there are facts of life that we’re uncomfortable with, and we can refuse to deal with them — but that doesn’t change the fact that things are still the way they are.
thank you, now my essay is finished
Detachment Kit - “Music for Strobelights”
Have you ever heard of a band that can write the most amazingly beautiful and touching songs you’ve ever heard and then follow it up with incoherent screaming and yelling? I have and they are called Detachment Kit.
Their music defies genre… just ask them…“I think we are relative to the current indie scene, but we’re not card carrying members of any particular genre. Actually, my card is all maxed out. What we are looking for is debt relief.”
This makes it very difficult to pick one song to showcase. It would take 5 or 6 songs to even begin to chip away at the depth of this band but since we only have one to work with it will be “Music for Strobelights”. For what ever reason, this song has always been a personal favorite. Most likely because the guitars and vocals portray an air of shyness and innocence while the percussion tries to fool you into thinking it is tough. If it was possible to convert people into audio, this song would be me.
After the 14th or 15th interesting thing in a day you just start clicking to see the pages move and to avoid doing anything productive rather than to actually discover.What 11 years on the Internet will get you | Dirty Writer (via craig)
Jeff Buckley- ‘Hallelujah’
The Beatles - ‘Come Together’
Each person has different standards on what is right or wrong. The same applies to who is good or evil.
I spent last weekend with a group of friends. On the first day the cold, wind-swept rain all but forced us to hunker down in our hotel room, where we talked and drank wine and ate crackers and trail mix. I am generally tied to routine, so having no agenda made me feel like a boat without an anchor. But once I got over the weirdness of it, it felt wonderful.
It made me realize how important it is to pull yourself out of the familiar. If you don’t, the flexibility to alter and appreciate a different perspective vanishes. The most enviable thing about youth isn’t unwrinkled skin, or the ability to run a mile in under seven minutes. It’s the ability to say what the hell, yes. It’s the ability to sidestep, rather than embrace, routine. It’s the ability to wake up on someone else’s sofa in a place you’ve never been and find yourself slightly off-balance but perfectly at home in the world.