Tag Archives: Avett Brothers

Competing Quotes for the Day: Sam Harris contra the Avett Brothers on holding our children

Take an experience like carrying your child. You pick your child up hundreds of times a day, it seems. At a certain time, your child is going to get too heavy to pick up. At a certain point you will … Continue reading

Posted in Experiences, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Song for Sunday: “The Once and Future Carpenter”

Did I mention that the music of the Avett Brothers tends to have strong Stoic themes? They have a new song they recently performed on a CMT Unplugged session. Money quote: If I live the life I’m given, I won’t … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Stoic’s Songbook

I’ve been vaguely aware for a long time that I need to know more about Stoic philosophy. I recently came across a review of A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine and … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Quote for the Day: The Avett Brothers on Facing Death

I want to grow old without the pain/ Give my body back to the earth and not complain. – The Avett Brother from The Perfect Space We stood in the heavy rain and the mud at the Crossroads Theater in … Continue reading

Posted in Experiences, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Avett Brothers

I’m looking forward to seeing the Avett Brothers in a few weeks.  Here is a beautiful song about love and family: I also love the raw energy of this performance.

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment