Friday, July 31, 2009

why is your side of the grass finally, forever greener?

my 'a-ha!' moment was when i obtained what i thought i wanted.

i was california dreaming, enjoying the waves, but i terribly missed the rush and hubris of downtown soon after.

so then we moved to the mountains, fell into our own lovely world. then, i felt a strong electric drain from not daily exercising my potential.

i'm back in gotham, with a more experienced perspective, and i'm loving the concrete more than ever.


Monday, July 27, 2009


hate what you do. it'll make you efficient, and you'll get a raise for it.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

letter seven. ny, ny

Most people have (with the help of conventions) turned their solutions toward what is easy and toward the easiest side of the easy; but it is clear that we must trust in what is difficult; everything alive trusts in it, everything in Nature grows and defends itself any way it can and is spontaneously itself, tries to be itself at all costs and against all opposition.

letter eight

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.


spark/peaceful study

your source of spark is important to inspire. it's used to get you out of bed and down the right path.

once you've acknowledged your path however, forget the source used to obtain the spark, as your travel should be peaceful, solitary, and deep to allow you to perfect your art.

only revisit the source of spark on a need by need basis, but once accomplished, it's important to proceed in a solitary, understanding environment, otherwise the adrenal from the spark will just interfere with your craft. they should be used and applied as two different entities.

Friday, July 24, 2009

85 broad

what keeps you motivated to be the best at your private equity position?

i tell everyone it's to support my family, put my kids through the best boarding schools, and that i love a good challenge. between you and me, it's all for wall street fashion; that's entirely 100%, it. call me vain, it's just as vain as a philosopher or doctor looking for acknowledgment for their public "beliefs," at least i'm upfront about it. yes, purely all for fashion to display at delmonico's, etc.


paris is burning


part 2, 4:56

moment of clarity

[Verse Two]
The music business hate me
Cause the industry ain't make me
Hustlers and boosters embrace me
And the music i be makin
I dumb down for my audience
And double my dollars

They criticize me for it
Yet they all yell "Holla"
If skills sold
Truth be told
I'd probably be
Talib Kweli
I wanna rhyme like Common Sense
(But i did five Mil)
I ain't been rhymin like Common since
When your sense got that much in common
And you been hustlin since
Your inception
Fuck perception
Go with what makes cents

I know what i'm up against
We as rappers must decide what's most impor-tant
And i can't help the poor if i'm one of them
So i got rich and gave back
To me that's the win, win
The next time you see the homie and his rims spin
Just know my mind is workin just like them
(The rims that is)

at 25, can't afford it.

But my time is money, at twenty-five, I can't afford it.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
-- H. L. Mencken

the essential brilliance of restraint

'twas due to restraint of avoing rj that allowed hasp refi, sell auto, take advantage of restaurant wk, and discover arb.

time spent arguing is time wasted to accumulate 69.3

never log onto rj, yahoo, etc. ever.

The founder of Amstrad, who is estimated to be worth £830 million, was speaking in an upcoming episode of the fifth series of the BBC reality show.

The 61-year-old responds: “If you’d asked me: “Is making money better than sex?” 30 years ago, I’d say: “It depends”.

“Now, definitely, making money is my priority.”

Sunday, July 19, 2009

build demand

build demand

through youtube; must be DIRECT surroundings. use for money, sleep, friends.

build demand
build demand
build demand
build demand
build demand
build demand
build demand

Saturday, July 18, 2009


My life seems glamorous, but much hard work goes into my day to day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

leyomi vs. evisu

what if leyomi gave up then, that night, @1:45 to evisu? would she have realized her full potential and now legendary status?

simple is smarter

'the simple truth is examination of successful members of society always leads to effective and inspiring results, whereas examination of ill patients for psychology's sake always leads to bad inapplicable philosophy and wasted results.

funny how this field promotes the latter, coincidence? guess it keeps the drug companies and i fat, right?


Thursday, July 16, 2009

a commercial

no need for sorrow and despair, just keep on moving it's such a wondrous world out there.

the years are flashing by, and everything will change, but way down deep inside we all just stay the same.

stay hungry, stay foolish

remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. you are already naked. there is no reason not to follow your heart.

death is very likely the single best invention of life. it is life's change agent.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

i live a life of solitude and commitment to my work. you see i just don't prioritize my life in the same way as other people do. the only thing that matters is my art.

what is success to you?

inspiring people, not about being famous. well, it's about THE FAME, and having nothing in my fucking apartment except a piano, but believing you can go for THE FAME just by owning your fashion, your walk. anyone with nothing can feel and have it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

master linkedin

art, a$t, art

in the year 3009, all of the kids came out of new york and shot the paparazzi(*2). it was a thousand years before, that the monster first entered the city. famished for our hearts, and for our brains, and for our faces.

but it wasn't until the year 3009, that we realized that we could coexist with this monster with our MUZAAAAKKK, and with our technology (*1), and with our fashion.

(*1) code word, for art (bank account), cleanliness, and actual technology
(*2) j-birds, soulsuckers

Friday, July 10, 2009

the unspoken

daydream, so much benefits

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

g0y begets money

brotherhood, fraternity. whatever you want to call it. keep flirting.

SO LEAVE mentality

in the movies, volatile personalities are pegged heroic in the business environment.

in reality, this couldn't be further from the truth. avoid baseless arguments at all costs, since they consume too much emotional/intellectual capital, and most importantly time.

by having a "so leave" mentality with yourself and others, you'll become more action oriented.

i.e., if someone claims this country is socialist, simply ask why don't you leave? if you feel you are being underpaid, ask yourself, why don't i leave? the question cuts through rhetoric, affords you more energy, and things actually become accomplished.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

sdeals = stock picks

q: what was the one thing that made you successful?

being skeptical and curious and inquisitive about what's going on in the world..

if something is very cheap, by very definition people are not interested in it, and frequently that's where you find your best opportunities IF there's a change taking place, not just because no one's investing there

larry white

if there's a gold rush, and there's not a lot of gold; you still make a lot of money selling shovels.

there is nothing that rewards difficulties; it rewards sagacious laziness.

talk small

success is 23% technical capability, and 77% favorable small talk.

wait, no it's not.

Monday, July 6, 2009


emphasizes here and now and no dogma on afterlife.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

mark jacobs

Superheroes tend to be orphans of sorts, and Marc Jacobs is no exception. His father, a theatrical agent in New York, died when Jacobs was seven. His mother, whom he has described in the past as 'troubled', is still alive, but he doesn't see her. 'I haven't spoken to her or my sister and brother in years and years,' he tells me. 'I never feel like it's a bad thing.'

Jacobs was brought up by his paternal grandmother, in the Upper West Side. 'She had a very bad relationship with her sister, whom I never knew, but I guess there was some argument and they never spoke again,' he says. 'Whenever I would mention something about my family, my grandmother would bring up the story of her sister and she would say, "We haven't spoken in years, so you'll get no argument from me.'

When Jacobs was in his teens he would go to the hyper-fashionable club Studio 54 all night, sometimes taking his books along so he could go straight to school in the morning. 'I had a ball,' he says. 'I mean, I really did.' He went to France for the first time at 17, and 'cried like a baby' on the plane home, because he felt so sure that he was meant to be a Parisian. 'Living with my grandmother, I just kind of grew up feeling like I was not going to be obliged to spend Thanksgiving with a bunch of people I didn't like – or who didn't like me! I shouldn't "shouldn't" do anything, or shouldn't "shouldn't" feel anything. I either do feel or I don't feel. I'm not going to "should" feel. Whether we're talking about contemporary art or we're talking about family, pretending that I feel something I don't feel doesn't really achieve anything. People say, "What if something happened to one of them?" Well, if that happens and I regret that, that'll be the way it is. But right now it's not something I'm regretting, so I can't act on that.' When Jacobs says that people should be shameless, he is talking about something more than exhibitionism. uk telegraph

investment banking; leave my family

Anyways, I definitely feel the need to be financially secure. Perhaps its because I'm not very close to my (dysfuntional) family so I don't feel as if anyone has my back, but I wont feel comfortable until I have the financial resrouces to make it in/make it out of any situation. dazedmonk;wso

pearl s. buck

i don't wait for moods. you accomplish nothing if you do that. your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

the secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. to know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Friday, July 3, 2009

talk yourself to the side

never talk yourself up like britney. you'll continually falter.

always talk yourself to the side, like gaga. you'll go much further quicker, and actually have fun doing it.