Friday, April 09, 2010


It seems we're at the age where the generation that had the most influence on our little window of culture - Lux Interior, Alex Chilton, MM - starts dropping like flies.

(In this case, MM gave us the Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow, plus his own solo career, not to mention managing the New York Dolls for a short stint - and the influence of all that on the wider culture).

"I was taught that to create anything, you had to believe in failure simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned - as I did in art school - to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head."

-Malcolm McLaren

Om Trayambakam

I meditate on Shiva
The three eyed one (Third Eye)
Of sweetest fragrance,
Helping me flower spiritually.
Like the fully-ripened fruit easily snapped
May I be free from the Bondage
of Death.
May I not be without the nectar of immortality.

1 comment:

  1. Very inspiring, yes failure as in the Edison way of looking at it, the one thousand times that allowed him to succeed... thanks for the translation of the mantra, was just thinking about it yesterday!