Thankful: for

by Daniel Edlen, this tumblog is a collection of creativity and culture that has gone into making me what I am today. So I'm thankful for it.
Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. Don Miguel Ruiz. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. (via wordsnquotes)

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So part one of my Father’s Day gift was the new TEAC AD-800 I’m using to rip tapes. This is part two, and why I wasn’t ripping vinyl directly recently. After two moves, my dad’s old KLH Model 20 Garrard turntable needed some help. It got it. Thanks to http://www.godarusa.com it’s humming again! Now I might even get to do some #nowspinning posts. #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollector

So part one of my Father’s Day gift was the new TEAC AD-800 I’m using to rip tapes. This is part two, and why I wasn’t ripping vinyl directly recently. After two moves, my dad’s old KLH Model 20 Garrard turntable needed some help. It got it. Thanks to http://www.godarusa.com it’s humming again! Now I might even get to do some #nowspinning posts. #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollector

vaontherecord:

To some extent I happily don’t know what I’m doing. I feel that it’s an artist’s responsibility to trust that. - David Byrne

vaontherecord:


To some extent I happily don’t know what I’m doing. I feel that it’s an artist’s responsibility to trust that. - David Byrne

my new TEAC AD-800

So, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away called Los Angeles, I had a Kenwood component system with a duel cassette deck and single CD player. Then the Northridge earthquake of 1994 made a cabinet walk across my floor and land on the CD player, breaking the front panel and smashing it into the cassette deck. Since then I haven’t had a proper stereo or been able to even safely play my old mix tapes and vinyl recordings. Last week I got part of my Father’s Day gift for being a father a second time a few weeks ago. This TEAC unit not only plays CDs and cassettes, but it’ll record directly to USB/MP3. So I finally, FINALLY can listen to the recordings off of my vinyl collection AND put them on my iPhone. What a world. Oh, and why, you ask, do I not just listen to my vinyl itself? That’s part 2 of my Father’s Day gift, details coming soon.

my new TEAC AD-800

So, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away called Los Angeles, I had a Kenwood component system with a duel cassette deck and single CD player. Then the Northridge earthquake of 1994 made a cabinet walk across my floor and land on the CD player, breaking the front panel and smashing it into the cassette deck. Since then I haven’t had a proper stereo or been able to even safely play my old mix tapes and vinyl recordings. Last week I got part of my Father’s Day gift for being a father a second time a few weeks ago. This TEAC unit not only plays CDs and cassettes, but it’ll record directly to USB/MP3. So I finally, FINALLY can listen to the recordings off of my vinyl collection AND put them on my iPhone. What a world. Oh, and why, you ask, do I not just listen to my vinyl itself? That’s part 2 of my Father’s Day gift, details coming soon.

prprstndrd:

RAS ROJAH. A short film portrait.

"If Bob Marley is Jesus in these times, Roger Steffens is Peter." -Carlos Santana

Roger Steffens aka “Ras Rojah” is a man with many faces: actor, author, archivist, photographer, disc jockey, editor, curator, director and producer. He is also famous for being one of the greatest enthusiasts of reggae in North America, hailed in 2008 by the Jamaica Observer as “One of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Reggae Music.” He invites us into his home in Echo Park, California to spend the day with him touring his archives and traveling to different dimensions.

Directed and Produced By: Kelly Blatz
Cinematography by: Lisa Tanner, Ryan Meichtry, and Kelly Blatz.
Sound By: Gary Casey
Music By: Bahati Kiro
Title Artwork By: Augusto Piccio IV
www.reggaesupersite.com

At the end of 2007, I gifted 2 pieces to Roger Steffens for his Reggae Ark-hives and was lucky to get a tour of it at his house. He’s trying to sell it intact to preserve it. I hope he succeeds.

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Driving Nowhere by thegrassyknoll