Thursday, February 22, 2018

Heart Of The White Rose


"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves — or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."


Words attributed to Sophie Scholl (citation needed)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Is This Where It Is?





Mickey Jones
Rest In Peace

Fare thee well to drummer Mickey Jones who played on one of the most historic live recordings of all-time, as well as a clutch of classic songs like "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," "Secret Agent Man," and "If I Had a Hammer" (the Trini Lopez version), not to mention having had a pretty bad-ass acting career.