“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~Calvin Coolidge
THE FIRST WSD PODCAST is in the can and published at Podbean! Listen here, and don’t judge – it’s a start and most of all, it’s fun and will improve with the addition of a co-host, interviews and more.
THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT: “The opposite of love isn’t hate – it’s indifference” – from the Arlo & Janis comic strip, of all places.
LAST NIGHT I saw the movie My Blind Brother starring Nick Kroll, Adam Scott and Jenny Slate. Its a bittersweet romantic comedy about two brothers who both fall in love for the same girl. Scott plays Robbie who is blind; Kroll plays Robbie’s brother Bill. Robbie is an over-achieving egocentric jerk (most of the time) who revels in the adoration his athletic exploits (running marathons, swimming) to benefit charities gets him. Bill’s life is going nowhere; he’s Robbie’s sighted guide for the races and training and is pretty much ignored. They both fall in love with Rose, played by Slate. She’s got her own life issues which is why she first meets Bill, and how she ends up with Robbie. It’s not in any kind of wide-release but worth viewing when you see it in Redbox or streaming soon.
IT’S NOT EASY to put into practice Radical Acceptance. It should be so easy to just…radically accept that you have to do it, right?
IT’S ALSO NOT EASY to remind myself that my life is great, living and regretting the past takes up far too much energy and I have more in my life, and more to offer, than I ever have before.
I ALSO NEED to lean about and practice the Relaxation Response.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: September 30, 1955, actor James Dean is killed in a car accident; in 1954, the Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy; in 1927 Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run.
A BROKEN CREDIT SCORE can last longer than a broken heart.
TIME DOES FLY: with the legendary Ace Frehley at Looney Tunes in Long Island. He was two hours late, but it was an an awesome in-store, never the less.
“How can such troubled men create such beautiful music? God only knows.”
New books from both singer and songwriter offer opposing takes on the Beach Boy’s legend and have opposing tones:
“I Am Brian Wilson is both soulful and earnest…Good Vibrations is one of the most gleefully petty rock memoirs ever”
Source: Brian Wilson, Mike Love Tell All in Beach Boy Memoirs – Rolling Stone
THIS LOOKS INTERESTING: Howard Stern today announced a 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles’s album Revolver. It will premiere next Friday, October 7.
I’m of course very excited that Cheap Trick recorded a take on “She Said She Said.” No doubt like their other Beatles covers, this one will be stellar (for those who don’t know, Trick has performed the entire Sgt. Pepper’s album in in its entirety, premiering it at the Hollywood Bowl several years ago). Other artists include O.A.R. doing a version of “I Want To Tell You,”Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear covered “Yellow Submarine,” Jewel added “Eleanor Rigby,” Living Colour tackled “Tomorrow Never Knows,” Grace Potter sang “Good Day Sunshine” and James Taylor laid down “Here There & Everywhere.”
On a side note, probably the best collection of Beatles covers is the I Am Sam soundtrack.