|NY Times:||You’ve won a lot of Grammys.|
|Kanye West:||“[My Beautiful] Dark [Twisted] Fantasy” and “Watch the Throne”: neither was nominated for Album of the Year, and I made both of those in one year. I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person. But the thing is, I don’t care about the Grammys; I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate.|
|NYT:||You want the historical record to be right.|
|KW:||Yeah, I don’t want them to rewrite history right in front of us. At least, not on my clock. I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever. But after a while, it’s like: “Wait a second; this isn’t fair. This is a setup.” I remember when both Gnarls Barkley and Justin [Timberlake] lost for Album of the Year, and I looked at Justin, and I was like: “Do you want me to go onstage for you? You know, do you want me to fight” —|
|KW:||For what’s right. I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things. So when the next little girl that wants to be, you know, a musician and give up her anonymity and her voice to express her talent and bring something special to the world, and it’s time for us to roll out and say, “Did this person have the biggest thing of the year?” — that thing is more fair because I was there.|
|NYT:||But has that instinct led you astray? Like the Taylor Swift interruption at the MTV Video Music Awards, things like that.|
|KW:||It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.|
|NYT:||So no regrets?|
|KW:||I don’t have one regret.|
|NYT:||Do you believe in the concept of regret?|
|KW:||If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now.|
|NYT:||But that is something that you apologized for.|
|KW:||Yeah, I think that I have like, faltered, you know, as a human. My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.|
|NYT:||So that was a situation in which you gave in to peer pressure to apologize?|
|NYT:||So if you had a choice between taking back the original action or taking back the apology, you’d take back the apology?|
|KW:||You know what? I can answer that, but I’m — I’m just — not afraid, but I know that would be such a distraction. It’s such a strong thing, and people have such a strong feeling about it. “Dark Fantasy” was my long, backhanded apology. You know how people give a backhanded compliment? It was a backhanded apology. It was like, all these raps, all these sonic acrobatics. I was like: “Let me show you guys what I can do, and please accept me back. You want to have me on your shelves.”|
I kind of hate to admit this - considering how much I hate the entire Kardashian franchise - but Kanye’s new album Yeezus has my attention. He did it again.
— Wikipedia, “Puerperal fever”
“If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?”
“Take those phones you’re on, shove em’ up your arses, and go to work.”
I like that he calls taciturnity a “gift”. I feel validated.
— Randall Jarrell
The importance of a good work ethic.
Some other idiot will rest on laurels before actually having them, so it’s good to be ready.
I like drinking coffee alone, and reading alone.
I like riding the bus alone, and walking home alone.
It gives me time to think, and set my mind free.
I like eating alone, and listening to music alone.
But when I see a mother with her child;
A girl with her lover;
Or a friend laughing with their best friend;
I realize that even though I like being alone
I don’t fancy being lonely.
The Killing is the best crime show I’ve ever watched. Instead of one murder per episode, the entire first two seasons are dedicated to solving a single case. The tone of the show sits in a deep emotional grit, from the victim’s grieving family to the detectives’ personal battles. The character development is thorough: Detective Holder is a recovering crank addict; Detective Linden obsesses over the case to the point of risking custody of her teenage son; Stan Larsen, the victim’s father, has a mob history and struggles with the idea of seeking vengeance outside the law. And each new clue leads toward the idea that the sweet teenage murder victim may not have been such a nice girl after all.
The budget isn’t wasted on good looks and action sequences; instead, The Killing is rich in writing, directing, and acting talent. I was hooked from the start. This is no procedural; this is art.
It’s on Netflix, so if that’s something you do then you should certainly check it out.
I CAN SHOW YOU THE WORLD
HAVE YOU SEEN MY SON?
— Stephen Holder, The Killing
Tell your friends.
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“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”— Rumi (via copperbelt-dime)