- 20th May
- 3rd May
Remembering What Is Important
Dear Berklee Alumni,
At certain times, we need to remind ourselves about what is important: the love of our families, the friendship of our colleagues, the opportunity to work in a field that gives us joy, and the gift of being of service to others, especially the generation of people who will inherit the challenge of building a more peaceful world than this one. Now is one of those times.
We are grateful to those who brought the perpetrators of the Marathon bombings to justice. We extend our deepest sympathies to those whose lives have been forever altered. Fortunately only one Berklee student was injured, and he has told us that he was not seriously hurt.
Throughout, our students have shown an altruism that makes us deeply proud. On Marathon Day, Callie Benjamin was at work in a restaurant across from the finish line. Her selflessness and bravery in the minutes after the bombs went off were key to the survival of several people hurt in the blasts. In the wake of the tragedy, Steffi Jeraldo’s song for Boston put the events in a context that helped us somehow, and it has brought comfort to thousands. Many other students, faculty, staff, and alumni have acted courageously and generously in both large and small ways.
I personally want to thank our Public Safety, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Counseling, Aramark, Physical Plant, and External Affairs teams—along with everyone else whose contributions proved so valuable—who have worked so hard to protect and support our community throughout the crisis.
We are getting back to those things we cherish: making music, teaching students, and working together at one of the world’s great colleges. Thank you for your support and kind words during this time, and your ongoing commitment to our common cause.
Roger H. Brown
President, Berklee College of Music
- 23rd April
- 23rd April
- 20th April
- 19th April
I REMEMBER THIS MOMENT FROM BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE… THE LAST LINE MARILYN MANSON SAYS…. POIGNANT TO ME:
Marilyn Manson: The two by-products of that whole tragedy were, violence in entertainment, and gun control. And how perfect that that was the two things that we were going to talk about with the upcoming election. And also, then we forgot about Monica Lewinsky and we forgot about, uh, the President was shooting bombs overseas, yet I’m a bad guy because I, well I sing some rock-and-roll songs, and who’s a bigger influence, the President or Marilyn Manson? I’d like to think me, but I’m going to go with the President.
Michael Moore: Do you know that on the day of the Columbine massacre, the US dropped more bombs on Kosovo than any other day?
Marilyn Manson: I do know that, and I think that’s really ironic, that nobody said ‘well maybe the President had an influence on this violent behavior’ Because that’s not the way the media wants to take it and spin it, and turn it into fear, because then you’re watching television, you’re watching the news, you’re being pumped full of fear, there’s floods, there’s AIDS, there’s murder, cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate, if you have bad breath they’re not going to talk to you, if you have pimples, the girl’s not going to fuck you, and it’s just this campaign of fear, and consumption, and that’s what I think it’s all based on, the whole idea of ‘keep everyone afraid, and they’ll consume.’
Michael Moore: If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?
Marilyn Manson: I wouldn’t say a single word to them I would listen to what they have to say, and that’s what no one did.
- 24th March
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.
If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that’s not meant to be. Slower is better. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can’t “be friends”. A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend.
Don’t settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.” You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you. Avoid men who have a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn’t marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently? Always have your own set of friends separate from his. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up. Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
You cannot change a man’s behavior. Change comes from within. Don’t EVER make him feel he is more important than you are. Even if he has has more education or in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
Never let a man define who you are. Never borrow someone else’s man. If he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you. All men are NOT dogs.
You should not be the one doing all the bending… Compromise is two way street. You need time to heal between relationships. There is nothing cute about baggage… Deal with your issues before pursuing a new
relationship. You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you. A relationship consists of two WHOLE
individuals. Look for someone complimentary…
Dating is fun… Even if he doesn’t turn out to be Mr. Right. Make him miss you sometimes… When a man always know where you are, and you’re always readily available to him ~ he takes it for granted. Never move into his mother’s house. Never co-sign for a man. Don’t fully commit to a man who doesn’t give you everything that you need. Keep him in your radar but get to know others.
Scared of being alone is what makes a lot of women stay in relationships that are abusive or hurtful: Dr. Phil says… You should know that: You’re the best thing that could ever happen to anyone and if a man mistreats you, he’ll miss out on a good thing. If he was attracted to you in the 1st place, just know that he’s not the only one. They’re all watching you, so you have a lot of choices. Make the right one. Ladies take care of your own hearts…
- 23rd March
- 16th March
- 13th March
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