Washington, D.C.

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One thing I did on the trip was a lot of thinking. How Do We Know What We Want: Milan Kundera on the Central Ambivalences of Life and Love “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come… We live everything as it comes, without warning.” (the above highlight is a little excerpt out of the book worth reading) While on this trip, I became hyper-aware of my entire life: some days I wonder what I’m really doing with myself. I’m in the interim between work and not, trying to land more work and write new music, be at the … Read More

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The Future, Now

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or The Future Now or The Future Is Now; play on phrase, meaning the same and various things… Focusing my mind for a moment, these articles are all in the current webisphere and worth your time -if your interest leans this way It has been really exciting hearing about Mars over the last month (feeling acknowledged) and NASA’s non-news announcement regarding possible life once there because of water, its potential habitability (once again?) Let us invoke some wisdom from our approachable resident futurist, Elon Musk : Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future I am in no way a global warming or climate change propagandist, … Read More

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The Internet, The Options

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The interwebs is a strange and interesting and kind of succubus of a place (from my perspective) but it is also expansive and phenomenal. It is really the infinite, the new solar system, the modern ‘what we can’t get our minds around’ literally. This is also how much it has to offer you. Reflect. You can utilize it to watch most anything from anywhere in the world or you can waste lots of time clicking on sensationalism. You can take free courses from Harvard or MIT, listen to intelligent debate via TED talks or casually view what someone from some other place, who doesn’t now you or care about you! wore to an awards show. How are you spending your … Read More

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Regardless of my music, I have often gone by my first name only. It stands independently, well enough. How many other Brockas do you know? When i call and make a dinner reservation, I’m internally like ‘do you really need my last name!?’ Not to sound like a narcissist but come-on man! Can’t it be a singular pronoun like Cher, Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé? I would like to eventually be able to market myself as such, yes, admittedly. If I were to say “Elton”, you may immediately assume Elton John. Rightfully so, it’s 3 syllables; it rolls off the tongue well. Also, how many Eltons do you know? There is a cadence to names, labels, advertising, marketing. What can we easily … Read More


Jack and John

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Last night I came across an article that not only irritated me for its obvious clickbait ridiculousness, but just for its general ridiculousness of inquiry. Who is the type of person to seek out writing the journalism piece Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John ? None other than the liberal bastion of dying hope known as The New York Times. Seeing as how i’ve just put together this blogpost in less than 30 minutes, maybe the author could’ve just as easily investigated the long history and commonality of the name John first? I thought I’d tackle two. Both highly innocuous and pretty powerful.  Is it because they are one syllable and easy to remember, that they’ve stood … Read More

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