Watch out for music. It should come with a health warning. It can be very dangerous. It can make you feel so alive, so connected to the people around you, connected to what you are inside. It will make you think that the world should and could be a better place. And occasionally it will make you very, very happy.
Peter Gabriel, on his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 10 April 2014
In Rotation: February 2014
If it is important for us to speak and vote our convictions in matters of internal policy, though we may unfortunately be in disagreement with the President, it is infinitely more important for us to speak and vote our convictions when the question is one of peace or war, certain to involve the lives and fortunes of many of our people and, it may be, the destiny of all of them and of the civilized world as well.
Pinback, “June” (Some Voices EP, 2000)
Oh, hai Tumblr.
Have things gotten lame since the sale to Yahoo?
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Adams, American diplomat & politician (1735-1826) in Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials, December 1770.
The 2012 Republican National Convention summarized in one image
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