it’s gotten to the point where everyone i know is either a) a librarian b) dating a librarian and/or c) a cat
Looks like Tennessee is trying to out-crazy Arizona in the crazy department. Tennessee, you so cray-cray.
This is my Uncle Alfred. He apparently taught himself Korean in the span of 3 months (whut?!) and now performs cover songs by Korean bands (whut WHUT?!). Here’s his take on Lucite Tokki’s song, “Dream, Summer”, it’s pretty mellow.
(FYI - any hereditary propensity towards linguistic and musical ability is COMPLETELY absent from me, tear, tear)
cats in clothes = universal truths
I’m sorry, I just can’t help but find this the coolest thing ever. It’s a 1908 postcard satirising the Sufragette movement, but from my privileged present-day position I can’t help but read it as, “Votes for women: lolcat approved”. Not what the satirists intended, but I like my reading better :D
First a few words on Kishi Bashi: I first saw him open for of montreal last week. He ended his set with this song. It’s remained in my head ever since. His violin playing is mesmerizing, lots of plucking and looping, a bit like Owen Pallett, dramatic vocals and all. Except Asian and with occasional beat-boxing.
And now for the song. “Manchester” should really be retitled “Amsterdam” because it is impossible for me to not associate it with John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” Just take the opening lines:
i wrote me a book
i hid the last page….
The lyrical parallels are pretty obvious. A story in need of an ending.
It only gets more romantic and dramatic from there, as he sings:
The very last breath of the hero of our tale
would you only to guess
did he truly prevail
in the the sequel?
I guess I’ll have to write a sequel…
It’s soaring, but never overly sentimental.
my favorite part’s when I die
in your arms like a movie
it’s tragic, but now the story has it’s proper end.
Augustus Waters would be proud.
OMG THEY MAKE KETCHUP IN JUICEBOXES NOW!! USA USA!
thanks to dollarbilliam for the photo
I WANT TO GO TO THERE!!!