I had the pleasure of scoring the new Jeremy Renner film Kill The Messenger, which is in theaters now. It’s a crazy story based on journalist Gary Webb and the performances are fantastic (Renner accompanied by Rosemary DeWitt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Michael Sheen, Tim Blake Nelson, Oliver Platt… pretty incredible cast).
The original score is available on iTunes and features the amazing Judson Crane performing on bowed guitars, Chris Mears on synths and programming, and a ferocious Darren King beating all manner of massive drums. Ticking clocks, rock candy in glass, dark strings, and a sunken piano round out this journalistic thriller.
this is literally all i ever want
Yes a million times.
"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.
They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.
Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright
One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better.
i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay
arrest Matt Collier. protect and redeem Dejza.
|—||Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (via feellng)|
*falls down fifteen flights of stairs and through a window*boo ya
Yes. How dare us Americans panic about a disease that threatens our lives! And how R A C I S T of us because it comes from A F R I C A OH NO??? MUST BE RACIST!!!!!!!! And yeah sorry for bringing smallpox over, I mean, we personally did that ourselves. Ya know. A few hundred years ago. Yep that was us. We’ve been alive that long. So how DARE we be concerned for our safety when WE DEFINITELY killed MILLIONS with OUR DISEASES. Yes, it’s the black people we want to keep away - not the fatal disease! WOO! We’re so RACIST and SELFISH.
A Haitian woman was dragged off a subway because she was throwing up and people assumed she was African and had Ebola.
That is racism, not fear of disease, and your hyperbole doesn’t erase the existence of racism.
A friend that works at a nearby hospital said this group of white guys came in- to check if they had ebola. /)_- First of all, it’s not even in this state..
if you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure
if you had to take time off school you are not a failure
if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure
your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them