I Used To Be Punk Rock ... and Other Lies

I Used To Be Punk Rock... and Other Lies

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historyheroines:

fyeah-history:

Hannie SchaftJannetje Johanna (Jo) Schaft (16 September 1920 – 17 April 1945), was a Dutch communist resistance fighter during World War II. She became known as the girl with the red hair. Her secret name in the resistance movement was Hannie.

Hannie became active during the German occupation of the Netherlands.  She joined the communist movement because they were actively resisting, and helped out by learning to speak fluent German, providing ID cards and food coupons for those hiding out.  Only 25 when she died, she was arrested at a military checkpoint for distributing an illegal communist newspaper.  She was executed by a firing squad of two men.  When the first shot failed to kill her, her reported last words were, “I shoot better than you.”  She was then killed by the second man.

historyheroines:

fyeah-history:

Hannie Schaft
Jannetje Johanna (Jo) Schaft (16 September 1920 – 17 April 1945), was a Dutch communist resistance fighter during World War II. She became known as the girl with the red hair. Her secret name in the resistance movement was Hannie.

Hannie became active during the German occupation of the Netherlands.  She joined the communist movement because they were actively resisting, and helped out by learning to speak fluent German, providing ID cards and food coupons for those hiding out.  Only 25 when she died, she was arrested at a military checkpoint for distributing an illegal communist newspaper.  She was executed by a firing squad of two men.  When the first shot failed to kill her, her reported last words were, “I shoot better than you.”  She was then killed by the second man.

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jamellebouie:

captainfuck:

operationfailure:

When the movie releases, are you prepared to be a hero to thousands of kids? What will it mean to you? (x)

I want to be Chris Pratt when I grow up (he’s five years older than me).

I’ve been in a very vulnerable place lately and I saw this and started crying.

Chris Pratt is such a good dude.

Good grief, I’m crying. What a great guy.

(Source: chrisprattings, via beingruth)

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pyrrhics:

Little Foot Page (detail) by Eleanor Fortesque-Brickdale (1871-1945) oil on canvas, 1905
The painting is based on the story of Burd Helen, a tragic heroine from Scottish balladry, who dressed as a boy page to follow her cruel lover on foot while he rode on horseback. After bearing him a child, she was finally acknowledged by him and they married. Here she is shown secretly doffing her female attire and cutting her long hair, in preparation for her journey. Within a few years of the exhibition, modern female art students were cutting their hair in “page boy” style.

pyrrhics:

Little Foot Page (detail) by Eleanor Fortesque-Brickdale (1871-1945) oil on canvas, 1905

The painting is based on the story of Burd Helen, a tragic heroine from Scottish balladry, who dressed as a boy page to follow her cruel lover on foot while he rode on horseback. After bearing him a child, she was finally acknowledged by him and they married. Here she is shown secretly doffing her female attire and cutting her long hair, in preparation for her journey. Within a few years of the exhibition, modern female art students were cutting their hair in “page boy” style.

(via congenitalprogramming)

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funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

  1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
  2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
  3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
  4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
  5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

(via beingruth)

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