Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

we're young. we're angry and we're pissed off

After listening, reading and watching the lives of great musicians that lived passionately for the cause so many years before our generation I'm still left feeling.. for lack of better words.. extremely
pissed off.
What was the cause they dedicated so much of themselves to?

honestly... who gives a fuck? at least they had one. They're already one step ahead of us.

This is the great disappointment of our generation.
the music industry today is utter bullshit.
we have girls prancing around in as little as possible, singing about how they kissed other girls and occasionally the ever so rebellious musician who dictates an entire generation of girls to ride skateboards and go out dressed in ties?!
our most popular bands are only the reflection of their hot new ink and slutty chicks in their video clips that don't actually know how to play their instruments they just look hot holding a guitar.

nice, annoyingly catchy riffs and equ
ally simplistic but oh so pathetic lyrics written FOR them, to soothe the soul and achieve.. well, absolutely nothing except a generation of mindless people and the demise of the music industry along with our intelligence.

what the fuck happened to changing the
being a voice and having something to say.

getting passionate and talent being used in a way to influence.

It wasn't always like this. Once upon a time people actually had guts and brains, and thankfully awesome musical talent and ability to back their lyrics up.
They were not afraid of mainstream perceptions and influences.
They were true to themselves and their purposes and smashed through the labels and the generic.

Generations before us fought.
for freedom, for justice, for a voice, for change.
Through music they spoke against politicians and the injustices in the world.
They spoke of the realities of the human soul and stood up for their generation.

passion was felt and inspiration bloomed in every note they played and inspiring word they spoke.

I'm ashamed to turn on the radio in th
e 21st century.

and at the risk of sounding conceited - today's music industry is absolute bullshit.

take me back to refused any day because I'm honestly just too fucking smart to listen to the shit they shove down my throat today.

Refused, Nirvana, At the drive-in, Joy Division, Gallows, The Clash, Sex Pistols and more.
Thankyou <3

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I think at the end of the day you'd all sleep better if i just said it.

"yes. i'm a bad, terrible person and my life will go nowhere"

- sleep well now.

lie to me

It's easy for you to judge because you're clouded by self righteousness.
It's the reason you wake up each day believing what you do
not feeling how you should and living by standards that everyone else sets for you.
We all have freedom and the right to live the way we choose

you are not right - and neither am I.

the only difference is....
i'm no longer ignorant of this.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

have heart

This is my rant regarding a report I read today that opened my eyes and once again brought me to a place of contempt over mild abuses of respect, human rights and violence which is prevalent in every society.... that eventually leads to large scale abuses such as these.

"a survey conducted by the medical research council of South Africa found that 1 in 4 South African men has raped at least one woman in their lifetimes and that nearly half have raped more than one woman.

In an 8 month period in 2007 - 36,190 women were raped.
which averages 130 rapes per day in South Africa alone."

Violence against women in many African countries is a multi-generational thing.
Each new generation watches the men that went before them beat women and treat them as second class citizens. Many South African men do not believe rape is morally wrong because of what they've seen.
Apartheid broke homes and institutionalised violence which left men without role models or differentiation between right and wrong.
Note this is not all African men, but it's an issue that people need to be aware of.

It happens all over the world and it starts with minor acts of violence or disrespect that desensitize people to human suffering.
war and violence has far greater effects than most realise.
People's lack of respect for human life and rights astounds me.

Not just in Africa, but all over the world... I see it most days in my own country.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

falling faster down the rabbit hole,
i've lost myself in you.
writhing in perfection,
you protect the cure in me

Monday, August 10, 2009

"Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight"

"Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery"

"An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them"

"The most exciting attractions are between two opposites... that never meet"

"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning"

"I am a deeply superficial person"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lately i'm noticing a change in the atmosphere.
something new and fresh that has the ability to restore hope to those that couldn't find it.

experiencing the beauty and perfection in huddling on the floor with old and new faces, smoking cigarettes and drinking wine.

meeting someone that embellished your opinion on the decency of humanity.

letting go of the thorns that you continually held onto but didn't think you could survive without.

apologising and humbling myself, allowing strength and charm to shine through.

embracing the unpredictable and simply savouring every mystifying moment.

This week has been a week of beauty.

my heart has softened and i drew close to the ones i love and embraced the wonder in each moment, person and decision made.

this is life.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I've always loved this famous quote, but never related to it or embraced it until now.
the unexpected and inexplainable has restored my hope in humanity.
now i can breathe <3

"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world.

Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst...

And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it,
and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life..."
-american beauty

Monday, August 3, 2009

we got so close

"I do not have faith in the unknown, i cannot be your saviour - let me go"