If I can offer you any piece of advice it would be this:
Live now. Life is too damn short to simply wish things were different.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The One...The Only....Lily Allen

So, if you haven't had the time, couldn't find the time, or just won't take the time to revel the in the eclectic melody, soothing vocal and sarcastic lyrical genius of Lily Allen...well then...I guess you haven't heard her music.

Ms. Allen brings such a deliciously different (different meaning talented and honest) feel to the music industry. She's playful yet deep, sexy while adorable, honest yet complicated. All of her songs are worth a listen in order to dig their very own, unique personality. I recommend listening while reading the lyrics as well.

Here is one that I'm currently diggin in a big way: The Fear

And in case you'd like to read along, here are the lyrics:

I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don't care about clever I don't care about funny
I want loads of clothes and fuckloads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them

And I'll take my clothes off and it will be shameless
'Cause everyone knows that's how you get famous.
I'll look at the sun and I'll look in the mirror
I'm on the right track, yeah I'm on to a winner.

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
And when do you think it will all become clear?
'Cause I'm being taking over by The Fear

Life's about film stars and less about mothers
It's all about fast cars and cussing each other
But it doesn't matter cause I'm packing plastic
And that's what makes my life so fucking fantastic

And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And it's not my fault it's how I'm programmed to function

Forget about guns and forget ammunition
'Cause I'm killing them all on my own little mission
Now I'm not a saint but I'm not a sinner
Now everything's cool as long as I'm getting thinner

Monday, March 8, 2010

They Say

So I've been trying to write a poem for some time now around the concept of the things that "They" say. And I'm confident everyone knows what I'm talking about here because we've all been in conversations where someone (quite possibly ourselves) offers up what they consider to be and we accept as, a profound bit of wisdom solely based on the fact that it is something that "They say." "Well, you know what THEY say." "That's what they say!" "I heard them say..."

And frankly, all attempts to transform my frustration with the things that "They say," or rather our unabated acceptance and proclamation of the things that "They say", into magical metaphors flowing in a tight rhyme scheme have amounted to one big fail. So after all the wondering and wandering I've done around the origin and use of this awful and overused phrase, I realized that I wasn't so much interested in why we refer to the things that "They say" so much as I needed to know who the hell "They" were. Who are these mysterious "They" people? And how did “They” become the all knowing beings of the universe? Are we talking about God here? Because if we are, I'd really just rather you say that. I'm not saying I'd be more likely to believe you just because you told me that God says so. I'm a big gay lesbian, so clearly I wouldn’t believe you. I would however feel much more comfortable sloughing you and your sentiments off as crazy religious ramble rather than pondering for hours about who the hell "They" are and if I really need to be paying attention here.

So from now on...how bout we just stick reciting facts or quotes or statistics from actual sources as opposed to the unidentified "They." I have a feeling you’ll sound a lot more credible to whomever you’re speaking with.

Aaaand....We're Back

Well that was quite the blogging break! It is true that my original intention for the site was to post selected poetry I'd written or perhaps more accurately, the "Meditation of my Heart." But then I realized my attention span never last more than a month or so on any one project or hobbie I take on. I actually have to say I'm rather proud of my commitment to this site while it lasted.

But rather than just let this blog sit here and collect dust, I thought I'd go ahead and fill it with some random thoughts, experiences, videos, questions and perhaps even some more poetry at some point for all to enjoy. So....I'm going to do my best to write at least one post everyday. I may just write about how much I don't want to write and well, you'll just have to deal with that.

So with that I invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the blog.

Word to big bird.