Music Journey: Step 1

I’m going to stop complaining and start counting my blessings. Let me rephrase, because venting can sometimes be necessary. I’m going to complain LESS and start counting my blessings MORE. Anyway, the point is: We have more to smile about than we think. :)

maybelline:

The sidewalk is the catwalk.

maybelline:

The sidewalk is the catwalk.

rollingstone:

Apple’s iTunes Music Store, which opened 10 years ago this Sunday, exists for one major reason: Napster.
By late 2002, the Recording Industry Association of America had sued the company successfully for copyright infringement, and the courts forced Napster to shut down.
The world’s biggest record labels, fearing the power these services gave to consumers, did everything they could to virtually “lock” CDs and online music files, so they wouldn’t spread like free MP3s.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder and chief executive, saw Napster, MP3s and the Internet a different way. By late 2002, he believed music fans clearly wanted to download songs they liked in an affordable and easy way, but during this period, the record industry had no affordable, easy and legal option allowing this to happen.
Steve Jobs saw opportunity.

rollingstone:

Apple’s iTunes Music Store, which opened 10 years ago this Sunday, exists for one major reason: Napster.

By late 2002, the Recording Industry Association of America had sued the company successfully for copyright infringement, and the courts forced Napster to shut down.

The world’s biggest record labels, fearing the power these services gave to consumers, did everything they could to virtually “lock” CDs and online music files, so they wouldn’t spread like free MP3s.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder and chief executive, saw Napster, MP3s and the Internet a different way. By late 2002, he believed music fans clearly wanted to download songs they liked in an affordable and easy way, but during this period, the record industry had no affordable, easy and legal option allowing this to happen.

Steve Jobs saw opportunity.

maybelline:

Hair for days. 

maybelline:

Hair for days. 

rollingstone:

What’s behind the song “Tunic (Song for Karen),” from Sonic Youth’s 1990 album, Goo? I wanted to put Karen Carpenter [who died of anorexia] up in heaven playing drums and being happy. This whole thing about teenage girls cutting themselves and that being associated with anorexia and girls being conditioned to having such a big desire to please – I’m just curious, because of Coco, at what point do girls start getting their sense of self-worth and [need to please] people, and why don’t they have anything else?
Happy 60th birthday Kim Gordon! Read our 1997 Q&A with the Godmother of Grunge where she talks about feminism in rock.

rollingstone:

What’s behind the song “Tunic (Song for Karen),” from Sonic Youth’s 1990 album, Goo?
I wanted to put Karen Carpenter [who died of anorexia] up in heaven playing drums and being happy. This whole thing about teenage girls cutting themselves and that being associated with anorexia and girls being conditioned to having such a big desire to please – I’m just curious, because of Coco, at what point do girls start getting their sense of self-worth and [need to please] people, and why don’t they have anything else?

Happy 60th birthday Kim Gordon! Read our 1997 Q&A with the Godmother of Grunge where she talks about feminism in rock.

Even when things are their bleakest, remember that the universe has given you every tool you need to overcome and succeed. The strongest tool of all is hope. — D. Scott