Monday, March 19, 2018

Spark by a Musician (from an Obsessive Music Geek)


Marilyn Manson Image Courtesy of Fan Pop
To quote Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, the bright spirited blog where she created Sparks Mondays, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!” 

Before I share Marilyn Manson's quote, let me share the inspiration. Yesterday my writing track was what I named “Marilyn Manson Singles” on iTunes. There are 37, not music released by the band for radio play but rather B-sides and rare finds.

I have four additional categories: one for studio albums and compilations, talking (interviews), live performances, and ‘oddities’. That last was named for some weird early experimentation but generally is just repeated tunes from having bought many singles for their rare and cool B-sides.

That said, here is a quote from Brian Warner (aka Mr. Manson) that caught my attention. As I like to tell folks, the man is wicked smart (when sober).  ;)  I snagged this from Brainy Quotes.

"Don't ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It's not about zigging when you should zag. It's not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It's just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation."
- Marilyn Manson

Did you know he scored the brilliant soundtrack for the original “Resident Evil” film?

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30 comments:

  1. HAHA...I think I empty that bucket all the time! No mystery here! haha....Yep, you and I enjoy different types of music! But...to each his own, correct!Breakfast, I want to go! What will you have? I have never been a big breakfast eater and I really need to work on starting my mornings off a tad better! Have a great day Darla!

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  2. I wish you could have gone. ~hugs~ We went to Waffle House where I enjoyed steak and eggs with wheat toast and (mushy) tomato slices. My body is all over the place on when it gets hungry. Oh, and when I'm in a serious writing groove I forget to eat. Take care, my friend. I'm enjoying my front porch with a beach umbrella right now. It's awesome! Hope you have a great day, too.

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    1. Wait, what....STEAK AND EGGS? Where in the world do you eat that and then pair it with WHEAT toast? HAHA....At this point all white, all the way! Not a fan of wheat...Course bread is a downfall of mine anyway

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  3. I love the quote. I hadn't thought of it quite like that. I will now.

    Have a fabulous day filled with wonderful Sparks. ♥

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Hope you're having a great day, my dear.

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  4. It was great to read a quote of such wisdom from someone we tend to judge by appearance and issues rather than his heart. Once again, we see there may be more to someone than we knew! I have a person aversion to labels for this very reason, they confine us, telling us what we are and what we aren't, and what we must be. We were created with energy to be ever-evolving on our life journey, not a stagnant thing or idea, but a growing source of love and light. Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful week ahead! <3

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    1. Thank you for the insightful comment. I'm inspired by his constant urging to be true to ourselves. Take care!

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  5. Always keep changing. Good advice. Something that's difficult for me, however.

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    1. I recreate myself about once a decade according to SO. ~grin~ Thanks for visiting, as always, my friend.

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  6. I have to admit that I don't know much about Marilyn Manson, but that is a good quote.

    Hoping your have a fab week :-)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Be well, my dear!

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  7. Very interesting, I did not know anything about him. That is an excellent spark.

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    1. Thank you! So glad I could bring folks a different viewpoint on the talented if sometimes troubled man. Be well! I wish you and yours all the best.

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  8. Interesting. I do think we are all evolving, whether we realize it or not. I think we are supposed to. As for labels? They explain. Labels help us to understand ourselves and help others to, as well. They name us, who we love, what it is we seek, just as much as who we are. And, labels can be changed...are are!

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    1. Come back to A-Z! There is time! HUGS!

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    2. Wise words, my dear. Thank you for sharing. Sorry to say I don't want to do the challenge this year simply because I follow so many blogs daily now I can't see adding more to spread the love of A-Z. I'd rather write than read, and posting without reading random words from others seems unfair to those participating. But I appreciate your kind nudge.

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  9. I was just thinking of him recently, in regards to his quote in Bowling for Columbine. When asked what he would say (because it was said his music was to blame for gun violence) to the residents and kids in Columbine, he responded,
    "I wouldn't say a single word to them. I would listen to what they have to say, and that's what no one did."
    Truer words have never been said, and sadly we still aren't listening.

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    1. I'm so glad you found that quote. Isn't it perfect? Thank you for dropping by. And Happy Gardening!

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    1. Thank you! I hoped it wasn't too esoteric. Be well, my dear.

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  11. This is a terrific Spark, and definitely one I should take to heart.

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  12. Getting harder to evolve at my age. A constant battle to keep the cement from hardening so to speak.

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    1. I understand! You do so much more than I can imagine. Take care, my dear.

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  13. Pawsome spark💖Pawkisses for a Happy day🐾😚😻

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  14. Great quote from an interesting man, and I agree, we should all keep a little bit of mystery in life.
    Have a lovely week.

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