Posts Tagged ‘Mason Jennings’

put your ax in the wood get your focus fixed, keep your body in the ring gotta take some licks November 5, 2013 No Comments

Excited isn’t the word for the arrival of the new Mason Jennings album, the songs have enticed many words and thoughts. Years back I blogged about freedom and what I thought it would take to achieve freedom, and years later….I still don’t know what’s holding me back.  I suppose it’s the conditions in which we’re […]

embrace the demons with all their claws, embrace this life with all its scars No Comments

Tonight as I sit here listening to Mason Jenning’s new album, I can’t help but think about Breaking Bad, a show I reluctantly watched after it was proclaimed one of the most successful shows ever. — The premise alone made me steer clear (conservative suburban man gets cancer, sells meth to pay his medical bills), […]

walkin’ in front of a car, gettin’ hit by a shootin’ star, gettin’ too drunk on beer, believin’ everything that you hear December 2, 2010 No Comments

mason jennings tells us there’s so many ways to die in his new album of b-sides.  it’s a nice little tune that says when your time comes, it can come from the most random things, shooting stars, unprotected sex, or driving while you text.  i’m thinking it can come if you’re sitting at home on […]

my heart would swing free like a lasso from my hand When I’d hear that sound and put the pedal down October 31, 2010 No Comments

Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted, a piece by Malcolm Gladwell, examines twitter and its use in social change.  He asserts a point like the Iranian elections weren’t being tweeted in Farsi by participants, but other sources outside the fray with little first hand perspective, and also he tells a story of how a wall street banker used crowdsourcing […]

and you would lean back against me and i would try to stay soft, we’d listen to the engines as the planes took off September 21, 2010 No Comments

Over the years the thing that makes sense in a connected world is to expend emotional churn.  Google hit #1 erodes that which is protected by national boundaries, laziness.  The days of people relying on easy mechanisms to keep pace are coming to an end, what’s new is beyond the things that are literally projected. […]

Sleeping in a motel room Underneath a silver moon With the windows open wide I can hear the stars go by September 13, 2010 No Comments

Traveling shows me the logistical rubs that go on from culture to culture, generation to generation. Tonight as I’m sitting in Heidelberg, I can only imagine how things were 50-60 years ago, cleaning up after mobilizations, there was plenty to do.  Now, these old barracks seem sleepy and somewhat out of place. One thing about […]

i was a hurricane till the hurricane called my name, into the eye of the storm out of the cold, cold rain September 9, 2010 No Comments

I’ve been a drifter long enough to realize many organizations suffer from the same sorts of dysfunction, shape shifting, politicking, and drain. Personally I’ve been weary, even though I don’t engage bullies in fist fights nor give words to politicos to contort, while I dream of that research and development position off to the side […]

what we’ve got is all we’ll ever need March 28, 2010 No Comments

A buddy of mine encouraged me to get into this line / sector of working professing, ‘see the world for what it really is,’ which has been both a blessing and a curse — I’ve got to see a lot of different versions of what people consider ‘right’, and I’ve seen disparity on so many accounts. […]

happiness waits outside the gates, watching each thing we do November 23, 2009 No Comments

– i really am happy here, sometimes it sucks though –   – ate at an iraqi generals house last night, it was the first time i felt free in 197 days, i had a glass of hot tea, and some food with touch –   – 3 weeks to the day i begin the trek […]

Hey Senator, I’m Here to Say, All the Things You Lived for Didn’t Die Here Today February 23, 2008 No Comments

The Obama rally Austin, it was somewhere up there, couldn’t really get that close. Somewhere up there, here’s when it got shoulder to shoulder uncomfortable. Last minute visit from Sarah B! Haven’t see her in ages, glad she’s back in Austin. 3 beers for me on the night, or maybe 4, few too many I’d […]