Well, Amanda, Britney, LAPD, LA CONfidential, Jim, Janis, Amy, Kurt, fame fueled head games, imprisoned bodies, impenetrable minds, immortal spirits, untouchable legends, encore… #clubkids
— Kari (@swiper_bootz) September 6, 2013
“That was fun – now that we have that out of our system…” “Danja – bring it back.” #vma
— Kari (@swiper_bootz) August 26, 2013
Everything was worth it. Everything is worth it. Everything will be exponentially more worth it in increasing measure as the cycles continue – if, you, work bxxch #BRITNEYTAUGHTUSALL
Please believe this could be a dissertation #ohwait #hadbeendonethat #twice #becauseitsjustthatnice
Brass tacks: It’s fun. Remixable. Killer hooks. Understandable fodder. Strong focus on the beat, pulse, and bombast – Britney claims her role as integrated pneuma, as opposed to overt lyrical / verbal navigator …
I make the governor / Call me the governor
… supports said dissertation #BUSHERAYOUTHSUBCULTURECELEBRITYICON, and thesis #WELCOMETOPOSTPOPMUSICENTERTANMENTCULTURE quite nicely. I approve and appreciate.
SIDENOTE: ( I’m not a youth subculture celebrity icon of an era ushered in by an incumbent governor president-elect – but if I were, I would probably hook it with: “I MAKE THE GOVERNOR, CALL ME THE GOVERNOR” – I approve, I appreciate, I acknowledge that if ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no #WORK for tinkers’ hands… #luckyguesses #Y2Kforeveryall)
SECOND ASIDE #NOTED
Oh, I get it – 'I make The Guvunah, call me The Guvunah;' because she's a rolling blackout, and Arnold got the California recall. #workbxxch
— Art Nouveau Magazine (@ArtNouveaumag) March 29, 2014
If, you, want, that life – the glass house, the fame balls, the applause, the roar, the 20/20 experience, the carte blanche to go rogue, the holy grail, the crucifixion, the revolutionary rebirth, the ability to make them go berzerk in a breath, that ticket to kiss land – you, betta, werk.
— Art Nouveau Magazine (@ArtNouveaumag) September 13, 2013
Work hard like it’s your profession, with a kid on your arm be a still exceptional earner, email their hearts until that 808 breaks, cry them a river and build that dubstep bridge over monster cries, make it reign and valkyrie the slain, blackout until they cry because they wanted you to – go to both places, y’know?
So basically, she did it again #oops #accidentallyonpurpose she brought the EDM, she found love and light in an otherwise hopeless place (IT’S NOT ABOUT MARKETING IT’S ABOUT JUST BEING COOL – CC: EVERY OTHER ARTIST RELEASING ANYTHING THIS YEAR #NOTYOUYEEZUS #FILEUNDER – #REASONSYOURLIGHTNINGHASNOTHUNDER)
The pulse is here… the pulse is here – I am no particular fan of will.i.am #graceyoumay #wordplay #allday #pause but he took a backseat (she likes to be first #REFERENCE) to the overarching beat, which I appreciate. For me, the song was a grower, within the capacity of the twenty seconds it took to wrap my head around the enigmatic conveyance, wrap my rhythm around the floor’s four, and wrap my soles around the #album 8 count – after that it was all irie #britishvirginislands #guvuhnah
Of course there’s touches of Scream & Shout (Ben #gimme Mor – video, video; Larry, Fireworks… #hatewaiting) but it’s not caught up in that world – although B-Girl does take a few visits across the pond for accentuation; when she’s not with the Bobbies, calling Guvnahs, she’s trapping with the Po-Lice #callem because she’s Southern, face it: if she’s too simple, y’all don’t get the basics. #kentwoodstandup #mccombstandup
Another friendly reminder: The Bugatti, the Maserati, the Cheetos, the Starbucks, the cheese grits #NOTYOURMONSIEURSBRIE, the Fanta, the Vanilla candles, the white Benzes, the 5150s, the Target shopping sprees, the lunches – the whole lot of lunches – if you want it, you, betta, work. And now, back to your regulary scheduled programming
The pulse is heavy, pay attention to the production – it is a beautiful production, so layered, so respiratory, like a breath of air whose freshness remains as mysterious #REFERENCE as it did when the energy introduced herself by asking you to hit her again #justeatthecakeannamae this air is electric though, and fluid, and terrestrial, and stratospheric – it’s like a cosmic bombast #oflove #REFERENCE #exactlylikeinamovie
THE STRONGER WORKING WOMAN IN SHOW BUSINESS – SHE JUST WANTS YOU TO BE AWARE THAT SHE HAS BEEN ABOUT THAT LIFE SINCE BEFORE THE CORD TOUCHED THE KNIFE – YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HER AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE, BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN DANCING FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB, AND THE WORLD HAS NOT ENDED YET – SO, WHERE ARE YOUR TAX RETURNS: SHOW, SHE, THE, RECEIPTS. HOW ELSE CAN SHE SAY IT – SHE DON’T SPEAK NO OTHER LANGUAGES (BUT THEY KNOW HER NAME HERE) #HELPMEHELPYOU #AGAIN #IFOUNDTHESEARCHENGINE #WHO.LEFT.
I never thought at 12, as a pop apprentice nestled in the confines of an elderly neighbor’s television room, watching the little kid with a big hit from Louisiana christen the Metropolitan Opera House VMA stage in 1999, that in 2013 I would be listening to the radio premiere of that now sightly-less-little-kid’s debut single off her eighth #countem studio album release – while driving up the same PCH many assumed would bring her down, so few years ago… For that I approve, appreciate, and acknowledge whatever it is the everything this is…
Trouble is her business, and she’s hiring #W4SBxxCH – Trouble, for you #REFERENCE
— Art Nouveau Magazine (@ArtNouveaumag) September 13, 2013
The pneuma is pulsing…
— Kari (@swiper_bootz) September 15, 2013
In an interview with Hagan, Lauer said that he was irked by the media’s coverage of the show, which he portrayed as sensationalistic and distorted.
“When the media covers something, it’s important to do basic homework,” he said. “You can’t just repeat something over and over again until it sounds true. It’s not fair. You know how much trouble we would be in if we did that? If we repeated what one person told us over and over like it was a basic fact? We would be done.”
Speaking of mainstream media manipulation at the expense of public information, individual reputation and stability… Oh hai, Matt; you remember our friends Tom, Britney, and Kanye? They were thinking the exact same thing – called ’em crazy, got your crazy #karmicaddresses #doyourhomework #repetapremoi
Tom Cruise: Here’s where we are today: where I talk out about drugs, and psychiatric abuses of electroshocking people against their will, of drugging children – without them knowing the effects of these drugs. Do you know what Adderral is? Do you know Ritalin, that now Ritalin is a street drug – do you understand that?
Matt Lauer: I understand there’s abuse of all of these things.
CRUISE: No, you see, here’s the problem. You don’t know the history psychiatry. I do. All it does is mask the problem, Matt. That’s what it does. That’s all it does. You’re not getting to the reason why.
LAUER: So postpartum depression, to you, is–is…
LAUER: …kind of psychological…
CRUISE: No. But what happens is that the antidepressant, all it does is mask the problem. There’s ways of vitamins and through exercise and various things. I’m not saying that that isn’t real. That’s not what I’m saying. That’s an alteration of what I’m saying. I’m saying that drugs aren’t the answer. That these drugs are very dangerous. They’re mind-altering, antipsychotic drugs, and there are ways of doing it without that, so that we don’t end up in a brave new world.
LAUER: But a little bit what you’re saying Tom is, you say you want people to do well. But you want them do to well by taking the road that you approve of, as opposed to a road that may work for them.
CRUISE: No, no, I’m not.
LAUER: I’m only asking, isn’t there a possibility that — do you examine the possibility that these things do work for some people? That yes, there are abuses. And yes, maybe they’ve gone too far in certain areas. Maybe there are too many kids on Ritalin. Maybe electric shock–
CRUISE: Too many kids on Ritalin? Matt.
LAUER: I’m just saying. But aren’t there–
LAUER: –examples where it works?
CRUISE: Matt. Matt, Matt, you don’t even– you’re glib. You don’t even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, okay? That’s what I’ve done. Then you go and you say where’s the medical test? Where’s the blood test that says how much Ritalin you’re supposed to get?
LAUER: And– and–
CRUISE: And you should do that also.
CRUISE: Because just knowing people who are on Ritalin isn’t enough. You should be a little bit more responsible in knowing really–
LAUER: I’m not prescribing Ritalin, Tom. And I’m not asking anyone else to do it. I’m simply saying–
CRUISE: Well, you are. You’re saying–
LAUER: I know some people who seem to have been helped by it.
CRUISE: I– but you’re saying– like– this is a very important issue.
LAUER: I couldn’t agree more.
LAUER: But you’re now telling me that your experiences with the people I know, which are zero, are more important than my experiences.
CRUISE: What do you mean by that?
LAUER: You’re telling me what’s worked for people I know or hasn’t worked for people I know. I’m telling you I’ve lived with these people and they’re better.
CRUISE: So, you’re– you’re advocating it.
LAUER: I am not. I’m telling you in their case — in their individual case, it worked. I am not gonna go out and say– Let me take this more general, ’cause I think you and I can go around in circles on this for awhile. And I respect your opinion … Do you want more people to understand Scientology? Is that– would that be a goal of yours?
CRUISE: You know what? I– absolutely. Of course, you know. And people–
LAUER: How do you go about that?
CRUISE: You just communicate about it. And the important thing is, like you and I talk about it, whether it’s — okay, if I wanna know something, I go and find out. Because I don’t talk about things that I don’t understand. I’ll say, you know what? I’m not so sure about that. I’ll go find more information about it so I can– I can come to an opinion based on– on the information that I have.
Britney Spears: I’m very, very blessed. But my safety, my privacy, and my respect are three things that I feel like are trying to be taken away from me right now. As a mother I have to speak up and say something. I have to speak up.
Matt Lauer [narration]: One of Britney Spears’ songs is called “Do Something,” and that’ s just what a defiant Britney Spears set out to do in a Dateline interview broadcast Thursday — and she’s taking on the tabloids.
Lauer: After a year of screaming headlines scrutinizing her husband, their marriage, and most stinging of all, her abilities as a mother, she’s not just dealing with some bad press— but an image implosion.
Matt Lauer, NBC News: Oftentimes in my end of the business we have to beg people to do interviews. And yet it seem as if you’re anxious to talk at this particular state in you life. You’ve got some things you’d like to address.
Spears: I think because I was pregnant with my son, I didn’t want to do interviews. I wanted it to be a little private. But I think 90 percent of the world would agree that the tabloids have kind of gone a little far with me lately. You try not to respond to trash because that’s what it is. But you know, I think they’ve crossed the line a little bit.
Lauer: You’ve got this incredible place that you call home that you and Kevin built together. Is it a sanctuary… or at times does this feel a little like a prison?
Spears: No, it’s a sanctuary totally. My dad comes here and he’s like “Oh my god, I feel like I’m at a resort. It’s awesome here. I love it.”
Although she seems to still be a sweet Southern girl, dressed down in casual clothes, chewing gum firmly planted in her mouth, it may surprise you that Britney Spears has become one tough cookie.
Lauer: So you have a little bit of a “blank you” attitude about it now.
Spears: Yeah, basically. I mean you have to. I mean, I have to live my life. I have a family now and I just think it’s absurd to let other people influence the way you live.
Spears: It’s not just like how it used to be where they would just like take your picture, give you respect and then you’d walk by. It’s like scary. They just come out of nowhere. And you’re like… “oh my gosh.”
Lauer: Without giving anything away, you live in a house that’s surrounded by a fence. You have a gate. You’ve got security, you’ve got a detail— people who are here all the time. Without that you would feel vulnerable…
Spears: And I still have helicopters [hovering over my house] that come twice a day.
Lauer: Just trying to get a picture of you at the pool?
Spears: Just anything. And they put the captions on their magazines, “Baby in danger” and stuff like that—which is really silly. But I wouldn’t be in danger if I didn’t have like this impactful thing around me all the time. I just feel like the editors they don’t realize that there’s not just one magazine—there’s other magazines and they’re all paying to get a story. And I think that’s where the energy from the people is coming from. It’s kind of scary. I can’t really leave my home right now.
Lauer: Let me ask you if there was a turning point. It seems to me as an outsider looking in, it seemed for awhile you lived a charmed life. You were that blonde little girl that everyone loved, the squeaky clean image—even if every once in a while you kinda sexed it up a little bit and caught people by surprise. And everybody said great things about you. They wanted you to be a role model for their daughter. And then all of a sudden it seemed that the press turned. And they decided that maybe you were someone they wanted to take some shots at.
Lauer: But when did it happen in your career? Was there something you did that brought it on?
Lauer, NBC News: You were photographed I guess by the paparazzi again pursuing you. And there was Sean on your lap in the car.
Lauer: Take me through what happened then.
Spears: If right now we got in the car and went to Starbucks you would see 20 photographers there. I went to Starbucks and I see a bunch of photographers and I’m scared and I want to get out of the situation and my baby’s crying. They’re coming up on the sides of the car which is a scary situation for me. And they’re banging on the windows and that’s not something I want my baby to… you know… so I get my baby out of the car and I go home. I mean, I just feel like that they’re taking’ cheap shots.
Lauer: When you were driving with Sean on your lap did it—clearly…
Spears: That driving incident, i did it with my dad. I’d sit on his lap and I drive. We’re country. That’s what you know what I mean? It’s not—
Lauer: Yeah, but as a mother, that has to hit pretty close to home.
Spears: Uh-huh. Yeah, it makes you really strong.
Lauer: Make you weep?
Spears: Oh, I’ve wept. Yeah, I’ve definitely wept just with the world, you know, how judgmental they are. You know what, I know I’m a good mom.
But just a few weeks after the baby in the lap incident, Britney’s son, while in the care of a nanny, fell out of a hIghchaIr and banged his head.
Lauer: You took him to the doctor?
Spears: Uh-huh (affirms). Oh yeah, of course.
Lauer: So you walked into the hospital and said, “He bumped head, fell out of a high chair.”
Lauer: How’d they act funny?
Spears: I don’t want to say, but they dId.
Lauer: Do you think, though, Britney, that because of those questions that were asked after that picture on Pacific Coast Highway with Sean in your lap that the doctor in that emergency room or that hospital said, “Wait a second, maybe I have a bad mom on my hands?”
Spears: I was just happy that my son was okay. And I wanted to get home and get out of there.
Lauer [narration]: And it didn’t end there: In May, Spears was photographed driving her baby in a front facing car seat. Not illegal, but against federal safety guidelines.
Spears: It was fine. They’re just taking again, cheap shots.
Lauer: And there was a picture taken shortly afterward, I think you were in a store. And you appeared to be crying.
Spears: Oh yeah.
Lauer: Very upset. Were you upset because you just had a close call with your son? Or were you upset because the—
Lauer: —lenses were still on?
Spears: Well, because I got in the car and I was hungry. And we stopped to get something to eat, and it was again, a bad situation. And instead of people inside of the place trying to help or whatever, they wanted to take pictures as well. And that’s when I started crying, when I thought, “You know what? You’re a mom. Why are you asking to take my picture right now? And you see that I’m crying. Are you that ignorant?” So that’s why I cried.
Lauer: And the headline on that picture was, “Oops number three.”
Lauer: What do you think It’ll take to get the paparazzi to leave you alone?
Spears: I don’t know. I don’t know.
Lauer: Is that one of your biggest wishes?
Spears: Yeah. (crying)… It’s okay. I would like for them to leave me alone.
Lauer: If you could to them as individuals, not as a group, what would you say to them?
Spears: I would just say that “You have babies at home. And you have a life. And if you don’t, you have to realize that we’re people and that we just need privacy and we need our respect. And those are things that you have to have as a human being.” And yeah… yeah.
Lauer: And yet as upset as it makes you, you wouldn’t trade your life now, it seems.
Spears: I have…
Lauer: It seems strange for some people to understand. If they’re making you this miserable, how can you still say, “But I’m lucky”?
Spears: Because I have to believe that I’m here for a reason.
Lauer: What’s the reason?
Spears: I don’t know. I keep searching every day, just like you do. But I’m so blessed with my baby. That’s the happiest thing that’s ever—it’s like a miracle. You know, but I just want the most normal life possible for him, that’s all.
Lauer: Is that possible?
Spears: I will manage. I will create that.
Lauer: Bigger fences? Bigger gates? I mean, how are you gonna do that, Britney?
Spears: There’s always a way. Where there’s a will there is a way. You have to believe.
Lauer: If I had said to you when you were 17 and we were doing’ some interview in Rockefeller center.
Lauer: I said, “Britney here’s what it’s gonna be like when you’re 24 or 25,” do you think you would’ve had second thoughts about pursuing this career?
“We’re living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man
Broke world and debauchery, old world brutality
Cold world kills softly
Whole world works savagely
Greedy men and pride fiends program TV screens
Quick-scam and drag queens
Real life blast fiends
Think twice this past dream
Superficial vanity, borderline insanity
Out of order humanity, crime committed so passively
Desperados and causalities, corporations want batteries:
explanations and strategies, domination and mastery
 bankrupt, grown people so corrupt
Light swords and yellow men, junkies and popularity
Culture oh so independent, vultures scavage reality
Past feeling depravity, decaying social cavity
Preying on human ignorance, popular immorality
Physicists issue policy
No money, less equality
Inflated global ego imitating reality
Fuel cycle pharaoh, poisonous frozen arrows
Hypocritics on salary; idle hands: Devil’s agency
Predisposed to complacency
Jealousy and audacity, contagious social gluttony
Stages of mass malignity, effort to make deception
Generation and atrophy, glam life and death, scam life and editors
By-product of neglect children, hiding from predators
Absence of self-respect, phony, scared of competitors
Lifestyle of luxury at someone’s expense
Sensitive children, used up as sacrifice
Blind to the consequence, smoked up in dope pipes
Ecstasy fast life, recklessly past life
Narcotics and cash fights
It’s like post-war;
they’re looking for the Communists, and who the Marxists is
Ten thousand pictures on Facebook; it’s like the pot calling the kettle “narcissist”
C’mon, really? Saying “The Devil,” but you’re the chief arsonist
Hypocrites can’t even see their own part in this
No reflection, vampire paradigm
“This star, that star…” “rants, “has a breakdown“
Three months before pure obsession picture can’t take down
Children: it’s a shakedown; they’re just looking for a sacrifice
They’ve been doing this since before Bobby Darin sang “Mack the Knife“
Before James Dean’s car did a jackknife
Perhaps it’s because they lack life, lack guts; never confused the head with the butt
“Opinions are like assholes, and most of them stink,”
I was told by a woman, so rethink; don’t ever let them:
lead you to drink, lead you to doubt, lead you to fall
Get up, stand up: cast Lucifer out
“Shake it up, baby;” watch them twist it and shout
Insecure assholes looking for a ticket, someone to ride like the Pickett
It’s fcukin’ wicked, shame on ‘em
In this neurotic toxic society
Sick cycle psychology, in desperate need of psychiatry
Exorcism, sobriety, forcing social lobotomy
People stuck in dichotomies, pseudo sicko anxiety
Serial criminals, dressed in Variety
Social transvetism, subliminal dressed up as piety
Transference, projections like Cartesian images
Robbing innocence, stealing inheritance
Quiet victims with no defense, betrayed over dollars and cents
Maladjusted and ignorant, malediction and dissonance
Too much addiction, no consciousness
Don’t you trust it, this cosmology’s busted
Broken returns to the dusted
Corruption, deceit, abuse and repeat
They don’t feel complete unless they’re robbing the sheep
Man is not a product: if you call him that – then stop it
In this neurotic godless society“
– Ms. Lauryn Hill
Like a natural response to the four-on-the-floor Dutch House jams, #TrapPop is the latest sub-genre re-imagining Pop music like none other before it. Part Ratchet Gucci Mane inspired BOOMbastic beats, part EDM risers, drops and effects, this musical hybrid is starting to trickle into Pop’s mainstream conscious through Originals like Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” and Britney Spears’ collaboration with Will.I.Am “Scream & Shout.” But like all sub-genres, it’s been going on for a minute. We’re just catching on… If this all sounds confusing as hell, or intriguing, here’s a playlist that features some original music, some remixes and some just plain crazy sounds that starkly define what it means to be a Pop trapaholic.
Side B is for when the party just won’t stop. Whether you’re surrounded by Diamonds or Sweet Nothing, the breakdown will bring you through it. So STAY, why don’t you? Pound the Alarm if you have to. Because Clarity is on the horizon. #Britneyvia2007TaughtMe
I’m Britney Spears and I’m shaking my ass
I sign a thousand autographs
Please – just get to the point when you talk to me
And if a favor gets involved, just rub my feet
Yea this business is fcuked, and I want some fun
I wanna sit at home and watch Dumb and Dumber
Psych – I take that back, I’m just trickin’ you see
‘Cause when I show my belly everybody copies me
It’s kinda cool, nothin’ but guys
But I’m just Britney Spears and I got all this power
But the bottom line is I don’t even use it
Right when you become a bitch that’s when you lose it
So what if I do? What if I lose it all today?
I’ve always got my friends to hold me all the way
Happiness is the key, and love when you fall
Like Lauryn Hill said you ain’t got that – got nothing at all, y’all
So how you been?
It’s been awhile.
But it feels nice
It really feels nice
If all I cared about was me, I could make a million. And that’s what they will never understand.
It’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way.
I think something very weird’s going on now, ’cause the power that is permitted to youth is quite extraordinary. And they are sort of run by that kind of power.
It’s sort of like a mockery in a way of reality because they think everything is smiles and sweetness and flowers when there is something bitter to taste. And to pretend there isn’t is foolish.
Something very strange happened. I didn’t realize I was going to say it, and I said, out loud, “I wish I was dead.” And the reason I said it was the love and the beauty and the ecstasy of the whole experience was really an alien experience in a way, because I didn’t even know him. It was a one-night jag. He was married and had children, and I just felt really, like, lost. It just wasn’t worth living anymore because I was all alone again.
The nearly incommunicable torments of speed, buzzerama, that acrylic high, horrorous, yodelling, repetitious echoes of an infinity so brutally harrowing that words cannot capture the devastation nor the tone of such a vicious nightmare.
You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it’s worth being a public fool if that’s all you can be in order to communicate yourself.
While I was girl of the year and superstar and all that crap, everything I did was really… motivated by psychological disturbance. But I’d, I’d make a mask out of my face because I didn’t realize… I was quite beautiful. I had to wear heavy black eyelashes like bat wings and dark lines under my eyes. Cut all my hair off, my long dark hair, cut it off and strip it silver and blond. All these little manoeuvres I did out of things that were happening in my life that upset me. I’d freak out in a very physical way, and… it was all taken in a fashion trend.
The way those sons-of-bitches took advantage of me.
I can understand other people’s situations in their own terms, but I still can’t understand mine.
In the year 2000 you’re going to have a problem… Leisure time will be a problem in the year 2000. I just want you to realise, I just want to make sure that you know of it now.
Why do people stop developing?… from being children to maybe stopping at a very adolescent age, and they stay there until they die. Physically die. I mean, they react adolescently. They don’t change. They don’t develop. They don’t – it’s that continual read, that process which is, is the total threat for the ego.
You live alone, creating your life as you go.
“She was staggeringly beautiful. You kind of wanted to help her… she drew upon your sympathies like that. When she walked into the room, everyone was on-point … I think at that point, she was ostracized.”
Lucky stars stay golden.
Swiper Bootz: Pop put in work today… Put. In. Work.
GREATeclectic: What happened?
Swiper Bootz: What didn’t… “Suit and Tie” video dropped, GaGa cancelled BTWBall because of joint inflammation surgery #onyxhotel Bey had to get Jay’s permission to do the rock doc, and Britney – Britney. Jean. Spears. everytime… gave good face #hoodface on the Remix video, (which yes counts as Timbs and Spears dropping videos on the same #Valentines Day).
… Or maybe I’m just paying attention.
Classic Britney in the effortless stunting capacity, but new in that she never broke stone face #nosmilinginfaceball. She brought back the Nolia clap and the wig snatch in one fell swoop – and shade!
Watch This Space:
been doing it for years…
Melt into your melted mirror for an electrifying ride, look deep into the black of my melting mirror eyes. See you reflecting me, reflecting you, reflecting me, reflecting you, reflecting me, reflecting you … until we melt together and sink deep … into the other side.
Melt into my mirror, you lose yourself into the pool of liquid mirror. Step into the looking glass, sink deep within its pool, and straddle the dimensions in time… I’ll see you there… along with my friends. See it through the looking glass.
Lucky lady’s nocturnal tears, illuminated capital over faded frontiers
The disregard for Blackout as a snapshot of American society on the brink of beautiful collapse is the only portrayal more accurate than the one it denies, because of that innate delusion.
… and it smells a little something like cette
How to Make it in Famerica
Tears of Belladonna: One part government hooker #tearsontap, one part femme fatale #looselytranslated, one part Donna sans the Ma #bellathemonsterball, consummated in a nocturnal matrimony #nightshade and equally beautiful death #jumpingoutthewindow, wrapped in the skin of the most Luciferian fruit #suchaholyfood
Atropa belladonna or Atropa bella-donna, commonly known as Belladonna, Devil’s Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade, is a perennialherbaceous plant in the family Solanaceae, native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. The foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing tropane alkaloids. These toxins include scopolamine and hyoscyamine which cause a bizarre delirium and hallucinations, and are also used as pharmaceutical anticholinergics. The drug atropine is derived from the plant.
It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison. Before the Middle Ages, it was used as an anesthetic for surgery; the ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both used it to murder contemporaries); and predating this, it was used to make poison tipped arrows. The genus name “atropa” comes from Atropos, one of the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name “bella donna” is derived from Italian and means “beautiful woman.”
Crushed Heart of Tiger Orchidea: “It’s not everyday that a Tiger Orchid blooms in Brooklyn…” born to blossom, bloom to perish – born in New York, LA-bound to die… One part crushed heart of that most majestic and magnificent of the botanic family. Native to Asia, the plant boasts staggering bounties: leaves weighing in at a thousand pounds, and flowers with 13 inches in diameter. While the plant produces up to 80 flowers at any given time, the flowers only bloom every two to four years.
The flowering of orchid species are always initiated by the climatic changes in our environment. The entrance of the first new moon, which signals the start of the lunar year brings with it the transition from short days and cool nights of December to the warm nights and long days of the late January. This occurrence brings with it the flowers for the first quarter of the year. Coincidentally, ‘Tiger’ orchid blooms are the ones that dominate this first part of the year.
So regal, so bountiful, so prominent, so rare… such a subtle genesis, yet so staggering, and so fair… Fame called: said #kanyeshrug #crushit
With a black veil of incense: One part veneered black baptism…
Incense (from Latin incendere ”to burn”) is composed of aromatic biotic materials, which release fragrant smoke when burned. The term incense refers to the substance itself, rather than to the odor that it produces. It is used in religious ceremonies, ritual purification, aromatherapy, meditation, for creating a spiritual atmosphere, and for masking unpleasant odors.
Incense is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The forms taken by incense differ with the underlying culture, and have changed with advances in technology and increasing diversity in the reasons for burning it. Incense can generally be separated into two main types: “indirect-burning” and “direct-burning.” Indirect-burning incense is not capable of burning on its own, and requires a separate heat source. Direct-burning incense is lit directly by a flame and then fanned or blown out, leaving a glowing ember that smoulders and releases fragrance.
Pulverized Apricot: One part pulverized prominence, defaced dominance…
An apricot grove, or field of apricots, is a symbol for success in the imperial examination system because the very first celebration honoring successful candidates allegedly took place in an apricot grove.
And the combinative essences of Saffron and Honey Drops: one part combined fire and imperial fuel
If there is any color that can symbolize all aspects of Hinduism, it’s saffron – the color of Agni or fire, which reflects the Supreme Being. As such, the fire altar is regarded as a distinct symbol of ancient Vedic rites. The saffron color, also auspicious to the Sikhs, the Buddhists and the Jains, seems to have obtained religious significance much before these religious came into being.
When sages moved from one ashram to another, it was customary to carry fire along. The inconvenience to carry a burning substance over long distances may have given rise to the symbol of a saffron flag. Triangular and often forked saffron flags are seen fluttering atop most Sikh and Hindu temples. While Sikhs regard it as a militant color, Buddhist monks and Hindu saints wear robes of this color as a mark of renunciation of material life.
A basic foodstuff, but which can also be a drink – like milk with which it is often associated -, honey is a symbol of richness and sweetness in all traditions. In the sacred texts of East and West, milk and honey flow like a stream through the promised land. The Celtic traditions celebrate mead as an immortal beverage. In Greek mythology, in which honey is the drink of the gods of Olympus, it is the symbol of knowledge, learning and wisdom , it is a food reserved for the elect, the iniated, and to exceptional people in this world and the next. Greek tradition claims that Pythagoras ate nothing but honey throughout his entire life.
All the great prophets refer to honey in the Scriptures. Speech is honey, it represents softness, justice, virtue and divine goodness. The Koran uses holy terms to talk of bees and honey :”Honey is the first blessing that God gave the earth”. Virgil calls honey the celestial gift of the dew, dew itself being a symbol of initiation. Honey even designates supreme bliss and the state of Nirvana. Symbol of all sweetness, the honey of knowledge creates the happiness of mankind.
The perfection of honey makes it a major element in many religions rituals. For the Egyptians, honey was the tears of the god Râ and was a part of all the religious offerings in pharaonic Egypt. In Islam, according to the Prophet, it restores sight, preserves health and resuscitates the dead. For the American Indians, it plays a great part in ceremonies and the rites of initiation and purification. A source of inspiration, honey gave Pindar the gift of poetry and Pythagoras the gift of science.
In modern psychoanalytical thinking, honey symbolizes the “higher self” , the ultimate consequence of work on one’s inner self. As the result of the transmutation of ephemeral pollen into a delicious food of immortality, honey symbolizes the transformation by initiation, the conversion of the soul, and the complete integration of the person.
Black fluid: #theleak like oil: the lubricative domesticated foreign dirty money, fueling the nation – the ailing empire – through necessary deviation – #blackgold… like tar: the prehistoric preservation for gods of a time long gone, plentiful in pits which suspend that former life unknown… that filthy divinity… that all black metathing… #thefame
From the Haus Laboratories in Paris: The “First Black Eau de Parfum” – bonjour Paris, welcome noir #naggerdomneversmelledsogood #parisiansneversmelledsohood #blacksinthebighaus #thethroneshome