I swear watching the jersey boys movie so much is gonna make me straight


"If you take anything away from Frankie Valli’s personal story it’s this: Everything is temporary, but talent and heart are forever.  When I was researching the role, I had a long lunch with the real Bob Gaudio.  I asked him, "What was your first impression of Frankie?"  He said, "He was a little man with a big heart."  And the first time I met Mr. Valli, he pointed to his heart and said, "They’ll tell you no, but they can never get at this."  What’s been confirmed for me through JERSEY BOYS both onstage and off — mostly off — is that they’ll never get at that.  Your talent and your heart are eternal, no matter what anyone says or does.  No matter what tricks they might try to pull to take off its lustre (and they will pull tricks), if it’s real, it will shine through so brightly that no one can ever extinguish it.  Once, when I was a young teenager, I told my Italian grandfather, Mike Cianciola, "I don’t want to sing anymore."  He said, "God gave you a gift.  It is your obligation to use it."  Anyone with a talent, a gift, or a higher goal has an obligation to themselves and to the world to get it out there, to aggressively bushwack their way through the naysayers, and, most importantly: Never. Give. Up."

— JOHN LLOYD YOUNG, Jersey Boys: the Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, companion book, 2007 (OUT OF PRINT)

malaspulgas: summer adventures through oregon with some of the most beautiful people i’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. more photos to come.

website, flickr, photo diary



in russian they dont say “i love you” they say “пожирать плоть капиталистов” which means “we are one and the same” and i think thats beautiful



,  omg
,  ocean

I know it is hard to imagine, but this is even more beautiful in real life!


I know it is hard to imagine, but this is even more beautiful in real life!

,  ocean,  landscape

Happy closing and thank you so much to NEWSIES on Broadway (March 15, 2012—August 24, 2014)

Remember those posters that said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one - the day you die.

American Beauty (1999)

Portraits of the cast of “The Dreamers" taken by Séverine Brigeot.