Jose Bergamin quote

“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.”

Jose Bergamin

Bob Marley Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Enjoy responsibly. —> FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD

In case anyone is interested, I ripped the audio from Jimmy Fallon’s recent Bob Marley Week and posted the MP3s on my server (along with this quick coverart I designed). Audio quality isn’t the greatest—and I didn’t spend much time editing the tracks—but it’s enough to get the idea and thoroughly enjoy.

Some great classics, by some great artists:

  1. Ziggy Marley Interview
  2. Ziggy Marley “Get Up, Stand Up”
  3. Chris Cornell “Redemption Song (Acoustic)”
  4. Jennifer Hudson “No Woman, No Cry ft. The Roots”
  5. Jakob Dylan “I Shot The Sherrif ft. The Roots”
  6. Lauren Hill “Could You Be Loved”
  7. Lauren Hill “Chances Are”
  8. The Roots “Them Belly Full”
  9. Lenny Kravitz “Roots Rock Reggae ft. The Roots”

Enjoy responsibly. —> FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD

Di4LOGUE: 4 Questions for My Lensman

BR4DSH4W: WHAT ARE YOU IMPRESSED WITH?
Meeting a person with a solid passion, firm conviction, and unstoppable dedication and passion for their craft.

BR4DSH4W: WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
My inspiration is triggered simply by opening my eyes. My neighbors, my peers, my colleagues, my family, my competition, my heros.

BR4DSH4W: WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Manu Chao Radio (Pandora) and that hungry beast inside me.

BR4DSH4W: HOW DO YOU LIKE TO BEGIN?
With balance and a clean work environment.

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BIOGR4PHY: Trevor Traynor is the hardest working man in photo-business. Whenever I end a day exhausted from work, I find his next post about flying to an exotic location for a photo shoot or behind-the-scenes video featuring a veteran star of industry; and realize that I should stop complaining and get back to work.

Anatomy of a fake quotation.

According to Megan McArdle writing for The Atlantic, a portion of yesterday’s quote (below) is incorrect. You can read her full explaination here, but to summarize: an English teacher named Jessica Dovey originally posted a comment (the first sentence) followed by the MLK, Jr. quote on her Facebook page. Somehow the quotation marks were stripped from the entire piece after it started getting traction across the internet, and the entire paragraph began to be attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to leave the entire quote up as it was posted, because the sentiment still rings true for me—and has helped me to try and understand the mixed feelings I am experiencing. Thank you for understanding.

Solar Keys “Okinawa”

The opening track off a wonderful ambient album El Lanzón (available free online) — full of melancholy, reflection, and inspiration. It seems very appropriate at this particular moment.

“I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Di4LOGUE: 4 Questions for My Ninja

BR4DSH4W: WHAT ARE YOU IMPRESSED WITH?
I am always impressed when someone creates something amazing using very simple tools and techniques. I love loose work. I love when someone makes something incredibly difficult seem effortless, because you know just how much time and dedication they put in to their craft.

BR4DSH4W: WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
I find music to be incredibly inspirational. I love that music can create an emotional response. Sometimes, you can’t even explain in words what you’re feeling. It’s just something in your gut or your heart. Music can turn an otherwise routine walk down the street into a dream. You can close your eyes and imagine yourself in another place, somewhere in the past or the future. Of course, I check out all types of blogs for motion graphics, design, video and photography. I love reading now which I didn’t used to! There was about a 10 year period of my life that I don’t think I read more than 2-3 books. I just wasn’t in the head space to read. Now, the more I read the more inspired I become. It’s fucking awesome! I’m inspired by people that never give up. I’m inspired by people who are absolutely in love with what they do.

BR4DSH4W: WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Bachelors of Science “Warehouse Days”. Locally produced, bad ass drum and bass! This past year I found myself listening to much mellower, midtempo and atmospheric music—Lusine, Moderat, Apparat, Burial, Four Tet, Bonobo. Moderat and Bonobo live were both AMAZING.

BR4DSH4W: HOW DO YOU LIKE TO BEGIN?
More important than how to begin is that you actually begin. I used to think that it was always best to prepare and to plan as much as possible. This kept me from starting a lot of projects and made me very hesitant. Planning and preparation are great, but when it comes to productivity I now think that you just simply have to begin. Begin and then keep going. Even if it’s a little bit at a time. Grab some paper and a pencil, fire up After Effects, whatever. Just start. Get some ideas out. Maybe it’s rough, maybe it’s pretty. Just go.

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BIOGR4PHY: Brandon Sugiyama makes success look easy. Humble and thoughtful, yet ambitious and good at just about everything he chooses to take on. He is equal parts world-champion wushu martial artist, party-machine rockstar DJ, video effects creative genius, and all around nice guy.

Tina Roth Eisenberg quote

“Life’s too short to not be surrounded by beautifully designed objects.”

Tina Roth Eisenberg