worldcafe
worldcafe:

Genius!  “…it’s not just geography that’s limited people from hearing rock ‘n’ roll. For those living in the U.S.S.R. at the time, Stalin’s government had totally restricted the dissemination of Western music. But there was one group of people called “stilyagi” (or “hipsters,” as we’d call them today) who were able to effectively distribute and keep such music alive in the Soviet Union using one of the sneakiest, most inventive ways imaginable: They’d press records on disposed X-Rays, which they collected en masse from hospital dumpsters.” - coslive

worldcafe:

Genius!  “…it’s not just geography that’s limited people from hearing rock ‘n’ roll. For those living in the U.S.S.R. at the time, Stalin’s government had totally restricted the dissemination of Western music. But there was one group of people called “stilyagi” (or “hipsters,” as we’d call them today) who were able to effectively distribute and keep such music alive in the Soviet Union using one of the sneakiest, most inventive ways imaginable: They’d press records on disposed X-Rays, which they collected en masse from hospital dumpsters.” - coslive

tattoolit
tattoolit:

"I showed this to my parents and asked them if it scared them. They responded: ‘why would a picture of a hat scare us?’ My picture was not of a hat. To explain, I drew a second picture: it was a boa constrictor that had swallowed an entire elephant whole. The adults told me to stop drawing snakes and focus on geography and math and history and grammar, and thus I abandoned a great life as a painter. The adults can never understand anything by themselves and it wears me out to always have to give explanations—so, I never talk to them about boa constrictors, or of ancient forests, or of stars." "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" ~ Le Petit Prince

tattoolit:

"I showed this to my parents and asked them if it scared them. They responded: ‘why would a picture of a hat scare us?’ My picture was not of a hat. To explain, I drew a second picture: it was a boa constrictor that had swallowed an entire elephant whole. The adults told me to stop drawing snakes and focus on geography and math and history and grammar, and thus I abandoned a great life as a painter. The adults can never understand anything by themselves and it wears me out to always have to give explanations—so, I never talk to them about boa constrictors, or of ancient forests, or of stars." "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" ~ Le Petit Prince