Since I've found it difficult to update recently, this Music Monday will have a bit more substance than some of the previous, hooray!
Without further ado, here is "Patience."
I'm such a Saul Williams groupie. I haven't found one thing he's touched that I don't like. I aspire to be like him. And I absolutely love his new album, Volcanic Sunlight. True to the rumors, it IS different than what he's done in the past, but IMO what he does just keeps getting better. His older songs age well. Just. AWESOMENESS.
Lots of words go here about the song, but I don't have time to form them into coherent text.
"It's getting harder to maintain"
My favorite post on Technicolor Typecast so far is How to Be Successful in Five Easy Steps (Or at Least a Pretty Good Cosplayer). I mean, it's so problogger-y. (I guess. I don't really know much about problogger.) Its so awesome, that I inspired myself when I wrote it. Still not sure if its the best advice though. Gimme a break, I'm shooting from the hip, here.
I realized it directly conflicts with awesome truth/transparency. Which I try to value and uphold. But I also value finding yourself, and doing what makes you happy. Sometimes it seems like sticking to 100% truthiness is contraindicated to grabbing life by its balls and living, doing what your soul tells you is right. Not that I'm saying you should lie. But, for example, for someone like me with social anxiety, I'm tempted to just create a temporary alter-ego in order to get used to talking to people. Telling the truth, if you're not a good storyteller, has a tendency to be boring, and if you're talking to an acquaintance or a stranger... I don't know. Perhaps white lies and exaggerations and completely made up shenanigans could come in handy.
Also let me mention Sam Spurlin, and something he said on Twitter that resonated with me. Actually the internet is really unreliable at this place, so no exact quote will be given. But it was something about finding your passion... people (like me) who are uncertain of their passions tend to look inward to find their passion, however, you might be more successful if you create your own passion. Get out there and do stuff that sounds fun, and who knows, maybe you'll end up being passionate about it.
Well, I don't remember exactly where I was going with this whole post and I must be going soon. Somehow this is all related to this poem from Maya Angelou that I strongly identify with. So, hmm.
My conclusion is to be reached in the future. Draw your own conclusions. I keep trying to oversimplify these things. Or perhaps they are simple and I'm complicating them. Or maybe things just are, and they will be what they will be regardless of how anyone will label them.
Fo the chillins, yo.