Tuesday, June 29

but then "jimbo" would appear

In the beginning we were just college kids, you know. Driving around town, dreaming of being successful. There was some point when he coined the phrase ’I am the Lizard King, I can do anything’. I thought, ’Oh my God, what is he doing, he’s wearing a lizard suit now instead of the leather pants but is he buying his own creation or manipulating it? What is happening here, fuelled by the drink?'
First of all drugs is a very complicated subject. We did early experiments with psychedelics, which were actually legal at the time, and then you know, when the culture went on to cocaine... there’s a huge difference between pot and crack.
I’m not going to say that... well I will say it as Jim got into the legal drugs: Cigarettes and alcohol kills most people. That’s when we had to close the studio down, and the next morning when he was sober we’d get a good take.

I took LSD, too — it helped open the doors to perception. LSD could show you heaven, but it could also show you hell. A bad acid trip could take away all the swirling energy that makes you live. We really didn’t take it before shows, though. Well, maybe Jim did. Normally, John, Robby and I would smoke a joint and drink some beers before going onstage.
I think aggravating is the perfect word. We would sit there and hope the good Jim Morrison would show up. Sometimes he did and the studio sessions were fantastic. But then ‘Jimbo’ would appear, completely drunk and unable to string together a sentence without slurring. It was the height of his alcoholism.The guys in the band would try and help him, but it didn’t help. He was an Irish poet and what do they do? Drink and drink and drink.

be happy without reason

"Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you."
Deepak Chopra"If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sunday, June 27

glastonbury 2010

kate hudson at glastonbury 2010

"Actress Kate Hudson is seen backstage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. This year sees the 40th anniversary of the Festival, which was started by dairy farmer Michael Eavis in 1970 and has grown into the largest music festival in Europe."

Wednesday, June 23

pour money into creative ventures

howard smith: Have you held on to your money?

Uh, let's put it this way: I think with our, you know, with our economic system, and tax structure and all that, I don't think it's possible, ever, to just retire and never work, you know ... you know, because the economy keeps increasing; if you drop out of the economy, then it just passes you up you know, in a couple of years and you're left high and dry. I don't think you ... I don't think it's possible to retire in a capitalistic society. But I enjoy talking about money, Howard!
... I dig money because ... I've always, I've always said this... money does beat soul everytime. [background laughter] Not only that... It's a form of communication and besides that... If, if you have ... if you run into some good luck and you get some money, right, then I think you should just keep pouring it back into creative ventures ... just as soon as you get it, you know, don't go out and buy a bunch of diamond rings and stuff, you know, but pour it back into creative ventures, you know, that are creating new things and you can't ever go wrong, you know...

Friday, June 18

the sea refuses no river

this is like my little window to the world and every minutes a different show.
now i may not understand it i may not even necessarily  agree with it
but i tell you what i accept it and just sort of glide along
you ought to keep things on an even key, this is what i'm saying
you wanna go with the flow
the sea refuses no river
the idea is to remain in a state of constant departure
while always arriving 
saves on introductions and goodbyes
the ride does not require an explanation, just occupants
thats where you guys come in
its like you come on to this planet with a crayon box
now you may get the 8 pack, you may get the 16 pack
but its all in what you do with the crayons, the colors that you're given
and don't worry about drawing within the lines or coloring outside the lines
i say color outside the lines, you know what i mean? color right off the page
don't box me in! we're in motion to the ocean
we are not land locked, i'll tell ya that

-waking life

music is a permanent tattoo on my soul

"When Bebe was 14 yrs. old, Jimi Hendrix asked to hang out with her. Not recognising him and mistaking him for a pimp, Bebe wasn't interested. She was mortified when she realised who she'd told to get lost."

Thursday, June 17

“With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue You’re too much”

Mick had told me how he lusted after her. Eric almost killed himself over her. Woody, who had had an affair with her, claimed she was the ultimate girl. I saw her in A Hard Day’s Night when I was eleven, and I thought she was the ultimate rock star’s girlfriend. And here I was, finally sitting opposite her, and I realized that she was just a normal woman - one who had very large breasts. That was another thing that was very shocking. I was thinking, Pattie Boyd has these really large tits, but she has this tiny little body. Then I thought, That’s the key - the Barbie Doll body
Bebe Buell

the beatles picture life line

the beatles life line

"I remember being shocked one day when John started worrying about how people would remember him when he was gone. It was an incredibly vulnerable thing for him to come out with. I said to him then, ‘They’ll remember you as a fucking genius because that’s what you are. But you won’t give a shit because you’ll be up there flying across the universe.'"
-Paul McCartney

I believe I love my guitar more than the others love theirs. For John and Paul, songwriting is pretty important and guitar playing is a means to an end. While they’re making up new tunes I can thoroughly enjoy myself just doodling around with a guitar for a whole evening. I’m fascinated by new sounds I can get from different instruments I try out. I’m not sure that makes me particularly musical. Just call me a guitar fanatic instead, and I’ll be satisfied.”
- George Harrison

The funny thing about the camp was that although it was very beautiful and I was meditating about eight hours a day, I was writing the most miserable songs on earth. In ‘Yer Blues’ when I wrote ‘I’m so lonely I want to die,’ I wasn’t kidding. That’s how I felt…up there, trying to reach God and feeling suicidal.”
- John Lennon

“I couldn’t put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would’ve stayed with the band.”
- Ringo Starr

Tuesday, June 15

starting to philosophize about stuff that i dont have a clue about


Slant: ...what would you say is your generation's greatest challenge?

That's a really interesting question because sometimes I think about that as I see and meet a lot of people who are having a hard time. I think the challenge is to allow yourself to find a thing you are really good at and be open to find your own niche. I think a lot of young people are kind of closed off in a way and don't allow themselves to develop in any kind of direction. Maybe I'm on shaky ground right now, starting to philosophize about stuff that I don't have a clue about [laughs], but I think that in today's society people are, in a way, taught to limit themselves.

in love, we are all brothers and sisters

i love jeff buckley's handwriting. i secretly wish his journals would be published. i know thats really bad. but man, what i would give to read them.

daydream with music

"It's good if you can daydream with music or even fall asleep. If music takes you away and creates a new world. Like Dr. John opens for you a jungle and you enter a magic forest with weird birds and mysterious sounds."

Monday, June 14

moon got full

my tumblr!

Saturday, June 12

dambuilders: JOAN WASSER

Trained as a violinist, she began displaying her knack for casual reinvention while playing the violin with a punk-like abandon in the 1990s college-radio rock staple the Dambuilders.

At the age of eight she took up the violin and, a decade later, took a place to study music at Boston University before realizing that the classical world was not for her. 

"I didn't want to make classical music my life. The Beethoven symphonies have already been played a million times and I am not going to do it any better."

"I just always loved music. I was the girl with a mohawk playing the violin in high school. Everybody thought I was a freak. And guess what? I am."

Instead Wasser, sporting dreadlocks and vinyl mini-dresses, started to play violin in punk bands. 
"It's hard to make a classical instrument fit into that world, but I wanted to bridge the gap between the guitar and the bass and play the violin really loud.

In the grunge era, her band the Dambuilders were signed to a major label and toured the world. - telegraph

She was in her first band, the Dambuilders from 1990 until 1997


Joan dated Jeff from 1994-1997 when he died.

"It was incredibly difficult to grieve privately for those close to him - everybody wanted a piece of him - we were a very private couple. It took a while to get through that period, honestly. I never would want it to happen any other way because the fact that I survived it has made me such a strong person. It has actually really made me more compassionate."

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