My hands . . . My spirit . . . My sky . . . My forest . . . This earth of mine. . . . What must I say besides? These are the words. This is the answer.
I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
Ayn Rand, Anthem, Part 11
paper-pusher by day, masked avenger grad student by night
the loud, non-sucky ones. also: the quiet, non-sucky ones.
. . . in no particular order.
random-ish sampling: nina simone, johnny cash, jimi hendrix, rage against the machine, lucinda williams, the black keys, bouncing souls, me'shell ndegeocello, bikini kill, patti smith, grace potter and the nocturnals, mos def, bad brains, travis tritt, indigo girls, the gits, public enemy, alice in chains, tori amos, system of a down, curtis mayfield, +++++++
also, i was a total orchestra bum between the ages of 5 and 20, so i've got some serious heart-age for the bach - beethoven + a bit of the "contemporary classical" stuff . but even more so, i dig the cats who do(/did) chill, hardcore, or otherwise off the grid type stuff with my instrument of choice, check: ray brown, apocalyptica, ben sollee, lenae harris, jon jeanrenaud, dana leong, von cello, zoe keating, bonfire madigan, rasputina, etc
away we go, bamboozled, i've loved you so long, lady sings the blues, mindwalk, pi, pump up the volume, redbelt, stranger than fiction, when night is falling, +
um. . . way too many to list. i've got <3 for pretty much every book i've ever read. but some are just better than others.
anything by Octavia E. Butler is Gold.
and i also <3 ^2 anything by these guys:
cristy c road
Olympia Vernon (seriously, if you haven't already. . . check this chick out!)
. . . +++
Thank you so much, I'm glad you're enjoying the tunes. BTW, I just so happened to have made some vegan banana walnut muffins on Friday for the first time and they came out great! I just thought that was so funny when I read that on your page. :-)
Maybe I should make a batch and give them out at my shows. LOL