“Gnosis is intense consciousness of something, including the ideas of self or nothingness. Most extremes of emotionality (and not just the nice emotions) can initiate it, and so can a profound act of single- pointed concentration on something.”—
Saint Eden is from Christchurch, New Zealand. He creates chilled beats with the perfect bass (for optimal listening, use headphones). He is today’s SoundClouder of the Day! Listen to the rest of his tracks here.
“Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.”—
I joined SoundCloud while it was still in beta. I really liked what I saw, and started telling friends- musicians especially, because I had a good feeling about this site and how it worked. I seem to have a knack for picking winners, because this site is steadily growing and flourishing. What I really like is that SoundCloud is now starting to grow beyond being a musical site, and is host to great spoken word blogs as well. Eventually, mine might join them as part of my site update. It is especially gratifying because SoundCloud integrates quite nicely with WordPress. Go check them out!
“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”—
Economic cheerleaders on Wall Street and in the White House are taking heart. The US has had three straight months of faster job growth. The number of Americans each week filing new claims for unemployment benefits is down by more than 50,000 since early January. Corporate profits are healthy….