Okja

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This movie wore me out tonight, definitely Not a kid’s movie. Lots of fun times shared early on, but it gets super dark and stressful toward the end. Described as “Blending heavy violence with clownish satire, the movie takes shots at factory farming, capitalist exploitation and PR-friendly mindful consumerism.” There is a horrible slaughterhouse scene toward the end. A review I read said it is making people become vegan (not me though). Super great performances by Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal and the cute little Korean girl and Okja the Super Pig…but I know I am going to have stress dreams tonight. This movie is deepasf

Canal Street Antiques – Lawrence, MA

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IMG_1196 A really cool place I found when I was attending a Adoption Coalition meeting, a huge 2-story brick building that used to be a factory. Lots of the vendors had 25 or even 50 % off of everything in their booths.

Books Books Books

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$5 for a Bag of Books at the Worcester Habitat for Humanity yo, inching Less Than Zero, Doctors and a childhood favorite Island of the Blue Dolphins. 8 years old I was Marana on that island, struggling to find food and trying to avoid being killed by the wild dogs (while doing everything I could to steal one of their puppies).IMG_1212

Brimfield Flea Market

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Yesterday I went to the Brimfield Flea Market (by myself). Dozens if not hundreds of gay couples there, lookin’ all domestic and happy and slightly overweight because they have found someone who loves them just the way they are. Bastards. It’s Mother’s Day weekend and I am sad and super lonely…also have a small belly that I cultivated this winter (in preparation for domesticity) that won’t go away. The flea market is huge, I spent most of the day there, although my only purchase was a $1 lazy eyed panda? figurine…oh and $5 for a latte, $6 for kettle corn, $6 for hot fried cinnamon sugar donut holes, and $7 for a smoked sausage dog.

I hope my Anderson Cooper finds me soon…would settle for Bill Nye or John Oliver though. The pics I took are kind of my personality: uniquely different, a bit weird, definitely not some boring and vanilla bullshit. There are also a couple of pics of this super cute dad I was following around, and some disturbingly racist pics that I felt needed to be seen because Black Lives Matter. Dear Mr. Right, hurry the fuck up and find me!

Cranes in the Sky – Solange

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I tried to drink it away, I tried to put one in the air

I tried to work it away, but that made me even sadder

I tried to keep myself busy, I ran around in circles

I slept it away, I sexed it away, I read it away

I tried to run it away, thought then my head would be clearer

I traveled 70 states, thought moving would make me feel better

 

Bebe’s Kids

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These kids are are out of control! Why are they so bad? I said “Where is they parent, what is they doing?” and they said “You, you is the parent!” Oh sorry ok then 😳😬

Rascal – Sterling North

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imageRascal found for 25 cents at the thrift store! My endearing love of raccoons started with this favorite book from my childhood, in fact I named my 5th child Rascal (jostling with my Frenchie for camera time in the pics below)

 

American Honey

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Young and fresh and so different! Sasha Lane was getting some (small) Oscar buzz, and I live for the fantastic Riley Keough (the Girlfriend Experience and Elvis’s granddaughter)…amazingly still very good with loser Labeouf in some scenes (he def ain’t the star)

John’s 2016 Favorite Songs List

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  1. White Iverson – Post Malone
  2. This Girl – Kungs vs CO3B
  3. Never be Like You – Flume
  4. Chill Bill remixx – MGK Tezo & Debo
  5. Bad Things – MGK & Camila Cabello
  6. Love on the Brain – Rihanna
  7. Broccoli – DRAM feat Lil Yachty
  8. Don’t Let me Down – Chainsmokers
  9. Jumpman – Drake & Future
  10. When We Were Young – Adele
  11. Panda – Desiigner
  12. No Problem – Chance & Lil Wayne
  13. Antidote – Travis Scott

 

We The Animals – Justin Torres

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image“We  wanted more.  We knocked the butt ends of our forks against the table, tapped are spoons against our empty bowls; we were hungry. We wanted more volume, more riots. We turned up the knob on the TV until our ears ached with the shouts of angry men. We wanted more music on the radio; we wanted beats, we wanted rock.  We wanted muscles on our skinny arms. We had bird bones, hollow and light, and we wanted more density, more weight. We were six matching hands, six stomping feet; we were brothers, boys, three little kings locked in a feud for more.

We wanted more flash, more blood, more warmth.

Always more, always hungrily scratching for more. But there were times, quiet moments, when our mother was sleeping, when she hadn’t slept for two days, and any noise, any stair creak, any shut door, any stifled laugh, any voice at all might wake her, those crystal, still mornings, when we wanted to protect her,  this confused goose of a woman, this stumbler, this gusher, with her backaches and headaches and her tired, tired ways, this uprooted Brooklyn creature, this tough talker,  always with tears when she told us she loved us, her mixed up love, her needy love, her warmth, those mornings when sunlight found the cracks in our blinds and laid it self down in crisp strips on our carpet,  those quiet mornings when we’d fix ourselves oatmeal and sprawl onto our stomachs with crayons and paper, with glass marbles that we were careful not to rattle, when  our mother was sleeping, when the air did not smell like sweat or breath or mold, when the air was still and light, those mornings when silence was our secret game and our gift and our sole accomplishment –  we wanted less : less weight, less work, less noise, less father, less muscles and skin and hair. We wanted nothing, just this, just this.”

 

 

Junkin’ with Johnny

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The Shrewsbury Flea Market: fill a box for $10. I dug through boxes of junk for 3 hours! Sadly the flea markets if you even call them that in New England suck compared to Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In My Heart – Moby

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I read Moby’s memoir yesterday, and put some of his songs on to go to sleep to last night. In My Heart was playing as I feel asleep, and I dream-heard it throughout the night, thinking about the person who is finding my heart.

“Lord, I want to be up in my heart
Lord, I want to be up in my heart
Lord, I want to be up in my heart
Lord, I want to be up in my heart

Be, ohh, just in my heart, oh Lord
Just in my heart, oh Lord
Be, ohh, just in my heart, oh Lord
Just in my heart, oh Lord”

Read more: Moby – In My Heart Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Porcelain – Moby (a memoir)

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I read Porcelain in one 4-hour bathtub inhalation yesterday, and mostly loved it. Moby’sstruggles to find work as a DJ and  his references to those first classic house tracks that I remember from my late teens pretty much smothered his petty irritants (his veganism, alcoholism and Christianity). Any DJ or dance music fan will love most of this memoir.

“Frankie Knuckles had invented house music, lived on the Lower East Side, and was deified. Junior Vasquez owned the floor at Sound Factory, where he played 12-hour sets and was a revered legend living in Chelsea. Danny Tenaglia was in the house music pantheon: he too played long remarkable sets and lived downtown. Larry Levan was a dance music god and he had just started a residency at Choice in the East Village. David Morales was seen as the biggest of the New York house music DJs: he owned the floor at Red Zone, and in an unconventional move, he lived in Midtown. Tony Humphries existed in a strange mythical realm of his own. His sets were long and legendary, his remixes were flawless, he lived in the unknown recesses of Newark, New Jersey.and was in residence at Zanzibar,”

The Girlfriend Experience

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Yasss Bitches! This is my big gay post of the week…I live for this show and Riley Keough lets them have it! So ridiculously good, the first episode is a bit slow but then you are living, right there with her…btw does Riley look familiar? Elvis’s oldest grandchild

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

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I have never had a movie make me this emotional, I am bawling like a baby…please everyone watch this documentary tonight or as soon as possible! I really feel it was a bit life changing for me.

No Shame: Trans, Gay, Straight, Love

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My agency’s campaign this year is #NOSHAME which is about fighting stigma, raising awareness and celebrating our differences. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex, who is a brave ambassador for this year’s No Shame campaign as a member of the transgender community. In talking to him, I explained that throughout my life I never really had any family support, and that all of the great friends I have made have been my family. I encouraged him to find his true family in his friends and those who support him for the beautiful soul that he is! also thank you to all of the great friends that I have had over the years, who were my family and loved me at different points in my life !

Sing Street

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A great little movie for music lover’s everywhere, set in Ireland, also a sweet story about a boy’s first love. From the creative team of the Broadway hit Once…made me feel good and I sang along with our young hero.

The Green Room

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A great movie, dips into the Pacific Northwest music scene, has some killer pitbulls, lots of blood and mayhem, my future ex-husband Patrick Stewart as the villain…also one of Anton Yelchin’s last movies before he died.