Maybe 10-12 years ago, I was a big Nine Inch Nails fan. I mostly listen to different music these days, but I still like The Fragile quite a lot and go back and have a listen sometimes.
Probably my favorite track on there is the first song on the second disk - "The Way Out Is Through"
All I've undergone
I will keep on
Underneath it all
We feel so small
The heavens fall
But still we crawl
All I've undergone
I will keep on
The lyrics don't really do it justice on paper. The track opens with a light, kind of reflective melody to it, like someone's searching for something, with the first two lines repeated a bunch - "All I've undergone... I will keep on... All I've undergone... I will keep on... All I've undergone..."
The tension in the music builds to a rather intense and almost violence sort of sequence with heavy distortion. Underneath it all. We feel so small. The heavens fall. But still we crawl.
Then it fades out more gently - "All I've undergone... I will keep on... All I've undergone... I will keep on... All I've undergone..."
It won't be for everyone and probably isn't the best Nine Inch Nails song to start with if you're not already a listener. I'm not recommending it if you're not already into the genre. But I like the song quite a lot, I tend to put The Fragile on when things get a little heavy and crazy in my life.
The song calls for a sort of active endurance - keep on, keep on, keep on. Even if the heavens fall - everything falls - you keep on. Even if your willpower is at the absolute bottom of what it could be, when you feel so small - you keep on. You keep moving forwards. You crawl forwards if that's all you've got.
Things go wrong. Keep moving forwards. Things get heavy. Keep moving forwards. Intense demands on your time, a chaotic mix of thins going right and wrong? Keep on. The heavens themselves fall? Keep on. The way out is through. Crawl forwards if that's all you got. And then you get through.
thank you very much for sharing these. my name is xu chun lin , I come from china, XU is my family name;
it is so unexpected that i can read these articles. The life what i want is like yours.
it is fascinating, it is meaningful. the life i dream of ; now i will graduate from university.
i want a life follow my dream . when i read the life about you, i was so happy. i wish i can have one like you ,
but they certainly have something different .
May i have your e-mail address, i didn't find it at this website.
And at china, we can not access Facebook, Twitter.
my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Nice meeting you.
xu chun lin
I've been following your blog for quite sometime now and your recent post struck a chord with me. I've found that I have no passion. Instead, I have a passion for the passionate, in the abstract. When I'm working near people who love what they do, can see their grand vision and have a pathway to the future it inspires me. From a chef to a programmer, if I meet a passionate person, I immediately want to be them.
I've made numerous blogs covering different topics. I've started a variety of different groups at university. I've even switched hobbies from martial arts to programming to yoyos. Nothing seems to stick. It seems I need a mentor of sorts to make sure I stay on track otherwise, some voice in my head is "ooh! try this! no no no! try this!"
My main question is, how to continue? How do you know when you should cut your losses or when you're just being a pansy? Help me focus Sebastian!
I know where you're at and I've got a number of thoughts.
First and foremost, did you see Miguel Hernandez's replied? I wrote "Passion Emerges From Action, Not Contemplation," I asked for Miguel's take because he's a sharp guy.
Besides being pretty darn good myself (at rapping, not at singing), I've hosted Karaoke countless times in Austin. But more importantly, I hosted Tazeroke for quite a while. Nothing makes it more clear who is good and who is bad than Tazeroke. The whole audience votes and the losers get tazed.
Why get good at Karaoke? It's fun. For a few minutes you get to experience a slice of what it's like to be a rock star. It's a good place to go on a date. Maybe most important: whether you try to or not, you're eventually going to find yourself in a situation where people are singing karaoke. You may as well be able to knock them out.
So, coming from someone who has been involved in just about every angle of karaoke, here's how you get good: