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Friday, March 29, 2013

Gaining Clarity

Today was all about clarity for me.
Sometimes you hear something or see something and it makes you realize just how important perception is an ingredient in our lives.
We see what we want, little mirrors of the way we feel. Not necessarily how others feel, and that's not something to be angry at others about - perception is our "rose colored glass"
The only person to be angry at is yourself - for putting your blinders on in the first place.

Having said that...This Article puts into perspective what we're really living for... (and of course ironically uses the word CLARITY really big!)

So how would you choose to spend your last day on Earth?

Here's my list:


READY?


I'd go bananas with my kids - all day. Then I'd die.

I think the article leads you to think you should do things that are so unnecessary before your day is up, like "mend fences" maybe you need to do that - I don't know but I got 24 hours and I'm not hashing out old, stale, tired, crap with someone I couldn't have been bothered with when I was going to live to benefit from it.
I mean maybe you need to tell your ______, that they ______ and that hurt you... but really what good is saying it going to do? Just another example of wasting your (LAST) breaths talking instead of LIVING, (only my opinion of course)

Anyway, somber, somber.
Point is celebrate life while you are alive - nothing is guaranteed... NOTHING
And don't fucking forget Carl.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dear 18 Year Old Me....

I found this interesting ... ladies writing letters to their younger selves.
So I'm gonna do it too!

Dear 18 year old self,

You're a real bitch you know that? I'm not telling you anything significant about your future because you wouldn't believe me if I told you... and you don't really deserve to know anyway. But... I will say this you should be using Nivea products they're good to you. Be nicer to your Grandmother, more critical with your friends and stop NOT PLANNING. <--------- silliest idea you ever had... really.

Don't say anything without being able to back it up. Get more sleep too... there may be a day when you wish you had. Treat the people in your life as though it's yours and their last day because it just may be. You really do get smarter when you get older - you don't have to understand that yet because there's no way to really get it until you've "got" it.

Don't write people off... it's not nice. You may be surprised to find out that a lot of the people you write off turn out to remember you and maybe even become some of your greatest allies when you need them.
There is music that is better than punk rock, really I am not lieing. You know this somewhere deep inside you just won't admit it - move on!

Most importantly, there will be times when you have to resist the urge to be cold and hard... life's just rough sometimes. But you're alive... I know you live to be AT LEAST 28.... so enjoy your definite 10 years. Enjoy  waking up in the morning and being able to breathe... stuff happens and you can't change it but you are here you DUMMY!

x0x0x
the very humble and cool future you.
She's hotter too !!!

PS Get over yourself!



Saturday, March 23, 2013

English Mashups

So, in my English class we are writing a researched paper and to give us an idea of how to incorporate our own thoughts into the writing we were given the example of mashups and given a link to the best mashups of 2006. I found this simultaneously cool and super weird.

Here's the link
They get better the further down you go obviously.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

*As Much as I want to Like This*

This collab should have never happened.
I mean, look, I'm not a critic and I am a huge Aesop Rock fan and I think the song is powerful lyrically...
her style is ??? Spoken Word / Folk Rock??? And she is trying to rap.

I looked in the comments and people are really into this??
Her voice is grating, I mean I give her props for being courageous and really OBVIOUSLY being bold and doing something different but I'm really confused after watching this.
I mean I heard they had toured together and wanted to check it out... somethings should just remain a mystery I guess.

Anyway, what's up Sigur Ros? NO PHILLY DATES!? 

What has it come to?

Oh terrible news folks!
I had to throw my favorite shoes away... decrepit they were.
But oh, when I got them they were beautiful Sperry Topsiders
People would say things like, "aren't your feet hot?" and, "those aren't summer shoes." and, "those aren't winter shoes." and of course, "those are so ugly."

They were a lot like those but black, it really is a sad day.



On another note my blog is lacking substance -

but it makes up for it in character, so eat it!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

There was a time...

when all I wanted was for Instagram to be available on Droid because in my opinion it was the only thing the iPhone had on my phone... now I'm glad I can't use it at all anymore because apparently rich kids are posting about their lives on there and stuff (who would have thought rich kids used phone apps?)

THE POINT IS THAT WE'RE DOING IT WRONG!!!

But really after page one - just like old money - it's a real booooore.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

You can lead a horse...

Samo' Samo'

Sneak onto fb to see what I was doing last year on St. Patrick's Day
Fuck if I know cuz timeline just did away with all my status' 
THANKS TIMELINE.... You've ruined even a reverie of past crunkness.
Happy Enabling Holiday.

Friday, March 15, 2013

LOLS

This was too good not to share....

Just so everyone knows....
this little miracle is called and Aye Aye

And if you have to satisfy your craving for more ugly animals YOU ARE WELCOME

Monday, March 11, 2013

Push Present? Really?

Ok, so if you were by chance carousing the internet for ideas for a gift for your woman take your mouse up and to the right because this is NOT what you wanted.

If however, you are wondering well, what is a push present allow me.

On top of now receiving your own life still intact and a new second life expelled from your womb you get a prize at the end of glorious childbirth. Just the name Push Present... doesn't sound full of expectation at all - nope no sarcasm there.

This whole farce of pregnancy kills me, what do women expect? Why would you complain about it like this... yeah it sucks but for serious, really? Isn't the gift at the end the fact that you get this awesome child...
OR I GUESS NOT. Not only that - isn't it great that it isn't oh... say two hundred years ago where you may HAVE DIED ?

Women have men under the guise that this shit is way worse than it is - no thanks to perpetuation by movies and television. It all seems so ungrateful and so underhanded. We all know what it's going to be like, they've been telling us since we got our periods...

I don't know, I might be wrong - maybe women deserve trophies for procreating but knowing how most people turn out in adulthood I think it's a little premature to give someone a prize at the very earliest stages of this insane life event. Or maybe I just ... maybe I am a real man because apparently at ask men they agree with me.

Sometimes it just feels like as women we want everything... and some things we should ask for. Like equal pay, equal rights but I fear a "push gift" just doesn't fit into my idea of what as women we deserve.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

So Worth Watching

I'm not super into TED Talks, but I came across this and thought it was exceptional.
I usually have a problem with this stuff because who wasn't teased or laughed at? And to whine about it as an adult... seems so trivial. But this is very beautiful and not whiney and worth the eleven minutes of your life you spend on it.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

George Harrison The Coolest Arthropod

ONLY FOUR MINUTES LATE

Ladies and Gentlemen and Bots why do you ask is George Harrison the coolest Beatle?
Because George Harrison wrote "Give Me Love"
Because George Harrison let Eric Clapton have his wife after he sang Layla about her
Because George Harrison was the absolute underdog (let's just not mention Ringo right now)
Because he survived a knife attack by a home intruder
Because George Harrison was in The Traveling Wilburys

OK so anyway... he's my fave. I love the Beatles, I mean my kid is named after a Beatles song
That's got to count for something!!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Absolute Boredom

Today was one of the most boring unproductive days I have had in a while.
I mostly trolled around the internet and did nothing.

I did however find this article which I thought was really beautiful and is a great reminder to myself of the values which I try to embody.

I almost made a venomous post about all the things on the internet that I find annoying and then I was just clicking around stumbleupon and found that and it reminded me... it's just not worth it.

Tomorrow I'm going to blog about why George Harrison was my favorite Beatle... HOLLA.

Bands of the moment

I was going to title this post something like... 20 most influential, progressive bands at the moment but... I'm not a critic so what do I know. But this is the stuff I'm stuck on right now, lately and why. Basically because I want a reason to sit and listen to music without just sitting here doing nothing. If you disagree well, oh well. 

Atmosphere

What's not to love about Slug? Hip hop for chicks. It's raps equivalent to IDM how can you argue that? With lines like, "Do I sound mad? Well, I guess I'm a little pissed... every action has a point and five points make a fist. You close them, you swing them and it hurts when it hits.. the truth can be a bitch but... if the boot fits." It's intelligent and funny and self aware.

Silversun Pickups
Lyrically, they're the best thing out there right now. And if you can get past the bassist's awkwardness their live stuff is great to watch because they have a terrific chemistry. I think I read somewhere that they met on a plane ... coming from different outfits so it was a band meant to be, OBVIOUSLY

Aloe Blacc
Dapper Aloe Blacc. What I like most about him is the takeaway shows. If you don't know what these are go look up takeway shows on youtube immediately. His are by far the best. I like that he covers a lot of songs that weren't really popular when they were made but were still great. I think he's really influential, and I think he may get a lot bigger... who knows.

Robyn
The queen of dance. I'm sorry Britney... you're alright and all but Robyn wins! And she's a crossover artist. She's actually been out for years but she's apparently had some label conflicts and opened her own Konichiwa Records recently.

Counting Crows

Not the most attractive ensemble but damn are they powerful. Probably the oldest guys on the list too. Anna Begins is one of my favorite songs of all time. (One of)
I also think (until Shrek) they were one of the most underrated bands out there... the ultimate underdogs.
And if I love anything it's an underdog

Kate Nash
Kate Nash is super funny has really great lines in her songs about how she's gonna leave her boyfriend lay in his own puke in the cold because he is a giant jerk! Super Girl Music - trampling all over the likes of Lily Allen

The Bird and the Bee
Cutesy fun pop, think Belle and Sebastian less the Twee. Part of why they're cool is that no one has used them in shows or car commercials. Relatively unknown, untouched and pristine.

Lykki Li
Why is it that all the best Kings of Leon songs have been redone by other artists ... and turned out better. Lykke Li covers Knocked Up and kills it. She kills any song. Her acoustic version of "Tonight" is incredible. Granted it's got that... crazy chick vibe but it's still great.

Kanye
The biggest bill on the list, and yeah... OK he's a douche. But damn if 808's and Heartbreak isn't one of the best breakup albums since SeaChange... yeah I said it. 808's is a great album and while he's not Michael Jackson with the whole dancing I bet he scares the shit out of Justin Timberlake. Still 808's didn't get much recognition. It's kind of his hidden gem thing...

La Roux 
La Roux is cool. I don't really know exactly what about her I like so much but it's very fun, uptempo.

Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi is great because he likes to get stoned and then rap about it. Lissie covers his song Pursuit of Happiness (very well too). But I think what's great is there are tons of remixes out there that remaster his stuff and make it really incredible. Sometimes with popular rap you have to sift through a lot of the garbage to find the really talented guys and he's definitely one of them... not that Aesoppy Rock shit (who does he think he is stealing that name?)


Persons / Bands of Note:

  • Mayer Hawthorne 
  • The Kooks
  • Full Crate and Mar
  • Peter, Bjorn, and John
  • Lissie
  • Modest Mouse
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • The Black Keys

I don't own any of these pictures... I stole them all off different places on the webs.. sorry.