My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.
Urban outfitters is ripping me off with the help of a party named ‘Bambam’. This is taken from my original work tryypyzoyd. I’m furious. PLEASE SHARE TO HELP.
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is this real life?
ANN POWERS: So let’s go the opposite direction, sound-wise and hear this beautiful new track from Meshell’s new record. Just a little sample. [Clip of “Comet Come To Me” plays.] So that’s just a tiny bit of a song that I’m obsessed with. I’m obsessed with this song. In a strange way, it relates to some of the other songs that we’ve heard. The last song, your song and the way it moves through time and builds through itself, there’s a pattern there that’s mysterious to me. There’s dub reggae in there. There’s minimalism in there. I just wanna know how this track happened.
MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO: ”Comet, Come to Me” all has the same five letters.
POWERS: That, too.
NDEGEOCELLO: That’s how it came to me.
POWERS: That’s it? Really?
NDEGEOCELLO: There’s patterns on top of patterns. There’s a piano pattern on top of another pattern. It’s just layering … I, again, come from hip-hop music. I love hip-hop music, I love sampling. And eventually, after people realize you can’t do that, I just, in my mind, that’s how I think of music is just layers of patterns on top of patterns. And just the emotion of when you say something over and over again, to be understood. The repetition. African music. I’m a really big fan ofBob Marley. It seems really simple but it’s not. The church harmonies, likeLeonard Cohen so profoundly describes in “Hallelujah.” You know, the way that those chord progressions move, that move an emotion. So they’re just patterns on top of patterns.
POWERS: What do y’all think of that? That seems kind of fundamental.
MIKE MCCREADY (Pearl Jam): I love that. I feel like I’m learning something right now.
JONES: Me too.
MCCREADY: Seriously, I’m not being facetious. It’s an interesting way to look at music. I hadn’t …
NDEGEOCELLO: You have a song like that too. “Even Flow" is that. Patterns on top of patterns.
MCCREADY: I’ve learned something, so that’s huge.
Sharon Jones, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Meshell Ndegeocello and Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra share a joint interview at the EMP Pop Conference.
Photo: Brady Harvey
make me stop watching this
lol the one with Chicago and the stuff about Kansas. Also “5 degrees rounder”- wat? And all the typos… These are hilarious.
So fucking funny.