The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice--
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do--
determined to save
the only life you could save.

-Mary Oliver
“You can trace how style changes through the yards. I went through a lot of different looks in the Yardbirds. In early Zeppelin it was about the leather jackets, and then you see the transition from street fashion to clothes that were specifically designed for me. The photos from the ‘77 tour are a great example of that. I’m alternating between black outfits and white outfits each night as a form of ritual. I wanted to show this kind of intent in the book. I was definitely putting things together in a way that no one else was doing at the time. It helped when I found somebody who could manifest some of the ideas that I had in my head. They were able to create the appliqué dragons and make something that was reminiscent of a kimono or the fabrics of the East. I was living a manifestation of the music and was aware of the part I was playing. I’d experimented with this line of thinking in the Yardbirds, but I was really going for it in Zeppelin. I really believe music is an alchemical process, and the clothes were a manifestation of how things were going and materializing. The outfits were more than just stage clothes; they were talismanic.”

— Jimmy Page
Everybody... I mean everybody... needs to be readin' this here book Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Shit is no joke.

Now I'm reading Under The Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer. I'm scared!! In an amazing way.
Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
Put it on shuffle
Press play
For the first question, type the song that’s playing
When you go to a new question, press the next button TWICE
Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…just type it in man!

Opening Credits:

Waking Up: Lion's Mane - Iron & Wine

First Day at School: Enrico - Isolee

Falling in Love: The Voyeur - White Arrows

Losing Virginity: Not Myself - John Mayer (omg haha)

Fight Song: Special - Garbage

Breaking Up: Last Exit - Junior Boys (nice!)

Prom: Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (excellent)

Mental Breakdown: Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Driving: O.N.E. - Yeasayer

Flashback: Pillow Talk - KiD CuDi (haha)

Getting Back Together: She's Your Cocaine - Tori Amos (nfw)

Wedding: Bella - Angus & Julia Stone

Birth of Child: I Only Said - My Bloody Valentine (epic)

Final Battle: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) - Concrete Blonde (haha whoaaaaa)

Death Scene: Free Falling - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (oh man!)

Funeral Song: We Walk - The Ting Tings (amaz)

(Source: shebeen)

NYFW - Fashion Porn, Part Deux

Here are some street style pics I took at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011!

All pictures by me.