ripley's blog
It’s been a really weird year in the music industry. The majors seem like they’ve absolutely given up on the idea of selling people music. There’s no clear path for new artists. The biggest album of the year is the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack. The most innovative thing you’ve seen is Apple releasing a tool to remove an album. There’s nothing good happening out here. We think [artists] should be able to earn a fair wage from their work.
BitTorrent’s Matt Mason on teaming up with Thom Yorke for the release of his new solo album. Read more here. (via cmuextra)

Bill Hicks, One Night Stand

endofmybed:

shy-retiring-oxford-chaps:

endofmybed:

shy-retiring-oxford-chaps:

okay but what about an early Radiohead themed costume party people can come in ugly waistcoats and pirate shirts and big blonde wigs it would be amazing

I’ll be Pop Is Dead Thom or Homeschool Mom Vest Colin.

i think I would want to be Anyone Can Play Guitar Jonny i do enjoy a nice feather boa

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

automatically:

walking a drunk friend like

image

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom…
nastylittleman:

You know my sins, know my sins. What is it now that awakens me? And all of this is in my head. Oh my god. Oh my god.

nastylittleman:

You know my sins,
know my sins.
What is it now that awakens me?
And all of this is in my head.
Oh my god.
Oh my god.

sarahmoon:

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?

This is so fantastic.

ripley’s blog turned 5 today!
Thanks to everyone I know here. I’ve gotten to know some real-life amazing people through this website and I always remember that this is where we 1st met each other. It’s been an amazing ride and I hope it continues…Plus there are a few of you who I HAVEN’T MET yet, and that will need to be corrected during Radiohead’s next tour, or whatever side project any of them have:) 

ripley’s blog turned 5 today!

Thanks to everyone I know here. I’ve gotten to know some real-life amazing people through this website and I always remember that this is where we 1st met each other. It’s been an amazing ride and I hope it continues…Plus there are a few of you who I HAVEN’T MET yet, and that will need to be corrected during Radiohead’s next tour, or whatever side project any of them have:)