What is same love?

So I’m not asking for a tough critique of this music video, but I thought I’d throw this out there. This song doesn’t get everything right, but the spirit of it definitely gets me sometimes when I hear it, almost three years later. I still ask, “What is same love?” How can we even agree on what “love” is if we sometimes balk when someone says, “I love you?” I guess we find that singular thing and then share it with everyone else in a way that seems best for each individual person?


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)

I do believe in One Love (re: Bob Marley), but it doesn’t seem like most of the world feels the same way.

John Wick Candle

Surely this exists somewhere in real life. Otherwise, here is an image at least for the public domain.
John Wick Candle
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Best Albums of 2014

My third annual list. This is mostly personal preference, but with an ear to recommend both popular and obscure (mostly alt-rock and electronic) albums to other music lovers. On this list, albums get either a 1 (best) or 2 (rest); within those two groups, most have equal ground. This may seem like a boring list with no explanations, but pick one of your favorite genres and zero in on just one album. Let loose and enjoy your SELF!

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One year of watching Movies You Must See Before You Die

I’ve mentioned the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die in almost every film-related post over the past 12 months. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been at this list of movies for that long, but in reviewing the films I’ve seen since then, I realize now that it’s definitely time for an update.
Zepfanman's Favorites from 1001 Movies
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Close to the Edge – Lisa Marie Presley (2012)

Lisa Marie Presley
From her full-length Storm & Grace album. Play on Grooveshark or Spotify (embedded below). File under: roots rock.
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ON VACATION: Electric Forest Festival, MI

If you’re having trouble reaching me this Wednesday until Monday, it’s because I’m in the woods. I’m driving up to Michigan for the four-day music festival, Electric Forest. This is the first time I’ll be camping at a music festival; I’m pretty excited to have this opportunity to get away with a few of my favorite people and see some great bands and DJs.

ON VACATION: Electric Forest Festival

My phone will mostly be off save once a day to check for messages and maybe upload some photos to Instagram.

Happy summer!

[Photo by Cal Millner]