On hostility

Recently I read An Open Heart: Practising Compassion in Everyday Life by the Dalai Lama because I was interested in learning more about Buddism and its philosophies. Here’s a standout passage that really made me think.

 

There is a certain irrationality in responding to injustice or harm with hostility. Our hatred has no physical effect on our enemies; it does not harm them. Rather, it is we who suffer the ill consequences of such overwhelming bitterness. It eats us from within. With anger we slowly begin to lose our appetite. We cannot sleep at night and just up rolling back and forth, back and forth, all night long. It affects us profoundly, while our enemies continue along, blissfully unaware of the state we have been reduced to.

Free of hatred or anger, we can respond to actions committed against us far more effectively. If we approach things with a cool head, we see the problem more clearly and judge the best way to address it.

Just something to keep in mind anytime you have intense dislike or hatred. There is, in fact, another way.

Remember having this in your lunchbox?

Sittin’ poolside, sippin’ on some Capri Sun may have been the dream when you were 10 years old, but do we ever really grow up? Now, instead of polluting your insides with high fructose corn syrup you can just flaunt some Capri Sun on your rockin’ bod. Also available in Arizona Iced Tea and Hi-C designs.

Fun fact: Capri Sun was first introduced in 1969 and distributed in the US since 1981. It is named after the Italian island of Capri.

OMC had other songs

You probably know OMC’s How Bizarre. It’s still on the radio and you can find it on your local karaoke list. It even reached #71 on the 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders hosted by William Shatner. But OMC had other decent songs, even videos! I don’t know what to say about this one, but it is admittedly kinda catchy, summery, very 90s, and you should know about it.

Here are some interesting facts about the band:

OMC stands for Otara Millionaire’s Club. Otara is one of the economically poorest suburbs of South Auckland, New Zealand with a high population of Maori/Pacific Islander residents.

The band was originally formed by frontman Pauly Fuemana’s brother Phil.

Sadly, both brothers passed away in the 00s. Rest in Paradise.

June 2019 Mixtape

While major streamers bring us great stuff, there’s still a lot to dig for and discover out there. So this month we made some picks of songs you may not find and other special live performances we love. Enjoy! We hope it inspires you to get curious and do some digging of your own.

Photo: Lai Man Nung

Tracklist

Haruomi Hosono – Watering a Flower

We became obsessed with this simple and repetitive synth track while hearing it play at Muji. It sticks to your ears like fresh mochi on the teeth.

Kumiko Hara – Paradise

Kicks off with an ear worm intro, melts into an early 80s funk that’s perfect for swaying languorously at night while staring out at city lights.

Reuben Bell With The Casanovas – It’s Not That Easy

DJ Cut Chemist dropped this one for a brief moment and we were immediately hooked.

Syd prod by Dornik – Amazing

Not sure how this didn’t make it on to her albums. We once paired it to a Jerry Springer clip for hilarious consequences.

Astronauts etc. ft. Toro y Moi – Rocket Man (cover)

Really nice spacey homage to Sir Elton John’s classic.

The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night

You’ll be wishing you were in Rotterdam in 1979.

Heatwave – Always and Forever

The fashion. The way the crowd sways. And not a phone in the air.

Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine

No need for Eaze. You’ll have a contact high after watching this.

Field shirt of dreams

Really nice Denim Two Pocket Field Shirt from Buck Mason here. 50s era styling + Japanese denim = one hell of a good looking coat for a cooler summer nights or an early addition to your fall wardrobe.

Also available in darker denim and black color options.

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