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Elvis “Fucking” Presley (Happy Birthday) by Doc G

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TIL THAT DAY

BY DOC G @rorymcqueen33

I believe Oswald acted alone. That aliens have made contact with mankind and I believe that somewhere, Elvis Fucking Presley is alive and enjoying his 80th birthday. I believe even though there is no evidence to justify my belief, but I have faith, faith in something more powerful then myself, I have faith in The King.
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You can have your Jesus, he can’t hit the c chord in Suspicious Mind. Plus I don’t see Jesus being able to seduce Ann Margaret with just his smile, though the water to wine trick might help.
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Sadly the older I get the less I believe in. I once believed Oswald was a pawn of the CIA and the mob, then I got older and realized the CIA fucks everything up and no one in the mob can ever keep their mouths shut.

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I tried religion, karma, Buddhism, but in the end it always left me asking more questions. Like how can you be punished in this life for the bad karma you did in the last life, since the point of karma or life is to learn lessons and one can’t learn a lesson from a mistake they don’t remember making? Explain how making a child be born retarded (is that the correct term or are we using mentally disabled?) Either way explain how a retarded child learns any lesson except that life sucks? It’s not like they knew in a past life (if there are ones) that they were a bad guy. To everyone around this retarded (I think I used the maximum amount of retards in one piece) child the world is seen as just evil. An innocent baby is born fucked up because god wanted it or karma deemed it, what kind of messed up god punishes babies that way, not Elvis, that’s for sure.


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The real question is why do I want the King to be alive? Why do I want this god to be turning 80, probably having trouble getting out of bed most days and having the bladder size of a snail? Why would I want to see a towering figure of my dreams reduced to an old decrypt man, because let’s be honest if the king is alive, the life he is living has to be surely affected by the mass quantities of narcotics he consumed in his lifetime. A man cannot survive on uppers, downers and fried peanut butter sandwiches for years and expect to suffer nothing on the back 9 (I speak from anticipation).

I want the king to be alive for one simple reason, it makes me smile, because it means anything is possible. So I wait, and I pray, because one day the King will saunter back to reclaim his throne.

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I wait til that day…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS

More Fall Colors! by Smiling Notes (BLW Contributor)

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I cannot believe it’s November already! Which means winter is approaching soon…but please, pretty please can I make Fall stay with me forever!?

I must have said this a hundred times before that Fall is my favorite season! Especially for east coasters where the winter can get pretty brutal at times. Now that the Halloween festivities are over, everyone will be geared up for the upcoming black friday sales and Thanksgiving. For people like me who celebrate ‘Diwali’ – the Hindu festival of Lights (which is just around the corner) it is yet another reason to enjoy!!

Ok…so enough of my ramble…getting to the point – I captured these photos over the past few days. I kid you not, once I literally made the hubby stop the car as we were driving by so I could go all bat-shit crazy clicking photos! Now I know that certain states like New Hampshire or Maine get the prettiest fall colors (there’s no denying that) but New Jersey and New York get fascinating glimpses of Fall too!

Loving the beautiful bed of leaves –

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By far, this is my favorite pic –  

They say ‘Fall is a second Spring…when every leaf is a flower’so I am enjoying this ‘second spring’ as much as I can because honestly, even though I love snow…it can truly get depressing in the winter sometimes. Hope this post added a little bit of extra color in your lives the way it did for me! 

Keep smiling!

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Garden by Mamamaitri (BLW Contributor)

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Botanical Garden…Toyama, Japan 2007

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~ Hanna Rion

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MOMENT OF ZEN: The Dirty Heads “My Sweet Summer”

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Written by Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, “Music can save you life.” It might not rescue you from a burning building or keep you warm when your freezing but it can lift your spirits up when your down. It can transport you to a place you can call home and be a refuge from pain. It motivates you to do amazing things that you didn’t think was possible. Most importantly, it is the fast way to connect to our emotions and unlock what we are feeling at that exact moment. Whether it be when we’re fucking pissed off and want to destroy everything or we’re so sad that we want to eat a gallon of ice cream. Music can put us in place of ZEN.

Our Moment of Zen: My Sweet Summer by The Dirty Heads

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The Dirty Heads is a reggae band from Huntington Beach, CA with a melodic style that includes hip hop and ska punk genres. Their debut album, Any Port in a Storm, was released on September 23, 2008. The band was founded in 1996 by Jared “Dirty J” Watson and vocalist/guitarist Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell in Orange County, CA. The two first met at a party during their freshman year of high school. Upon hearing one of Bushnell’s rap demo tapes, Watson became inspired to collaborate with him on a new project. At the time Bushnell was already in a punk rock band, while Watson had no previous music experience. In Bushnell’s garage, the two began writing hip-hop songs with reggae and punk influences. The band’s name stems from their older brothers and family calling them “dirty heads” when they were younger. Although many people believe it comes from a specific event when the two were stealing a pack of beer, this has never been confirmed by the band, and it’s more likely just a general family thing.

The Dirty Heads released an 11-track acoustic album, titled “Home – Phantoms Of Summer”, on October 29, 2013.

Their new album will be titled “Sound Of Change”, it will be released on July 8th, 2014; On May 6, 2014, they released the first single, “My Sweet Summer” on iTunes.

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Our Moment of Zen is My Sweet Summer because it’s been hot as fuck in Los Angeles with tempertaures reaching over 100 degrees and the heatwave making it seem like we are already in the middle of summer. The song makes us realizes why we live in SoCal because of the great weather. Granted, we are in a middle of a heatwave but this songs makes us remember that in other parts of the world it totally sucks. This song it totally fun and upbeat which we should take that attitude with this beautiful Southern California weather because summer only comes once a year and we always miss it when it’s gone.

 

Moment of Zen: UB40- Red Red Wine (Throwback Thursday)

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WRITTEN BY: RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, “Music can save you life.” It might not rescue you from a burning building or keep you warm when your freezing but it can lift your spirits up when your down. It can transport you to a place you can call home and be a refuge from pain. It motivates you to do amazing things that you didn’t think was possible. Most importantly, it is the fast way to connect to our emotions and unlock what we are feeling at that exact moment. Whether it be when we’re fucking pissed off and want to destroy everything or we’re so sad that we want to eat a gallon of ice cream. Music can put us in place of ZEN.

OUR MOMENT OF ZEN: Red Red wine by ub40 (TBT)

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UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records.

Their hit singles include their debut “Food for Thought” and two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number ones with “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band’s version of “I Got You Babe”.

Our Moment of Zen is Red Red Wine because after a long week of being sick and work, I needed this old school song to chill out and relax. Thank God it’s Friday tomorrow and I am defiently going to drink a couple of glasses of red wine. Check out and listen to this throwback song by UB40 while your relaxing with a glass of wine, thinking about the weekend.

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