truth nugget #38

it’s not often you come across a musician who is somehow able to influence the classically-trained and the untrained, the poetic and the sober, the hiphoppers and the grungiest cats, even the spiffy know-it-alls and the ones who can’t claim to know anything.

John Coltrane was born the day after the autumn equinox, the day when the nights officially start to get longer. it’s not a coincidence. he brought with him the deep, deep night.

happy birthday, Trane.

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truth nugget #7

happy birthday to one of my greatest heroes, Erykah Badu. you speak the truth, and I honour you for that and for everything else that you are.

“they play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they do not understand.
they move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another.
they feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow.
they are us, this is what we have become,
afraid to respect the individual.
a single person within a circumstance can move one to change.
to love ourself.
to evolve.”

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