Tag Archives: Culture

Steve Jobs TED Talk: How to Live Before You Die

6 Oct

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Steve Jobs TED Talk: How to Live Before You Die

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At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself.

About Steve Jobs

The once-and-again CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs has spearheaded a few of the most iconic products in technology, entertainment and design. Full bio and more links

Freshly Pressed Music

3 Sep

Timelapse- TGIK Music

U2 – Magnificent (RAC Mix)

Oh Land – Sun of A Gun

Kanye West (feat. Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj) – Monster

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Janglin (RAC Mix)

29 Aug

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's

Debunk the Phenomenea

28 Aug

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Conversation on the Stoop [FREE WRITE PM]

14 Aug IF

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She hunches over the railing of the front porch, flicking the butt of a cigarette into a ceramic ash tray. “Em, do me a favor and get me my wine so I can swallow it. I forgot where I put it.” I do as I’m told–Grandma barely asks a favor in a day, and I’m happy to fetch her request. Handing it to her, I reply wryly: “You said swallow it, like it’s a pill.” Grandma laughs. I laugh. Truth is funny even when painful in the bright light of a dark night.

Last night, I had a dream featuring thematic and archetypal symbols that have entered my unconscious mind a few times a week for the duration of about three months.The bird. Flying like the line that draws the third dimension: neither delineating latitude nor longitude, but drawing a diagonal trail like the axis of the earth.

Attached to the birds’ wings are two water baskets shaped like cauldrons, filled to the brim with water that spills of the sides. The bird would not be weighted. The birds’ intent and determination manifest in the miracle of lifting itself through the air, as if the anchors attached to its wings were boeuys, not baskets.

I was the bird. I have become the bird in dreams before, where its death transitioned into my life. My grandma’s name is Bertie.

We are facing different directions. I ask my grandma on the other side of the stoop why I am different from my Mom, Dad and Brother, and always have been. A pause precedes her response: “Maybe God put you here to do something that they weren’t put here to do.”

Gary Jules/Radiohead Mashup – Mad World/High and Dry

13 Aug

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BeMused by Kalidoscopes

8 Aug

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Gallery Showcase 2010

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RAC Remix Collection

1 Aug

Her Morning Elegance [Oren Lavie]

28 Jul

Two years ago,  a friend sat me down and played the Her Morning Elegance video by Oren Lavie, posted below. From time to time, this video calls to me; time and time again, I am freshly fascinated with the artistic uniqueness of the video: go to Her Morning Elegance online Gallery to view the video broken apart to its 2096 still frames at http://www.hmegallery.com

Moreover, every time I watch I am surprised with the familiarity of it all–because I do agree with my friend: there is something about this song and video that strangely and profoundly reminds me of myself.

Her Morning Elegance [Oren Lavie] Lyrics

Sun been down for days

A pretty flower in a vase

A slipper by the fireplace

A cello lying in its case

Soon she’s down the stairs

Her morning elegance she wears

The sound of water makes her dream

Awoken by a cloud of steam

She pours a daydream in a cup

A spoon of sugar sweetens up

And She fights for her life

As she puts on her coat

And she fights for her life on the train

She looks at the rain

As it pours

And she fights for her life

As she goes in a store

With a thought she has caught

By a thread

She pays for the bread

And She goes…

Nobody knows

Sun been down for days

A winter melody she plays

The thunder makes her contemplate

She hears a noise behind the gate

Perhaps a letter with a dove

Perhaps a stranger she could love

And She fights for her life

As she puts on her coat

And she fights for her life on the train

She looks at the rain

As it pours

And she fights for her life

As she goes in a store

With a thought she has caught

By a thread

She pays for the bread

And She goes…

Nobody knows

And She fights for her life

As she puts on her coat

And she fights for her life on the train

She looks at the rain

As it pours

And she fights for her life

Where people are pleasently strange

And counting the change

And She goes…

Nobody knows

Y La Bamba

26 Jul

About the up and coming band (a prediction and a self-fufilling prophecy by blogging this) Y La Bamba, as stated on their MySpace page:

Y LA BAMBA
Their spiritual and haunting sounds are composed of shadowy percussion with captivating backing vocals — quirky arrangements and dancing harmonies. Luzelena is inspired by the legends of poetic warriors and the intense memories of a childhood rich with aural & visual tapestries. Her songs conjure a lucid time travel — a guide to an ancient land of diamonds and rubies.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/ylabamba#ixzz0uuQnRj7k

Interfaith Report Blurbs

25 Jul

BeMused by Design Graphic Collection 2010©

We are all so interdependent today, we cannot escape the consequences of others actions. And interdependence is a law of nature, not of individuality.

We are all made of star dust. We are all fashioned from the same substance. We are not so separated or so individual as we once thought.

[Official Video] Swedish House Mafia – ‘One’ (Instrumental Version)

16 Jul

[Official Video] Swedish House Mafia – ‘One’ (Instrumental Version)

Swedish House Mafia – Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angello – release the Official Video for their massive debut single and Club Anthem of the Summer 2010! Check out this video for the Original Instrumental version!

Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)

Out of Eye, Two Butterflies

15 Jul paradigm

For any active readers out there, the title is a reference to a dream of mine last week.

The featured BeMused by Design graphic is the supplementary mandala icon in tandem with the following BeMused haiku mantra:

Eye of Compassion–

Peer inside explanations,

apologize once.

Sexual Healing vs. Wonderwall Remix

14 Jul Sexual Healing vs Wonderwall

Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing vs. Oasis’ Wonderwall: two classics, one hot remix. This has been a personal jam of mine since my first iPod what seems like a lifetime ago–more or less, seven years ago.

Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” vs. Oasis “Wonderwall”

Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek

14 Jul imogen_heap_sfy_300

Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek

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