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“Heart Of Dreams” Live
Etsy Store Spring Sale!
Send Me To St. Louis
If Timing Were Of Different Course And Fire
Tuesday, August 7th | 2018 I got to see my best friend @pokeylafarge open for the legendary John Hammond at City Winery. We then got to speak with John and his wife Marla after the show, when he let me briefly play his 1935 National. They are the salt of the earth. And he is a walking slice of history of American music. 76 years old and still performing with all of his heart. I felt lucky to be there. #grateful
#Repost @alexzjohnsonofficial (@get_repost) ・・・ #Repost @__nitch ・・・ James Baldwin // "Most people live in almost total darkness…people, millions of people whom you will never see, who don’t know you, never will know you, people who may try to kill you in the morning, live in a darkness which...if you have that funny terrible thing which every artist can recognize and no artist can define...you are responsible to those people to lighten, and it does not matter what happens to you. You are being used in the way a crab is useful, the way sand certainly has some function. It is impersonal. This force which you didn’t ask for, and this destiny which you must accept, is also your responsibility. And if you survive it, if you don’t cheat, if you don’t lie, it is not only, you know, your glory, your achievement, it is almost our only hope... Because only an artist can tell, and only artists have told since we have heard of man, what it is like for anyone who gets to this planet to survive it. What it is like to die, or to have somebody die; what it is like to be glad... The trouble is that although the artist can do it, the price that he has to pay himself and that you, the audience, must also pay, is a willingness to give up everything, to realize that although you spent twenty-seven years acquiring this house, this furniture, this position, although you spent forty years raising this child, these children, nothing, none of it belongs to you. You can only have it by letting it go. You can only take if you are prepared to give...It is a total risk of everything, of you and who you think you are, who you think you’d like to be, where you think you’d like to go...everything, and this forever, forever."
Heart Of Dreams
Anchor and Fly
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