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Emile Haynie feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes & Sampha | A Kiss Goodbye

“I’m done, I’m done
I’m done, I’m running
I run, I run, I run, I’m running…”

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)
There has never been nor will there ever be an actor as sexy as Lauren Bacall. What made her an icon was not her relationship with the great(est) Humphrey Bogart, although theirs was THE Hollywood romance of all time, it was her vulnerability wrapped in strength and natural elegance that shone through those doey eyes and into the hearts and minds of audiences spanning decades. This has been a week of heavy iconic loss.

Rest in peace you amazing woman and thank you for sharing your spirit with me on many a sleepless night.

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

There has never been nor will there ever be an actor as sexy as Lauren Bacall. What made her an icon was not her relationship with the great(est) Humphrey Bogart, although theirs was THE Hollywood romance of all time, it was her vulnerability wrapped in strength and natural elegance that shone through those doey eyes and into the hearts and minds of audiences spanning decades. This has been a week of heavy iconic loss.

Rest in peace you amazing woman and thank you for sharing your spirit with me on many a sleepless night.

O Captain! My Captain!

Rest in peace you beautiful man.

O Captain! My Captain!

Rest in peace you beautiful man.

Samir Abraham

Yet another friend from back in the day falls. Feel like an asshole for wondering why I hadn’t seen him walking around. Of all the people I have ever met in all of my life, he was one of the absolute few that truly did not give a f**k. My belated thoughts go out to his kids, his baby’s mama, his mama and his legion of crazy ass fans. Rest in peace brother.

Samir Abraham

Yet another friend from back in the day falls. Feel like an asshole for wondering why I hadn’t seen him walking around. Of all the people I have ever met in all of my life, he was one of the absolute few that truly did not give a f**k. My belated thoughts go out to his kids, his baby’s mama, his mama and his legion of crazy ass fans. Rest in peace brother.

Them Two – Am I A Good Man

Twin Babies That Haven’t Yet Realised They Are Born

So amazingly beautiful…

Food For Thought Green is my favorite color, so when came across this as apple I was walking by…

Food For Thought
Green is my favorite color, so when came across this as apple I was walking by…

I tend to keep my ego in my back pocket just in case I need it to beat the shit out of someone with.

—Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz.

Werner Herzog
Shout out to rogue film-director, Werner Herzog, whose work I have been studying of late and whose voice and passionate message has shone through in interviews, inspiring me to strive towards making as well as devouring ‘mature’ art, be it film, poetry or whatever feels truly and deeply important to me as a human being.

“In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel.” 

Werner Herzog

Shout out to rogue film-director, Werner Herzog, whose work I have been studying of late and whose voice and passionate message has shone through in interviews, inspiring me to strive towards making as well as devouring ‘mature’ art, be it film, poetry or whatever feels truly and deeply important to me as a human being.

“In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel.” 

The flower is the mind; the seed is the technique.

—Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443)

Sepultura | Angel (Massive Attack Cover)

Someone shared this recently, I forget who or where but I only just got around to listening to it cause I was intrigued at the idea of a death metal (not a genre I’m all over) band covering a classic trip-hop and now I can’t stop listening to it. Definitely resonates with a little project I’m currently developing.

Imagination allows us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it.

—Jason Silva

J-Live | Not Listening

Easily some of the best Hip-Hop I’ve heard in a long, long time. J-Live calls out the whole industry with ease and finesse. And I can relate.

Drop by drop, against our will, sadness falls on the heart and creates wisdom through the awful grace of god.

Aeschylus (525 B.C - 456 B.C)