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The Life and Times of a Misled Music Student


Hello Again, Tumblr.

It surely has been awhile.

Spring Break

Today, I waited in line as a man counted dimes praying to buy his morning coffee.  In downtown LA, the homeless sleep on curbs every day before the police come by and wake them.  Across the skyline, near Hollywood & Vine, workers polish the golden curbs for tourists.  Why don’t you stop at Venice Beach and go buy some weed; I’ve been told the doctor is in.  As night comes, stars, not in the sky but at the bar, spend thousands on their preferred poison.  No, I’m not lying.  I swear I’m not lying.  Just promise me you’re still listening.

Now would you believe the homeless on the streets go hungry when it’s 78 and sunny?

Would you believe to smoke some weed, you can feign a headache and get some from an M. D.?

Oh, but please believe me when I say God doesn’t love you if you’re gay.  Sorry Prop 8, you’re just a regression from disposing immorality.

Good to know you’ve got your priorities straight.  Good to know.

Reblogged from musichistory

musichistory:

“The Room Got Heavy” by Yo La Tengo [2006] 

Random Music History Song of the Day

Eleven studio albums in, Yo La Tengo just kept rolling out great music. The band continued to find new ways to mix the stylistic influences they draw on. “The Room Got Heavy” made bongos, a Krautrock drone, 60s soul organ pumps and monotone vocals seem like they’ve always belonged together. That’s all you really need to know. Oh, except that the album title rocks: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass.

Reblogged from pamilya
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somanypossibilities:

obligatedbysunhee:hiddenpromise:pamilya:



THE SITUATION - In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. About 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. At 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. At 10 minutes:A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.At 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.After 1 hour:He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. This experiment raised several questions: *In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? *If so, do we stop to appreciate it? *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made … How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?
click here to see the footage



my boone pastor preached on this last week!

eliciousss:

somanypossibilities:

obligatedbysunhee:hiddenpromise:pamilya:

THE SITUATION - In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.
About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.


This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made …
How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

click here to see the footage

my boone pastor preached on this last week!

I lied

So remember when I said I didn’t want to blog anymore?  Well, I’ve decided against that decision.  I don’t know how much I’ll be able to write while I’m at school, but usually I’ll stay up every once in awhile til the wee hours of the morning writing some entry that is more for me than it is for anyone else to read.  Nevertheless, I’ll continue to write every so often- especially in the summer.

Sore Losers

Last semester was all a game of chess.  And he lost.  That’s why he’s so bitter.  It all makes sense.

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what song is this?

Dear everyone,

I’ve realized I hate tumblr shortly after I created one.  I don’t want to blog anymore nor do I enjoy this twitter-esque use of tumblr by its users.  The only reason I haven’t deleted my account is the fact that there are one or two blogs I enjoy following.  Just don’t expect me to write anything anymore.  Bye.

Actually, forget this post.  I’ve decided I’m going to use this less as a blog.  I’ll post pictures, videos, thoughts, and blog when I feel up to it.  I guess I’ve decided to reformat lulz.

If you’re sitting next to someone on a plane who irritates you, try doing this:

lenifucksalexhard:

coldstoners:

skeletonkeyyx:

scaeriel:

  1. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case.
  2. Remove your laptop.
  3. Start it up.
  4. Make sure the fellow traveller who is annoying you can see the screen.
  5. Close your eyes and tilt your head up to the sky and move your lips like you are praying.
  6. Then click here.