South Toward Home

I think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple; find what makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you’re set.

thesmithian:


The tragic image of the blues that originated in the Mississippi Delta ignores the competitive and entrepreneurial spirit of the bluesman himself. While it is certainly true that the music was forged…by the legacy of slavery and the insults of Jim Crow, the iconic image of the lone bluesman traveling the road with a guitar strapped to his back is also a story about innovators seizing on expanded opportunities brought about by the commercial and technological advances of the early 1900s. There was no Delta blues before there were cheap, readily available steel-string guitars. And those guitars, which transformed American culture, were brought to the boondocks by Sears, Roebuck & Co.

more.

The blues is my muse.

thesmithian:

The tragic image of the blues that originated in the Mississippi Delta ignores the competitive and entrepreneurial spirit of the bluesman himself. While it is certainly true that the music was forged…by the legacy of slavery and the insults of Jim Crow, the iconic image of the lone bluesman traveling the road with a guitar strapped to his back is also a story about innovators seizing on expanded opportunities brought about by the commercial and technological advances of the early 1900s. There was no Delta blues before there were cheap, readily available steel-string guitars. And those guitars, which transformed American culture, were brought to the boondocks by Sears, Roebuck & Co.

more.

The blues is my muse.

City And Colour

—Comin Home

newmusiceveryday:

“Comin’ Home” by City and Colour

He’s coming home!

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letsgottoafghanistan:

One year ago today I woke up and walked into our small chow hall to find some of the worlds most elite fighters sitting around a TV with tears of joy streaming down their faces as our President spoke.
He was talking about how members of SEAL Team 6 raided a compound in Pakistan and killed one of the worlds truly evil men.
These men hugged, and talked about how they couldn’t believe it finally happened.
I sat on the outside and watched, for this moment I wanted only to be a spectator.
I cried later that day in the solitude of my room.

Is this really what it was like?

letsgottoafghanistan:

One year ago today I woke up and walked into our small chow hall to find some of the worlds most elite fighters sitting around a TV with tears of joy streaming down their faces as our President spoke.

He was talking about how members of SEAL Team 6 raided a compound in Pakistan and killed one of the worlds truly evil men.

These men hugged, and talked about how they couldn’t believe it finally happened.

I sat on the outside and watched, for this moment I wanted only to be a spectator.

I cried later that day in the solitude of my room.

Is this really what it was like?

(via soldierporn)

thedailywhat:

Rejection Letter of the Day: When word reached Hillary Clinton that actor Jason Segal wanted to work with her,she penned him this study in classiness.
First the TFHC meme buy-in, and now this? Please, God, don’t let one of her aides be revealed as the letter’s true author.
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And to think I used to be on Team Condi…

thedailywhat:

Rejection Letter of the Day: When word reached Hillary Clinton that actor Jason Segal wanted to work with her,she penned him this study in classiness.

First the TFHC meme buy-in, and now this? Please, God, don’t let one of her aides be revealed as the letter’s true author.

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And to think I used to be on Team Condi…

(Source: thedailywhat)