Wednesday, February 24, 2010

thoughts on reality, and nina simone - i wish i knew how it feels to be free

ok, so what i'm having the hardest time wrapping my head around is how separate we are.

social interaction has felt so bizarre and strange and strained and hard.

as dharma action figure formerly rocketman has said, we tell these stories to ourselves, we give ourselves stories that we play out in our heads.... even now, as i write this, there is a tape going in my head recording and rerecording and interpreting

i'm just so confused and surprised... walking by people in the street, or watching people on campus, everyone going somewhere with these stories in their heads. if you zoom out from street level, out to space and watch the planet spin and spin - we are like these objects moving through space with some recording playing before our eyes, interacting and creating this giant web of connections and movement and stories and shapes and understandings throughout time - as time spins forward this great understanding morphs and changes and grows - and then you can pause and zoom that back down to us.

we are these blips. we are so short. yet we get consumed by ourselves.

our worlds are ourselves. and it's weird because we do shape that by being alive, by being able to shape this "idea" that carries forward through time to another person's mind. i only have a picture in my mind of living in ancient greece or maya because somebody did live that (and then archaeology and technology come into play).

we play out these lives, and we will never fully understand what it's like to live another person's life. i just want to splash into peoples' heads and inhabit their bodies and understand what it is to be them, what it is to think in their heads. i want to escape my own being - it feels heavy, it feels like a burden, it feels empty. and to even say that where am i speaking from?

so where do we connect? where do we see each other? where do we meet?
and how? on what?

Monday, February 15, 2010

honey suckle - corey harris

Terri Timely

dope films.

check 'em out - hilarious short films, brilliant music videos, and commercials here.

mil grazie a vino e bowties.


Synesthesia from Terri Timely on Vimeo.

late-night bikerides

late-night bikerides
sprinkledom silent stars
shining showerdown
silver glitter sparkling
falling from the sky
silent whooosh
silently pushing pedals
silent hum of empty streets
of lonely trees
of dim n dark corners
streets to somewhere
icy cold
and breath
and song
to no one and myself
and that cat dashing
and stars shining
all around
to void

courtesy of my homie yitzhak:

Sunday, February 14, 2010


gotta get back to ethiopia soon... this summer?... and find these fools...

Monday, February 8, 2010