Things that inspire and interest Steven C. Martin, a musician/composer/producer born & raised in Los Angeles and also 1/2 of The Eclectic Beings, instrumental artists/music production team.

 

If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with without denigrating or insulting them, then you may actually be heard, and you might even change their mind.

Amy Poehler (via psych-facts)

Here’s Joe Sample performing “Hippies On The Corner”. It was always one of my favorite songs of his. May he rest in peace and may his musical legacy live on.

Tonight’s Super Moon! The universe is amazing!

Tonight’s Super Moon! The universe is amazing!

Shedding to “Whenever You’re Around” by #JillScott. I love the chord changes in this song!

It doesn’t make sense how much of a monster Tony Royster Jr is on drums. Sheesh! (at The Sayers Club)

I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.

Jose Micard Teixeira