Si vas a hacer algo en absoluto, hazlo con orgullo. “Esto es lo que quiero ahora”. ¿Y qué más podrías pedir de cualquier cosa?
Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (via samsaranmusing)
Beauty will burn you unless you become fire yourself.
Because I wanted to be a writer, that’s all. I wanted to write about it all. Everything that happens in a moment. The way the flowers looked when you carried them in your arms. The smells. How it feels. All our feelings, yours and mine. The history of it. Who we once were. Everything in the world. Everything all mixed up.
We never really encounter the world; all we experience is our own nervous system.
The more you know of who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
King Crimson - Cadence and Cascade
My current favorite.
Day 17: David Bowie
First song you heard from him: My father loved Heroes.
Have you seen them live: If I ever have a time machine, seeing him in his different eras will be one of my priorities.
Favorite song(s): Rock n Roll Suicide, Absolute Beginners, Little Wonder, Life On Mars?, Aladdin Sane, Oh! You Pretty Things, Ashes to Ashes, Space Oddity, Five Years, The Prettiest Star, All the Young Dudes, Ziggy Stardust, Changes, My Death, Heroes, How Does the Grass Grow?, Andy Warhol, Moonage Daydream, Subterraneans, The Secret Life of Arabia, Strangers When We Meet.
Favorite member: David Bowie is easlly the best pop culture figure of all time. Just ask The Venture Bros. Or David Bowie himself, crossing out his own face from Heroes (“we could be heroes just for one day”) for The Next Day.
Favorite album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (though the Berlin Trilogy is *_* too)
A favorite quote:
Time takes a cigarrete, puts in in your mouth
you pull out your finger, then another finger,
then your cigarette
The wall to wall is calling, it lingers,
then you forget
Ohh ho how how,
you’re a rock n roll suicide
- Rock n Roll Suicide
Day 1: Pink Floyd Day 2: Radiohead Day 3: Converge Day 4: Aphex Twin Day 5: Portishead Day 6: The Mars Volta Day 7: Toe Day 8: Shpongle Day 9: Gorillaz Day 10: King Crimson Day 11: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Day 12: No-Man Day 13: Porcupine Tree Day 14: Kings of Convenience Day 15: Younger Brother Day 16: 65DaysofStatic
Day 17: David Bowie
Day 18: Cabezas de Cera
Day 19: Led Zeppelin
Day 20: Mahavishnu Orchestra
Day 21; Mono
Day 22: Tera Melos
Day 23: Cynic
Day 24: Yes
Day 25: Swans
Day 26: Dillinger Escape Plan
Day 27: Soda Stereo
Day 28: Caifanes
Day 29: John Frusciante
Day 30: New Trolls
Be prepared for a lot of jazz from us, as we’ve been replacing some long-lost recordings from that section. Today’s is the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s 2nd album, Birds of Fire (Sony, 2000).
It’s the kind of album that has us closing our eyes and making that ridiculous guitar face as we (attempt) to play the air guitar like John McLaughlin.
Originally recorded in 1972, Birds of Fire is one of the pivotal jazz fusion records, full of rock influences but also with a violin and Mini-Moog. Definitely check out the full album from the Music Library when you’re sick of sitting outside in this beautiful weather.
These guys are sooooo o o o o oo oooo good.
In my dreams the world would come alive, becoming so captivatingly majestic, free and ethereal, that afterwards it would be oppressive to breathe the dust of this painted life.