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    a note on this week’s issue of “The Media”

    last december the media held an open editorial meeting at the all-ages venue that liz now lives at, the silent barn. at that meeting we met jacob weingast, a 16-year-old from the suburbs of nyc. he happened upon the meeting by chance, and mostly was at the barn to see marissa paternoster’s set later on.

    weeks after the meeting we received some emails with story pitches from jacob and other high school students who were at the meeting. they were smart and thoughtful. the media had featured contributions from high school age writers before. in general, we are perpetually impressed by how critical and socially-conscious so many of the teenagers we meet today are. we’re pretty sure it has a lot to do with the internet and tumblr and we think that is cool and inspiring.

    fast forward to april and jacob pitches us the idea for an issue written completely by teenagers. it was a great idea so naturally we said yes. we were in touch for the past few months about the issue (largely compiled over summer vacation, awesome) but for the most part everything was curated by  jacob, who assured us that to keep the issue inclusive he would make sure it only featured one other “straight cis white guy contributing.” that email has stuck with us because we definitely did not know what the word “cis” meant until around age 23. 

    we are super impressed by how this issue turned out. some of the issue is specifically related to “all ages” issues — there is an essay on the value of all ages shows by jaclyn walsh, an interview with a 16-year-old show booker/bassist from the DC area named ray brown. other pieces aren’t specifically focused on age-related issue, but are just cool pieces that happened to be written by teens. there are some amazing teenage artists featured, like the entire mixtape of teen bands, a video of girlpool from L.A., and drawings by liana helene (a/k/a the very talented liana’s fire, who has written for the media in the past. fun fact: we met at a rookie meet up in boston!)

    to reiterate, folks of all ages are always welcome to write for every issue of the media. but an all-ages issue seemed like a good idea, a good place to specifically publish some pieces directly related to the value of all-ages shows, today’s unique teenage experiences, etc.there were a lot of good stories we wanted to include but it didn’t work out schedule-wise, so in the next few months the media will start publishing some sort of sporadic recurring youth-penned column focused on all-ages/teen-culture things. 

    young people are just as smart, articulate, and on-point in their ideas as any other writers. the idea that a person needs to wait until they are in their 20s or 30s to start having their voice heard is a very bizarre notion that needs to be destroyed.

    *all teenagers* please pitch us anytime!

    <3 liz & faye

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    "

    We must look at Ferguson as another battle of resistance to make People of Color relevant to the redistribution of power in the United States.

    The 13th Amendment was a work in progress from when the first person was abducted from Africa and deposited as property, and not as a person, in the eyes of the United States of America. The implementation of the 13th amendment to end slavery is still in process.

    We need to recognize the difference between a true end to slavery and the mutations of slavery that we currently live in.

    The creation of capital through the killing of the Black body became slavery. During Reconstruction, a sense of solidarity grew between “freed” Black people and poor White people. Jim Crow made segregation laws to enforce that even the poorest White person was still not Black in the eyes of the U.S.A.

    The rise of mass incarceration has been driven by the same mechanism that drove slavery — the creation of capital through racism.

    "
    — 3 weeks ago with 73 notes
    #Ferguson 

    PETAL WAR cover Cat Power’s “Rockets” at thesilentbarn 7/29/14

    — 4 weeks ago with 4 notes
    #petalwar  #cat power  #the silent barn  #brooklyn 
    8tracks radio | THE BLOOD OF COOL PEOPLE (15 songs) | free crush and elvis costello music playlist →

    perryshall:

    Here is the mix I made for The Media 
    It’s called “THE BLOOD OF COOL PEOPLE”
    put on your headphones and bump it.

    — 1 month ago with 12 notes
    jennpelly:

Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox of the Julie Ruin. Another illustration by Faye Orlove for The Media.

    jennpelly:

    Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox of the Julie Ruin. Another illustration by Faye Orlove for The Media.

    — 1 month ago with 20 notes
    thesilentbarn:


Fvck the Media zine tablingphoto by: fvckthemedia

    thesilentbarn:

    Fvck the Media zine tabling
    photo by: fvckthemedia

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
    An Interview →

    coldbeatsf:

    Have you ever noticed that every time you are checking your email or on any music websites there are several advertisements on your screen at any given moment? I am very proud to have an interview posted on fvck the media’s site today and I’m happy to say-the site is ad free!

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
    Present Tension: on trauma, ideology and the difficulty of history →

    talimix:

    Did a lot of thinking, drafting and soul-searching to write this piece about what it’s like to grow up in a staunchly zionist world. I hope you will read it.

    — 1 month ago with 5 notes
    FAN CLUB is a recurring column by katie alice greer of 666priests666. each column features an interview with a different punk, artist, musician, show-booker, or friend. have you read them all??FAN CLUB 01 &#8212; Calvin JohsonFAN CLUB 02 &#8212; Matt K of Yellow Green Red/Pissed JeansFAN CLUB 03 &#8212; Berlin artist Maren KarlsonFAN CLUB 04 &#8212; Ahmad ZaghalFAN CLUB 05 &#8212; Beck Levy of TurboslutFAN CLUB 06 &#8212; Anna NastyFAN CLUB 07 &#8212; Laurie Spector buyer for CD Cellar FAN CLUB 08 &#8212; Victoria Ruiz of Downtown BoysFAN CLUB 09 &#8212; Philadelphia zine writer Zu MuzeyyenFAN CLUB 10 &#8212; PalbertaFAN CLUB 11 &#8212; Chris Moore of Coke BustFAN CLUB 12 &#8212; Mary Regalado of Neonates

    FAN CLUB is a recurring column by katie alice greer of 666priests666. each column features an interview with a different punk, artist, musician, show-booker, or friend. have you read them all??

    FAN CLUB 01 — Calvin Johson
    FAN CLUB 02 — Matt K of Yellow Green Red/Pissed Jeans
    FAN CLUB 03 — Berlin artist Maren Karlson
    FAN CLUB 04 — Ahmad Zaghal
    FAN CLUB 05 — Beck Levy of Turboslut
    FAN CLUB 06 — Anna Nasty
    FAN CLUB 07 — Laurie Spector buyer for CD Cellar 
    FAN CLUB 08 — Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys
    FAN CLUB 09 — Philadelphia zine writer Zu Muzeyyen
    FAN CLUB 10 — Palberta
    FAN CLUB 11 — Chris Moore of Coke Bust
    FAN CLUB 12 — Mary Regalado of Neonates

    — 1 month ago with 44 notes
    katie from freecakeforeverycreature made this amazing mix for issue 39 of the media! lots of our favorites on this one. free cake are touring across the country right now. check out their tour dates here :-)

    katie from freecakeforeverycreature made this amazing mix for issue 39 of the media! lots of our favorites on this one. free cake are touring across the country right now. check out their tour dates here :-)

    — 1 month ago with 19 notes

    HERE’S TO PROMISES WE’LL TRY TO KEEP

    From issue 38: here’s a video of Lauren Dentizio (@laurenmeasure) of Worriers playing one of our favorite songs ever “Never Were” at thesilentbarn 

    Read the entire issue

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    "THE BLOOD OF COOL PEOPLE" a mixtape by perryshall for issue 38 of fvckthemediaRead the entire issue 

    "THE BLOOD OF COOL PEOPLE" a mixtape by perryshall for issue 38 of fvckthemedia

    Read the entire issue 

    — 2 months ago with 6 notes