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"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them,
neither persons nor property will be safe."
—Frederick Douglass

"Not conspiracies. Conspiracy. Singular."
—The Question

"Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out...and the corporations sit there in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporationy...and they make money."
—Tim Robbins


"Unthinking respect for authority
is the greatest enemy of truth."
—Albert Einstein

"Irreverence is the champion of liberty
and its only sure defense."
—Mark Twain

"See a broad to get that booty ak 'em,
Legger down and smack 'em, yak 'em."
—Jive Dude


"Pregnant women and Vietnam vets,
beggin' on the freeway, bout as hard as it gets."
—Tom Waits

"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity,
nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor
by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."
—Herman Melville

"You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life
before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave."
—Billie Holiday

ANYTHING YOU WANT by Derek Sivers 

I'm knocked out by ANYTHING YOU WANT, the new book by Derek Sivers.

Best known as the musician/mastermind behind independent music juggernaut CD Baby, Sivers has emerged as a modern day folk hero to artists, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs, while earning the respect of the establishment as one of the most inspiring minds of the digital age.

Anything You Want provides a concise outline of the author's unique approach to enhancing creativity and productivity—an approach which is both universally applicable and refreshingly counterintuitive.

Part manifesto, part memoir, the book brings together the best articles from Sivers' popular blog with an inside look at the company he founded and the evolution of its enlightened business practices.

As a special bonus, Derek Sivers is giving book customers an MP3 from some of his favorite CD Baby artists. I'm delighted to recommend the book, and am honored that Derek is including my song "Emerald Buddha" among the selections.