autumn / winter

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unexplained-events:

William Utermohlen
Artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1995. Over the course of roughly five years he drew these self portriats (starting at 1996) of himself.
Whether the cause for the change in his portraits was from the disease which made him forget what he looked like or due to the loss of artistic skills, this is extremely heartbreaking.

unexplained-events:

William Utermohlen

Artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1995. Over the course of roughly five years he drew these self portriats (starting at 1996) of himself.

Whether the cause for the change in his portraits was from the disease which made him forget what he looked like or due to the loss of artistic skills, this is extremely heartbreaking.

(via xvxloser)

notgoingtohelp:

You will never convince me that a person has played a role better. Yes I include Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in that comparison. NOBODY beats JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.

(via spookyblackman)

baxterondabeat:

Underground Spotlight: Rich G Tha Genius by Elijah Powell

A product of the city of Hackensack, Richard Gore, better known as “Rich G tha Genius”, is an 18 year old emcee who’s flower of fame is beginning to bloom as his music spreads throughout New Jersey. I first discovered him when my friend from Hackensack High School shared a contact with me. I met with this contact who brought Rich along for the visit. Rich pulled up the audio of what is now his most popular track, a laid-back boom bap record titled “Chilly Chill”, which had everyone in the room bobbing their heads to the beat. From then on I was hooked to his steady onslaught of audio releases on soundcloud.com.

According to a bio Rich wrote for undergroundhiphopradio.com, emceeing was only a hobby to him during his middle school years. He originally wanted to play professional football, but due to an injury those goals were placed on a backburner. This gave the art of rap a chance to seep into a spot at the front of his mind, which became apparent when I asked him where these goals came from. His answer was this: “The aspiration came from a dream I had where I was onstage with thousands of people watching me and they were cheering and reaching for me to come on stage. I loved that feeling and I’m just trying to recreate that situation but in the real world”. I’m sure every teen or pre-teen who picks up a pen and pad to write down his life story in a lyrical format has had the same dream at least once, I know I did.

With already one solid mixtape under his belt (A.R.T.-Amazing Raw Talent, 2013), Rich’s work ethic was proven this past year with frequent releases of energetic tracks, most of which ended up appearing on his latest mixtape effort Stand By Me.

What is refreshing about Rich G and his music for me would have to be his broad, high level mindset (fitting for his title “Tha Genius”) which is ironically coupled to his very simple aspirations. I happen to relate to this mentality. You have all of this intelligence and talent yet the one thing in life you want most is recognition from those you grew up around, the fame and fortune as well as the credit equal to the amount of work that has been put in. 

Stand By Me, which Rich told me was inspired by a movie of the same title, has this dream written all over it. The mixtape conveys that one message, his goal of making it to the top, over twenty well produced tracks. The last song’s chorus on the project, “Mom’s sake”, embodies his attitude towards life: “Everyday is just another day!/  Same position I’m in, feels like it’s yesterday/ I woke up in a dream state from my mindstate/ I’m just hoping I make it through for my mom’s sake/ I want it all, man, the fortune and fame/ I want it all, man, the fortune and fame/ Man I do it for the love of the game, man, I do it for the love of the game!/ And the fortune and fame.” The discontentedness with his current position and the burning passion to get to a higher level is made clear.

Overall Stand By Me is a cohesive and well recorded mixtape that deserves a listen. I give it a 7.8 out of 10. It’s a familiar story of a young teen’s dream, but told in a way that feels brand new. 

You can check out Rich G tha Genius’ music here:https://soundcloud.com/richgthagenius
Or download his mixtape here:http://www.audiomack.com/album/rich-g-tha-genius/stand-by-me
Hope you enjoy! 
Peace.

baxterondabeat:

Underground Spotlight: Rich G Tha Genius by Elijah Powell

A product of the city of Hackensack, Richard Gore, better known as “Rich G tha Genius”, is an 18 year old emcee who’s flower of fame is beginning to bloom as his music spreads throughout New Jersey. I first discovered him when my friend from Hackensack High School shared a contact with me. I met with this contact who brought Rich along for the visit. Rich pulled up the audio of what is now his most popular track, a laid-back boom bap record titled “Chilly Chill”, which had everyone in the room bobbing their heads to the beat. From then on I was hooked to his steady onslaught of audio releases on soundcloud.com.

According to a bio Rich wrote for undergroundhiphopradio.com, emceeing was only a hobby to him during his middle school years. He originally wanted to play professional football, but due to an injury those goals were placed on a backburner. This gave the art of rap a chance to seep into a spot at the front of his mind, which became apparent when I asked him where these goals came from. His answer was this: “The aspiration came from a dream I had where I was onstage with thousands of people watching me and they were cheering and reaching for me to come on stage. I loved that feeling and I’m just trying to recreate that situation but in the real world”. I’m sure every teen or pre-teen who picks up a pen and pad to write down his life story in a lyrical format has had the same dream at least once, I know I did.

With already one solid mixtape under his belt (A.R.T.-Amazing Raw Talent, 2013), Rich’s work ethic was proven this past year with frequent releases of energetic tracks, most of which ended up appearing on his latest mixtape effort Stand By Me.

What is refreshing about Rich G and his music for me would have to be his broad, high level mindset (fitting for his title “Tha Genius”) which is ironically coupled to his very simple aspirations. I happen to relate to this mentality. You have all of this intelligence and talent yet the one thing in life you want most is recognition from those you grew up around, the fame and fortune as well as the credit equal to the amount of work that has been put in.

Stand By Me, which Rich told me was inspired by a movie of the same title, has this dream written all over it. The mixtape conveys that one message, his goal of making it to the top, over twenty well produced tracks. The last song’s chorus on the project, “Mom’s sake”, embodies his attitude towards life: “Everyday is just another day!/ Same position I’m in, feels like it’s yesterday/ I woke up in a dream state from my mindstate/ I’m just hoping I make it through for my mom’s sake/ I want it all, man, the fortune and fame/ I want it all, man, the fortune and fame/ Man I do it for the love of the game, man, I do it for the love of the game!/ And the fortune and fame.” The discontentedness with his current position and the burning passion to get to a higher level is made clear.

Overall Stand By Me is a cohesive and well recorded mixtape that deserves a listen. I give it a 7.8 out of 10. It’s a familiar story of a young teen’s dream, but told in a way that feels brand new.

You can check out Rich G tha Genius’ music here:
https://soundcloud.com/richgthagenius
Or download his mixtape here:
http://www.audiomack.com/album/rich-g-tha-genius/stand-by-me
Hope you enjoy!
Peace.

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theimpossiblecool:

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Kurt Vonnegut.

theimpossiblecool:

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

Kurt Vonnegut.

(via xvxloser)

foofighters:

This next one’s the first song from our new album! http://bit.ly/ffsfn

Preorder Sonic Highways:
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/FFSH
Direct Vinyl - http://bit.ly/sonic-highways

caramelgoddessxo:

I’m having a conversation with one of my friends and I ask him, “What defines you?” and he responded with, “Nothing. A definition excludes the possibility for change.”

This is one of the best responses I’ve ever received to any of my questions.

(via i-want-to-dive-lost-mind)

"It might sound cliche, but I am truly overwhelmed & humbled by the messages I’ve received. As a kid who grew up loving & living for professional wrestling, I was able to chase, catch & live an impossible dream. I was a part of events I couldn’t fathom with the heroes I idolized from both WWF & various childhood favorite television shows (Hello Betty White). For a guy in a supporting ambience role—usually unnamed & unseen—I am blown away by the amount of people who apparently not only noticed, but also enjoyed my work.Announcing was my dream, until I realized the absolute best part was using my position to help others. It brought me so much joy to bring a smile to a fellow fan’s face.The Superstars I’ve announced & traveled with over the past 12 years are not only extremely talented to work year round and on the fly, but they are also the most unselfish people I’ve ever met. I couldn’t help others without their support. Not one Superstar or Diva ever once hesitated when I asked them to meet a fan..or autograph..or call..or do whatever was needed.After reading through all of your messages, I just want to say this: Please do not be angry & Please do not be sad. I lived my dream! I’m glad that maybe now someone else will have a spot to live theirs. Many thanks to everyone I have worked with in WWE. Sue, the company gem & my guardian angelThe producers who have taught me so much and constantly let me pick their brains. The referees (They make it look easy. NOT an easy job). Security. Props. Audio. Lighting. PR. Cameras. Travel. TR. Catering. Production. PA’s. My eyes and ears at the bell-Mark Yeaton. Everyone I have met along the way. Everyone who has come into my life because of this job & to those who I have never had the opportunity to meet, but have enjoyed my work. I appreciate & am grateful for everyone’s support. To Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn & The Authority who gave me this incredible opportunity, I’ve got two words for ya: Thank You.The journey has been incredible & almost unbelievable. This is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for to pen the final chapter of my memoirs.”
"It might sound cliche, but I am truly overwhelmed & humbled by the messages I’ve received. As a kid who grew up loving & living for professional wrestling, I was able to chase, catch & live an impossible dream. I was a part of events I couldn’t fathom with the heroes I idolized from both WWF & various childhood favorite television shows (Hello Betty White). For a guy in a supporting ambience role—usually unnamed & unseen—I am blown away by the amount of people who apparently not only noticed, but also enjoyed my work.

Announcing was my dream, until I realized the absolute best part was using my position to help others. It brought me so much joy to bring a smile to a fellow fan’s face.

The Superstars I’ve announced & traveled with over the past 12 years are not only extremely talented to work year round and on the fly, but they are also the most unselfish people I’ve ever met. I couldn’t help others without their support. Not one Superstar or Diva ever once hesitated when I asked them to meet a fan..or autograph..or call..or do whatever was needed.

After reading through all of your messages, I just want to say this: Please do not be angry & Please do not be sad. I lived my dream! I’m glad that maybe now someone else will have a spot to live theirs. Many thanks to everyone I have worked with in WWE. Sue, the company gem & my guardian angel

The producers who have taught me so much and constantly let me pick their brains. The referees (They make it look easy. NOT an easy job). Security. Props. Audio. Lighting. PR. Cameras. Travel. TR. Catering. Production. PA’s. My eyes and ears at the bell-Mark Yeaton. Everyone I have met along the way. Everyone who has come into my life because of this job & to those who I have never had the opportunity to meet, but have enjoyed my work. I appreciate & am grateful for everyone’s support. To Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn & The Authority who gave me this incredible opportunity, I’ve got two words for ya: Thank You.

The journey has been incredible & almost unbelievable. This is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for to pen the final chapter of my memoirs.”

(via spookyblackman)