© George S. Zimbel, 1958, Going to class, MIT

“Schools train you to be ignorant with style […] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re going to be alright […] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up.” Frank Zappa

© Irina Ionesco, 1976, 'Griffe' ('Claw')

“And who are you, the proud Lord said that I must bow so low? Only a cat of a different coat, that’s all the truth I know. In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws. And, mine are as long and sharp, my Lord as long and sharp as yours. And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that Lord of Castamere, but now the rains weep o’er his hall, with no one there to hear. Yes, now the rains weep o’er his hall, and not a soul to hear.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

© Marty Stuart, Sep. 8, 2003, John R. Cash, Last Portrait

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”Johnny Cash

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© Coco Liu, 2014, Beyond Selfies / 3rd Place - Architecture, Chicago

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“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
  ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“…and songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.” ― Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1

I can’t wait to see & hear Bob Dylan tonight at Burg Clam Austria - my second Dylan concert by now after seeing him in Vienna in 2008. Accompanied by friends & the most precious, beautiful woman I have ever put my lips on this will be a breathtaking evening!

PHOTO: Unknown photographer, 1970s, Bob Dylan

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Horace Silver, an extraordinarily creative pianist and composer who brought soulfulness, a rhythmic spring and what he called a “meaningful simplicity” to hard bop, died of natural causes on June 18, at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. Silver was 85. May his soul rest in peace.

Read an obituary on JazzTimes.

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© Antonio Arissa, 1930-36, 'Perchero y sombrero' (coat and hat)

“It’s all life is. Just going ‘round kissing people.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! Go out and kiss somebody!