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Jun. 6th, 2012

...and pluck till time and times are done, the silver apples of the moon, the golden apples of the sun.

RIP - Ray Bradbury

"to be, rather than to seem"

NC voted 'yes' today on Amendment 1, which defines marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized.

i love this state and have not been ashamed of it...until now.

if you are going to legislate marriage policy according to the dictates of a 2,000 year old magic book, you might want to try following some it's commandments and dictates yourselves.

you are worse than ignorant.
you are the cruel.

Feb. 28th, 2011

"Oft it chances in particular men,
That for some vicious mole of nature in them,
As, in their birth--wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose his origin--
By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason,
Or by some habit that too much o'er-leavens
The form of plausive manners, that these men,
Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect,
Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,--
Their virtues else--be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may undergo--
Shall in the general censure take corruption
From that particular fault: the dram of eale
Doth all the noble substance of a doubt
To his own scandal."


"The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in who Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from buring windows. The terror of falling from a great height is still as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and “Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling."

-Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

The Faster Pussycat



wow, just read that Tura Satana passed away on Feb 4.
RIP girl.

x


"That's the nice thing about carousels, they always play the same songs."

-The Catcher in the Rye


"Look at all the things that can go wrong for men. There’s the nothing-happening-at-all problem, the too-much-happening-too-soon problem, the dismal-drooping-after-a-promising beginning problem; there’s the size-doesn’t-matter-except-in-my-case problem, the failing-to-deliver-the-goods problem…and what do women have to worry about? A handful of cellulite? Join the club. A spot of I-wonder-how-I-rank? Ditto."

-High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Feb. 7th, 2011



"I think we live in a culture that makes you think ‘oh, I’m a little bit too fat, or I’m too thin, or I’m not right, and I don’t fit in’, and I think like, you know, increasingly I’ve realized as I’ve tried to change and tried to adapt and amend and pursue these ambitions, that ultimately, everybody has a beauty within themselves, and if you find this, and accept this, then you will be happy regardless of external attributes or material things."

-Russel Brand

Feb. 7th, 2011



"I have always wanted to be liked or admired. I feel a terrible insecurity if a man turns on me, if I lose a friend. I don’t even want to lose a husband. I want everything, all the time, everywhere. I’m afraid of the desert. God loves you, they say in the churches, God is everything. People who believe that don’t need admiration, they don’t need to sleep with a man, they feel safe. But I can’t invent a belief… It’s not enough to need it. We have to love first, and I don’t know how. But I need it, how I need it."

-The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
i will never understand how a million dollar paid professional can fuck up the national anthem:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/02/07/christina-aguilera-fumbles-national-anthem/

the Black Eyed Peas were shit as well. glad all of those haters of The Who last year got their way.

yea, they Peas were so much better...not!

make my sleep his song

Trish Keenan from the band "Broadcast" has passed away.
do yourself a favor and give them a listen; they are kind of like an acid "Mazzy Star".

RIP pretty.

x

http://pitchfork.com/news/41200-rip-broadcasts-trish-keenan/

today in histrory

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1779 by Thomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly enacted the statute into the state's law. The Statute for Religious Freedom is one of only three accomplishments Jefferson instructed be put in his epitaph. It supported the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, and freedom of conscience.

amuse yourself and read it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Statute_for_Religious_Freedom
most amused that not only is this book $16.66, but at the bottom, Amazon tells you that "66% buy the item featured on this page"

love it:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0557431735/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Jan. 14th, 2011

snow is still on the ground.
never seen it this wintery in North Carolina.
anyone other than Peter Fonda finding a dead body in their car would seem strange.

hhmmm

What Brahms Symphony are you?
Your Result: You are the First Symphony!
 

You aspire to greatness and always give it your best effort no matter the endeavor. This perfectionist tendency earns you much respect and admiration, except from whom you most desperately need it: yourself. At times you could benefit from a little relaxation, or perhaps some downright laziness, but you get more satisfaction from hard work. Congratulations!

You are the Third Symphony!
 
You are the Fourth Symphony!
 
You are the Second Symphony!
 
What Brahms Symphony are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

an unmarried woman

Jill Clayburgh, a popular actress from the 70's, whom I had a major crush on has died at 66.
The news made me sad today.

gathering 'moss'

I love Kate Moss on the cover of the new Bryan Ferry cd:



"There was a point at which Olympia was intended to be a new Roxy Music album. It would have been the band's first since 1982's Avalon, and there even seems to be a sly nod to that two-decade gap on album opener "You Can Dance", which opens with a brief musical passage that is pretty much a note-for-note reference to Avalon's "True to Life". Somewhere in the process, though, this became another Bryan Ferry solo album, featuring original Roxy Music members Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Brian Eno, and Ferry brought in a raft of collaborators, some old, some new, to round out the record, his first to feature original songs since 2002's Frantic.

The funny thing is, if Roxy Music had released this exact album in 1983 as a follow-up to Avalon, I don't think anyone would have batted an eye. It spills over with the aesthetics and sounds of Ferry's 80s work, which has the strange effect of also making it sound very current. The synths, fluid beats, wiry guitar parts with just a bit of chorus, and electric pianos are all things you can hear on any number of indie rock records today. Ferry puts them together in a very classic rock way, residing at the center as the charismatic front man. The FM-rock approach to the emphasis on vocals is mirrored in the lead guitar contributed by Manzanera and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour-- that kind of playing is one of the few elements of 80s album rock that hasn't made a significant comeback, which may partly be down to the proficiency it requires."

why is the last mile the hardest mile?

Is it just me, or is there an intimacy here that simply did not exist on Facebook?
God, I loathed that fucking place like the plague.

Hell, it's so intimate, I can post this public!
lalalalala!

7 views of Jerusalem

Although I had never really thought about it, when I named my journal years ago "Beautiful City of Tears" it was due to both my depression, and my complete mishearing of a song lyric. Amusingly, if you do a Google search for "beautiful city of tears", I am the first search entry.

Nov. 1st, 2010

An interesting little article from the UK on dealing with witches and pagans.

I love that instead of having, oh someone normal looking, we get a Halloween witch picture with pumpkins. Some progress though.

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