twenty-seven years invested.
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So I checked this book out today at B&N and I gotta say that I think it’s gonna be a definitely good read.  Buy it online on Amazon though, ridiculous to have MSRP of $35 while on Amazon you can get a steal for $18.89.  How they came up with that price?  No idea.  Reason I contemplated buying the hardcover was because I have a Kindle and I would read that thing anywhere.  There’s a lot of detail to the hardcover though.  The print, the pictures and the graphic detail of the lyric pages.  I’m looking forward to this book because it gives you a glimpse into a lyricists mind.  It’s how deep a songwriter goes in order to make a song tap into us.  The reason they chose certain words, the way to chose their delivery and why we even listen to the song.  It’s all in the person and their magic with wordplay.

I hate when I get into these “I wanna read books” mode because it gets expensive quick.  Funny because the book isn’t going anywhere either and I have a ton of books to read at home, yet I wanna get this like right now.  Just to have it.

I seriously don’t think print will ever become deceased with the digital world.  Even how the internet killed record stores, books still survived as much digital print as there is out there.  Nothing like reading something in your hands to see and feel physically that there’s a beginning and an end to it.

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don’t worry, this isn’t a story spoiler. i’m just trying to rationalize all that’s spiritual and scientific in my opinion.

this past sunday was the first time i’ve gone to church in a very long time. it’s not that i don’t want to go but i always seems to make excuses or just don’t take time out to set my alarm to wake up in the morning or end up doing something in the evening to miss the youth mass. being catholic, there’s a lot of rules to follow. do you call them rules? commandments? promises? anyway, regardless of all the beliefs that are out there, i think it’s important to have faith. i can say that i’ve really missed church. not because i feel guilty or because i HAVE to go but because there’s a sense of peace if you really take time out to meditate and take time out for yourself and God.

it’s funny because i just finished reading angels and demons tonight. how appropriate, right? i can understand as to why there is such controversy with the church and Christianity because there’s a lot of tall tales that come along with the story of the faith. should you believe in the all the secrecy behind closed walls? is it to protect the people of their faith or to keep the structure of the politics inside of the church strong? i may not be putting all these terms correctly but it’s just like science where people are wanting a solid factual basis for things but always keep ending up with more questions. but that’s what keeps you going. i think it’s really important to believe in something because if you don’t, where does it get you? what motivates you to keep going?

one thing i do agree with in the book (not that i don’t agree with anything but one point i wanted to point out) is that apathy is death. not caring, not believing, not having any relevance to anything will drive you to nothing. sure there are times where you grow apathetic to a situation but always try to put yourself in a position of what the scenario is and come to a conclusion. like it said in the book, there would be no light without darkness. all the contrasts are good because how can you know what something is until you know what it’s like without it also.

the book ended kinda weird but gotta end a story somehow. :-P

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The Script

the script – self titled

this irish band has a nice style.  it reminds me of a david gray, keane on their recent album, upbeat type style.  when i heard their first single, i thought it would be more ballad type songs but i was elated when there was more of a bpm on their tracks.  their harmonies are pretty nice and they have a pretty catchy vibe to them.  so my top 2 rock bands right now are the script and kings of leon.

drake – comeback season

maybe i’m going backwards but i might like this album better or just as much as so far gone, which according to 2dopeboyz is going to be re-released by drake with his new track, fear.  i hope the hype lives up to the way he treated his track.  as for comeback season, it’s more raw than so far gone which to me has a more urban feel to it.  maybe you get that, maybe you don’t but it’s kinda how i feel that music.

underrated female pop artist: sara bareilles.  where you at?  make more music.  underrated soul.  just underrated and only noticed for “love song?”

honorable mention: miley cyrus.  haha i don’t care.  she’s comin’ hard.  her and HOV need to happen.

check out trey songz’ anticipation mixtape and wale’s back to the feature mixtape.  it finally grew on me.

reads.

Outliers: The Story of Success [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED]

waiting to start this book.  i liked the tipping point, not so much blink but he always puts a lot of light into the situations he brings to your attention.  also for another read, i also got this…

The Art of Racing in the Rain [ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN -OS]

have a good weekend.