You Are The Best Thing

You Are The Best Thing

Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing

Fancy Decor – Satie Collection – for Collabor88
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Cream & Sugar
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Milk Frother (special gold edition)
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Machine (special gold edition)
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Tray Cart
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Mug (with coffee & without)
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Pods
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Pods (special gold edition)
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Books
✦ Fancy Decor: Satie Artwork (frame texture change)
Teleport to Collabor88 + Visit Fancy Decor

Fancy Decor – Henrik Collection – for Uber
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Computer Monitor
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Desk
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Computer Chair (brown leather)
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Potted Succulents
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Pencil Holder
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Desk Lamp
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Rug
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Artwork B (frame texture change)
✦ Fancy Decor: Henrik Artwork A (frame texture change)
Teleport to Uber + Visit Fancy Decor

Fancy Decor – Available at the Mainstore
✦ Fancy Decor: Vintage Camera (Group Gift)
✦ 22 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Bag of Coffee Beans
✦ 24 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Latte Art Kitty
✦ Fancy Decor: Chain Lamp
✦ Fancy Decor: Sphere Art Sculpture (gold)
✦ Fancy Decor: White/Gold Tape Dispenser
✦ Fancy Decor: Letter Opener v.2
✦ Fancy Decor: White/Gold Documents
✦ Fancy Decor: Mail Basket v.2
✦ Fancy Decor: Bernard Geodes
✦ Fancy Decor: Model Ship
✦ Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket A
✦ Fancy Decor: Get Shit Done
✦ Fancy Decor: Chained Books
✦ Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II
Visit Fancy Decor + Shop the Marketplace

Other Decor Used
✧ floorplan. triangular shelf
✧ dust bunny . quirky planters
✧ Dahlia – Tori – Print – Coffee – Floor
✧ Apple Fall Books
✧ Apple Fall Reclaimed Plank Shelf
✧ Apple Fall Globe w/ Books – Cream/Grey
✧ Second Spaces – Compact Office – wire magazine files
✧ / frag.ments’/ Wall Succuplant Horizontal
✧ SAYO – Syndey Cafe Gacha – But First, Coffee
✧ The Loft & Aria – Oberlin Coffee Decal
✧ The Loft & Aria – Weldon & Vespertine Succulents – MODDED
✧ 09 Noir et Blanc Gacha – books 1
✧ 04 Noir et Blanc Gacha – books 2
✧ Kalopsia – Arrow Curtains – Right
✧ MudHoney Kitchen Clutter Cannisters
✧ 22_8f8 – Art of Nature – Liberated Grass WOOD

Posted by Jessa ♥ on 2020-04-29 16:29:40

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Cafe Voreaux

Cafe Voreaux

You guys, I am legit in love with this entire gacha set from Fancy Decor & Commoner. Aside from the fact that I’m in a meaningful relationship with coffee, this set reminded me of my absolute favorite coffee shop/bakery back home.
So naturally, I wanted to try to recreate that space in Second Life. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Fancy Decor x Commoner – Cafe Voreaux @ The Arcade
✦ 01 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Building RARE
✦ 02 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Counter RARE
✦ 03 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Espresso Machine RARE
✦ 04 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Menu
✦ 08 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Stool (black)
✦ 11 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Bar Table
✦ 12 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Bar Stool (slightly modded chair legs/frame to black)
✦ 15 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Booth
✦ 17 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Syrup Pumps
✦ 18 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Pendant Lamp
✦ 20 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Coffee Grinder
✦ 21 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Blender
✦ 22 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Bag of Coffee Beans
✦ 23 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Sandwich
✦ 24 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Latte Art Kitty
✦ 25 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Fruit Cup
✦ 26 FD & Commoner – Cafe Voreaux Trashcan
Teleport to The Arcade + Visit Fancy Decor + Teleport to Commoner

Elm. – Available at the Mainstore
✦ Elm. Summer Squeeze Gacha – #10
✦ Elm. Summer Squeeze Gacha – #12
Teleport to Elm

Lucas Lameth- Available at the Mainstore
✦ (luc) Celebration DIY Sandwhich Party
Teleport to Lucas Lameth

Moss&mink- Available at the Mainstore
✦ moss&mink Geo Computer (Black)
Teleport to moss&mink

【Other Decor Used】
✧ hive // coffee on the go
✧ hive // coffee on the go . holder
✧ .random.Matter. – Market – Soda Cans
✧ .random.Matter. – Market – Ramyeon
✧ Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Egg, Avocado & Toast
✧ dust bunny . brunch . bagel sandwich
✧ *AF* Bagel Board 6 – Veggie
✧ *AF* Bagel Board 5 – Rasin Cream Cheese
✧ *AF* Bagel Basket – Asiago
✧ *AF* Bagel Basket – Poppy
✧ *AF* Bagel Basket – Oat
✧ Bazar – Toronto- Chalkboard backsplash

Posted by Jessa ♥ on 2020-03-03 16:25:43

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gamer girl

gamer girl

Decor by Luna Morineaux ♥
♡CREDITS♡
Head: Genus Babyface
Body: Maitreya
Hair: taketomi – TaeYeon – Fatpack
Eyes: AG. Aurora Eyes – Jungle
AG. Galaxy Eyes Gacha – Mesh – 14 RARE

Sponsors in this photo:
♡ NamiiChu ~ Amaryllis Skin – Genus Light tone @SaNaRe
NamiiChu ~ Rose Lipgloss – Fatpack HUD @TheGirlPowerEvent
NamiiChu ~ Utau Glasses – Fatpack @Mainstore
♡ Spoiled – Tweatch Beatch Collection @equal10
Spoiled – Sweet Danger Backpack @equal10
Spoiled – Sporty Sneakers Flat & Tippy Toe @equal10

Decor:
♡ .random.Matter. – Academy – Computer [Pink] .random.Matter. – Academy – Pencil Case [Blue] .random.Matter. – The Collector – Comic Boxes

dust bunny . quirky planters . cactus
dust bunny . quirky planters . donut
dust bunny . quirky planters 2 . kitty planter
dust bunny . quirky planters . hedgehog
dust bunny . quirky planters . narwhal
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter

vespertine green means life – potting bench / robins egg -15
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 2

Foxwood ~ The Artist ~ Canvas pile
Foxwood ~ The Artist ~ Chair

Posted by megumibasis on 2019-07-02 16:13:21

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DOWNTOWN MADRID SPAIN LATE NIGHT

DOWNTOWN MADRID SPAIN LATE NIGHT

Snapshot taken by Linden Hudson (from Texas USA) while he was backpacking in Madrid Spain. This jpg was pulled from a raw file, it’s a bit noisy as some night shots can be. Snapshot taken Nov 2018 and shot with a canon pocket camera.

Who is Linden Hudson?

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: youtu.be/2QZ8WUTaS18
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Read Linden’s story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: www.flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
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Follow this Wikipedia link and find Linden’s name throughout the article & read the album songwriter credits about halfway down at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminator_%28album%29
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Linden’s name is all over this Wikipedia page as well: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Loco
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​
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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.
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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.
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MUSICMISCELLANEOUS DOT COM: (ELIMINATOR ALBUM):
However, despite the album credits bass-player Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were replaced during the recording process by synthesisers and a drum machine programmed by engineer Linden Hudson, who allegedly co-wrote much of the music with Gibbons despite receiving no credit at the time. Gibbons would later say of Hudson that “he was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing”. Hudson did no less than show the band how to stay relevant in an age where three guys from Texas with long beards (except famously for Frank Beard) and blues licks were one of the last things the contemporary market was demanding.

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Quotes on a fridge!

Quotes on a fridge!

Some great quotes from a Contact in Canberra.. Pure…

"Shoot any scene at the time of realization of the highest emotional stress coupled with sense of pictorial form – is a decisive moment". Henri Cartier-Bresson

“I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.”-Ansel Adams

“True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values.”- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Buildings should keep you dry and feed the soul.” – Zaha Hadid .

"As swift as the wind, quiet as a forest, furious as fire, immovable as a mountain." – Takeda family

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."- Kurt Cobain

"A friend is nothing but a known enemy."- Kurt Cobain

"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption."- Kurt Cobain

"There’s nothing better than having a baby. Holding my baby is the best drug in the world." – Kurt Cobain

"We’re so trendy we can’t even escape ourselves."- Kurt Cobain

"Rap music’s been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn’t."- Alexander Lee McQueen

"You can only go forward by making mistakes." – Alexander Lee McQueen

"Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion."- Vitruvius

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." – Pablo Picasso

"I am still learning." – Michelangelo

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." – Salvador Dali

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed. Vincent Van Gogh

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh

When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – Religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh

Do something worth remembering. Elvis Presley

Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over. Elvis Presley

I’am not the King. Jesus Christ is the King. I’am just entertainer. Elvis Presley

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts. Elvis Presley

People think you’re crazy if you talk about things they don’t understand. Elvis Presley

You only pass through this life once. You don’t come back for an encore. Elvis Presley

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Elvis Presley

I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to. Elvis Presley

I believe the key to happiness is : someone to love , something to do , and something to look forward to. Elvis Presley

When things go wrong don’t go with them. Elvis Presley

"Be as you wish to seem." Socrates

"Wisdom begins in wonder. " Socrates

"Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live." Socrates

"A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true." Socrates

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." Socrates

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." Socrates

"Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior." Socrates

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." Socrates

"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. " Socrates

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. " Socrates

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." Socrates

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher." Socrates

"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. " Socrates

"From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Socrates

"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us." Socrates

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." Socrates

"I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up." Johnny Depp

"The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants." Johnny Depp

"When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit."
Johnny Depp

"If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color. " Johnny Depp

"Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing."Johnny Depp

"I’m not sure I’m adult yet." Johnny Depp

"There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy. " Johnny Depp

"The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘airplane food.’ " Johnny Depp

"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too." Johnny Depp

"I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something."Johnny Depp

"People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people." Johnny Depp

"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Francis of Assisi

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love." Francis of Assisi

"For it is in giving that we receive." Francis of Assisi

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. " Steve Jobs

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Steve Jobs

" That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." Steve Jobs

"Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn. " Steve Jobs

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. " Steve Jobs

"I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren’t random. " Steve Jobs

"Things don’t have to change the world to be important." Steve Jobs

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." Steve Jobs

"Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it." Steve Jobs

"I think money is a wonderful thing because it enables you to do things. It enables you to invest in ideas that don’t have a short-term payback. " Steve Jobs

" Throughout my years in business, I discovered something. I would always ask why you do things. The answers that I would invariably get are: ‘Oh, that’s just the way things are done around here.’ Nobody knows why they do what they do. Nobody thinks very deeply about things in business. " Steve Jobs

"Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. " Steve Jobs

"You have to be very focused and work very hard, but it is not about working hard without knowing what your aim is! You really have to have a goal." Zaha Hadid

"I have always appreciate those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions." Zaha Hadid

"I don’t think that Architecture is only about shelter…it’s should be able to excite you , to calm you, to make you think." Zaha Hadid

“Be – don’t try to become” . Osho

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” Osho

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." and so in you the child your mother lives on and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.” Osho

“Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself. ” Osho

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.” Osho

“Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.” Osho

“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” Osho

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” Osho

“Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.” Osho

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle”. Osho

“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.” Osho

“Life begins where fear ends.” Osho

"I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes.

It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.” Osho

“You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.” Osho

“Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” Osho

“Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own. You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience.” Osho

“Courage Is a love affair with the unknown”. Osho

“If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support. ” Osho

“The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.” Osho

“Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.” Osho

“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity. You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time. You are
deathless, living in a body of death. Your consciousness knows no death, no birth. It is only your body that is born and dies. But you are not aware of your consciousness. You are not conscious of your consciousness. And that is the whole art of meditation. Becoming conscious of consciousness itself.” Osho

“Be less of a judge and you will be surprised that when you become a witness and you don’t judge yourself, you stop judging others too. And that makes you more human, more compassionate, more understanding.” Osho

“A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do”. Osho

“You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don’t know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it – whatever it is”. Osho

Definition of meditative – (adjective) –
of, involving, or absorbed in meditation or considered thought.

“In love the other is important; in lust you are important” . Osho

“It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of unlearning much.“ Osho

“All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.” Osho

“The moment you become miserly you are closed to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing. The moment you start clinging to things, you have missed the target – you have missed. Because things are not the target, you, your innermost being, is the target – not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you, not much money, but a rich you, not many things, but an open being, available to millions of things.” Osho

“If you want to learn anything, learn trust – nothing else it needed. If you are miserable, nothing else will help – learn trust. If you don’t feel any meaning in life and you feel meaningless, nothing will help – learn trust. Trust gives meaning because trust makes you capable of allowing the whole descend upon you.” Osho

“I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love.” Osho

First visit 9 july 2009

Posted by spelio on 2016-07-15 07:28:35

Tagged: , Fridge , quotes , Canberra , ACT , messages , notes , 45views17-2-17 , Parable , womb , life , before , birth

Strawberry Baby

Strawberry Baby

♥ Wearing ♥
Hair:Magika~Wren
Head:Genus~Classic Face
Eyebrows:Colivati Beauty~Spade Eyebrow Collection
Shadow: L’Etre~Basic Genus Eyeshadow
Lipstick:L’Etre~Genus Moist Lipstick
Body:Belleza~Freya
Drink:MOMOCHUU~Strawberry Love Shake – RARE [ @Epiphany ] Necklace:**RE**~Esprit Star Necklace – VIP [ @Epiphany ] Choker:**RE**~Esprit Choker [ @Epiphany ] Jacket:Sakura~Sweetheart Jacket – Freya – RARE [ @Epiphany ] Skirt:Sakura~Sweetheart Skirt – Freya [ @Epiphany ] Socks:Sakura~Sweetheart Socks – Freya [ @Epiphany ] ♥ Decor ♥
[Cosmic Dust] – Bulletin Board RARE
The Hive – Geek Chic Desk
+Half-Deer+ Dreamfluff Chair – Snow

Di’Cor Velvet Rug
dust bunny . tabletop plants . pink peony . gold

dust bunny . tabletop plants . monstera leaves

Everything below is Gacha @The Epiphany
+Half-Deer+ Sakura Tea Party – Tea Box
+Half-Deer+ Sakura Tea Party – Teapot x
Wednesday[+] ~ 90’s Life ~ Chocolate – COMMON
Wednesday[+] ~ 90’s Life ~ Computer – RARE

.QuirkydarkendStare. – Trash Baby [Flowers] – Grey

.QuirkydarkendStare. – Trash Baby [Trashed] – Grey

Posted by EnviouSLAY on 2019-05-01 21:32:56

Tagged: , Pink , Kawaii , Tea , Desk , Computer , Raccoon , Trash , Snacks , Fur , Round , Rug , White , Strawberry , RARE , Gacha , Skirt , Jacket , Socks , Garters , Blonde , Makeup , Eyeshadow , Eyeliner , Lipgloss , Lipstick , L’Etre , Magika , Quirky , CosmicDust , Cosmic , Dust , Wednesday , Sakura , Belleza , Bento , Freya , Genus , Classic , HalfDeer , Half , Deer , Di’Cor , Hive , DustBunny , Bunny , NewReleases , New , Releases , GachaEvent , GachaFashion , GachaFair , GachaDecor , TheEpiphany , The , Epiphany , Fashion , Fair , Event , Decor , Pale , Female , Male , Gay , LGBT , Blogger , Secondlife , Second , Life , Photography

Playing a shamisen

Playing a shamisen

My RL mom is from Okinawa so I went to the Okinawa summer festival. They had a shamisen in a gacha and it actually strums a tune. Just so awesome!

I tried to get the tide coming in but kept crashing. My computer does not like shadows! So this was just before my 5th crash (hey, I’m stubborn!) so I called it a day. I liked hte way the water shimmered under my dock. I probably should photoshop it a little but I’m going to go take a nap instead.

Location:
maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shiradin/152/88/21

Camera: Firestorm, unedited

Setting:
CLIFF COVER Beach A 1024 by Fanatik Architecture (Kendra Zaurak)
Romantic Garden Palms by T&K Designs
Palm 2 by Lika Meili
daisy pier . RARE by dust bunny
red solarpowered navigation buoy by Khargo (Kheanu Karg)
Pearl of Oni by Red Sails Shipyard, (Angelic Helling-Maşala (elic.epsilon))

Cat in pot: Chaya-Gacha (MARONEKO set / Cat) Secret by [[RH]] Design house (亮 (ryo.ixxel))

Shamisen (wearable with one pose, plays a shamisen music)
Sanshin Famale 4 by ③ ++Twilight++ (MORE Laville)

Shamisen player (me):
[Matsuri.M] Costume-S #5-OR by Sakka’s Studio (sakka Flow)
yukata2016 geta (SLINK Flat) by 1mm (エターナルみりん (mirin.shippe))

Hair: * Tamayura -Hair * Akasi for Junihitoe by Junihitoe (Kaguya Lane)
Skin: Amar milk mk 02 CL by Wow Skins & shapes
Shape: Amar Shape by Wow Skins & shapes
Eyes: Luminous Eyes Dark Koa by Over the Rainbow
Coral candy lips by Wow Skins & shapes
Lashes 1 by Wow Skins & shapes
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Casual

Posted by KaylaWoodrunnerSL on 2016-07-19 01:53:32

Tagged: , Kayla Woodrunner , Second , Life , Second Life , shamisen , Okinawa Summer Festival , Okinawa

WALL-E

WALL-E

"Put on your Sunday clothes, there’s lots of world out there …"

(‘ WALL-E’ by Thinkway Toys)

Diorama by RK

Posted by RK*Pictures on 2017-07-14 20:46:30

Tagged: , WALL-E , action figure , toy , Pixar , Disney , science fiction , future , robot , EVE , Earth , contaminated , garbage , Buy-N-Large , trash compactor , clean up , sentience , unit , seedling , plant , all-terrain treads , mobile compactor box , shovel hands , three-fingered , binocular eyes , solar cells , trinkets , yellow , dust , abandoned , Thinkway Toys , curiosity , Hello, Dolly! , music , comedy , animation , movie , computer-animated , deserted world , social criticism , Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-Class , radio , consumerism , nostalgia , global catastrophic risk , waste management , galaxy , obesity , space , love , cute , planet , spaceship , cockroach friend , Hal , kiss , life , personality , environment , time , humans , adventure , rescue , brave , energy , waste , escape , fun , treasures , mankind , lonely , trash , romantic , machine , function

How To Overcome Barriers to Success in Life

How To Overcome Barriers to Success in Life

Having a courage to overcome challenges and barriers in life is extremely important these days. No matter what we do, as we go through our lives, we will face a lot of obstacles and challenges along the way. Some people will just throw in the towel and quit when they are stumble by obstacles but some will persist on. Only those who persist on will eventually find success in life.

For example, if you are a business owner, you are constantly dealing with challenges such as how to increase profits, how to keep the operational costs low, how to sell more products, how to make your customers happy, how to get new customers, how to deal with irate customers, how to manage your resources, etc. The list just goes on…

According to many surveys, most successful people had failed many times before they finally achieved great success. Only those who have strong persistence and discipline are going to go through the process of success, and they understand that failure is just part of the game. Most people, however, are just looking for the PRIZE before they pay the PRICE.

You see, success has a price tag and you can’t achieve success without first paying the price unless of course you have a very rich parents and they deposit million of dollars into your bank account. But, for majority of people, this is not the case; majority of us do not have rich parents.

Therefore, the road to great success and wealth won’t be an easy one. It is not like walking in the park. If it is easy, everyone you see walking on the street is a millionaire now. But this is not the case… in order to succeed, you need to work hard and work smart as well of course.

How Positive-Thinking Can Help You Accomplish Success?

1. Positive-thinkers can get through the bad times better than negative-thinkers or a pessimist. People who think positively will always see the brighter side of every situation whereas those who are considered as pessimists often complain, and blame themselves and others for what happened.

2. Positive-thinkers are the proactive individuals. They take action and they don’t quit despite facing great difficulties. They always learn new ways to do things better. On the other hand, negative-thinkers always complain why they can’t do this or that. They always point their fingers to others and find faults in others. They don’t believe that they can succeed in life.

3. Positive people will also attract positive things. This is the law of attraction – positive will attract positive. If you think positively, you will behave and act positively and hence you will produce positive results. When you think positively, good things will come to you – this is very true!

4. A positive-thinker can make things happen. These people always believe that there is something good in everything no matter how bleak and hopeless it may seem now. While others complain and drown themselves in self-pity, positive-thinkers continue to work hard and find solutions to current problems. They do not just find the answers to the “Whys” but they also find answers to the “How’s.”

Last but not least, same effort and energy are required for thinking positively or negatively. So, why choose to think negatively? Why put yourself in a bad position? Why not transform yourself into a positive individual so that the law of attraction will work for you?

It is not difficult to think in a positive way. Just tell yourself that you only have one chance to live a fruitful life. So why would you want to waste your life? Since you only get to live once, why don’t you strive to live a fruitful and happy life? It is too precious to be wasted.

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