Valais blacknosed sheep. Although the earliest mention of it dates back to 1400, this large, docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962. It has adapted particularly well to life in the high Swizz mountains and grazes even on the steepest, stoniest slopes. The black patches on its nose, eyes, ears, knees, hocks and feet and otherwise light woolly coats make it quite unmistakeable.
A real comment I received on an essay shout out to my professor for proving academics, too, can be fuckboys
Protests in Hong Kong are continuing after tens of thousands of people defied calls for them to dismantle their camps and return home.
Demonstrations grew after police tried to disperse crowds using batons and tear gas. Riot police later withdrew.
The pro-democracy protesters are angry at China for limiting their choice in Hong Kong’s 2017 leadership elections.
"'Suck my cock' is an order, not a request. 'Suck my cock' is, when used by the wrong person, the language of physical force, the language of rape. He wants the world to know that he thinks TWOD sucks cock, implying that sucking cock is a bad thing. Who sucks cock? Not straight dudes like Mark Kozelek, but women and gay men. Which one of these groups is he using as an insult?"
#sun kil moon
#the war on drugs
// via Pitchfork: Sun Kil Moon Yells At Cloud: “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” and the Language of Male Violence, by Meredith Graves (via beca)
Wait so are we just condemning Kozelek or every straight dude who’s used the phrase “suck my cock” in a song?
i imagine kozelek’s thought process was something like this. at the moment he seems to be getting more attention and acclaim than he has in maybe something like 20 years. but he seems like an old-fashioned guy, more accustomed to the way music and discourse around music happened before the internet. kozelek is kind of an asshole but you can put that down to his (arguably shitty) sense of humour - he must have found it ridiculous that people were writing thinkpieces about dumb stuff he’s said on stage and that it was getting picked apart with perhaps more fervour than his fucking music.
and basically i think the song is a piece of satire about that - the release of a song should be “here’s some more art i made” but it just comes across like a list of clickbaity bullshit; it was literally released as a pitchfork news item. i listened to it and laughed but mostly at how stupid it was; it succeeds at highlighting how fucking inane some music journalism is. the onesidedness of the “band beef” just emphasises its ridiculousness. that’s the point he’s making, i think, but it seems to have been widely missed.
i pretty much just think he picked the most childish epithets he can think of. sure criticisms of patriarchal language are always salient but in this instance he’s clearly using language self-deprecatively rather than viciously. not that i can condone the way he talks about the blogger who called him out in the first place; it’s still nasty, but clearly it’s to be taken with a pinch of salt. i mean, it’s absurd - this is a fucking 7 minute song about why he doesn’t like a band (who have done literally nothing to rile sun kil moon other than being “the whitest band i’ve ever fucking heard”, which is rich coming from a red house painter), seemingly at least in part an attempt to distance himself from the sentimentalism of benji. especially cause musically it’s played as seriously as anything on benji. it just seems weird to treat this as a form of “emotional abuse” when there are clear examples of that actually happening all the time.