Music Speaks

21 Feb

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“Where words fail, music speaks.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

Songwriting team and brothers George Gershwin (1898-1937) & Ira Gershwin (1896-1983)

You Mustn’t Lose It

19 Feb

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“You are given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

— Robin Williams

Like Being Free

17 Feb

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“On my best days, I can freely enjoy the slow passing of time, the tenderness that is in my life; I can feel the love I’m a part of surrounding me and flowing through me; I am near home and I am standing hand in hand with those I love, past and present, in the sun, on the outskirts of something that feels, almost…like being free.”

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (book)

Safe Travels

7 Feb

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“The trick is, you can only brighten the forest from beneath the canopy of its trees…from within. To bring the light, you must first make your way through the bramble-filled darkness. Safe travels.”

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (book)

Not Been Paid

1 Feb

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“For all of you “housewives” out there, which of course is a term I employ that means anybody who has ever had to clean up somebody else’s shit and not been paid for it…”

— Roseanne Barr

Near The Bottom

1 Feb

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“Exhaustion has always been my friend and I don’t mind going there. Near the bottom of its fathomless pit I usually find results.”

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (book)

Realities Must Be Ignored

30 Jan

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“Faith is not a thing to mess with; in order for it to endure, certain realities must be ignored.”

Susan Branch

This photo is from the video China Girl. China Girl was filmed in 1983 in Sydney’s Chinatown district. Geeling Ng is the beautiful woman who starred in the video. The song was written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie in 1977. China Girl is one of my favorite songs.

Have To Decide

28 Jan

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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

— J R R Tolkien

My Depression Is Spewing

22 Jan

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“My depression is spewing like an oil spill all over the beautiful turquoise-green gulf of my carefully planned and controlled existence. Its black sludge is threatening to smother every last living part of me.”

Bruce Springsteen — Born To Run (book)

I Will Miss You, Mr. President, Barack Obama

20 Jan

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Thank you for everything you did. Especially regarding Health Insurance and preexisting conditions. I felt safe with you as President. And you are super intelligent.

Do Something

18 Jan

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.”

— Barack Obama

Remember these posters by Shepard Fairey? They were so appealing and fun to make. They were a huge trend. I did have hope and thought Obama made progress. I am grateful.

Being Smart Is Cooler

16 Jan

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“I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.” — Michelle Obama

Somebody Up There Likes Me

14 Jan

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Iman posted this to her Instagram account on January 10, the one-year anniversary of David Bowie’s passing. What a fantastic double rainbow shot, and love the dramatic lighting. Good capture. Wonder if she shot it herself, from the balcony of where they live in Soho? It’s a feel-good, hopeful photo.

Somebody Up There Likes Me lyrics by David Bowie

He’s so divine, his soul shines.
Breaks the night, sleep tight.
His ever loving face smiles on the whole human race.
He says, “I’m somebody.”
He’s got his eye on your soul, his hand on your heart.

Somebody up there (somebody) likes me.
Nothing left his eye unmoved. He
Had the plan, he had to use (somebody).
He’s so divine, his soul shines (somebody).
Breaks the night, sleep tight (somebody out there, somebody).
His ever loving face smiles on the whole human race (somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody out there).

What I Say

10 Jan

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“I usually don’t agree with what I say very much.” — David Bowie

I miss you.

Hang On To Yourself

13 Dec

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If you think you’re going to make it, you’d better hang to yourself.

Song Hang On To Yourself by David Bowie

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Get A Job

11 Dec

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Then To Rest

9 Dec

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Photograph by Georges Dambier. #2762 – BARBARA MULLEN AND MARIE HÉLÈNE ARNAUD WATER-SKIING CAP D’ANTIBES 1957

I’m That Tired

7 Dec

Locals walk the streets of Madison Square near the Flatiron Building.

The Flatiron by WW Rock, 1918

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Under The Umbrella

5 Dec

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Scattered

3 Dec

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If I Give My Soul by Billy Joe Shaver

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