Month: December 2011
Russian Circles- Carpe (Live)
Perhaps the best drummer I have seen live. Dude kills it dead.
“A person’s strivings to be famous are related to their realization of the magnitude of their insignificance and thus, are an attempt to counteract that realization.”
This is something I came up with the other day and I wanted to talk for a moment about fame. I think we all want fame to some degree. Perhaps there are a few stoic souls out there who want nothing to do with the lime light, but for now I am not speaking to those hypothetical anomalies.
We want to be remembered after we are dead.
Let us take the common, everyday man. Let us say that after this common man dies, he remains in the collective consciousness for about 50 post-humus years. The people that he touched while he was alive keep his memory intact by sharing his actions and wisdom with others. But once that time period elapses, his relevance fades and he is basically forgotten.
Comparatively, it can be assumed that the life of a famous person remains in the collective consciousness for longer, let’s say for arguments sake 200 years.
That is why many want fame; we want to be remembered longer and are fearful of being forgotten entirely. But in the scope of things, fame only prolongs the inevitable that given a long enough time line, each of our memories will evaporate completely.
To quote the book of James, “You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” Our lives are a mist (another translation says we are like a vapor) when compared to the magnitude of existence.
So my hope is that we all can find more fulfilling pursuits than the pursuit of fame. With that said, I am no better. I often find myself fantasizing about being interviewed on late night talk shows for my “intellectual” thoughts on a given subject. But I also realize that this can be a consumptive delusion.
I challenge you with this question if you find yourself engulfed in the strivings to be famous, “Where are you finding contentment in your life?” I hope that all people will search for peace and fulfillment earnestly and not stop until they find it. Instead of wishing to one day become famous, look for something greater.
Ron Swanson on Vegan Bacon
Mr Tape – 1991
So I’ve been on my longest hiatus yet, 5 days or something. I was at my grandmas near Pittsburgh eating piles of food because at Grandmas you gotta clean your plate or suffer the consequences. Anyway I’m back to a spot with internet access and I thought I’d let you chew on a funky old school DJ… they call him MR. Tape!
A joke my mom told me
This is one my ma told me today.
I was at a bar with my good friend and I pointed to two drunks across from us and said, “that’s us in 10 years.”
He said,”that’s a mirror dipshit.”
Steven Wright Quote
Pickin’ on Your Favorite Song (Unexpected Bluegrass Covers)
Two churches across the street from each other duke it out over their signs. Pretty awesome.
Steven Wright Quote
“I bought some instant water one time but I didn’t know what to add to it.”