Hajimero

And in each beginning dwells an inner magic...

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jhnmyr:

Marty Robbins - Devil Woman

oh oh. This makes me fear that jhnmyr may have realized that there are even smaller six strings out there than the ones he plays now…

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jhnmyr:

Michael Kiwanuka performing “I’m Getting Ready” on Letterman.

You should reblog this video today to help promote something ORIGINAL and not culled together, copied and pasted, covered, repurposed, parodied, made ironic, specious or insincere. Great stuff needs to win the day sometimes.

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Now this is a bit of a shock…let me explain in less dramatic terms: You know how you sometimes find something new (music, books, etc) and you start telling all your friends about it and then sometimes think of other artists that you like who you want to reach out to and tell about that special new gem? I always console myself with thinking that if I found them they have probably heard them before anyway…but this proves otherwise…anyway. Really happy that Michael Kiwanuka is getting more exposure through this…he so deserves it (and I’m kind of jealous that John Mayer gets the joy of listening to this for the first time now…Yes, it’s that good.)
jhnmyr:

Michael Kiwanuka
Just saw him play a song called “I’m Getting Ready” on David Letterman tonight. I was dumbfounded. What a voice. What a song. What a vibe. What a soul. What a message. I don’t want to wait until I listen through every song on his album and I invent some dumb self-protective reason why it wasn’t what I first thought it was. It absolutely is what I think it is: it’s a revelation. It’s a reassurance to everyone who loves and plays “natural” music that the future of it is going to be alright for quite some time. I just clicked on all the previews on iTunes and I’m so excited to get to know the album.  Please buy records by people who write and play their own music. It matters more than you think. Tonight I had a rare “pull the car to the side of the road” moment. It’s been too long. So exciting.

Now this is a bit of a shock…let me explain in less dramatic terms: You know how you sometimes find something new (music, books, etc) and you start telling all your friends about it and then sometimes think of other artists that you like who you want to reach out to and tell about that special new gem? I always console myself with thinking that if I found them they have probably heard them before anyway…but this proves otherwise…anyway. Really happy that Michael Kiwanuka is getting more exposure through this…he so deserves it (and I’m kind of jealous that John Mayer gets the joy of listening to this for the first time now…Yes, it’s that good.)

jhnmyr:

Michael Kiwanuka

Just saw him play a song called “I’m Getting Ready” on David Letterman tonight. I was dumbfounded. What a voice. What a song. What a vibe. What a soul. What a message. I don’t want to wait until I listen through every song on his album and I invent some dumb self-protective reason why it wasn’t what I first thought it was. It absolutely is what I think it is: it’s a revelation. It’s a reassurance to everyone who loves and plays “natural” music that the future of it is going to be alright for quite some time. I just clicked on all the previews on iTunes and I’m so excited to get to know the album.  Please buy records by people who write and play their own music. It matters more than you think. Tonight I had a rare “pull the car to the side of the road” moment. It’s been too long. So exciting.

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I bought something…

Since I started my new job I haven’t spent money on anything that could be viewed as a luxury. Of course, I didn’t realize that…I thought I had gone totally crazy going out to lunch each day…being too poor for too long makes you forget how to spent money again. I was scared senseless when thinking about spending some of the money that keeps piling up on my bank account…I started to force myself early on to not look at the prices when it comes to food but anything else I just couldn’t do. And then yesterday I went out and bought an iPad. Just like that. Just for fun. I forced myself to do it, because my behavior was getting unhealthy. And now I’m lying on my bed typing away at a snail’s pace and enjoying it. Because I deserved a little luxury and I’m so incredibly proud of myself for allowing me to accept that. That is all. Treat yourself to something nice sometimes, folks:-)

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Leonard Cohen
A Singer Must Die

In all my life I never heard anyone that resonated with me the way Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen do. They always made reconnecting with myself possible - no matter what the situation was. But somehow I always safe Cohen for moments when I need utter romantic despair.

A singer must die for the lie in his voice…

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Useless rant…

I’m becoming one of those women…I can see the steps clearly that are turning me from me how I used to know myself to this stereotypcial being.

And it doesn’t help that I know where this is coming from. It’s obvious. I’m turning 30 this year. I have a safe job for the next five years at least and will be working part-time from June on. Jo and I have been together for almost seven years and always said that we’ll start a family some day…so all this adds up to starting to think about kids in the near future…and the fact that I had a condition that was on its way of turning into cervical cancer really doesn’t help…

So now I on the one hand have a biological clock that’s ticking into my ear loud and clear and on the other hand am nowhere near ready for a step like that…nor is Jo…and I’m mad that I have to think about this now. I’m mad that I can’t just be relaxed about it and see what happens in a few years because in a few years I might be too old or the cancer might come back and I won’t have the option anymore.

Fuck you biology. That’s all.

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I feel so terrible when listening to Coltrane. Like an analphabet. Which I basically am when it comes to Jazz. Jo has a fantastic collection of Jazz records and tried time and time again to help me ‘get it’. But you can’t help someone get it. As with all things in life you have to get it yourself…This is the most beautiful version of ‘So What’ that I’ve ever heard…I love every single note Miles plays but two seconds into Coltrane’s solo I want to turn it off…and I feel embarrassed by that. It just doesn’t make sense…who doesn’t like Coltrane?

So if you are one of the blessed people that don’t have this absurd problem, listen to this. And if you are, drop me a line. Maybe we can find a cure together…

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fckyeaharthistory:

#15: Artworks You Must See Before You Die - Hokusai - The Great Wave of Kanagawa, c.1829. Colour woodcut 
I always wonder when I see this if Hokusai knew that from all his works this would be the one that would become the most famous? So famous that for most people it’s not even connected to his name anymore? So famous that it is almost ‘insider knowledge’ that the mountain is the centre of the visual - even though it’s literally at the center?
Hard to imagine the moment when you can create something that will become bigger than you and itself.

fckyeaharthistory:

#15: Artworks You Must See Before You Die - Hokusai - The Great Wave of Kanagawa, c.1829. Colour woodcut 

I always wonder when I see this if Hokusai knew that from all his works this would be the one that would become the most famous? So famous that for most people it’s not even connected to his name anymore? So famous that it is almost ‘insider knowledge’ that the mountain is the centre of the visual - even though it’s literally at the center?

Hard to imagine the moment when you can create something that will become bigger than you and itself.

(Source: artpedia)

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