Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or—such is the pleasure they experience—they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.
I remember the precise moment of disconnect. Sitting in a fancy midtown restaurant listening to a client berate me because I was taking too long to make her dreams come true. My mind wandered to the transatlantic travel, time spent away from family and friends, the studios slept in, lyrics re-written, harmonies arranged, mixes fluffed and warmed up… In the service of another’s dream. Long time ago my dream was to make beautiful soul recordings. Songs of love, devotion… freedom and peace. The mic waits for no one. So I can no longer be the custodian of another’s aspirations, for I have dreams of my own.
The Smithian: '...Jobs involving communication and expression (music, journalism and so forth) are suddenly much harder to come by,...
…accepting the benefits of an informal economy—reputation and barter—while helping a small, distant elite build real wealth…The fate of journalism and music awaits every other industry, and every kind of job, unless this pattern is undone. As this century unfolds…More and more activities will be…
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING!
Jim “The Dragon” Kelly, African American athlete, actor, and martial artist best known from his performance as Williams in the 1973 Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon.
yes, yes and yes for Jim Kelly… whew!
Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when the occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement.
Happy June 7th.
Live and 55.