

12:21 PM Youth are marching in Maadi, south of Cairo, chanting: “Our blood, Our souls, We’ll sacrifice for you our country.”

fuckyeahcivildisobedience:

Protesters have taken over the water cannons in Cairo and are using them against security forces!

This from a Liveblog:

12:21 PM Youth are marching in Maadi, south of Cairo, chanting: “Our blood, Our souls, We’ll sacrifice for you our country.

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