“John is an amazing person, an amazing musician, and I would never or could never fill his shoes or do what he does. I mean, when we play songs that he was one of the creators of, it’s an honour and it’s really fun and that’s how I feel if I think about it. [If I think] about filling shoes for what other people think, I’ll go crazy. And I’d like to say that I don’t really care what they think, but obviously you know, I just want to do the best job I can to make the music stay alive and then in terms of playing with them there wasn’t any shoes to fill. We just felt like we’ve started something new with each other and then that was nothing but joyous and positive and fun and it’s certainly a challenge to play music with people when you haven’t before, like finding, but I think to everyone’s shock, it happened like that.” - Josh Klinghoffer
“The Mars Volta and John were outside waiting for the van and just out of the blue my niece came to me and told me: ” I know what to say to John” and I asked her what? and she said “I love your music very much” (up until that moment she hadn’t spoken to him, she was very shy..)… and I said that it was ok, but I didn’t believe she was for real… but thank god I was mistaken!
She went to him and said :”John?”… he turned around and when he saw her he bent like in the picture… and then she told him “I love your music very much” and John started to reply to her but she didn’t understand him (she couldn’t speak in english at that time!! she only knew how to say those words!!)…. so I explained to him the situation and so he did the most beautiful thing I have seen… he took her by the arm and said with words and gestures “YOU (he pointed at her) MADE ME (he pointed at him) HAPPY (with his fingers “drew” a smile on his lips)
-The story behind this picture, told by Silvina (photographer)
This is the most adorable story I’ve ever heard and this picture is one of my favourites :)
Holy shitballs I actually wanna cry after reading this D:
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (John Frusciante cover)
Short cover but yeah
– Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.
This is İstanbul, I’d taken pics of these signs myself too :)