Photo by Clara Balzary
Life's but a walking shadow...It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. • Why, hello.
Red Hot Chili Peppers live at Tibetan Freedom Concert, RFK Stadium, Washington DC, June 14, 1998
— Marshall Vandruf (via psychicdisco)
None of my friends are actually going to see 30stm. How is that even possible. I mean good lord, is anybody going to their concert in Melbourne later this month?
New-York based artist Ian Davis paints scenes where human beings are reduced to minimal multiplied figures gathering around a monumental presence. The main focus of a sacral contemplation by the anonymous crowd is sometimes a technological artifact, sometimes an infrastructure or a building . It’s the dramatic depiction of a world where man-made artifacts overcome the society of people who produced them, painted in an ironic, almost cartoon-like style.
SoP | Scale of Representation
— "Snuff" - Slipknot, (All Hope Is Gone, 2009)
July 8th 2013 // The Phoenix Concert Theatre // Toronto, ON
And in this process of shutting down
the system fights to remain alive
challenging a backwards notion
with a backwards momentum
it is almost impossible
to shut down as it is to function
This is really intense for me, because this is exactly what artist’s block feels like. You’ve got color all around you, all over you, inside of you, in your fucking soul, and you can’t get it out on that canvas, that sketchpad, that digital screen that just sits there and yawns, white and infinite in front of you like an enemy, or worse, like a lover you can’t hold because they’re too far away. You sense what you could do if the lines and shapes and colors would come to you, but it all stays just beyond your straining fingers, no matter how hard you reach for it. It’s worse than a sense of your own inadequacy; it’s fear and it’s pain, and it’s everything you feel like you could accomplish but can’t because somehow, the colors won’t transfer from your hands, from your being, onto that white surface. You can’t paint. You can’t even begin.
My Situation :(
Today, a friend of mine happened to mention that he absolutely hated reading. Naturally, I attempted to convince him to rethink his choice. Reading allows for the expansion of vocabulary; for the access to an imagination; for the nurturing of intelligence; for the exposure to other opinions. Reading helps create an open mind.
I tried telling him, don’t you appreciate the beauty of words? Why are you underestimating the importance of language? Express your soul - free yourself. Understand the emotions of the author. Words are power. If you have words, you will never have nothing.”
To Jayme (10/01/14)
Remember this lady?
Oh my god
I’ve reblogged this before and I’ll reblog is again.