Switching Blogs

Switching everything over to theraindepartment.tumblr.com

it was supposed to be my portfolio blog but whatever.  I hate having two tumblrs.

“If I sleep on things that I’ve said today, tomorrow I might say a completely opposite thing. What I mean is that I don’t have a full trust in language. Everybody has afterthoughts, something like regretting a love letter that they should have never sent. You thought you were expressing your genuine emotion in the letter, but looking back, you feel rather frustrated because there is still something that you couldn’t express. I am really not good with words, so when you are reading this, I’d be happy if you can think of this as only less than one fourth of the things that I really wanted to say.”
- Yoshitomo Nara (via paradoxicalsentiments)

To me this is bullshit. To me this is the fear of being wrong that has been drilled into each and every one of us. I know it isn’t easy to defend your ideas when everybody is so god damn guarded over their egos, but that’s no excuse. “I know what I’m saying. Trust me. Like…I can’t say it in so many words. I just know what I’m talking about.” Thank you for your input, sir. It has really benefited all of us.

(Source: snakecharmer)

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Needle in the Hay
Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith
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He wrote me a letter. He says he’s in love with you.


Robert Rauschenberg - White Painting: Three Panel (1951)
"Each of the five works in Robert Rauschenberg’s White Paintings consists of a different number of modular panels—there are one-, two-, three-, four- and seven-panel iterations—that have been painted completely white. 
In each case, Rauschenberg’s primary aim was to create a painting that looked untouched by human hands, as though it had simply arrived in the world fully formed and absolutely pure. Considered shocking and even characterized as a cheap swindle when they were first exhibited publicly in 1953, the White Paintings have gradually secured a place in art history as important precursors of Minimalism and Conceptualism. 
Among the most radical aspects of the series is that these works were conceived as remakeable: Rauschenberg viewed them primarily as a concept and allowed for the physical artworks to be repainted and even refabricated from scratch without his direct involvement.”
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
- Douglas Adams (via likeafieldmouse)

(Source: grisho.net)

“Something else is hurting you — that’s why you need pot or whiskey, or whips and rubber suits, or screaming music turned so fucking loud you can’t think.”
- Charles Bukowski