We are like children building a sand castle. We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored glass. The castle is ours, off limits to others. We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it. Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away. The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.
~ Pema Chodron
starting my work week this morning- ran across the latest offering from oxd mirror. found it no less interesting than so many others from the same crew. these tracks are not the ones i hear everywhere-no they have a unique quality that reminds me that our culture is vast and varied. and they remind me why i fell in love with dance music in the first place. please give a listen to sam smith – money on my mind- it takes me back to a time when i was young and naive- dancing at le pub chicago– and felt i had the world in my hand and nothing but time. that is a feeling that everyone should experience.
you can read a bit more about chicago gay bar history here. oh yeah- and the sweet image at the top of this post is painted glass by jess vogel from art and salvage gallery in salida colorado- one of my favorite little towns in america.
the latest compilation for oxd mirror- 2-6-2014