pieces of string

"No matter what path you’re on, when you go deep into it, we all find ourselves in the same place."

- Brother Bernard Seif (via beingblog)

Sep 14

"Play a C next to a C# and it’ll probably sound horrible to you. You might even call it wrong or bad. The sound goes to war with itself. It clashes. But take the C up an octave, and it becomes a major seventh. One of the most beautiful chords. It’s almost too nice sounding. When we see something bad or awful, maybe we’re just looking at in the wrong octave. We just need to change our perspective a little. Countries all over the world build bombs with the goal of hurting people, instilling fear, and killing, to prove a point. To try and change your perspective about an idea. Governments everywhere even bless their bombs for this purpose. Maybe we need a different kind of bomb. Maybe a bomb that makes people love you. Maybe a cupid bomb. I believe we already have it, and it’s called music. Every country has their own version of it and it works. It changes your viewpoint by bringing each other together. And you don’t even have to know a thing about it to get it. And in the end maybe all you really did was change the octave. Music is a language, a lifestyle, and it could just save the world."

- Victor Wooten (via fyeahbandkids)

(Source: sprouting-colours, via whatshouldwecallconservatory)

Sep 13

airnesttoe said: Bach - Sonata in a minor BWV 956 Beethoven - Sonata in A major Op. 2 No. 2 Chopin - Ballade in f minor Op. 52 Liszt - Totentanz (piano solo)

Well I think Ghost Waltzes pair nicely with Totentanz (Dance of the Dead)…

Sep 9
aural-skillz:

I have a student like this.
Sep 9

aural-skillz:

I have a student like this.

(via thepianoblog)

Sep 9

yvynyl:

alt-J - Every Other Freckle

Everything about this.

zonderbar:

directed by Olivier Groulx

from the forthcoming album ‘This Is All Yours’

fieldbears:

britneyjustin:


britsanity:






Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”



i can never not reblog this



T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”


The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’
Sep 9

fieldbears:

britneyjustin:

britsanity:

Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”

i can never not reblog this

T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”

The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’

(via reaganwasawful)

Sep 9

cleverkats:

Well behaved women rarely make history

-Eleanor Roosevelt

(via musicalandacademicblunderings)

"For most of his life, my grandfather woke up clean and came home dirty. In between, he accomplished things that were nothing short of miraculous. Some days he might re-shingle a roof. Or rebuild a motor. Or maybe run electricity out to our barn. He helped build the church I went to as a kid, and the farmhouse my brothers and I grew up in. He could fix or build anything, but to my knowledge he never once read the directions. He just knew how stuff worked."

- Mike Rowe, in "The Work We Value, The Intelligence We Ignore." (via beingblog)

Sep 9
loverofbeauty:

Kenton Nelson, Blue Dress, Watercolor
Sep 9

loverofbeauty:

Kenton Nelson, Blue Dress, Watercolor

(Source: pictorialautobiography)

loverofbeauty:

Little Darling(via sissydudeomen2)
Sep 6

loverofbeauty:

Little Darling

(via sissydudeomen2)

"We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave. They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again. Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave."

- A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression. (via jacobwren)

(via reaganwasawful)

Sep 6
fyeahwomenartists:

Sophia FloodBanyaAcrylic and collage on plastic drop cloth, color-changing light bulb
Sep 6

fyeahwomenartists:

Sophia Flood
Banya
Acrylic and collage on plastic drop cloth, color-changing light bulb

"To talk about spaces in a diminishing way actually means that you devalue the people there, and it becomes very easy to treat them and their neighborhoods as fungible."

- Imani Perry, from her interview with Krista Tippett at Chautauqua. Can’t wait to launch this in the podcast next week! (via beingblog)

Sep 6
Aug 29

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

(via pleatedjeans)