“All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.” -Aldous Huxley
“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations,...
“This is a unique and dramatic situation”, The Descendants.
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel. -Jimi Hendrix
Amy Shackleton, who is only 25-years-old, is a unique artist. While her paintings use tons and tons of paint, she doesn’t use paintbrushes to create them! Rather, she squeezes paint onto canvases and then allows the paint to naturally drip. She then rotates the canvas to control the direction of the drips, making her paintings appear natural yet controlled.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic course of a man’s living spirit is...
Between 1973 and 1977, every popular-music genre was reinvented in New York City. The rise of punk and New Wave, coalescing around CBGB, is a familiar story. But in those same years salsa became a mass phenomenon; a few Bronx kids figured out that a turntable was also a musical instrument; Philip Glass played to highbrow stoners in a Soho loft; a few blocks away, David Mancuso’s house parties...
Now top of my To Read list: 1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream 2. Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1: The Proud Highway: The Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967 Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72