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[aired] Destination Bulgaria

Motorcycle ride through a Bulgarian countryside set to my songs Since I Heard The Sun and Infinite Destination. Always awesome to see asphalt and trees whipping through the frame as these tracks play.

via Cosmin Stoian youtube:

Published on Aug 31, 2017
Riders:
Bogdan – Honda Africa Twin CRF1000
Cosmin – Honda Africa Twin CRF1000
Deso – Yamaha Super Tenere 1200

Scenery:
Beklemeto Pass, Arch of Freedom,
Shipka Pass, Buzludzha Monument
Shipka Pass, Shipka Memorial
Bulgaria

Music:
Westy Reflector:
Since I Heard The Sun
Infinite Destination


Write On The Exhale

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analog truth, typos make

Communication is a form of respiration.

“You want to know what I think…?” is the same as asking, “You want to know how I breathe…?”

Resonant, meaningful discourse flows as a meditation, where we think on inhale and communicate on exhale. Thinking, writing, and speaking — these mirror different stages of breathing, and together form a respiratory cycle.

We draw our breath to prepare, to gird, and in doing so, leave ourselves vulnerable to enter the unknown. Will we take in enough air? Will we make the train? Is there anybody out there?

Conspicuous breathing in — the audible struggle for air — gasping — happens under threat of drowning, choking, or asphyxiation. Apprehension and uncertainty underwrite every inhale.

Confidence and awareness, by contrast, infuse every exhale. Breathing out means we have another breath to take, or that we will rest in peace and/or resignation, knowing the one just released will be our last. Everything renews every time our respiration cycle refreshes. You change the world every time you exhale.

Writing and speaking are subsets of exhaling.

Speaking comprises shorter inhales and exhales — faster thinking, quicker tongue. Writing involves longer breaths and slower output, more thinking, more holding your tongue.

Holding your tongue is not the same as holding your breath.

“Held my tongue,” lasted at minimum a full cycle and a half of respiration, in which you thought twice, and didn’t speak. You inhaled, then exhaled, then inhaled again. Then spoke.

Holding the breath is a frozen inhale. Frozen thinking.

It’s easy to tell if someone’s holding their breath while speaking. At some point, they have to stop to exhale, or talk through their exhale. Either way creates unnatural pauses and rhythms, most likely in places the speaker never intended. Losing the rhythm of breathing is the precursor, not the symptom, of losing a train of thought, of stage fright and stress.

Writing allows the same effect. So much commentary now is written on the inhale, or while writers hold their breath, where hitting the send button becomes the de-facto exhale. These dispatches (and, often, the subsequent exchanges around them) become games of “Watch me while I make myself turn blue.”

The “media” in social media is short for mediation, not engagement. Mediation confers a sporting event, or a judicial proceeding, that defines winners and losers. “First post, best post” almost never holds true, but “first post, most read post” is almost always the case.

There’s no judgment here. The problem is upstream color: Interactive platforms, for all their ingenuity and democratized broadcast participation, are designed around thinking out loud, not reflective writing — safe harbor for polemics, but rough places for slow exhales.

Perhaps that’s what makes Medium feel like a respite. You can breathe here. Or, at least, as a writer, exhale.

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Exercise time:

Inhale and make yourself angry.

Most likely your teeth are gritted, your eyes opened wider and your whole body tensed.

Now try to get angry during a soft, long exhale.

Much more difficult, yes? Your mouth is open or closed, but either way, it’s soft. Maybe your eyes somewhat narrowed, but you’re not making a fist, and you’re more in a state of awareness and reflection, than anger.

All this to say, the next time you write, experiment by writing every sentence on an exhale. It will make all the difference.

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This song, Infinite Destination, off my 2010 record Hola, Sayulita!, flowed from brain to paper to guitar in under two hours — far and away the fastest a track ever materialized for me. The process and result are close as I’ve ever come to capturing a pure exhale in my music, so enjoy its springboard as you move on from here.

Desert sunrise six twenty one
Rising just like fate
Baby you know this is never the end
If you trust the world

All I can do is smile
As you soften your eyes
And draw curves with your questions
‘Til there’s nothing left to say but someday

Infinite destination
You’re every dream I ever had
We’re just pilgrims dancing unstuck in time
Infinite destination
Any life you can have
Dancing forever free from time

The future has its enemies, too
They don’t like people like me; they don’t like people like you
In other words, you got a beautiful attitude

I never take it for granted
How your eyes reverse time
Soft as day breaks and fades the night away

Infinite destination
You’re every dream I ever had
We’re just pilgrims dancing unstuck in time
Infinite destination
Every life you ever had
Dancing forever free from time

Infinite destination
(You’re) every dream I ever have
Just a pilgrim dancing unstuck in time


Infinite Destination: A Story Of Us

Infinite Destination off Hola, Sayulita! (bandcamp | cdbaby | spotify | itunes) and Reflected.10×10 (bandcamp | freemusicarchive) finds perfect traveling companions in the writers of roughontheroad.com, an engaging, open-hearted chronicle of a wandering, motorcycle-driven life.

Motorcyclists gravitate towards my tracks for their videos. Hopefully they find in my writing kindred spirits of independence and open roads.

YouTube liner notes:

Published on Jan 23, 2016
We – Greg Stone and Jessica Ferndriger – are international aid workers and motorcycle travelers. We met in South Sudan, moved to Liberia, embarked on an eight month motorcycle trip from Canada to Chile, and we ride our BMW GS motorbikes daily for commuting and travel. Visit us at www.roughontheroad.com.

Music: “Infinite Destination” by Westy Reflector

Source Track:



infinite destination: vegetarian dream

Infinite Destination [off Hola, Sayulita! (2010) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)], was originally inspired by (and written for) the actress Ellen Page. I had the fortune of sharing a few adventures with her and a cohort of ridiculously talented artists in 2009 and 2010 when my wife Cat costumed designed the film Whip It. An avowed and affirmative vegetarian (with raw vegan tendencies), Ellen taught me that salad for breakfast is a fractal of the good life.

In any event, this 2014 creative commons use of Infinite Destination to celebrate a “vegetarian butcher” in Madrid, Spain, just surfaced, and brings some of the track’s intention full-circle. You’re every dream I ever had…

La Carnicera Vegetariana, http://lacarniceravegetariana.com/, es una tienda vegetariana y vegana de comida saludable en Madrid donde, tanto si eres vegano, como vegetariano o quieres comprar alimentos orgánicos, encontrarás los mejores sustitutos para la carne.

Carne vegetariana elaborada con los mejores vegetales y con un sabor, textura y estructura con grandes similitudes con la carne real. Somos especialistas en comida vegetariana con especialidades como albóndigas holandesas, brochetas de pollo vegetariano, atún libre de pescado, chorizo vegetariano, carne picada vegetariana, hamburguesa vegetariana y tiras de bacon vegano.

Si buscas un alternativa a la carne en Madrid en esta tienda vegetariana y vegana encontrarás comida vegetariana y comida vegana que recuerda a la carne más sabrosa eliminando a los animales de la cadena alimentaria.

Si quieres comprar comida saludable en Madrid, La Carnicera Vegetariana te invita a su tienda, situada en la Calle Comunidad de Madrid, 41, Burgocentro Local 19, 28231 La s Rozas (Madrid). Si deseas conocer todos sus productos puedes consultar su página web http://lacarniceravegetariana.com/ o llamarles al 910067205


The Vegetarian Butcher, http://lacarniceravegetariana.com/, is a vegetarian and vegan health food store in Madrid where, whether you’re vegan, and vegetarian or want to buy organic food, you will find the best substitutes for meat.

Vegetarian meat prepared with the best vegetable and flavor, texture and structure very similar to the real meat. We specialize in vegetarian food with specialties such as Dutch meatballs, vegetarian chicken skewers, free tuna fish, vegetarian sausage, ground beef, vegetarian, vegan vegan burger and bacon strips.

If you want an alternative to meat in Madrid in this vegetarian and vegan store you will find vegetarian and vegan food reminiscent of the tastiest meat removing animals from the food chain.

If you want to buy healthy food in Madrid, The Vegetarian Butcher invites you to his shop, located on Calle Madrid, 41, Burgocentro Local 19, 28231 La s Rozas (Madrid). If you want to know all their products you can check their website or call them at 910067205 http://lacarniceravegetariana.com/

via: www.onlinemedia.es youtube


infinite destination: marguerite travelogue


Infinite Destination [off Hola, Sayulita! (2010) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] fittingly soundtracks an elegant personal travelogue by a couple of beautiful strangers.

A Year In Travel | 2014 from Adina Marguerite.

From Washington State to Portugal and many places in between, we've had a fantastic year of traveling in 2014. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite places and outtakes which didn't quite make the cut into our trip videos through out the year.

Camera Equipment: Filmed with Canon T5i with a Canon STM 18-135mm lens & a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, a Canon S100, and a GoPro.
Gear: GlideCam and Manfrotto Tripod
Music: Infinite Destination by Westy Reflector


Infinite Snowboard Destination

Snowboarders Felix Berres and Leander Greitemann teamed up with Pleasure Snowboarding Magazine and SIAMS Clothing to make a video at the Ruhrquelle resort in Germany. Set to Infinite Destination [off Hola, Sayulita! (2010) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)], this is about as close as I get to appearing in a Warren Miller film. :^D

Kamera: Dominik Freund
Edit: Felix Berres
Um 7:30 stand der SIAMS Teambus pünktlich vor meiner Tür. Das Ziel war die Ruhrquelle- der Sauerland Gletscher. Parkshaper Armin Tigges hatte ein paar Obstacles aufgebaut. Nach 1 Stunde Warm Up legten wir auch gleich mit dem Filmen los.
Das Wetter war voll auf unsrer Seite und wir hatten den ganzen Tag strahlenden Sonnenschein.
Aber schaut euch den Clip einach selbst an: Leander Greitemann X SIAMS Clothing X Winterberg
Mehr über SIAMS erfahrt Ihr hier:
siamsclothing.com/
Song:
“Infinite Destination” von Westy Reflector


#DaCaLuF 116: Infinite Hide ‘n Seek Destination

Infinite Destination (off Hola, Sayulita! (2010) and Reflected.10×10 (2012) plays hide-‘n-seek in a Brazilian forest withe Bellais family and friends.

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The Bellais family from France is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for two years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to follow along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf

Pied dedans, plein les yeux et le vent dans le dos!


Infinite Italian Cycling Destination

Trailer for a crowd sourced documentary about a day in the cycling life around Torino, Italy. Uses my track Infinite Destination [off Hola, Sayulita! (2010) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] and in a brilliant case of bona fortuna, my friend Lee Rosevere’s stellar slice of electro-acoustic positivity, These Moments [off Music For Malls (2014)].

Contromano il film – Trailer from Stefano Gabbiani on Vimeo.

Un film documentario di S. Gabbiani.
Un viaggio in bici e sulle bici, nell'arco ideale di una giornata, dall'alba alla notte, tracciando gli orizzonti di Torino, emblema di città post-industriale: speranze e grandi opportunità per reinventarsi, accompagnate alle difficoltà di chi arranca con fatica.

Il film è in fase di post-produzione dal mese di novembre 2014: segui e sostieni la campagna crowdfunding su "Produzioni dal Basso":
https://www.produzionidalbasso.com/project/contromano/

https://www.facebook.com/ContromanoFilm

Regia: Stefano Gabbiani
Aiuto regia e camera: Elisabetta Michienzi
Seconda camera: Angelo D'Agostino
Produzione: Lacumbia Film

Musiche trailer:
Infinite Destination – Westy Reflector cc by-nc-sa
These Moments – Lee Rosevere cc by-nc


Reflected.10×10

22 November 2012

Infinite Destination | 2010
Long Road Ahead | 2009
ok | 2010
Echo Lake | 2007
Words Of Release | 2009
Dream #3: Austin | 2011
Zipline | 2010
Windfall | 2004
Sayulita | 2010
Always In The Sky | 2011

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cover photo by Westy Reflector of “Untitled” by Drew Barrymore (sharpie and prismacolor markers with scotch tape on matchbook cover, 2009)

Hola, Sayulita!

Infinite Destination
Today I Am Not Turning On The Radio
Zipline
Postcard Sorceress
Drink In The Sky
Only Falling Rain
ok
AustinTown
Sayulita
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