July292014
“Anyway, if you need your heroes to be perfect, you won’t have very many. Even Superman had his Kryptonite. I’d rather have my heroes be more like me: trying to do the right thing, sometimes messing up. Making mistakes. Saying you’re sorry. And forgiving other people when they mess up, too.” Madeleine George The Difference Between You And Me (via sempiternale)

(via fuckyeahgreatplays)

July282014
“Over the past six years, since the dawn of the Great Recession, we have seen the quality and quantity of music programs plummet. School districts in Florida, Kansas and Arizona have scaled their programs back to the extreme. In 2009, California diverted $109 million from music programs, resulting in closed music departments across half of California’s 10,000-plus public schools. Educators in New York City estimate that up to 85% of public school students have not received adequate musical instruction by the time they reach high school.

The crisis in music education is real. And there’s scientific evidence that we’re depriving our kids of tremendous cognitive benefits as a result.” Show this science to anyone who thinks we don’t need to teach our kids music (via micdotcom)
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siores:

He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray but to use your passion and your pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and the magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.

(via doctorwho)

July192014
sox-andthecity:

Oh my god

sox-andthecity:

Oh my god

(via cocobeann)

July182014

garageprojectmotorcycles:

Colin might not be real good with a camera but he’s handy with a spanner. Here are some pics of his Z400 from the Can Be Arsed garage.

July162014
twloha:

"We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future." 
(Image via Dr. Steve Maraboli)

twloha:

"We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future." 

(Image via Dr. Steve Maraboli)

4PM
tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #841 by Tyler Knott Gregson
*Pre-Order my book, Chasers of the Light, and donate $1 to @TWLOHA and get a free book plate signed by me :)  Click the link in my bio, or go here:  tylerknott.com/chasers*

tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #841 by Tyler Knott Gregson

*Pre-Order my book, Chasers of the Light, and donate $1 to @TWLOHA and get a free book plate signed by me :)  Click the link in my bio, or go here:  tylerknott.com/chasers*

1PM
“You can make me more
and you can set yourself free.
You can do all things.” Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)

(via tylerknott)

1PM

sxsweveryband:

Forecastle 2014 OEB Spotlight: Brett Dennen – “Out of My Head (Summer Mix)”

 

Pairs Well With…Matt Costa, Amos Lee, Ben Kweller

 

No doubt – Brett Dennen’s Smoke and Mirrors is a full-on pop record.  In fact, the California singer-songwriter just released a ‘summer mix’ of single “Out of My Head”, adding catchy, hooky accents that ups Dennen’s mainstream game a few notches in 2014.  His songwriting ability allows Dennen to pull off this new form so well.  Upbeat tracks are mixed with coffeehouse ballads, less rhythmic and more melodic than the bulk of Dennen’s earlier material, though without losing a beat.  Brett Dennen will hold up the main Mast Stage at 4:15 at Forcastle Sunday afternoon.   

2011 Review: a quirky indie folk rock artist from Oakdale, CA.  In relation to many of his peers at SXSW, Brett Dennen is a fairly established artist already, releasing albums since 2004.  Is music is very accessible, but has it’s own sound apart from the slower singer songwriter artists (such as John Mayer and Jason Mraz) currently in the mainstream.  He often employs synchopated rhythms within his vocal melodies and acoustic guitar playing, covering his music in a light reggae undertone.  Playing live, Brett brings a great deal of energy to his simple catalog suiting his dedicated fanbase.  Brett Dennen is releasing his fourth album in 2011, so expect to hear some new material at SXSW.

July142014
fight4future:

New FCC rules could let internet providers (think: Comcast) end net neutrality and slow down sites like Netflix and Tumblr. The vote on proposed rules is today!
Use Tumblr to take a stand. Share this image, and add this code to your Tumblr theme.

fight4future:

New FCC rules could let internet providers (think: Comcast) end net neutrality and slow down sites like Netflix and Tumblr. The vote on proposed rules is today!

Use Tumblr to take a stand. Share this image, and add this code to your Tumblr theme.

(Source: fight4future)

July112014
garageprojectmotorcycles:

Another pic from the #rusty, #dusty and #deteriorating collection that #perthcaferacers went to. Pic by @eichkay #honda #CB350

garageprojectmotorcycles:

Another pic from the #rusty, #dusty and #deteriorating collection that #perthcaferacers went to. Pic by @eichkay #honda #CB350

11AM
“Today, we will unveil the latest update to President Obama’s plan for reducing drug use and its consequences, the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy. This Strategy, which continues to be shaped by the input of people across the country like you, rejects the notion that we can arrest and incarcerate our way out of the nation’s drug problem. Instead, it builds on decades of research demonstrating that while law enforcement should always remain a vital piece to protecting public safety, addiction is a brain disorder—one that can be prevented and treated, and from which people recover.” Whoa, the Obama administration just admitted the War on Drugs is a failure  (via micdotcom)
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