The Product of Procrastination

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. ---
Bertrand Russel

Bands I’m obsessed with right now

I have been so bored with my music lately so I went searching. Nylon Magazine and a tumblr website named supplied me with plenty!

Wild Belle

(Check out It’s too Late)

Cat Power and Angel Haze 

(Check out Manhattan remix by Ryan Hemsworth)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Chloe Howl - “Rumour” I also love no strings :)

The Hood Internet - “Pyramidspeak” (Purity Ring x Frank Ocean mashup)

Ms Mr (Check out Fantasy)«Watch for the glitter puking cheerleaders

BEAT MARK

Macklemore. I love thin line by him, love song, Gold, highschool, but I really haven’t heard a song by him I don’t like. 

Post war years

The postal service…still

Metric

Alpine»listen to gasoline 

Kitty» ok cupid

BETS check out rooftop lover

Bloc Party

American Royalty

Zion

Mumford and sons

 

 

 

 

Gratitude vs. Materialism

The holiday commercials have seeped into my television and computer screen once again, with their poisoning messages of not having enough, never being good enough, happy enough, until you buy this one magical product….which will be followed by forty seven billion more. So in light of this I have decided to meditate on what I already have and cannot buy: I am grateful for my God. He is the reason all of this is possible. My family. We have our flaws, the ones who cling to drugs like its a life source instead of the leech the drugs really are. But we also know with our whole hearts what love really is. That is truly a blessing. I am thankful for my real friends. Not the sort of friend that I can only hang out with if I decide to go to the bars or the club or anything else face book worthy. A friend I can hangout on the couch with and talk about how my life is really going. Its awesome having a solid support system outside of my family and having friends that will hang out with me regardless of what we are doing is an amazing feeling, one I am thankful for. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have had in my life From living in England to Steamboat Springs to Roxborough Park to Spain, God has seriously blessed my life by letting me live in such beautiful places. I need to focus on what I have instead of what I am told I need; for everything I need is already in my life. 

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Now he just wanted to act like themHe just wanted to rap like himUs as rappers underestimate the power and the effects that we have on these kidsBlunt passed, ash in a tin, pack being pushed, harassed by the fedsThe fact of it is most people that rap like this talkin’ about some shit they haven’t livedSurprise, you know the drillTrapped in a box to climb record salesFollow the formula violence, drugs, and, sex sellsSo we try to sound like someone elseThis is not CalifornicationThere’s no way to glorify this pavementSyrup, percocet, and an eighth a day will leave you broke, depressed, and emotionally vacantDespite how Lil Wayne livesIt’s not conducive to being creativeAnd I know ‘cause he’s my favoriteAnd I know ‘cause I was off that same mixRationalize the shit that I’d try after I listen to dedicationBut he’s an alien, I’d sip that shit, pass out or play PlaystationMonths later I’m in the same placeNo music made, feeling like a failureAnd trust me it’s not dope to be 25 and move back to your parent’s basementI’ve seen my people’s dreams dieI’ve seen what they can be deniedAnd “weeds not a drug” - that’s denialGroundhog Day life repeat each timeI’ve seen oxycontin take three livesI grew up with them, we used to cheef dimesI’ve seen cocaine bring out the demons insideCheatin’ and lyin’Friendship cease, no peace in the mindStealin’ and takin’ anything to fix the pieces insideBroken, hopeless, headed nowhereOnly motivation for what the dealer’s supplyingThat rush, that drug, that dopeThose pills, that crumb, that roachThinkin’ I would never do that, not that drugand growing up nobody ever doesUntil your stuck, lookin’ in the mirror like I can’t believe what I’ve becomeSwore I was goin’ to be someoneAnd growing up everyone always doesWe sell our dreams and our potentialTo escape through that buzzJust keep me up, keep me upHollywood here we come…………..

Now he just wanted to act like them
He just wanted to rap like him
Us as rappers underestimate the power and the effects that we have on these kids
Blunt passed, ash in a tin, pack being pushed, harassed by the feds
The fact of it is most people that rap like this talkin’ about some shit they haven’t lived
Surprise, you know the drill
Trapped in a box to climb record sales
Follow the formula violence, drugs, and, sex sells
So we try to sound like someone else
This is not Californication
There’s no way to glorify this pavement
Syrup, percocet, and an eighth a day will leave you broke, depressed, and emotionally vacant
Despite how Lil Wayne lives
It’s not conducive to being creative
And I know ‘cause he’s my favorite
And I know ‘cause I was off that same mix
Rationalize the shit that I’d try after I listen to dedication
But he’s an alien, I’d sip that shit, pass out or play Playstation
Months later I’m in the same place
No music made, feeling like a failure
And trust me it’s not dope to be 25 and move back to your parent’s basement
I’ve seen my people’s dreams die
I’ve seen what they can be denied
And “weeds not a drug” - that’s denial
Groundhog Day life repeat each time
I’ve seen oxycontin take three lives
I grew up with them, we used to cheef dimes
I’ve seen cocaine bring out the demons inside
Cheatin’ and lyin’
Friendship cease, no peace in the mind
Stealin’ and takin’ anything to fix the pieces inside
Broken, hopeless, headed nowhere
Only motivation for what the dealer’s supplying
That rush, that drug, that dope
Those pills, that crumb, that roach
Thinkin’ I would never do that, not that drug
and growing up nobody ever does
Until your stuck, lookin’ in the mirror like I can’t believe what I’ve become
Swore I was goin’ to be someone
And growing up everyone always does
We sell our dreams and our potential
To escape through that buzz
Just keep me up, keep me up
Hollywood here we come…………..

Strange facts about people who impacted history:
Albert Einstein picked up cigarette butts off the street to get tobacco for his pipe
Truman Capote said he was a horizontal author who could only think when lying down, with a cigarette and coffee handy
Charles Dickens is said to have fended off imaginary urchins with his umbrella as he walked the streets of London
I think its safe to say we are all bit strange :)

Strange facts about people who impacted history:

  • Albert Einstein picked up cigarette butts off the street to get tobacco for his pipe
  • Truman Capote said he was a horizontal author who could only think when lying down, with a cigarette and coffee handy
  • Charles Dickens is said to have fended off imaginary urchins with his umbrella as he walked the streets of London
  • I think its safe to say we are all bit strange :)
He is my favorite :)

He is my favorite :)

More of the beautiful Cano Cristales. One day I will get ton experience this river of wonder :)