Been reading a lot…and I do have some blog topics I’m pretty excited about diving into once I get my thoughts organized. So, while you’re waiting, here’s some mind vitamins I’ve picked up from the books I’ve been reading. All over the map, I know, but mind vitamins nonetheless.

Broadcast TV is living on borrowed time. It is not going to be long before it goes the way of vinyl records and eight-track tapes.

–Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, commenting on a case involving decency standards on network television.

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them,
Because they change things,
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

–advertising copy for Apple in 1997, when Steve Jobs returned to the floundering company.

We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. Not until the future eats the present, anyway. We know when it’s too late.

–Stephen King, in 11/22/63

Sometimes the things presented to us as choices aren’t choices at all.

–Stephen King, in 11/22/63

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

–Apple CEO Steve Jobs when trying to lure the Pepsico CEO to come work for his company. (it worked)

It’s obvious that rock radio has been suffering from some kind of formulaic playlist syndrome over the past 10 years. The feeling that you had the first time you heard Bohemian Rhapsody or Roxanne or Smells Like Teen Spirit–that’s what radio is for. Radio should not be warm milk. it should be moonshine.

–Dave Grohl in Rolling Stone, January 19, 2012.

Rock & roll is dying because people became okay with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.

–Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, in Rolling Stone, January 19, 2012.

There you go…just some random stuff that struck me while reading.

I’ll be back with some more focused entries soon enough…