Another treasure book found in my archives “Narrow road to the Interior “- travel book from the ancient world of Basho- total Japanese brilliance #noitinerary #matsuobasho #professionalwanderer #trueartist #haibun #alwayslearning #stayinginmotion #meditationmonday
Happy birthday Mikey Devz @michaeledevin🎉🎂👊🎈😉…The same things remain most important…that you live & love gently and that nobody left the lights on in the cahhh(r) 😂 just kidding buddy. I love u and wish u a magical beautiful day with ya sweethawtt🔥 & everyone there to celebrate wichoo. You’re an authentic dude with a big friggin heart who can sing his bawls off and play the poo outta the bass!!! ;) miss u - I have a special vinyl to give u when we celebrate your east coast bday party🎉🎉🎉Wishin u all u want and deserve on your next spin around the sun🙏 Gracias Adios!
So when I was first introduced to anything outside of music that intrigued me to go deeper into the source of it all…This happened.
This chapter was my skeleton key into a whole other concept I always felt was there but never could put into words. That shit’s hard. I had too much energy & was all over the map with my self. But at least now I attempt to communicate with words 😉
I subconsciously went thru several artists in bands I loved growing up and could resonate to what makes me tick to their trips aka “life stories” - no not acid or drugs - their journeys & the chemistry of it all.
Goin thru my vinyls tonight with my nephew & seeing him get all lit up proves this fact to me.
It has paved the way of my everything.
When I was digging deeper into Native American culture, I came across the surface of humans who were simply intriguing like #Joseph Campbell or trailblazers like #Bill Graham and musicians who were also writers who made many of my mysteries come alive or at least make sense. Someone special gave me this CD & #MickeyHart’s “Drumming at the Edge of Magic”book🔮🙌. It inspired the drum I was searching for and later found in New Mexico. (Prior photo) Damn it still looks and sounds so good. I believed in this frequency & the vibration that only a drum can start.
I proceeded to ink it into my skin thinking this is how I wish to share my rhythm with other musicians, and humans in general. This is how we are going to converse and the hell with words. They just cause too much trouble. Let me hear whatchoo got inside there? 🔮Tattooing it, at the time for me meant I was IN. I was in for life. No turning back.
Now Moving and keeping smaller versions of our stuff #GeorgeCarlin style shows us what we find that served us with a purpose conquered or what we intend to continue pursuing. Pass the Torch and Dream big friendos. Or Don’t dream at all.
In the words of Mickey Hart, “Your mind is turned off, your judgment wholly emotional. Your emotions seem to stream down your arms and legs in the mouth of the drum; You feel light, gravityless, your arms feel like feathers.
You fly like a bird.
#countlesshoursofpatience #packing #makeitcount🙏 (at Music Room)
Okay seriously…what on Earth is happening ?!? This is now after cooking a big dinner, winding down, washing my face, brushing my teeth and i go to dry my face and this feather is IN my towel??The one I used to shower with earlier…behind the door. Scientifically this has to be from a pillow or something right? But ummm why today right before midnight?, and once again in the bathroom? But on a different coast?!? I’m goin to talk to a medicine man or someone!!!! that can explain this now cuz officially starting to trip. PS miss my sis @gvaknin123 and my other nephews but we had a layout tonight that may have even fluffed your feathers a bit 😉 - pun intended 🔮👊🔮(any guidance is appreciated btw) 🙏💜🙌 #featherwhisperer (at Woodstock)
Once upon a time in Taos…it was love at first sight. After many drum shops, way before this whole “feather whisperer” thing thats been happening this year, I picked this drum and it picked me 🙏⚡🔮right @sandalcandle? It’s good to have a soul sis or bro with u for these moments😘 And there she was under a tree, like a fairy tale, a medicine woman randomly selling these “healing drums” in the enchanted circle in New Mexico listening to Moby Dick like never before⚡ 👣 I was specifically searching for a drum that would speak to me…a drum mo one else would have. Boom! 🙌🙌🙌We’ve been apart long enough. I’m takin this baby with me this time… It seeing the sun once again today and the significance to anyone who knows me and the story behind it is kinda epic. #bloodytimingiseverything #magicforest #taos #drumaddict #feathers #featherwhisperer #artmirage #afewgoodthingsaboutmovingamdlettinggo #makeitcount
Two of my sweet uncles, my little cute french auntie and Pops in the middle all rockin some of my classic lids a while back ;) #modtourposter #justkidding #movingtreasures #letsdothis #whataday!
I see Roots Shelter and Endurance up in these beautiful trees…All in one nestled driveway to 14 little homes in the woods. At least once in your life time - visit the forest. At this point if u wish not to - perhaps just know there will be a magical trip to the forest. I am currently (further) convinced. This may change. But I doubt it. 🌙 Gnite everyone- All u have is Now. Make it Count. #forest #woods #trees #dontmesswithmothernature
Some humans manage to make a “forever” impact… If u knew him…You’re one of the lucky ones.🙏 😘👣💋💌💎💔👼 carpe diem 25th of July - I will be rocking this shirt for the next 24hours in your loving memory #mac #mirage #rip
Throwing it way back this Thursday with this photograph of my elementary school swag.. When I was in 5th grade…we moved from Forest Hills to Bayside-I was bummed so I had all my mates sign my pants - as it says “my gamg” -hahahaha 🙊 these are some good “permanent markers”🎨 in a house full of memories…some things will never change. Like my Love for #ledzeppelin…and paint! No matter what Thursday I live to see 🙏🔮⚡#makeitcount #childhoodswagger #scruffykid