24 Apr 2013

22 Apr 2013

Day to day

A while back I was trying to explain to someone how skateboarders see the world on a day-to-day basis. Literally the differences in what we focus on walking down the street or looking out the train window... They didn't really get it and I guess that's not their fault. Unless you've been doing something pretty much constantly for 15-20 years there's no way of identifying that this random outlook just becomes - not even second nature - more like 'first nature'. It's just who you are.

19 Apr 2013

people of earth...

Quote of the day

And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into. Dave Brubeck

16 Apr 2013

Hardly news

Yet another sideways mood
            overtaken at sunrise by it
contemplating the core of it over
a bowl of granola

Awoken with it lying in bed next to me
On my pillow with me
Looking into my waking eyes
The simplest desire of all humankind
The one universal truth other than death
The single most shared emotion and resentment
On Earth
Is the one of having to get up every morning
And go to the job

I don’t care how good the job may be
and I don’t care about those who love their work
like their work colleagues
their co-workers

Even if my career involved waking up at noon and
Hanging out with international rock stars
Even if I could stay in bed and interview world-famous
Actors and actresses
Over the telephone for a few hours a day and
Thousands of pounds a week -
I would come to  r e s e n t  it

There is no time for work
To assist another in attaining a final product that
As recently as a few years back
You had no knowledge of whatsoever
So really how much can it all mean

Sick of it all again
Sick of red wine
Red meat
Sick of bleeding hearts and liars
Sick of both the demands of life and the lack thereof

There is no reasonable justification for this
I have far too many other things to figure out.

15 Apr 2013