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So… its about 4:37 am… have not slept all night. I just had a great time out in the city (NYC). Great friends, drinks, food and conversation. I was among some of my closest friends and some of their friends. Some I knew, some I didn’t. Each on the rise in their respective professions. From the group I could feel a sense of closeness and fellowship. I myself had just had a very productive day (no pun) planning out some career goals. Some distant and some very near. Among all of us, ages ranging from 21-24 there was one common thread, among others. We all want to achieve something that to most seems unattainable…. Success.
Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word “success” reads as follows…
2 a : degree or measure of succeeding b : favorable or desired outcome; also : the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence
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Well… what if one attains “wealth, favor or eminence” and it turns out to be unfavorable or desirable in hindsight? And furthermore, to what degree does one measure success? It seems as the common mistake that is made is when people get lost in the pursuit of happiness and find themselves measuring their success and happiness by what other people or society deems as “successful”. Does wealth equal success? How about popularity and overwhelming influence? It seems to me that people get a false sense of what “success” truly is and what is relative to them and their lives. You might see a garbage man picking up trash at 5 am and think “Damn, that must suck! Picking up trash? At 5 am? In all weather conditions? Who would want to do that? He wasn’t successful in life”… smh. In all actuality, that very same “sanitation engineer” may have never had a job in life or may have never been able to support himself or family. If he is able to now consistantly provide food and shelter for his family as a garbage man, with whatever amount of money he makes, regardless of weather he lives in a house or apartment, I am one that can commend him with a job well done. He has succeeded. If he can watch his children sleep at night and not worry about them being hungry then hasn’t he succeeded if that was his goal? Pardon my neurons…
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Los Angeles-via-Ann Arbor singer/DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne basically does everything on A Strange Arrangement, his debut full-length for Stones Throw. He is definitely my favorite artist of 2009, and his video is awesome. Click HERE to buy his album. Support great music.
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Levi van Veluw´s photo series are self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process. His works constitute elemental transfers; modifying the face as object; combining it with other stylistic elements to create a third visual object of great visual impact. The work you see therefore is not a portrait, but an information-rich image of colour, form, texture, and content. The image contains the history of a short creative process, with the artist shifting between the entities of subject and object.
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Kwasi: style is multifaceted. I have to be able to go from putting on a suit for a meeting with a Marketing Executive at a label to urban attire while hanging in Harlem with the homies. I can also say my style is transitional. I can go from “The Corner” to “Corner Office”. My style was inherited from my Great Grand Uncles. My mother would tell me they were “Sharp from head to toe.” That always stuck with me when getting dressed. I was the only kindergarten wearing 3 piece suits to school.
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