sifting through the madness...
The only good fight there is…

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
― Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Dug through some old cds and found a Sugarcult album I haven’t heard in forever. I love everything about this song and what it stands for. Sugarcult’s ‘Worst December’

The Shins ‘It’s Only Life’. Song is floating and beautiful. I was instantly hit the first time I heard this, as was everyone else in the vehicle. Unforgettable. 

This song put me in such a good mood yesterday. Don’t hate. Everyone needs a little Cher in their lives. ;)

Ryan Adams ‘Shallow’. Song of the day. 

Jeff Buckley’s ‘Everybody Here Wants You’. Can’t imagine what music this man would be making if he was still around today. RIP Jeff. A true artist, genius, and singer.

God, please bring the rain
Yeah, and bring it soon
Let it flood right through the houses
Into Judy’s room

With a father on amphetamines
Her mother hides the pearls
Reach out into the darkness
And find my little girl

'Cause she's angry like a salesman
That couldn’t make a sale
Threw her wedding ring in the sewer
And damned them all to hell

Please lead her to the mountain
That you fashioned out of sand
While the roaches climb the walls
From the hotel where he calls

Most people never find a love
Most people never find a love
Sometimes you just can be a man
Sometimes you just can be a man
When your living in the darkness
Of the shadowlands
The shadowlands
The shadowlands

"Shadowlands" by Ryan Adams

Aerosmith’s ‘Crazy’. This song will always have a special place in my heart. Every time I hear it on the radio or somewhere in passing, it hits me like a ton of bricks. Brilliant song. 

An amazing acoustic version of ‘Kill’ by Jimmy Eat World. This song helped me through so much. 

HIM’S ‘Gone With The Sin’.

Really cool song. Listen to how rad the guitar solo is, sounds like a snake charmer. Not to mention the INSANELY low vocals.