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album here
A live album (obviously), by She/Her/Hers of a performance at the Heretic House in Portland, OR. It's considered pop punk, at least by Emma grrl. As many live albums are, it's a mix of original works and covers. The vocals are all beautiful raucous shouting, like friends partying together, getting drunk and shouting declarations of love. The lyrics are mostly pretty affirming, like yeah, some things suck, life is really hard, but we are alive and that's what matters.
Several of the songs are about dealing with gender transition, dysphoria, prejudice. Some are just about trying to love yourself. Overall, the music feels like getting free therapy, especially sung this way, with just loud guitar strumming and intermittent explosions of laughter.
I'm planning to listen to all of Emma's albums, but I only just started. I know there are more versions of some of these tracks, more produced,…

From a summer job I took, in Building Trades and Arts.

Learn to make cement by hand. Haul cinder blocks around. Learn the Pythagorean Theorem. Learn about geology. Haul rocks around. Learn never to call them just “rocks” in anyone’s hearing. Become less impressed with the Pyramids -- with enough manpower, you can build anything. Learn what “ashlar” means. Learn about how to polish walls. Wash powdered rock out of your hair for several days…

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- Byzantine historian Procopius, report on the war with the Vandals, AD 536

"There was a sign from the sun the like of which had never been seen or reported before. The sun became dark and its darkness

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