© 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.

(thanks to JazzInPhotos for the pictures)

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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!

© Andrew Birkin, 1969, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

After a fiery meeting on the set of the 1968 film Slogan, French poet-singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin fell passionately in love and spent the next 12 years together in a headstrong, often volatile romance.

Her brother Andrew Birkin captured their together, photographing countless personal moments shared by this unlikely pairing of an eccentric French musician and a beautiful English rose who was eighteen years his junior. (+)

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