With The Redesign a lot of changes has come for Pigeons & Planes. The new look has rejuvenated our sense of self-worth, opening the flood gates for new ideas, possibilities, and *gasp* goals. It marks a turning point in the life of this site, and it has us taking a step back and trying to gain some perspective. We need all the advice we can get.

When it comes to seeking out advice, everyone has their sources. Some trust their family–the people who have known them the longest and (maybe) understand them the best. Others turn to their like-minded friends. For a few, the best advice comes from fortune cookies and public bathroom graffiti. These are the people who end up cooking meth in Middle America, wondering where they went wrong. (Fun fact: did you know Missouri has the highest number of reported meth labs?)

We at Pigeons & Planes have always disregarded the advice of family and friends. Instead, we’ve found that it’s the rock stars and rap legends that really know what’s up. Why listen to Mom or your lame best friend Todd when you could take direction from 2Pac himself? Has “Mom” ever rapped on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans? Has “Todd” ever smashed a guitar? With that in mind, we decided to compile some of our favorite pieces of advice from musicians. Now go make something of your life.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” – George Harrison

“We each have a star, all we have to do is find it. Once you do, everyone who sees it will be blinded. They’ll tell you that you’re bright, and say you have a future. When you turn your back, same cats’ll try to shoot ya.” – DMX

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live.” – Bob Marley

“It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.” – Tupac Shakur

“The worst crime is faking it.” – Kurt Cobain

“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.” – Kanye West

“If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.” – Keith Richards

“The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.” – Jay-Z

“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.” – Johnny Cash