Standard Fare’s brand of indie power pop excels at directness, and Emma Kupa’s unbridled yelp is such a great conduit for her matter-of-fact narratives of adolescent sexual repressions, frustrations and desperations. Can any other artist deliver a line as real, or with as much colloquial chumminess, as “and when you get drunk, and start acting all touchy-feely / and I want to respond, but it’s not that easy”, with the same sort of unpretentious gut passion? They make every other band look prudish and obtuse by comparison.
“There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you. There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.”—Jim Butcher, White Night (via thoughtsdetained)
“As you certainly know by now, in “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen is a teenage girl living in a dystopian far-future America where children from slave communities are forced to slaughter one another on television for the amusement of the wealthy. Katniss is moody, rebellious, deeply committed to protecting her mother and baby sister, and can incidentally shoot a man’s eye out through his windpipe. Right now, millions of nice young ladies all over the world want to be her. This should probably worry Rick Santorum more than it seems to.”—The sexual politics of “The Hunger Games” - Salon.com (via becoming-wave)
“Where do I get my ideas from? You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him. It was music. I was goofing around like everybody else in Indiana and all of a sudden stuff came gushing out. It was disgust with civilization.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via nicolemottaphotography)