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When I can, I will

Try to understand

That when I can, I will

(Source: conditionnm)

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my hometown. it’s still as beautiful as ever.

(Source: movoto.com)

Posted 2 days ago

Captain Beefheart’s Ten Commandments of Guitar Playing: ‘Your guitar is not really a guitar’

Captain Beefheart hired Moris Tepper to be his full-time guitarist in 1976, a position he held until the Captain’s retirement in 1982. Along the way he imparted these handy guitar tips:  

1. Listen to the birds.

That’s where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren’t going anywhere.

2. Your guitar is not really a guitar.

Your guitar is a divining rod. Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you’re good, you’ll land a big one.

3. Practice in front of a bush.

Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush doesn’t shake, eat another piece of bread.

4. Walk with the devil.

Old Delta blues players referred to guitar amplifiers as the “devil box.” And they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you’re brining over from the other side. Electricity attracts devils and demons. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.

5. If you’re guilty of thinking, you’re out.

If your brain is part of the process, you’re missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.

6. Never point your guitar at anyone.

Your instrument has more clout than lightning. Just hit a big chord then run outside to hear it. But make sure you are not standing in an open field.

7. Always carry a church key.

That’s your key-man clause. Like One String Sam. He’s one. He was a Detroit street musician who played in the fifties on a homemade instrument. His song “I Need a Hundred Dollars” is warm pie. Another key to the church is Hubert Sumlin, Howlin’ Wolf’s guitar player. He just stands there like the Statue of Liberty—making you want to look up her dress the whole time to see how he’s doing it.

8. Don’t wipe the sweat off your instrument.

You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.

9. Keep your guitar in a dark place.

When you’re not playing your guitar, cover it and keep it in a dark place. If you don’t play your guitar for more than a day, be sure you put a saucer of water in with it.

10. You gotta have a hood for your engine.

Keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house, the hot air can’t escape. Even a lima bean has to have a piece of wet paper around it to make it grow.

i don’t personally subscribe to ALL of these, but, in one way or another, they are a good set of commandments.

Posted 2 days ago

thebittersweetdistractor:

JACK WHITE 
Lazaretto-World’s Fastest Record RSD Recap

On April 19th, 2014 — RECORD STORE DAY — Jack White and Third Man Records succeeded in delivering the World’s Fastest Studio-to-Store Record to fans in Nashville! See how the magic happened step by step in this video tracking the day’s events.

Listen to the Official Audio of the song below:

[From the new album Lazaretto, out 06/10 on Third Man Records]

Posted 2 days ago

"laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind"

(Source: BuzzFeed)

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cross-connect:

Artist on tumblr - FalcaoLucas  is an illustration project created by Tânia Falcão and Avelar Lucas, two designers/ musicians/ illustrators from Portugal who also happen to be a married couple.

We have several works published in various newspapers, as well as advertising work for various companies. Our inspiration comes from music and the emotions it conveys.

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but seriously, i could stare at these for hours…

Posted 3 days ago

The Greatest Sport In The World Is Not What You're Thinking

but seriously.

Posted 4 days ago

glennchu:

really-shit:

House in Chiba // Yuji Kimura

this minimalist house in Chiba, Japan was designed to resemble a factory. the exterior features a galvanized steel facade and hidden garage, while on the inside, wooden furniture along with a wooden floor and ceiling help make this an inviting, clean atmosphere.

someday this will be mine

this place is perfect. i could make it mine if i were allowed.

Posted 5 days ago

America, the plural for LEGO is LEGO. Not LEGOs.

(Source: ben-gunn)

Posted 5 days ago

tea

e-t-black:

ah,
a hot shower in the morning
is, to me, like your cup of coffee
or maybe, as in my wife’s case,
a cup of tea.
Tea.
since i love my wife -
more than i like you -
tea is the morning hug,
the pick-me-up,
soul-warming —

addiction.

it’s a tricky thing,
these rituals
how close are…

Posted 5 days ago

Ms. J mulling over the menu at the Gypsy Den after raiding #WonderCon2014. She’s so cute! #cosplay #joker