November 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Been really into Bukowski again lately, it’s impossible with out an essay to explain how his writing makes me feel. He truly is one of the best writers that ever lived. Here’s a few quotes that I find particularly meaningful:

“there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even during the
best moments
the greatest times

we will know it

we will know it
more than

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

we will wait

in that space.”

“Unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness…
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don’t do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by itself
and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was.”

“I wanted the whole world or nothing.”

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

“Any asshole can chase a skirt, art takes discipline.”

“How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so? “


Good Times…

October 8, 2010 § 2 Comments

This is what happens when Side by Side gets down at a wedding together. Lots of craziness.

Pennsylvania Ave.

October 2, 2010 § 2 Comments

Was in Washington DC recently for very good friend’s wedding (which was a blast) did this panorama of Pennsylvania Ave while I was there. Thought it came out pretty sweet. Click the thumbnail below to view it people!

Don’t Leave My Mind…

September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Whoa… how beautiful is this song!? New Azure Ray single “Don’t Leave My Mind.” The vocal melody and and lyrics melt my heart… listen if you know what’s good for you. Follow the link: “Don’t Leave My Mind”

The Graveyard of the Atlantic…

September 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

A new Ataris’s song got released online today, it’s Kris doing an acoustic version of it, but wow how beautiful are those lyrics. Have been anxiously anticipating this record for a long time now… sounds like it’s not going to disappoint. Title of the track is “The Graveyard of the Atlantic” Enjoy

Success is Elusive…

August 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Some wise words that I read today from Bob Lefsetz…. hope they strike you just as well:

People are complicated. Our motivations are multifarious. Success is elusive. You can try, but you’re gonna hit a lot of blind alleys. Your one big break will probably be cumulative, a result of years of hard work that pay off in that one performance that puts you over, years after you thought you should make it, after multiple late night soliloquies wherein you decided to give up.

But those who last soldier on. They know that it’s not only hard work, but a constant exploration of their act, a constant reevaluation, a constant seeking for personal satisfaction that ends up in career fulfillment. – Bob Lefsetz

The Rippin’ and the Tearin’…

August 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Just felt the need to let the world know how disturbing yet absolutely hilarious this video is… If he was my Grandfather I’d totally party with him.

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