Archive for March, 2013

Reborn

March 26, 2013

So we have come to this time of year again, Passover, Eastertide, rites of Spring, and every other rituals and holidays that occur all around the same time.  Every single one of these brings with it a theme of renewal, or rebirth, some more literally than others.  We should feel reinvigorated, empowered, ready to take on anything, but how soon that renewed sense fades and we go back to the standard humdrum such and such of our llives.  But they are our lives, and we should strive to live them, and not be afraid.  I know, I of all people shouldn’t say much, because I fall into the same patterns myself, highs and lows, ups and downs, all over the place at times. But that’s the human condition.  I know I’m not the only person who’s station in life didn’t quite meet expectations within a certain time frame, etc. but here is what I propose.  If we are all experiencing the same emotions, the same highs and lows, the same extremes, to accept my concept of rebirth, we must make a bigger effort to reach out to one another. The current climate of the human aspect of the world is a troubling one, but the more love we can spread, the more hope we can share, that is the true redistribution of wealth.  And whatever higher power you believe in, or not,  we can accept that we are reborn more or less every day that we actually woke up.  Human life is choice, is constant change, no moments are set in time unless we give in to the yoke of our oppressors, our bullies, tyrants, meddling coworkers, what have you.  But our biggest opressors my friends, are ourselves.  Every day you are alive is your chance to make a difference.  We dissappoint others from time to time, but the key here is, let’s try not to be disappointments to ourselves. 

Peace!

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My theme song this week

March 26, 2013

I’ve been listening to a lot of good tunes this week, but what speaks most to my current state of mind is Cage The Elephant, in particular their song, “In One Ear.” It makes me remember to stick to my guns and keep  fighting the good fight and doing what I want to do, what I like to do with my life, and not to be told what to do by those who shouldn’t pretend to know anything about me.  I will continue to spread the good news to all. 

Free!

March 19, 2013

I’ve been locked out of my blog for a little over a week now. The nice people over in account recovery finally got back to me and i got back in no problem. Expect many more great things really soon. Today I’m making yogurt. I’ll let y’all know how it goes.

Latest Car Jams

March 19, 2013

Django Unchained Soundtrack- The movie was great, but the music really took it to the next level, the way a really epic soundtrack should. It’s great driving music.

Pulp Fiction Soundtrack- As evidenced in what I just said above, Tarantino’s films are made all the more enjoyable by their amazing soundtracks. Dispersed throughout are little sound clips of the film that make the soundtrack experience that much more connected to the film.

David Bowie- The Next Day: His first album in ten years, it has all the weird motifs and indecipherable lyrics you come to expect from Bowie, as well as amazing instrumentations, and a unique blend of all kinds of styles and genres. Also find a lot more themes connecting to his growing older. What you find is a more mature Bowie, with just as much flare and outlandish behavior as usual.

Don’t Frack My Mother

March 11, 2013

Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and others take a stand against Fracking!

Social Experiment

March 11, 2013

My new idea is to sit in a different public locale to read my book each time just to see how many if any conversations will occur just by the people catching sight of the book I am reading.  

March 11, 2013

Wal-Mart’s Slave Labor Camps

It matters not that I still work for them. Wrong is wrong. No matter their associates don’t warrant respect. Since the people that make their goods get even less. I like to think I know what it means to have a hard time but I don’t. How could I? Stop exploiting our prisoners. It is you who are the real criminals. This has been going on for more than 20 years? Time to end this bs.

The Path of Newness

March 11, 2013

So this past week I did get to try new things as I said I would be trying to do more frequentlly. I finished reading Huey P. Newton’s amazing autobiography, “Revolutionary Suicide,” following in the wake of my re-reading Malcolm X. It’s a logical progression seeing how Newton and Bobby Seale were very influenced by many of Malcolm’s ideas when forming the Black Panthers.
I started reading a new book, “SEED,” by Bob Zeigler, an interesting Scifi book that I don’t know what to make of. I also started playing and within a couple days, beat the game, Lollipop Chainsaw, from the messed up mind of Game creator Suda 51, maker of No More Heroes. He’s like the Japanese video game designer answer to Tarantino. It’s a game laced with over the top zombie mayhem and an equal dose of hilarity and strangeness. Music wise, I am .getting more into bands that were around in my lifetime but that I missed in their heyday, like Sunny Day Real Estate.

And finally, on the food front, I am trying to get as little meat into my diet as possibly and so far it’s actually working out okay with me still fitting in required nutrients that don’t only come from meat. Tofu salad, yum! And I’m branching out into the land of fish, but need help figuring out what I might like, or what would be better to eat to ease my taste palate into the game as it were.

Car Jams 3/8

March 8, 2013

This week’s car jams have been the typically awesome and eclectic.

ZZ Ward- Till The Casket Drops: Her album is one of my favorites of 2012, and I hope it becomes your favorite in 2013, considering just how amazing she is. ZZ perfectly blends Country, Blues, Soul, and Hip/Hop into something that really has to be heard to be believed. It’s like Adele meets Winehouse, meets…..I don’t even know.

Cat Power- The Greatest: It’s Cat Power so therefore it is awesome.

Sunny Day Real Estate- Diary It’s funny to think that bands like this influenced some of the more forgettable bands of post 2000 era, considering how amazingly this holds up after 20 years. Music knows no time, besides time signatures of course.