Sunday, November 15, 2009

Soundtrack of My Life: Cat Power's The Greatest



Cat Power's "The Greatest" pretty much sums up the story of my life and trying to make things happen...or what others refer to as "the hustle". Some have wondered why I titled my blog "The Greatest", well, it's not as arrogant as it sounds. When I started this blog about a year ago I wasn't sure what direction I was going to take it. First I thought to include everything in my life, from my recipes, my outfits, party photos, emo ramblings, and more, but I figured that was too much of a clusterfuck. So I just went with it, and naturally this blog has been a chronicle of the past year documenting me trying to make it, me trying to land a good paying job doing what I love, me trying to get noticed by the right people for my talent and skill...basically me just doing it. People can be easily discouraged, especially in these trying times, but I figure something good will happen. And good things have happened, and it can only get better. I'm not pushin' a BMW or struttin' town in designer head to toe, but I'm managing and I'm staying active, constantly creating, constantly collaborating, and always staying inspired!

"Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stop me
And then came the rush of the flood
The stars at night turned you to dust

Melt me down
To big black armour
Leave no trace
Of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
That corporate slob
Make a watch
For a space in town
For the lack of the drugs
My faith had been sleeping
Lower me down
In the end
Secure the grounds
For the later parade

Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two faced, sad little rock
When things I couldn't explain
Any feelings
Lower me down
In the end
Secure the grounds
For the lack of the drugs
My faith had been sleeping
For the later parade

Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or water fall could stop me
And then came the rush of the flood
The stars at night turned you to dust"