at noon he would sit on the ramp leading down to the harbor and watch the women walking up from the offices on the docks. in sandals and bright summer dresses, breasts bobbing, they left mersault’s tongue dry and his heart pounding with desire, a desire in which he recognized both a release and a justification. evenings, he would see the same women in the streets and follow them, the ardent animal coiled in his loins stirring with a fierce delight. for two days he smoldered in this inhuman exultation. on the third day he left genoa for algiers.
- albert camus, a happy death
"he smoldered in this inhuman exultation." fuck yeah camus.
Jay Electronica - Jazzmatazz (Feat. Tone Treasure)
though i obviously don’t know what my future will entail, for as long as my responsibilites (or lack thereof) permit me to smoke on a porch or patio on cloudy and/or rainy days, i see no reason why i won’t contentedly do so. it’s one of my favorite things, especially when music like this, jazz and beats, with or without lyrics, are involved.
this track was written as a tribute to guru, and references one of the rapper’s most well-known side projects. it’s a dj premier beat, sampling jazz guitarist wes montgomery’s tune ‘yesterday,’ also used as the intro on group home’s 1995 album livin’ proof.
Read your writing (ha sounds weird to say it like that) & this part caught my eye "There is no known way to freeze time, to fully appreciate a moment of stalled perspective, that we could cherish later if the past is (always) better than the state we find ourselves in. " I've always wanted to find a way to express a similar thought, so seeing it articulated in a way that actually makes some sense to me is pretty cool. Anyway, I really enjoyed that post, stream of consciousness is always full of thought gems.
:) muy bueno. that statement is part of the reason why creating art of any sort is so important, because it can create a permanent impression of otherwise infinitely ungraspable moments. and also, dmt is a hell of a chemical…..anything that helps grant unexpected access to the fathoming of universal truths gets my thumbs-up of approval.
i will try and remember the phrase ‘thought gems.’
really appreciate the responses, from all of you. in retrospect, i’m grateful i decided to prioritize prolonging all those sentiments, via pen and paper.
Jawab-A-Shikwa - You R The Light (Arabic Chillout - Various Artists) 
As always I’m usually more than willing to listen to new music. This piece is especially spiritual as it features a more natural and New Age and worldly side of electronic music. I stumbled upon it while listening to Pandora radio a week or so ago and I’ve been in love with it ever since. The album this song is featured on also showcases many other different artists with this same knack for chill and relaxing music. There are many occassions when they implement not just instruments but vocals as well, adding on to it’s already pleasant and dreamlike nature. Every once in a while some normal hip-hop and generic electronic sounds are incorporated but overall the album presents an individual feel of worldly music. It’s entitled as Arabic music to chill to but who says you have to be Arabic to enjoy it? I’m actually quite fond of it myself and if you’re one in touch with your spiritual side maybe you should give it a shot as well.
this shit is deep, good find. it sort of reminds me of music i’ve made on garageband, with long, ethereal dissonances spread out over the track like a haze of sandy air over the desert if that analogy isn’t too obvious. the chordal structures remind me of my favorite aspect of shoegaze or another kind of dreamy music, the way that typically unresolved harmonies can be utilized contextually to provide a sense of closure when they otherwise might not. use of harmony in that way sounds much more ideal to my ears and brain than major chords. this track could maybe use a bit more creativity or at least emphasis in the bass line, just something to give it a sense of motion or progress, but maybe i should leave the meditative music of ancient cultures alone. i’ll just be grateful for the 9ths and 11ths and other jazz chords…i looked online for some more info about them and couldn’t find a thing, so it seems like there’s this one mysterious track floating around and nothing more, especially because it was released half a world away.
this review was kind of all over the place so basically just know that this song by jawaba-a-shikwa sounds like an oasis feels.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”—Carl Sagan (via nudeisfree)