“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.”
― Alfred Hitchcock

“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.”
― Friedrich von Schiller

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The work of artists and scientists is ultimately the pursuit of truth, but members of both camps understand that truth in its very nature is contextual and changeable, dependent on point of view, and that today’s truths becomes tomorrow’s disproven hypotheses of forgotten objet d’arts.

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (2006) by Daniel J. Levitin (via bruan)
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Memories and Breaths EP

I just posted my new EP, Memories and Breaths, on Soundcloud. Please stream and enjoy the songs, reblog this post if you like the music, and click here to download the songs from my bandcamp to support the music.

Anything would help a lot. :) - adan

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People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via sara-the-narco)
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Montez ii

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montez II (live demo)

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montez II (live demo)

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7.18.2014 Update

It has been a while since I have updated because I moved back home at the beginning of June, started another tumblr and new routine with a job to pay the bills and start saving up for my next adventure now that I have graduated.

I am currently looking for a job in China to teach English to adult learners so I can improve my own language skills. I will be moving to China to start a contract by early next year. 

In the mean time, I am setting up shows and recording sessions in Laredo, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas. My biggest show planned is on October 17 at the RAW Artists showcase in Austin, TX. Click here for event info. 

I am excited and playing other shows before then and recording some tracks to sell at the show. I am also working on a light/stage setup for my performances. I have realized that people think with their eyes and something visually captivating will be good for drawing people in/having them enjoy the music.

There are some new songs in the works although these days I am focusing on scheduling performances and perfecting what I have for recording/performing live. I will post recordings from shows when I can. Tonight I am playing a show here in Laredo at On the Rocks Tavern. Hopefully it goes well and I get some recordings to post.

Cheers,
Adain

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