I mean, it’s true. You got this, and you probably didn’t even shave your head over it once. Keep on trucking and turn the beat around. You can do it.
A clever reminder that challenges for those who attempt to translate experience to words have existed for the entirety of history. I wonder how Thoreau would’ve railed against twitter, though I know that Whitman would’ve been all over Instagram.
I really like the idea of lots of small leaders, giving the people what they need where they are. Instead of these vast hierarchies that encourage coldness & dehumanization of the community, real local connections, perhaps even local flair besides the Wal-Mart and the pop radio station. Homogenization of culture helps no one, least of all the artists. Rest in Peace Pete.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam is a singer-songwriter who converted to Islam in the late 70’s and dedicated himself to philanthropic & educational efforts throughout the Muslim world. He’s being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, so get at him for Catch Bull at Four & Tea for the Tilleman. Amazing, truly American sound.
It’s this reminder that, the going will get rough at times. It makes most people walk. Grit your teeth. Get up. You got this.
It really does seem that there’s a moment when the whole world is asleep, and it is usually around 3 AM. To feel that in the mind is very tough. Much love to those surrounded by darkness.
Dress humbleness upon you is my new favorite phrase. Some wisdom for your tuesday from r/quotesporn. It’s important to know where your blindspots are and to get back up even when you’re taking shots. Muhammed Ali said so too. Check it below.
Banksy’s NYC residency is chugging along, with his work providing its own form of local artist stimulus to the Bronx & Brooklyn, while annoying Manhattanites with random art sales & mooing animal trucks. He commented on his usage of (somewhat) trite slogans in his work, and we should all take note.
r/quotesporn continues to break new ground in the world of self-awareness and being able to shine a light on what it means to be human. Amazing.
There is something to be said for just getting to work. No matter how humble your beginnings, great stuff is possible.