To me, feminism is also about liberating men from the stereotypes that they have to be the breadwinners, that they have to be a certain way, and they can’t explore their feminine sides. That’s crippling men. That’s crippling how fully men can experience their emotional lives and everything. They have to bond with each other by putting women down? That’s sad. What about having real friendships? Wouldn’t that be great?
On February 9, 1964: More than 73 million people watched Davy Jones and the cast of Oliver! on the Ed Sullivan Show. The same show also featured the American TV debut of a band called the Beatles. Maybe you’ve heard of them.
Davy recalled: “I was performing a song from Oliver! on The Ed Sullivan Show when the Beatles made their American debut. I saw this amazing reaction and I thought “I want a bit of this- this is good.” I remember getting into the lift with Ringo Starr. I was always a cheeky little guy. He had a cold at the time and I remember saying, “Let me blow your nose for you, I’m closer than you are.” Ringo said, “I know.”
I need this synth in my life. Photo via http://mannequinfemme.tumblr.com/
- His full name is Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI. Only a rad dude would have a name like that.
- He dressed like a glittery alien from outer space and wore makeup and probably got more chicks than the typical classic rock bros.
- He played synths + tapes with one of the best bands ever, Roxy Music.
- He enjoys taking a lot of photos with cats.
- He is the pioneer of ambient music, even coining that term.
- His Music for Airports album was played in the background at La Guardia Airport in the 80s.
- He composed the startup sound for Windows 95.
- He once gave an extensive interview to Chrissie Hynde about his pornography collection.
- CHOICE QUOTE: “Eno forever altered the ways in which music is approached, composed, performed, and perceived, and everything from punk to techno to new age bears his unmistakable influence.”-some guy who writes for Allmusic.com
- MGMT wrote a song about him.
- He created the Oblique Strategies card deck in the 1970s as a way for artists and musicians to get out of their writers/creative block and get inspired. It’s like the I-Ching but with messages to help you think out of the box.
- He most recent project is to create music and light installations for hospitals with the intent of the music aiding the healing process and providing overall good vibes to patients.
- I mean just look at him.
IN ADDITION TO NOT HAVING ANY PROPER MUSICAL TRAINING, BRIAN ENO PRODUCED THESE CLASSIC ALBUMS WHICH I’M SURE YOU ALL HAVE HEARD A MILLION TIMES:
- More Songs about Buildings & Food / Fear of Music / Remain in Light, Talking Heads
- Ultravox’s self-titled album
- Q: Are We Not Men A: We Are Devo / Devo
- The Joshua Tree / Achtung Baby / U2
- Laid by James
- The last two Coldplay albums.
Not to mention he was David Bowie’s main collaborator on the albums in his “Berlin Trilogy” (Low, Heroes, Lodger)
BRIAN ENO IS AN AMAZING HUMAN. THE END.
It’s interesting to see which valley girl phrases are still a part of our daily lexicon (awesome, like, freaking me out) and what slang is sadly just a reflection of the 1980s. I personally want to start a movement to bring back the word bitchin into everyday conversation. Who’s with me?
VALLEY GIRL SLANG
Awesome, gag me with a spoon, bitchin’, like, choice, barf me out, gnarly, tubular, dweeb, fresh, grody (see also, grody to the max), totally, fer sure, bod, no duh, what’s your damage, eat my shorts, righteous, take a chill pill, talk to the hand, i’m so sure, psych, have a cow (see also, don’t have a cow), bite me, freaking me out, tripendicular.
Try to use some of this valley girl slang in a sentence today!
Take this quiz from TeenSet Magazine to find out if you understand the groovy hippie slang that all of the kids used in 1968. Photo/Article via Good Time Music.