I have mental health issues and I have epic days and shit days.
If I could choose to live in any decade
I do feel drawn to the twenties. I love jazz, I love the bohemian artsy fartsy-ness of that time, politics, and art movement that brought so many creative and eccentric and bloody brilliant minds together. I hate war but I love the culture that grew from such an inauspicious time.
Yes, I love the decadence- ignorance is bliss -for a brief moment. I love the lingo, the dancing, the style, I love all of it. The struggles during the war which is a stark contrast to the early ’20s.
I also have always loved rap/hip hop. I had to know every word of Snoop Dogs lyrics. I do think he promoted his brand in a sexist manner but I love his smooth, humorous and effortless way of rapping that doesn’t come across like he wants to start a war. It was about the Fedora hats and Pimps – it wasn’t meant to be taken too seriously but everyone has their own interpretation of the music and the culture that grows from a genre of music.
I do wish I had been around when disco and hip-hop emerged in the late 1970s and ’80s. I love Grandmaster Flash, Mr Hollywood etc..
I appreciate how important music is in forming a culture and how it can divide and bring people and communities together.
I was a rave bunny, a mosher, a skater girl, a raggamuffin.
I love all music.
I love writing.
I love poetry.
I was a part of the E generation of the nineties. Alcohol wasn’t a popular drug to get high on and I saw a lot less fighting and a lot of different subcultures come together and accept each other for their differences.
Poets I dig:
Charles Bukowski and Sylvia Plath, Patty Smith -(didn’t think much of her novel ‘Bell jar’ ) I do love her poetry.
My website & blog rocks because it helps express myself
I get to write and people read my posts and get me! What more can I ask for?
I‘ve made many connections through blogging – It is a great way for me to express myself in any way I wish. This blog and the people who support me have seen me through some crazy and turbulent times.
I write about themes such as homelessness mental health issues, inequality, politics, music, philosophy, symbolism, relationships.