if she doesn’t text you when shes drunk then you aint da one
Allen Ginsberg (via fivefoottwoandbulletproof)
John Mayer/Steve Jordan/Pino Palladino/Chick Corea/Wallace Roney
Here’s a full seven minute tune I loosely composed called “Little Sur,” recorded last February in New York City. I got together with some of my friends and favorite players for six amazing days of playing music with no rules, no plans, and no pressure. Oh, and no vocals. What came from it was a really inspired batch of recordings. Hours of music that I’ll need to sift through at some point should it ever become an album. (I hope it does.) If you’re wondering where I am in the mix, that’s me playing a Music Man long scale guitar… Pino and I are kind of both living in the bass space. As soon as Chick came in on the piano, I knew something really deep was taking place. This is the rough mix that was given to me at the end of the day, as it has lived on my laptop since.
I tried to find a minute, two minute clip to share with you, but these recordings just don’t work any other way than in their unabridged form. So here it is. Free music. Played freely, shared freely. Put it on and go for the ride… If you dig all seven minutes, then surely you deserve them.
There are times for marketing strategies, and there are times for just p l a y i n g. The original design for all musicians. Hope you enjoy hearing this as much as I did.
My Sweet Lord [Original Verison] | George Harrison
"I remember George sitting at the table with his guitar, writing the song that became "My Sweet Lord." When it came out as a single and went to number one, he was taken to court because an American group called the Chiffons recorded a song called "He’s So Fine," and the song’s music publisher claimed that George had stolen it. It was tricky for him. I knew he had written it - I was there when he was working it- but he had to take his guitar to court and play in front of the judge to prove that the melody was original and not based on their song. The judge found him guilty of "subconscious plagiarism." After that, we never had a radio playing in the house in case he unconsciously influcened by a song he had heard." - Pattie Boyd, Wonderful Tonight.
Because if they can say their own bodies, they could say yours also. Because they could say skin as if it meant something, not only to them but to you. Because one night, when the snow is falling and the moon is blotted out, they could put their empty hands, their hands filled with poverty, their beggar’s hands, on your body, and bless it, and tell you it is made of light.
Margaret Atwood, “Alien Territory,” from Good Bones (via lifeinpoetry)
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014, Hair Details + Hair colored
"During some of the more emotional scenes, Amy Adams would sing songs from famous musicals like "Annie" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in order to cheer herself up. Eventually, Joaquin Phoenix would join in and they would sing together. However, they stopped after they saw Spike Jonze filming them."
“In searching for a way out of my own troubles, I had found my way into the trouble of others, some long gone, and now I was trying to find my way back out, through their troubles, as if we human beings can ever learn from one another.”
—Jesse Ball, Silence Once Begun
my sexuality: Leo’s face/tone when he announced Kate Winslet for Best Actress