Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.

- Albert Camus (Notebooks 1951-1959)

Vérité.

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I’ve long known about #musicares and they have a very dear place in my heart so I thank Tom @desavia for starting the ball rolling on getting the word out in a big way and @mattnathanson for nudging me. The deal here is to post a pic of yourself with a record that saves/makes your life and donate, pass it on, etc. I chose “Cucumber Castle” because it’s a wonderfully sappy record that represents a transitional period in my life and I still spin it almost weekly. Learn more: http://www.grammy.org/musicares/donate

One thing that really stood out to me on From Where I Stand was the guitar work. Sometimes, on a singer-songwriter’s album, the music just serves as background noise to back up their vocals, but that isn’t the case with From Where I Stand. Both the vocals and the instrumental parts on this album are great and … they work together in order to create a great product.

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Shannon Shumaker, The Prelude Press

* The CD is just a couple weeks away from release. Good to see some early reviews “getting” it.

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divinepk:

metalhead-problems

Oh, hai, my youth!

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Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.

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Sylvia Plath

fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest

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Seconded.

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Complex logic here but give it a minute…

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aseaofquotes:

James Baldwin, Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone

James Baldwin was one of our best. Possibly THE best American writer. And I don’t do bests. I read this novel last year and it had me in tears.

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Nows I knows whats time it is!

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archiemcphee:

For an ongoing series entitled The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, English artist Ben Long uses his bare hands to create elaborate drawings in the grime that accumulates on the rear shutters of haulage trucks. As the trucks transport their goods across town and country, Long’s artwork is shared with the public. That is, until time or the inevitable powerwasher obscures the image.

"The ongoing project aims to bring art to the public through these moving canvases, away from restricted space of museums and art institution—his artworks focus on subjects relatable to many, such as animal portraits, human and their pets."

Visit Ben Long’s website to check out more of his artwork.

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Love these!

Even Baltimore is crying today.

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Ha! My pedal board is Dethfamous! (by association)

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mattnathanson:

i wrote something for the amazing Talkhouse Music
on the even MORE amazing Sinead O’Connor

as per usual, i get kinda passionate.
and swear a bunch.

i absolutely loved writing this.