Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring two pence how often it has been told before), you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. The principle runs through all life from top to bottom. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it…. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
C.S. Lewis (via kristenwright)
Submission from Kennelly: 1.09 The Short List/Ni**as in Paris
1.18 Six Meetings Before Lunch/Gold Digger
“The West Wing is all on Neflix Instant now,” Nolan said over our morning coffee. “Want to just snuggle and watch our favorite episodes today?”
little clip of the incomparable Matthew Perryman Jones from 3rd & Lindsley last night. “Waking Up The Dead”
be daring. #CecilBeaton #NoteToSelf
Patrick Watson- NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
This album…. this album. I’m not doing a review or whatnot, I’m rather biased so I don’t see how that would be at all fair, and I’m not even making this sound fancy shmancy. I just can’t even put into words how much I love this album. It speaks so pointedly to me on such an emotional level that it is sometimes hard to listen to. The sheer vulnerability that MPJ exudes, coupled with his voice that will always stand far and above almost any other voice on the planet for me (Hey Bono, I love you, but you wish you sounded like Matthew) make it an instant contender in my Album Of The Year category. There are moments on this that have me fist pumping and rolling my windows down in the car blasting it as loud as my 11 year old sound system will allow, and other moments that uncover such a place of vulnerability in myself that I can barely listen to it, let alone do it without tears streaming down my face.
Best part? I’m blessed enough to call Matthew and is wonderful, beautiful family my friends— but even if they weren’t, I’d be shouting from the rooftops at how stunning this is. He is as good as they come on EVERY level, and far surpasses a vast majority of music out there currently.
No meager words I could say would even begin to do this record justice, and because of that, rather than dissect every song, I’ll let the music as a whole speak for itself.
Get this record. Sink into it. Let it envelop you. And when he blows up the joint and you can’t believe everyone and his brother is obsessed? Remember who told you first. ;)
‘Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.’