The Quarterlifes: Jeremy Monson

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Welcome to The Quarterlifes, where myself and other 20-somethings use podcasting as a means to navigate through this awkwardly beautiful, wonderfully frustrating, and sometimes downright confusing period of our lives. We use honest conversation to try to find our purposes, and to discover what it means to be an open and compassionate human being in a modern American culture.

In this episode, Jeremy and I talk about his experience with discovering his true passion in surfing, and what finding that “thing” does to your psyche. Jeremy was my roommate for a year in college, and we both learned, and still learn, so much from each other on a daily basis. He is an incredibly down-to-earth, humble, and honest human being. This conversation covers a wide range of subjects, and we approach them in an attempt to be as objective as possible, and to try and understand a bit more about our place here in life.

These photos are not my own.


The Quarterlifes – Episode #002: Jeremy Monson (Finding Your Thing)

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Penny Up

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YO if you have not checked ODIE out yet and want something absolutely smooooooooth to jam out to, jump on over to his Soundcloud. I was surprised to see that he only has 8,000 followers. ODIE’s got A-class production quality, and his style is so fluid. Really enjoying these songs right now while eating mint chocolate chip ice cream and editing photos. Couldn’t ask for anything more.


ODIE – My Own [Prod. Hurricane]

ODIE – Penny

ODIE – Catch up

ODIE I Ya’qob I Hurricane I Bryce Avery

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Point Of View

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Listened to this playlist while working today, and I am in love. It has the perfect funky groovy vibe that I like added to modern beats. I’ll be listening to this for a while.

I’ve been thinking a lot about passion lately, and how we are, whether consciously or subconsciously, always trying to find something to live for- something that is worthwhile of our time. For some the drive is parties, sex, and pleasure. For some the drive is wealth and prestige. Maybe the drive to create something world changing fuels those in need of a perceived state of fulfillment. For some, the worthwhile thing might be in figuring out how not to need something that is worthwhile in order to be fulfilled. Even my typing this is one of many attempts at searching, of trying to discover whether or not writing & blogging leaves me feeling alive, fulfilled, and passionate. We are all in a constant search for passion- for spark. And lately I’ve realized that it is the search which keeps us moving, and not in the discovery of the “ultimate thing.” We’ve heard it before, and it’s a cliche for a reason, but there’s a difference between acknowledging a cliche life-lesson by reading or hearing about it, and having the revelation yourself. I’ve learned to keep searching, and to trust that the passion will come. The day we stop searching, the day that we surrender to the things in life that make us comfortable, is the day that we start to die.

I dedicate this to track #8, Searchin’ (G E N I U S Remix) by Roy Ayers.
Roy & G E N I U S found their passion.
Enjoy, and search on.


p.s. here is my favorite track from the playlist available for download (right click on the song name and hit “save as”)

 G E N I U S – Out of Sight (Tribute To James Brown)

G E N I U S

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Sunday Chillin’ #47: Humble Depths

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Was listening to my Musigh playlist in iTunes while editing photos today, and these two songs reminded me of the formidability of Beni’s musical curation (he has great taste). Enjoy some handpicked Musigh secrets.


Labyrinth Ear – Humble Bones (Giraffage Remix)

Pullahs – Endless Depths

Pullahs I Giraffage I Labyrinth Ear

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Hopes Up

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Patience is hard to cultivate, but it’s an invaluable skill to have. Good things come to those who wait, and to know in the end that it will all work out in a way that could have never been fully predicted is a type of peace only known to those with patience in their hand. It’s something I have to remind myself on a daily basis. Enjoy Hopes Up by Drama. They only have three songs on their Soundcloud, but they are all great. Check out their page on the link below the song, as always.


DRAMA – HOPES UP

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Friends & Beats

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Planning for the future is downright exhausting, but rewarding (I hope). At least I have beats like these to drift away into. Listened to this set during my workout today, and I randomly busted out dancing for about ten minutes. Luckily no one was in the gym… the dancing got a bit weird. But I was fully in it and could not stop smiling. This set is a bit old, but I just heard it for the first time today so I’ll be damned if I don’t share it!


Tracklist

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