an exerpt from "The Mindscape of Alan Moore"

"Quitting my day job and starting my life as a writer certainly was a tremendous risk.
It was a fool's leap, a shot in the dark.
But anything of value in our lives- whether it be a career, a work of art, a relationship- will always start with such a leap. And in order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely purely without fear, without desire.
Because things that we do without lust or result, are the purest actions that we shall ever undertake."

Monday, October 19, 2009

i love vinyl!

Well, i don't do it as often as i used to , to be sure.

But there's nothing like the thrill of walking down the steps into a basement record shop with money in your pocket to spend on a potential score. I think the smell that slowly fading vinyl emits must be universal. I bet if I was to walk into a record store anywhere in the world, it would strike me as familiar, and instantly send me into a nostalgic swirl of musical memories.

Anyway, today I ventured into a shop in my hood that i have ridden by many times. After flipping for a few minutes and being tempted at times to commit to the likes of kate bush and a smiths single, I intuitively sensed that there was still greater treasure to be found- if i just gave it more time...

and I did. and I scored. (in MY mind!) I adore the 4AD label and have an ongoing quest to find old releases. Today I got a This Mortal Coil that I have not seen before. Pretty happy!!!

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