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Come and get it! by blue mountain thyme on Flickr.
I’m here to talk to y’all about this book. It’s not just a book. These aren’t just fictional characters. They are real. They live inside the hearts of its readers. Especially mine. When I first met Sammy Keyes, I was eleven years old. I am now a 19 year old sophomore in college and I am still obsessed with this girl. I wanted to be this girl. I still want to be this girl. Now I have to say goodbye. It’s impossible to do. I have so many questions about Sammy’s future it’s driving me crazy. I have lived so many adventures with her and I have learned so much about the kind of person that I want to be. She taught me to always help people in need. She taught me that a person is just that - a person. They deserve happiness and safety no matter what they have done. There is always hope. “She helped me see that a good heart and a strong head will take you anywhere you want to go”.
I will always admire this girl. It is truly amazing, the impacts works of fiction have on the lives of individuals.

"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” —Emil Zatopek We never had a plan to jump right back into it after whirlwind year we’ve had…but sometimes the song calls you. We started writing “Centuries” while we were on tour because we felt the calling. Traveling the world for the last year we have seen and been a part of the landscape and fabric of music - from tiny sweaty clubs in Australia to insanely huge festivals in the UK. It felt impossible not to react to it, to be inspired and to want to scream back. Like The Great One said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” We don’t feel any urge to turn the clock back; we crave something new, our place in it all. That some kids from the Middle of Nowhere, USA can make a mark or will scream long enough until the world listens is amazing - but it’s all just to prove to the next kid that she can pick up a guitar and know that it is a weapon. Make no mistake, “Centuries” is, at its most distilled, the story of David & Goliath. It is us passing along the story of how we feel right before we step on stage, trading feeling small and human for all the sweat and grit and sheer power of belief it takes to stare down a giant. Sometimes wrongs are righted. Sometimes if you scream loud enough the world will listen. Sometimes the quintessential loser wins. Sometimes the giant falls.Watch the launch video (shot primarily in the Hyperlapse app), official video coming soon. Download the song on iTunes. S/o to our DCD2 girl LOLO for lending vocals on the song.  New album coming soon on DCD2/Island Records!  p.s. if the song is not up right away globally, keep checking back.

Autumn by Roberto Ragno on Flickr.

artsy desk (via The Residency – The Apartment)

After the Torchlight Procession, Extinguishing of torches on the Dönhoffplatz, Berlin, 1858, Adolph von Menzel