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VERY FAR OUT

Far Out was another one to remember. We took it underground for our most recent Wine & Bowties party. Bringing together an assortment of DJ’s in Yung_smh, Starter Kit & Sad Andy, we brought the vibe back and then some. Shout out to the Command Center and the folks who helped put it all together, and a big thanks to our eclectic crowd who make the parties so dope.

WHITE WALLS

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I’m losing my hair over this shit. Casualty of war I guess. Am I crazy? Should we stop? Should I deny what I see when I close my eyes and let these dreams fade away into the 5pm sky? I’m seeing stars again. That’s a good thing. But five years in the trenches makes you wonder if you’ll ever reach them. Luckily I got Will with me so we’re good. You think we’re gonna turn back now?

I thought the tree would save me, yet it was the greatest gift and curse. It was part of the reason we had made it this far, and yet also responsible for why we weren’t there yet. Abigail lookin at me with her arms folded. But many a man and woman had done much more with much less, so who was I to complain?

It was right in front of us, but we had to grab it. Opportunities only coming to light if we saw them as such. The biggest mistake I’d made on our journey thus far? Not letting enough people hold my baby.

They were beginning to talk about The Renaissance again, and that was a good thing too. The like minded were uniting in all the right spaces. Originality was rising to the surface, as the great equalizer known as the internet leveled the playing field. Henoch called it the Jungle Theory. Oakland was ground zero, but what was happening in Oakland was happening all over the world. A generation awakening to their own collective voice. The white walls nearly drove me crazy but they represented the limitless potential that lay before us.

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Posted By Max Gibson
Max Gibson is a journalist, web curator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Wine & Bowties, an Oakland-based art and culture publication with the focus of celebrating creativity. Today Max resides in Oakland after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Communications at Loyola Marymount University. Max also has a deep passion for photography, basketball, and good jokes.



5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted March 5, 2014 at | Permalink

    It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth

  2. Becca
    Posted March 5, 2014 at | Permalink

    Loved this.

  3. Posted March 5, 2014 at | Permalink

    we’re bouta become cyborgs.

  4. Reed
    Posted March 10, 2014 at | Permalink

    Keep it up!!!

  5. Posted March 16, 2014 at | Permalink

    Head up.

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