Monday, September 8, 2014
"If Only You Were Lonely" by The Replacements

clarkconnelly:

fuckyeahthereplacements:

going-to-scranton:

The Replacements - If Only You Were Lonely

(via fuckyeahthereplacements)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Peter Orlovsky, Allen Ginsberg with Rajat Neogy,  New York City, 1968.  Neogy was editor and founder of Transition Magazine. c. Bill Anderson

Peter Orlovsky, Allen Ginsberg with Rajat Neogy,  New York City, 1968.  Neogy was editor and founder of Transition Magazine. c. Bill Anderson

Saturday, September 6, 2014
islandinspace:

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins & Serge Gainsbourg on the street in France.

islandinspace:

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins & Serge Gainsbourg on the street in France.

benjamjn:

affectedline:

hellbunnyshutch:

Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people. 

^^^^

if bees dies out, mankind may only have about four years left on earth

romini:

Dave Davies of the Kinks with his Harmony Meteor - 1962

romini:

Dave Davies of the Kinks with his Harmony Meteor - 1962

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
"Greetings from Seattle, Washington! Hope all is well with you! I’ve been on the road for seven a half weeks now. It’s been a wild & wonderful, life-changing journey that I’ll be so sad to see come to its end within a week or so. I’ve met so many beautiful people on this trip, as well as some rather rotten ones, but it’s all part of the adventure. I have enough stories to last a lifetime, Places that I’ve spent some time so far - Charlotte, Atlanta, Tallahassee, Englewood FL, Tampa, New Orleans, El Paso, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Boulder, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Venice Beach, Victorville CA, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Salinas, Lompoc CA, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. I particularly loved New Orleans, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, and I’m quite diggin’ Seattle thus far. The road has become my home - having been gone almost two months, drifting from city to city has become what’s normal for me, and it will be hard to adjust to being stationary. Time to start planning for the next one. I’d write much more & certainly more eloquently but the ol’ brain is rather limited today after a night of poor sleep.
See you soon!"

My email to a friend 

April 12, 2012

from a hostel in Seattle

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
"Live with me on Earth among red berries and the bluebirds
And leafy young twigs whispering
Within such little spaces, between such floors of green, such
figures in the clouds
That two of us could fill our lives with delicate wanting:

Where stars past the spruce copse mingle with fireflies
Or the dayscape flings a thousand tones of light back at the sun—
Be any one of the colours of an Earth lover;
Walk with me and sometimes cover your shadow with mine."
Milton Acorn, “Live With Me On Earth Under the Invisible Daylight Moon,” Dig Up My Heart: Selected Poems 1952-83 (McClelland and Stewart, 1983)
Thursday, August 28, 2014

So a former workmate sent me a preachy message on Facebook, condemning John Lennon for the “stuff he said in ‘God’ and ‘Imagine” and recommending that I read the bible. This was my response:

I was religious (Catholic) as a child, studied the bible and even read it cover-to-cover. I still appreciate some of what I read in the Gospels, especially the main character, Jesus, and his teachings about forgiveness and the evils of greed & wealth. I do not at all like the God character of the Old Testament, as he embodies a lot of the worst human qualities - jealousy, vanity, anger. etc. The God of the Old Testament is also quite manipulative and tends to turn into a violent killer when his temper flares. I personally don’t believe in violence or killing. It would have been a far more uplifting story for me if the God character was perfect from the start and did not engage in such behavior, or if God repented for his murderous ways. I firmly believe in right and wrong and this applies to gods as much as it does to people.

So while I enjoyed parts of the Gospels and Song Of Solomon, I’m just not a fan of the rest. I give it a generous 2 stars out of 5”

Sunday, August 24, 2014
inneroptics:

"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
~ Edith-Sitwell
 

inneroptics:

"Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."

~ Edith-Sitwell

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014
"Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?"
Eugene O’Neill  (via alpineblooms)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
"Once again he thought of his writing as a mission, and in particular he aimed to wake America out of its current ‘middle-of-the-road’ materialistic mediocrity. Deep in their cups, Jack and a friend drafted a message to the President: ‘Dear Eisenhower, We love you.—You’re the great big white father. We’d like to fuck you.’"
Gerald Nicosia’s Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac (via rommy)
 
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