As a Gemini, in 2015, Mars will light Kanye's house of honors, awards and achievement for the first time in two years, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 19. That will be a very critical and favorable time for Kanye to launch a new venture or album. Then, the new moon on March 20—which is also a solar eclipse (meaning it's a new moon on steroids) will fall in his house of fame and portends even more excitement for Kanye's career. New moons open a path of new opportunity and this one will be especially strong and supportive. Kanye seems to be branching out in some way, either in a new business or in terms of a new musical style. Clearly, the first quarter of 2015 will be his most important part of the year for career advancement, although there will be other developments in September too (although perhaps not quite as dramatic as the ones that are happening in January through March).
Jessica Pratt's second album was released yesterday and I like it very much—I think you would like it too! READ MORE
I will gratefully accept this gift should anyone be looking for a material way to prove their love for me. Suggested occasions: my birthday, Valentine's Day, a particularly shitty Tuesday, Favorite Blog Editor Day (which is not yet a thing because Barack Obama won't answer my letters but I am optimistic about our chances), bribes, etc.
I have some exciting news to share today!!!! READ MORE
Abercrombie & Fitch went public in 1996. It had about 125 stores, sales of $335 million, and profits of almost $25 million. Jeffries wrote a 29-page “Look Book” for the sales staff. Women weren’t allowed to wear makeup or colored nail polish. Most jewelry was forbidden. So were tattoos. Hair had to be natural and preferably long. Men couldn’t have beards or mustaches. The only greeting allowed was: “Hey, what’s going on?” Store managers spent one day a week at their local college campus recruiting kids with the right look. They started with the fraternities, sororities, and sports teams. Managers forwarded photos of potential employees to headquarters for approval... READ MORE
*a single tear falls from my eye as I solemnly start singing the Canadian national anthem.
Towards the end of the record, there is a Buddhist sentiment about the obstacle being the path. You sing, "Don’t remove my pain, it’s my chance to heal." That’s how we figure things out, isn’t it? That the only way out is through, that having things be easier is not helpful in the long run. READ MORE