Monday, March 18, 2013

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost, 1916

I watched "Grey Gardens" today and little Edie was so cute when she recited this poem. I felt I had to write it down before I forgot.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Music, luck and James Dean

I started blogging about music and... well music. Great fun!
Here's your ticket.

And then there's a qoute by mr James Dean (although I'm not too sure about the the source...)

"You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it."

I like the qoute, but if the source is correct and dear sweet Jimmy really said it, the moral of the story is never to try ones luck in cars. Porches to be real specific.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Songs for Space Travellers

This playlist actually took me over three years to make. Orginially I was looking for music with a certain feeling - some kind of dreamy, but still crystal clear kind of feeling, all at the same time. Good luck!

As I remeber it, the first songs that I used to build the mood of the playlist around were "Sparks" by Röyksopp and "In the deep" by Bird York (that I feel deeply in love with it after watching the movie "Crash"). I also remeber the happiness I felt when I found "Captain Nemo" by Dive. I used to love that song as a kid but was never able to afford the album and then when I was, I couldn't find it. The song was later covered by Sarah Brightman and became some kind of hit. But the cover isn't nearly as good as the original.

Over the next couple of years I kept adding songs as they came along untill one day i february, 2012 I realized that what I had made was a playlist for space travellers (or for divers of some kind of great unknown) or for regular people exploring life. As the playlist plays it describes both happiness, lonelyness, escape and feeling right at home. A little bit of everything.
But no, you won't find "Rocket man" by Elton John in it, which, although it's a great song doesn't have the feeling I was going for.

When should you listen to this playlist?
Well, I usually listen to it on the subwaygoing to, or from work and during late nights. I also listen to it more during wintertime. But that's me.

Anyway, I still think it's one of the best playlist I've ever made. Enjoy!

Songs For Space Travellers on Grooveshark.

And here are the songs mentioned above.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Exit roads?

I realise that the road I travel doesn't lead to happy town.
So now I'm looking for the next exit road.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Equality by Euclid of Alexandria

Common Notion 1: Things which equal the same thing also equal one another.

When Lincoln quotes Euclid in "Lincoln" it marks the high point of the movie.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Where's my dragon?

"All heroic deeds require a cost.
Otherwise they're not really heroic.
There has to be a dragon.
There has to be a risk.
There has to be pain.

And he endures that pain.
And fights that dragon.
He pays that prize in lots of different ways.
And he pays it for the sake of seeking after this bigger truth."

House in da house

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Killing in the name of...

"If you wonder what people really believe in, ask them what they are willing to kill for."