when i was in LA i went to @amoebahollywood for the first time. i had so much fun digging through crates + @rgladney very patiently let me do so + even got me an amoeba enamel pin, which was very sweet of him, especially given that he had already given up his weekend to show me around town. consider this a brother + vinyl + record store appreciation post. also, check out this haul (both 180g!)
tomorrow! (aka tuesday) @rayezmusic is back in town and playing a solo acoustic show at the bitter end. set starts at 7pm! see ya thereee
cinemagraph x rumours
today is #WorldMentalHealthDay + i've been trying to decide what to say, because there's so much to say and unpack. so let's talk about stigma real quick -
stigma is dangerous. it creates silence, and in silence, secrets + shame find a home and a place to grow. we lose people to these things, secrets + silence + shame. -
at 17 i was almost one of them. i waited way too long to ask for help because i was afraid + ashamed of what it meant to have a mental illness. it took a long time to feel confident saying “i am a person with bipolar type ii and anxiety.” i am, and that’s part of me, but it’s not all of me. -
if you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out. it’s okay not to be okay, it’s okay + courageous to ask for help. it’s ok to need therapy or medication or lifestyle changes. there’s no shame in that. -
if you’re struggling, please stay. stay to keep writing your story. stay to be surprised by the wonder + awe still to come. -
there is no such thing as an unimportant person or an unimportant life. you matter. your life matters. you are irreplaceable. -
@twloha - http://twloha.com/find-help for local resources
@CrisisTextLine - text 741741. open 24/7 and free
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
here's a band i've never posted photos of before they're called @skoutoutloud
heartbroken to hear the news from vegas. trying to wrap my mind around it. so many lives cut short, stories ended early, people left to grieve. one of the most disturbing things is that i hear news like this and i am devastated, but not surprised. we can't let this become normalized. music gatherings - whether it's a festival like Route 91, an arena show like Manchester, a rock club like Bataclan or the Plaza, nightclubs like Pulse - they're places for fun + community + sanctuary. to turn them into danger and fear and death goes against all music stands for. i'm getting really tired of hearing about shootings + trying to remember if anyone i know was there. this time there was, he's safe, but over 50 people are dead and 400+ wounded. those aren't statistics. they are people. .
today is heavy + heartbroken. take care of yourself + each other + if you want to learn more about ending gun violence check out @everytown
+ if you're looking for mental health resources, @CrisisTextLine is 24/7 and free (just text "home" to 741741), and @TWLOHA's "find help" page lists local resources.
"it started feeling like october..." 🍁
this is the face of a kid who discovered this morning that it's FINALLY beanie + jacket weather, just in time for my absolute favorite month of the year. also, beanie weather means i finally get to wear the @urbannativeera beanie @rayezmusic gave me, which is exciting bc it's cool and supports a business run by indigenous youth. as a bonus, i got a free iced coffee when i bought more coffee beans. today is a good day.