Monday, February 28, 2011



I'll say it for you.


Sunday, February 27, 2011



I wish I had words for this tune-yards track.
just listen- you'll get the drift.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Foster the People


These guys make me feel so good.
Good morning.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh to see it with my own eyes...


"Wide Eyes"- the opening track to Local Native's album Gorilla Manor, seems to be speaking about spirituality. Specifically, I feel it talks about the struggles of two huge figures in the history of religion: Jesus and the Buddha. This song is moving and passionate. Every time I listen to it I cannot help but think about my own struggles with "enlightenment". My religion is ever-changing and I have found it grows and develops as I grow and develop. Those humans in the world who cease to develop, who cease to learn are also directly affecting the development of their own spirituality... their own religion. I believe it to be true that spirituality comes from a continuous flow of new knowledge and experience. A person's religion must evolve throughout their life and will change and take new directions often. It truly does not matter what religion someone's parents pressed on them. Every single person must struggle to develop their own way of thinking- their very own religion. I leave these thoughts with an incredible quote that pertains to the development of one's own religion.

One of our problems is that very few of us have developed any distinctive personal life. Everything about us seems secondhand, even our emotions. In many cases we have to rely on secondhand information in order to function. I accept the word of a physician, a scientist, a farmer, on trust. I do not like to do this. I have to because they possess vital knowledge of living of which I am ignorant. Secondhand information concerning the state of my kidneys, the effect of cholesterol, and the raising of chickens, I can live with. But when it comes to questions of meaning , purpose, and death secondhand information will not do. I cannot survive on a secondhand faith in a secondhand God. There has to be a personal word, a unique confrontation, if I am to come alive.

-Alan Jones

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Right Before My Eyes


I think the human being is built for perseverance.
We are made to overcome obstacles.
One day the whole world seems to be falling apart...
..the next day we feel a new sense of direction.
We feel hope.

It's important to recognize the problems in our lives.
To really get in touch with the tough feelings we don't want to feel.
Sadness, regret, embarrassment, anger, fear.
These are things we, as humans, need to face head-on.
There is no other way.

give up.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let it be.


there comes a time
all forgotten
all forgiving
the only answer
lies in an ultimate truth
to let love out of your pores
and pour it out of your soul.
submit yourself to the sorrowful
and be the hope you wish to see.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Avi Buffalo


Avi Buffalo are made up of a couple youngsters. The entire album shines with a charm that only a youthful energy can produce. "Jessica" is the love that changed your life. Jessica is the one that "made you lose your faith". You had no idea what you were doing when you were with her. You felt the full range of emotions in one night with Jessica. You didn't handle it the right way though. You were nervous from the second she admitted she wanted to be with you... You were nervous because you knew the day would come when she would admit she didn't want to be with you any longer.

That's who "Jessica" is to me.

Nude Beaches.

Due to the overwhelming dedication to an idea that wasn't moving me forward...

My last blog space suffered blows and was put under.
It now rests in the unreadable html text that it will be forever more.

I'd like to blog with a purpose, but we'll see if I can keep it steady and focused. The idea is to pick a song (one song at a time) and interpret it as it relates to me or someone or something I know about. Music is a driving force in my life, and fortunately for anyone who views this blog the music I listen to comes in all shades and shapes and sizes. Fortunately for everyone music is so thick and abundant and exciting right now you can get your hands on new stuff every single day. Music just fits. I'll do what I can to describe how it makes me feel, and any help would be welcomed with open arms. My interpretations could take their form in a story, a poem, a rant, a description, a sentence, or a single word. The music is what matters. I'll just make sure I attach something to the music to make this space half mine.

See next blog for the title track to Shrill Sounds.