I always laugh whenever I read another interview and Patty Cakes is asked to tell us his favorites. Sometimes the answer is Natalie Merchant (he likes ‘chick-like’ things- direct quote, y’all) and then Eminem and then some truly weird 80s dance hits, because it’s “all in the beat.” I don’t even know. But obviously this kid is flexible. I CAN WORK WITH THIS. So, I was talking with joyfulseeker one day and she told me to make it a mix, some dance-y things that won’t make us all hide our faces and claim ‘whyyyyyy?’
Some of these songs remind me heavily of Patrick himself. The Purity Ring Cover of “Grammy”, The Ark’s “Laurel Wreath,” and of course, the Hood Internet’s Mashup of Waka Flocka Flame “I Don’t Really Care” and Twin Shadow’s “Five Seconds” - GOOOO LISTEN.
Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke crashing waves, surging tides, and stormy floods.
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“The way I dress is really about the message I want to send out to the world about who I am. Growing up in Alabama, I was black. I was poor. I was assigned male at birth — that’s how I like to put it. These things defined me, but I’m not any of these things. Clothes were a way for me to announce to the world who I was. I am not any of these things. This is who I am." - Laverne Cox