29 July 2012

Boomboxes And Dictionaries

I took a drive today, thought about you
I thought about a friend who passed
And how much we just went through
I saw the sunshine off the hood of a Cadillac
I thought about some things I'd say
And some that I would take back
I thought about how fortunate I feel to be alive

And if you're scared of the future tonight,
We'll just take it each hour one at a time
It's a pretty good night for drive 
So dry up those eyes, dry up those eyes
Because the radio will still play loud
Songs that we heard as our guards came down
Like in the summertime when we first met
I'll never forget, and don't you forget
These nights are still ours

(The Gaslight Anthem - Boomboxes And Dictionaries)

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is
the basis of man's desire to understand.

(Neil Armstrong)

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

I hope to be able to post new pictures soon. My two jobs are keeping me busy, but until I've got new photos that I want to share with you, I don't want to bore you with old pictures.

Let me share some blogs, photostreams and websites I discovered last week... 
On Flickr: #1; #2. The photography of Roger Weber. The cucumber cocktail. The amazing murals by Herakut. Mexican Fireworks, which is one of the best collections of photographs I've ever seen on the internet. Beautiful photographs of Canada's National Parks. A beautifully captured moment. John Bauer's illustrations. Great pictures of the Dutch Wadden Islands. A series of pictures of the moon. "Criminal Minds" has some remarkable quotes. The 99 best things about summer. An interesting article on Bruce Springsteen. Last but not least, three awesome motorcycles: BMW R75/5Honda CB350 (#1; #2), Kawasaki Z750.


- Dom


Jenny Woolf said...

Thanks for the links. I was specially impressed by the cucumber cocktail, it looks quite like glacier water with that shade of blue.

It can be nice to be busy as long as it is something you want to do.

Emm said...

Wow. I hadn't heard of The Gaslight Anthem before but I YouTubed that track and rushed off to buy the album on iTunes 30 seconds later. It's a long time since I've impulse-bought music like that!!

The first two lines reminded me of a poem I wrote once, about a lost friend. Good stuff.

Dominic Doherty said...

You're welcome Jenny! It's a fantastic cocktail. I like to try new cocktails. Smoothies and milk shakes are awesome, too. There's a book called "Smoothies & Juices for Summer: Natural Blends to Delight and Inspire" which contains lots of inspiring recipes. I'm planning to share some cocktail, shake and smoothie recipes soon. If you'd like to try some amazing juices, you should check out JOE & THE JUICE.

It depends... when I'm at work, I actually enjoy the busy moments the most. As long as I don't feel like I'm missing out on my social life, I don't mind being busy. This week I'll be working from Monday to Sunday though, which is going to be tough.

Dominic Doherty said...

The Gaslight Anthem are awesome! One of the few relatively new bands I enjoy just as much as the old ones I listen to most of the time.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend...