We had too much fun with the fans waiting in line (At Fall Ball ‘09 in Houston). We were laughing the entire time we were out there waiting for the doors to open (I absolutely love hanging out with the crowds). The thing that kept us laughing the hardest: William Beckett’s popularity. When speaking of William’s popularity, you can never run out of jokes. Seriously, everything we said involving him became something hilarious. His ears had to be burnin’, ‘cause we couldn’t stop talkin’ about ‘em! It was all in good fun though, nothing negative at all. I mean, really, we couldn’t find anything negative to say about this guy! I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing or a good thing though.
We even proclaimed a part of the sidewalk where William stood when he spoke to us “William’s Ground.” We made a rule that anybody that ‘tainted’ William’s Ground by walking on it, would be attacked.
Rapper Kanye West got into the Christmas spirit by making a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles Mission Saturday (Dec. 26). The Grammy winner, alongside longtime girlfriend Amber Rose, joined other volunteers and served lunch to the homeless, who greeted the Chicago native and took pictures. “It’s just important [to give back] when you’re very blessed,” West told TheBoomBox.
West showed up ready to work. He went straight for the kitchen, put on a apron and got on serving duty. “[It’s nice] to spread your blessings and take time out, especially during the holidays to appreciate people who never get that appreciation. It makes me feel really good to come out here, [with] my family, and I just thank ya’ll [the Los Angeles Mission] for allowing us to be apart of this.”
The Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the homeless for more than 70 years. Located in L.A.’s downtown Skid Row district, the organization offers employment, transitional services and rehabilitation to those struggling with substance abuse.
This is just one reason why I still got love for Kanye West.
Hope you all have an awesome Christmas Day and get a bunch of cool presents… Sorry to all of you Jehovah’s Witnesses and other that don’t celebrate the holidays. I’ll keep you all in my heart today! ^_^
This guy had a box and he carried it around with him for years and all his neighbors got a little curious. “What’s in the box?” they asked one another. Some said it was candy, some say it was his childhood toys but they all wanted to open it to end the mystery.
The guy with the box said, “that which is in here is the most powerful, inspiring thing I have ever gotten to know”. Which doesn’t cure anyone’s curiosity but deepens it. “It must be some kind of creature” some said, the others said “It’s a answer book of the hardest questions” and he continues to carry it around, unopened but well embraced.
After many years he is on his deathbed with his box close by. His brother remembered the power he described about the contents of the box and decides to open it in hopes that the contents will cure his brother. After opening it, he sees that there is just a paperclip inside.
“What is this?” he asks, and his brother replies, “I suppose that’s a paperclip”, his brother asked “I thought this box contained something powerful”, and he replied “it did, what that box contained, up until you opened it, was mystery, a mystery that kept me guessing, kept me searching and asking questions. When onlookers decided in their minds what the box contained, they lost inspiration, they lost curiosity. It was the mystery that kept me guessing, it was the mystery that kept me searching.
"Anytime I thought I figured it out, I stopped caring about the box, when I really learned that I didn’t know it’s contents, that is when the box became real to me again.
"Too often we think we explained the simple mysteries of life and forget to learn more about them. We start to be content with our conclusions and never keep guessing. That’s what we do with God everyday, we decide what kind of God He is and conclude, we fail to embrace Him as a mystery we can know."
I thought this story was incredible and I just felt I had to share it with all of you.
I’ve been thinking of a way to say thank you for making Battle Studies such a huge success out of the gate… I’ve also been thinking of a way to use tumblr as a means of posting some more substantial stuff… So here’s a very raw, live solo version of “Edge of Desire” I just recorded in my apartment as a way to show my gratitude to you all for extending my time in this amazing career you’ve helped me build.
I think if you were kind enough to spent the 13 bucks, you should get some free music for the next good while.
So here it is. A song about late night longing recorded at 3am. iPhone dinging in the background and all…(that’s how I knew the take was going to be worth sticking with, as the best takes always get interrupted.)
More to come…
This is from the heart. I can hear it in your voice.