"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." John Ruskin
"Nothing is worth more than this day".
"Composing is like making love to the future".
"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Rules are meant to be broken. Most of them are put in place by archaic, corrupt institutions that seek only to enslave and maintain their own power. When it comes to breaking them, be sure to do it properly to avoid punishment. But above all things, make sure you DO in fact break rules. If authority was never questioned, we could be a stagnant civilization." -Dalai Lama
Candide, The Call of the Wild, Collapse, Born to Run, What the Buddha Taught, The Power of Now, Author: Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow series), Contemplative Science, Dream Psychology (Freud), Culture As Given; Culture As Choice, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Lana Del Rey, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang, Santogold, Atmosphere, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Joni Mitchell, Etta James, Johnny Cash, Bon Ivar, The Devil Makes Three, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Ray Charles, Mackelmore, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, MURS