TorkieeStar5's Musicings & Words

Written words strung together, observations, songs, pictures, art, colour, humor, love & life!


Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

Profound!

humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

Profound!

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

This is a true example of how we test our true loves! Why, oh why do we feel the need to constantly do that? Tricking them into reactions to make ourselves feel better. What is wrong with us?

humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

This is a true example of how we test our true loves! Why, oh why do we feel the need to constantly do that? Tricking them into reactions to make ourselves feel better. What is wrong with us?

Reblogged from beingblog
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. Henry David Thoreau (via beingblog)

Pure wisdom!

Reblogged from visual-poetry
visual-poetry:

»i see beautiful things around« by erika devries
[via]

Halo of wonder!

visual-poetry:

»i see beautiful things around« by erika devries

[via]

Halo of wonder!

Reblogged from twloha
twloha:

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” 
Quote by Aesop
Street art by Karma
(via all-the-ways-things-are) 

A reminder that everything matters!

twloha:

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” 

Quote by Aesop

Street art by Karma

(via all-the-ways-things-are

A reminder that everything matters!

Reblogged from thescienceofreality

thescienceofreality:

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Enjoy the over-abundance of free educational resources, and never stop exploring and expanding! And if anyone knows of any other great self-education resources, let me know!

Still learning!!

(via adventuresinlearning)

Reblogged from liquid-diamonds-flowing
The real secret!

The real secret!

(via inhabitude)

Reblogged from dearoldlove

Spotify Me

dearoldlove:

The only reason I keep my Spotify public these days is that I’m hoping you’ll see what I’m listening to and fall back in love with me.

I often wonder about the songs I shared with loves & the ones they shared with me. When I hear them everything comes flashing back. So does the same happen for them? See we forever remembered in the songs? And is the price of knowing that person will forever be associated with that song, somewhat tainting it for you worth it?

It’s still hard for me to take a side on these questions because the memories are both good & bad! The soundtrack to them just makes them amplified!

Reblogged from jhnmyr

jhnmyr:

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. 

John 

Reminiscent of those nights in the basement doing homework when I was on Junior High listening to Kind Of Blue on Dad’s record player. Magical,comforting days diving into jazz. Inevitable growth; seeds planted, imagination sprouting, love & longing for the old days! Thanks for the reminder JCM & friends!