Monday, August 20, 2007


what is your favorite quality of water?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Main Entry: 1muse Pronunciation: 'myĆ¼z Function: verb Inflected Form(s): mused; mus·ing 1 : to become absorbed in thought; especially : to turn something over in the mind meditatively and often inconclusively 2 archaic : WONDER, MARVEL transitive verb : to think or say reflectively synonym see PONDER - mus·er noun

Main Entry: 2muse Function: noun : a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction

Main Entry:
3muse Function: noun 1 capitalized : any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences 2 : a source of inspiration; especially : a guiding genius 3 : POET

what are you thinking about? anything at all? what are your dreams? do you share them or keep them to yourself? do you write them down? keep a mental checklist in your brain? post them on the fridge for the world to see? do your thoughts or dreams make you feel free? what does freedom look like to you? do you think your musings are of value or that anyone, someone would gain anything, something from reading such thoughts? do you feel like you are free to express yourself? are you satisfied? who or what has squelched your dreams? what circumstances make you feel like you are nothing? why is it hard for you to feel the truth that you are unique? does your mind wander? where does it go? where does it take you? do you follow sheepishly or ambitiously? do your dreams, thoughts, musings scare you?

Express yourself. Be free.

click here: Freedom. Expression. Project. (an experiment)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Stg. Pepper + Pet Sounds

a few years ago - i took some birthday money and set it aside - to be used for something really important. i had always wanted to pick up some classic albums on CD if, for no other reason than for prosperities sake. The first two albums i purchased were The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966) and then The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

both albums were recorded and released within a year of each other. Sgt. Pepper was said to be a response to what Brian Wilson did with Pet Sounds. Both albums exuberantly convey a creative, ground breaking sound that, at the time, broke many taboos and set in place new trends in popular music. Brian Wilson's multi-layered vocal mixes from the Pet Sounds sessions are still nothing short of extraordinary. This album separated the Beach Boys from the surf rock stereotype and stands alone in their catalogue of music.

While tension between Paul McCartney and John Lennon was beginning to show for The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper proves to be a masterpiece of creativity. McCartney was at a high point (and his songs reflect that) while Lennon was a bit lower (with his songs reflecting that as well). Listen to Pepper and see if you can figure out who wrote what lyrics.

Key tracks (Pet Sounds): Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B, God Only Knows, Caroline No

Key Tracks (Sgt. Pepper): title track, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Fixing a Hole, A Day in the Life

If you are a music connoisseur you need these two albums in your collection. Listen to them. Admire them. Let them inspire you.

List of Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of all time (note #1 & #2 on the list)