Kill the Night

“Whatever you do, don’t be bored. This is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.”

gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Lynda Lucas of La Motocyclette Magazine

Tell us about about yourself—who you are and what you do.

Lynda Lucas: I’m senior visual designer for a design consultancy called frog design. Just moved to Brooklyn from San Francisco about 5 months ago. New York rules so hard, but I miss glorious Californian nature; epic redwoods and sweeping coastlines.

How long have you been riding a motorcycle and who or what drew you to want to ride and own one? What’s been the hardest part?


LL:I rode vintage mopeds for several years and was involved in a nation-wide community of moped gangs called Moped Army. After moving to California several years ago I started wanting to leave the city to go on longer trips and enjoy the glorious nature; which is difficult on a moped.

Let me paint a picture for you of the exact minute I decided I had to learn how to ride motorcycles. I used to live above a sketchy motorcycle gang clubhouse (don’t tell my mom!). One night I was coming home, and a gang member asked me what I thought of his new high handle bars. Because I was so involved in the more gender-neutral moped community at the time, I answered without censoring myself. I said something like, “oh, my arms would probably get tired if I had handlebars like that.” He responded with shocked laughter, “Oh, sweetheart, I didn’t mean you could ride it, bitches ride on the back.”

Bitches. Ride. On. The. Back.

I will remember that moment always, and the certainty that I would prove people like him wrong.

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Lynda. Lucas. <3

i want to be in a moped gang.

THIS.

#likeagirl

Things I want to tell people, that I wish people had told me:

dyingisawildnight:

  • You don’t have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25
  • You have intrinsic value above and beyond your perceived utility to other people and society at large. 
  • You don’t have to have sex, or have sex in any way that you find uncomfortable or unpleasant, to keep anyone’s love or good opinion of you. They didn’t love you or think very well of you to start with if they demand it. 
  • You don’t have to stay with someone who isn’t meeting your emotional or sexual needs because they need you, or you’ve been with them for awhile, or you need to be in a relationship. You need you. Your time is your own and it is finite. 
  • It’s ok to work at a job you enjoy that doesn’t make you miserable even if it’s not a career and it won’t “lead to anything.” 
  • Your life is not a narrative. It is not leading to anything, there is no overarching thesis, it does not have themes beyond the usual shared cultural experiences of your time and place. This is ok. It does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning. 
  • It’s ok not to like or get along with the vast majority of people you encounter, so long as you afford them the same respect, courtesy and dignity that they afford you. 
  • Expensive is not always better. 
  • Failure is temporary if you’re still alive. 
  • People are both much better and much worse than you’d suspect, but usually not all at once. 
  • Stop thinking of your future self as a different person and it will be easier to prevent money and health problems. 
  • Let people help you, lean on them when you need to, and be available to help, but don’t swing too far in either direction. Try to carry your half of the life basket as evenly as you can. 
  • Set boundaries, and do not be afraid to kick people out of your life who disregard them. You will not end up alone and unloved. People who love you will be ok with your boundaries. 
  • Your power does not come from money or beauty, but from seeing life steadily and wholly, from a curious and thoughtful mind, and from your ability to say no when you want to, and yes when you want to, and I don’t know when you don’t know. 
  • There will be bad times, maybe lots of bad times, but not only bad times. 
  • Love will not heal the wounds in your soul, but love can give you the impetus to begin the work of healing yourself. 
  • Life might be a long series of starting over, and that’s alright. 
  • You’re really cool, you’re really beautiful, you’re really special. Really. Not to everyone, but to a lot of someones sometimes.

This is sweet

Truth. 🙏

(Source: sehnsuchttraum)

flyartproductions:

#SERFBORT 
Patrocles, Jacques-Louis David / Drunk In Love, Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

🙌🏄🌊

flyartproductions:

#SERFBORT 

Patrocles, Jacques-Louis David / Drunk In Love, Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

🙌🏄🌊

thefrendlygathering:

MEET CARA - 6.11.14

How long have you been a part of the Frendly Gathering?

I came to the Frendly Gathering for my first time in 2013 as a frend, and had such a good time that I wanted to come back and work the event. I know that may sound a bit crazy, but my background is in event production so I have more fun being on the inside of an event, seeing everything come together, and lending a helping hand wherever it may be needed. I’ve been running the Frendly Gathering social media accounts for the past two months.

What inspires you most when you’re working with the FG crew?

I find it most inspiring that everyone in the Frendly Crew is constantly smiling, it truly is the happiest group of people I’ve ever worked with. Everyone radiates positive energy and is willing to collaborate and help out one another, which makes working much more fun and enjoyable.

What type of festival fashion are you looking forward to ‘gramming this year?

I’m really excited to see what everyone is wearing, especially patterned pants, rompers and of course any throwbacks to 70’s/Woodstock style. I’m also expecting lots of flower crowns and hoping for less muddy feet.

What hashtag should we use during the event this year?

The official hashtag for the Gathering is #FrendlyGathering, you can also use #livefrendly.

What’s your best life advice?

Be confident in who you are and always be yourself.

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Cara Bubes is the official voice of the Frendly instagram, twitter and facebook. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she was originally a city kid. Having never spent a day on a mountain in her life, she picked up and moved to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, where she spent the past two years working for Summit in Eden, Utah. Cara is now pursuing new dreams and adventures including a move to Los Angeles at the end of the summer. She loves making things happen and helping bring people together. Nothing makes her happier than seeing smiling faces come together for a unified purpose. 

- The Frendly Crew

Super excited to see this face at the end of the month. <3

"TODAY WE MIGHT WE COULD WE SHOULD TINK ABOUT WHO WE ARE"

"TODAY WE MIGHT WE COULD WE SHOULD TINK ABOUT WHO WE ARE"

4 months ago

lacienegasmiled:

Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

Amaze.

(Source: harrattanparhar)

Dale Hansen… I salute you.