can’t wait for this semester to be over so i can finish working on my album or EP or whatever
someone says “a million dollars isn’t even that much money if you think about it.” lol i make under 10k a year, what kind of world are you living in
"lazy bird" - john coltrane
blue train, 1957.
Well, that’s one of the main causes of this arrogance - the idea of power. Then you lose your true power, which is to be part of it all, and the only way you can be part of all is to understand it. And when there’s something you don’t understand, you have to go humbly to it. You don’t go to school and sit down and say, “I know what you’re getting ready to teach me.” You sit there and you learn. You open your mind. You absorb. But you have to be quiet, you have to be still to do all of this.
I want to be a force for real good. In other words, I know that there are a lot of bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.
"In A Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Sometimes I wish I could walk up to my music as if for the first time, as if I had never heard it before. Being so inescapably a part of it, I’ll never know what the listener gets, what the listener feels. And that’s too bad.
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am—my faith, my knowledge, my being… When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups… I want to speak to their souls.