Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I always wanted to share this song with someone but never got around to it. So here you go. I think it's one of the most romantic songs I can think of. When I first heard it, at 15 or 16, I wondered if falling in love would be like it is in this song. And I've found that when you're not having your heart ripped from your chest and river-danced on, it is. It is.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Dudebro Michael shared this with me the other day. I can't stop watching it! It's one of the best use of a 5 minute act I've ever scene. We then started a video sharing war of babies crying and we had an enlightening conversation about masturbation. Does that make us creepy?
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I was never a huge Ben Folds fan, but I did get into his first solo record for a while once. I think that this song perfectly captures what he does best; taking a horrible situation and making a sing-along song with a melody that just won't quit. Even as he sings the line "I will consider you gone", which is really just a heartbreaking proposition, the notes are so sugary sweet that the listener's heart is raptured up to that place where beautiful things are borne from the ugliest origins. I'm still waiting for something beautiful to come.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This guy once sang a cover of "If It Be Your Will" with the rest of the Lost Dogs. It broke me down even when I was young. I think I was well out of high school before I learned that it was actually a Leonard Cohen song. Oh well. Live and learn. Gene's loss was tough to take and I didn't even know him, or half of the music that he had his fingers in. I can only imagine what it's like for those who lived and worked with him. My heart goes out to them today.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
"Thrown like a lover's stone...now I'm gone."
There are a lot of songs about saying goodbye. On of them says that goodbyes are sad. This one suggests skipping them altogether. The worst goodbye I ever got was "I hate you". It's kind of funny how our final interactions with people are the lasting impressions we have of them — how all of the good times couldn't stop them from being so cruel.