15 9 / 2014

reverendmother:

okayafrica:

VIDEO:Introducing French Afro-Cuban Twin Sisters Ibeyi & Their Yoruba Doom Soul

Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.

Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for  Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).

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THIS IS AMAZING.

15 9 / 2014

cornfedmusclepup said: For all the pups, subs, and others who are interested (myself included).... how does one become a good pup or sub? (in this case, without a dom)

noodlesandbeef:

How do you become a good sub?

It’s easy if you have a Dom in your life. They’ll give you rules that provide structure and order for your life and rewards to reinforce good behavior. But, “good behavior”is relative; I like smooth butts, other Doms like them furry. You can’t prepare yourself for someone you haven’t even met yet.

You can prepare yourself by becoming the best person you can be.

Take a moment to visualize the perfect version of yourself. How do you look? Are you successful? Have you finished college? Do you live with your parents still? How do you act? Etc… write it down, make a mood board, whatever. This is your goal: to become the best version of yourself possible.

Every day you will work towards this perfect you. Every day you will be that much closer to catching the attention of your future boyfriend/Dom/Master/Sir/whatever. When you finally meet that special person you will be (at that moment) the best you can be.

A relationship is a huge investment of time, love, and energy. Make yourself worth it, and never settle for someone who doesn’t try as hard.

This. This is what usually determines whether I date someone after chemistry has been established.

15 6 / 2014

thereluctantfemme:

Supanova Day 1: Marvel and other comics edition

Can I just say, as an old, silly goth girl, it makes me happy to still see people cosplaying Sandman’s Death. I know it’s been done a million times, but it still makes me happy EVERY time. Not to mention the old school Gambits, head condom and all!

07 6 / 2014

I think I love this a little too much.

(Source: inourfamilyportrait, via nintendo-fun-club)

28 5 / 2014

(Source: roughtradesaint, via newly)

17 5 / 2014

osodelicioso:

magicalmrtaco:

gengarsgastlytrombonesolo:

When gay nerds meet

Oh my god this is beautiful poetry

What the?!

(via demonkiddee)

04 4 / 2014

nerdactusaur:

misread pirates as pilates of the caribbean , did a google search

Was.Not.Dissapointed.

(Source: kagepajama, via tehjakers)

04 4 / 2014

My game includes cracks about taxes and fraud analysis. Get at me.

My game includes cracks about taxes and fraud analysis. Get at me.

26 3 / 2014

This guy is great!

This guy is great!

26 3 / 2014

And thus, I continue to talk about food on Growlr. That’s really what I had for dinner tonight, though.

And thus, I continue to talk about food on Growlr. That’s really what I had for dinner tonight, though.