Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Good Thing About Being a Vagabond...

... there's plenty of time for music.

Meshuggah Cafe, University City Loop. I just sat here on this Thursday afternoon for the better part of two hours and had a good old fashioned music treasure hunt. Thanks to Hypemachine and music-map, I've found a plethora of new bands to share with anyone interested. I do realize, that it's been a couple of years since I've really been pursuant of things like new music, so all of these bands might be well known by everyone already. But, they're new to me. Either way, here's the loot:

Manchester Orchestra
Mystery Jets
Little Joy
Right Away, Great Captain!
Steel Train
Miniature Tigers


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Life in Quotes

"The world's a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it."

"Man, it's hotter than a slave ship out there"

"heaven meets earth like a sloppy, wet kiss
and my heart's pounding violently inside of my chest
i don't have time to maintain these regrets
when I think about the way he loves us
oh, how he loves us."

"The old Carl didn't think he was enough for anybody. I thought if I said yes to things, and got involved with people, then sooner or later they'd find out I'm not enough. I didn't think I had anything to share. But now I know that what I have to share is pretty huge."

"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway"

"weep little lion man,
you're not as brave as you were at the start
rate yourself and rake yourself,
take all the courage you have left
wasted on fixing all the problems
that you made in your own head"

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm Afraid I'm Not Supposed to be Like This

Well I'm afraid I'm not supposed to be like this
Like I was born in a land where no serpent hissed
And I have waited a long time for Your kiss

Well I have felt that they'd all take offense at me
And so a fence I have built to protect the seed
But all the bricks will secure its mortality

I have been seated in circles and stood in disgrace
At the noted intention to be in place
And I have seen that one man saved the human race
But it took His life and it took His faith

I have risen from ashes and fed on flames
But even so I still fear I have played a game
And it seems no one else is as sick and depraved

I have heard that I'm not supposed to be this way
And still the stones that are lifted fall down to stay
But I keep doubting and think one will strike my face

He's been promising me something more than pain
Where the cost is grace and my loss is gain
And I have chosen because there is no other way
I either wallow in shame
Or humble myself and be saved
And be saved

by Waterdeep

Friday, July 09, 2010