Moon over Bourbon street #nowplaying

No idea how I ended up here, but I definitely don’t pray (I don’t believe in anything to pray to).

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Why World Toilet Day is far more important than International Men’s Day

Didn’t reblog this on the day, but had to come back and find it because it is a great post!

Another angry woman

Content note: this post discuses suicide, transphobia, and racism

Each year, we have a little giggle that International Men’s Day happens to fall on the same day as World Toilet Day: teehee, November 19th is all about being full of shit! Now, I hate to be the humourless killjoy, but, yes, IMD is pretty much a load of rubbish but World Toilet Day is actually rather important and meaningful. Sadly, only one of these awareness days is trending today, and it’s not the important one.

World Toilet Day matters. The UN have shared some vital statistics about the nature of the problem. 2.4 billion people in the world do not have access to the improved sanitation facilities that we in the West take for granted. Up to one in ten people in the world are still forced to defecate out in the open. Diarrhoea–a fairly unpleasant inconvenience for those of…

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Last Words: Looking for voices

OK, people, listen up. If you don’t already know this about me: I have this thing for audio projects – I love editing audio. I am by no stretch of the imagination a professional, I just like doing it (ever since I first botched an interview I was meant to edit…).

After a lot of starting and stopping (mainly due to procrastination and getting distracted by– oooooo,shiny!), I have decided to return to an audio project that I started at the beginning of the year. Call it one of my resolutions; call it an obsession, a dream; call it whatever you want; I just want to get this done. Originally, I was going to use recordings from various archives (speeches, songs, films) but I realised it’s ridiculously difficult to find certain words. Also, separating individual words out of recordings with an underlying musical track proved verrrrry difficult.

So… after all this preamble, I’ve decided I’m going to ask for your help. I am looking for any and all voices – doesn’t matter where you’re from, whether you have an accent, a lisp or a stutter or anything – to record themselves reading the passage below from ‘Nova Express’. Then send it over to eric.karoulla@gmail.com for some splicing together with other voices (hopefully). I’m hoping to get a variety of voices to play with!

If you don’t fancy recording your own voice, then please, at least share this post.

**This is just a hobby and for fun [yes, I know, I’m weird]. I’m doing it because I want to and because I can. It’s not a commercial project in any way, and you are under no obligation to read out the entire thing. Recordings will not be used in their entirety (I think) – I’m going for snippets that will build up the whole text. If you send me something, please let me know if you wish to be credited, and how you wish to be credited.**

[Disclaimer: I do not own the written text below – it was composed using the cut-up method by William S. Burrroughs. These are the 74 words to be read out/recorded:]

Listen to my last words anywhere. Listen to my last words any world. Listen all you boards syndicates and governments of the earth. And you powers behind what fair deals consummated in what lavatory to take what is not yours. To sell the ground from unborn feet forever—

“Don’t let them see us. Don’t tell them what we are doing—”

Are these the words of the all-powerful boards and syndicates of the earth?