shereen elizabeth

i make music. shereenelizabeth at gmail dot com

the work of artist judith scott, discussed on the culture show in 2011.

explore-blog:

Sherwood Anderson's superb letter of advice to his son, who wanted to be an artist

"Newsflash: Real humans are connected with one another whether they like it or not. They are awkward and dumb and wave their arms around if they get upset enough; real humans all have personal touchstones that are “off the map” because there is no map. We are so maplessly, ridiculously uncool that whole cultures and subcultures, whole personalities even, have been built to hide our ridiculousness from ourselves."

Mary Gaitskill on why we judge people for being uncool – an incredibly thoughtful excerpt from the book Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste.

Also see Gaitskill on the 6 motives of creativity

(via explore-blog)

(Source: explore-blog)

oystergirlrhymes:

This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.


This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.

(via peopleofthediaspora)

banglebanger:

in lieu of coachella #newpostpreview #reclaimthebindi

banglebanger:

in lieu of coachella #newpostpreview #reclaimthebindi

(via youarenotdesi)

PSA TO ALL SOUTH ASIAN BLOGGERS

browngirls4bindis:

The bindi tag is flooded with appropriative photos of people at coachella and using south asian cultural artifacts as mere fashion accessories. If south asian film, art, culture, music blogs could just tag photos with bindi clad south asian people with the tag “bindi” we would be more visible in the tag.

i just made the terrible mistake of looking at the tag…

in an effort to keep this infrequently-updated tumblr vaguely music/art focused, i don’t reblog every awesome thing i come across. but here are a few great tumblrs about racism and/or cultural appropriation that are worthy of your time:

youarenotdesi

browngirls4bindis

itooamoxford

itooamsydney

stopwhitewashing

creepywhiteguys

“No Longer Interested” by Steve Lambert

(via austin kleon's newsletter)

a brilliant, inspiring essay on that phrase so often used by artists when talking about their work: “i am interested in…”

i have always found vague, detached language like this frustrating. it doesn’t reflect that spark i see in great artists- that special vision, passion and drive.

dc-schneider:

new dc schneider music video

lovely

cult party: shining dark (2014)

here’s a new song and video from cult party (aka leo robinson).

i stumbled on to cult party back in february and was immediately spellbound by these beautiful, bittersweet songs. i drew the artwork for the split whilst listening to his music on repeat. he’s one of my favourite musical finds of recent times.

love the simplicity of this video, and how the camera spirals around with the song. perhaps i’m influenced by the cold, wet mountain scene, but the song itself feels wintery to me, stark and sombre. it’s in contrast to last years’s album, the trees they will lift you and carry you home, which radiates sunshine (another memory i have of listening to cult party was on the bus from newcastle to manchester on the tour, the perfect soundtrack to sun bursting through clouds and pouring over passing fields). but i love this frostbitten feel just as much.

two things i learnt about on tour:

1. burritos

2. slint

(thank you, oxford)

cheesuscrustrecords:

Lone Omi playing with Furrow, Somthing, The Bear Around Your Neck, Langdon Alger and Sherren Elizabeth the Deaf Institute, 24th March 2014
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cheesuscrustrecords:

Lone Omi playing with Furrow, Somthing, The Bear Around Your Neck, Langdon Alger and Sherren Elizabeth the Deaf Institute, 24th March 2014

www.elmhphotography.tumblr.com

cheesuscrustrecords:

Something playing with Furrow, Lone Omi, The Bear Around Your Neck, Langdon Alger and Sherren Elizabeth the Deaf Institute, 24th March 2014
www.elmhphotography.tumblr.com

cheesuscrustrecords:

Something playing with Furrow, Lone Omi, The Bear Around Your Neck, Langdon Alger and Sherren Elizabeth the Deaf Institute, 24th March 2014

www.elmhphotography.tumblr.com

cheesuscrustrecords:

Sherren Elizabeth playing with Furrow, Somthing, The Bear Around Your Neck, Langdon Alger and Lone Omi the Deaf Institute, 24th March 2014
www.elmhphotography.tumblr.com

cheesuscrustrecords:

Sherren Elizabeth playing with Furrow, Somthing, The Bear Around Your Neck, Langdon Alger and Lone Omi the Deaf Institute, 24th March 2014

www.elmhphotography.tumblr.com

my split with goodnight lamplight is out now! digital + distressed gold tapes with yellow cases. artwork by me.

http://shereenelizabeth.bandcamp.com/album/goodnight-lamplight-shereen-elizabeth-split