I haven’t had many words in the past several weeks/months as I’ve been in unlearning some things. Let me say I’ve had my fair share of frustrations, fears, and failures in recent history and because of that I’ve developed a sincere appreciation for failure. The worst ones have been my best teachers, and my realizations are growth that is mine forever. A sort of alchemy of the soul, perhaps. And it’s because I’m fortunate to understand there is no growth without seeking knowledge that is outside of my current paradigm, that I continue to grow. But I also understand that it’s natural to fear what I perceive could hurt me, and so the natural tendency is to believe that avoidance of failure is proof that I am intelligent. And with in mind, I carefully seek not views and ideas that validate and provide self justification for fears that masquerade as wisdom. To try or think, to embark, to confront anything, requires that the desire to do so has to outweigh fear. What do you want to do? Don’t think about it. Just start. Keep starting. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. – Issac Newton
Fingerbanger 1: The Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf) (don lowed)
“I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all, Teddy said. It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean.” – J.D. Salinger
Fingerbanger 2: Friendly Fires – Strange Love ( a Depeche Mode Cover) (don lowed)
“2010 was a difficult year for many of us. ‘Ghosts’ is a tribute to all of the loose ends that continue to haunt us, to the past that we struggle to let go of, and to the hope that we can all manage to overcome… by mastering the elusive art of letting go.” ~ Swami
Fingerbanger 3: Seventh Swami – Lucidity (don lowed)
Fingerbanger 4: Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator (don lowed)
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
– Hunter S. Thompson
I’ve got a little Schoolboy Crush on this one. If you got that and didn’t need google, you get about… um… +257 coolpoints.
Fingerbanger 5: Missy Elliot Vs Martin Brew – Work It (DJ Soos Hopscotch Blend) (don lowed)