Saturday, October 17, 2009

And my vision is as simple as light

My current playlist is a combination of Jason Mraz and Woody Guthrie. It has just finished raining, and the view outside of my window has an extreme sense of gray. For some reason, it's reminding me of how messy my room is. Perhaps because both views look quite bleak. However, something about the shade of gray intertwining with the raindrops on my window is exciting me. It kind of makes me feel happy.

My desire to be a musician has just been reaffirmed. Over the past few weeks I've been feeling secretly pessimistic about the possibility, but after some thought and motivating words, I feel good about it again. Only I'm still slightly worried because ever since school started, I haven't picked up my guitar much. The calluses that were emerging have now faded! I'll see what's what today.

In the meantime, I recommend this site to you:

It's a Daily Motivator. It was the post from yesterday that happened to motivate me.

Oh, and Happy Sweetest Day to everyone! It's a holiday that emerged in the midst of the Great Depression, where a man set out to commit acts of kindness to the homeless and deprived. Today, we celebrate this holiday by getting small gifts or doing nice things for our friends and neighbors. You know what I'm thinking? Why can't we do this everyday? It's like the Earth Day thing. Why only help the Earth on one day? Shouldn't we strive to be eco-friendly every day? *shrug*

“I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what color, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work. And the songs that I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you.” - Woody Guthrie

Monday, October 12, 2009

Love yourself.

Weirdest musical urges today. I don't remember what I was listening to at first, but I stopped and realized I wanted to listen to Tupac, so I got his first albums. And then I got Asher Roth's entire discography. And now I'm listening to Billie Holiday.

Anywho, the rest of this blog is dedicated to loving and empowering yourself.

"It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone elses life with perfection" -the Bhagavad Gita

"Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity: be intensely yourself. Don't try to be outstanding; don't try to be a success; don't try to do pictures for others to look at - just please yourself" - Ralph Steiner

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." -Wayne Dyer

I love the last quote. Love ittt. In conclusion, one day, I will have a couch like this:

P.S. Happy Native American Oppression Day everyone!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wait, they don't love you like I love you.

Interesting, the way things work out sometimes. Very interesting.

Random fact: I like being vague. Moving on.

I decided to commit myself to mahayana buddhism. Or at least incorporate it into my life. Over the weekend I spent a great deal of time reading about various eastern philosophies and religions and it sort of just spoke to me. And yesterday I purchased a translation of the Dhammapada.

So I went to the first GLSBA meeting at my school today. I was in it last year as well, but I think this year will be even better. All the new people who stopped by seemed so nice.

I haven't gotten around to re-establishing my love for punk, but I have been listening to a lot of Yeah Yeah Yeahs recently. Not sure why, exactly. Maybe it was finding out Karen O is part polish. Haha. Either way, I have their entire discography but I can't stop listening to the acoustic version of Maps. It's absolutely.. lovely. In every sense of the word. It's lovely in the highest form.

I'm so exhausted. I think I'm going to hit the hay early tonight. A sleep-indulged Margret is a happy Margret.

Hmm. Sometimes it scares me how much I just want people to be happy..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sit back and wave through the daylight

Just a random update.

I'm sitting in my room, fresh out of the shower. The sun is setting outside of my window. Listening to the Sex Pistols. This blue flannel is so comfy.

Today was insanely uneventful compared to last night, and yet I'm still pretty satisfied. I'm in a good mood and I think I want to try opening my third eye. ( )

I want to get back to my roots in music. Throughout middle school and part of high school I was in love with 70s/80s punk. My favorite band was The Clash. They still technically are, because my other favorite artists are solo people. So anywho, I have a need to get back into it, which I'm kind of doing now. I need to re-download all of the crap I used to have though.

It's so dark in my room now, but the sky never fails to impress me at this time of day.

I usually have this strange prejudice towards female writers. I just really dislike the way most stuff by women is written. I wish I could change it, but I just can't help it. That's why I particularly like Kerouac. His style is so raw. I pray to the Sublime Jingo that my own writing can have a similar quality. I don't think it does yet. But anyway, recently I picked up Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead and I actually really like it. I'm about a hundred pages in.

I think I've succeeded in making this a completely pointless post. Goodbye, and have a lovely evening.

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth" - Ayn Rand