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Welcome to "Ryan Walsh Escapes His Fate!" where the singer/guitarist/songwriter of the band Hallelujah The Hills writes stuff, directs stuff, makes stuff, loves you.

As promised, the back of the vinyl will be a functional Ouija Board. Pre-order now! Only 500 being printed! http://www.re-vinylrecords.com/

As promised, the back of the vinyl will be a functional Ouija Board. Pre-order now! Only 500 being printed! http://www.re-vinylrecords.com/

— 4 days ago
'Evil' to be released on 180 gram vinyl on September 24! Back cover is a functioning Ouija Board! Comes with digital EP of brand new songs. Only 500, pre-order now! http://www.re-vinylrecords.com/

'Evil' to be released on 180 gram vinyl on September 24! Back cover is a functioning Ouija Board! Comes with digital EP of brand new songs. Only 500, pre-order now! http://www.re-vinylrecords.com/

— 5 days ago
T*R*A*S*H

T*R*A*S*H

— 1 week ago
Oh my heavens I did not expect to be gifted this book today. Cannot wait to dive in.

Oh my heavens I did not expect to be gifted this book today. Cannot wait to dive in.

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Let’s all note the painfully prescient story title. #tbt 2006 Performer Magazine article.

Let’s all note the painfully prescient story title. #tbt 2006 Performer Magazine article.

— 1 week ago
HtH on vinyl!

NEWS! ‘Evil’ to be released on 180 gram vinyl on 9/24! Comes w/ digital EP of new songs. Only 500, pre-order now! http://www.re-vinylrecords.com/

— 1 week ago
#hallelujah the hills 
Mindfulness In Plain English (Excerpt)

There you are, and you suddenly realize that you are spending your whole life just barely getting by. You keep up a good front. You manage to make ends meed somehow and look OK from the outside. But those periods of desperation, those times when you feel everything caving in on you, you keep those to yourself. You are a mess. And you know it. But you hide it beautifully. Meanwhile, way down under all that you just know there has got be some other way to live, some better way to look at the world, some way to touch life more fully. You click into it by chance now and then. You get a good job. You fall in love. You win the game. and for a while, things are different. Life takes on a richness and clarity that makes all the bad times and humdrum fade away. The whole texture of your experience changes and you say to yourself, “OK, now I’ve made it; now I will be happy”. But then that fades, too, like smoke in the wind. You are left with just a memory. That and a vague awareness that something is wrong.

But there is really another whole realm of depth and sensitivity available in life, somehow, you are just not seeing it. You wind up feeling cut off. You feel insulated from the sweetness of experience by some sort of sensory cotton. You are not really touching life. You are not making it again. And then even that vague awareness fades away, and you are back to the same old reality. The world looks like the usual foul place, which is boring at best. It is an emotional roller coaster, and you spend a lot of your time down at the bottom of the ramp, yearning for the heights.

So what is wrong with you? Are you a freak? No. You are just human.

- source

— 2 weeks ago
#mindfulness in plain english  #venerable henepola gunaratana 
Happy Birthday, Woody Guthrie

Happy Birthday, Woody Guthrie

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#woody guthrie 
Dolly Parton’s facebook photo/quote posts are getting kinda weird

Dolly Parton’s facebook photo/quote posts are getting kinda weird

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#dolly parton 
Beautiful, Maine - Population 346

Last night I had an elaborate dream about ending up in a town called Beautiful, Maine. There was only one road into town (it was all nestled up against the backs of 3 mountains) so, ending up there accidentally was initially frustrating, because I knew I’d need to back track. The town was arranged almost like a summer camp. There was one mansion where all of the commerce spots were located. Elaborate cake shops and other specialty shops I could not imagine surviving in such a closed off little village. The place really was beautiful. After wandering around cluelessly, I was stopped by a man in a stunning library room, located on the 3rd floor in the mansion. He was well dressed and explained the town to me. I was sad as I walked down the forest road that led out of town, back to where I had just come from. 

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Hallelujah The Hills, 2014

Hallelujah The Hills, 2014

— 2 weeks ago
Mid-Westerners Stapled to a Cool Planet: A Guided By Voices Primer →

My GBV crash course, a look at the band’s weird history, organized in the style of one of their albums, is out today.

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#guided by voices 
Our three full length albums that are available on Bandcamp are only $5 each, all week long! http://hallelujahthehills.bandcamp.com/

Our three full length albums that are available on Bandcamp are only $5 each, all week long! http://hallelujahthehills.bandcamp.com/

— 2 weeks ago
#hallelujah the hills 
Magic mushrooms "amplify brain's dreaming areas" →
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#Psilocybin