Tori Amos//Silent All These Years
This may be the best version I’ve ever heard of my very favorite Tori Amos song.
Years go by
Will I still be waiting
For somebody else to understand?
"I’m singing a sad song
In a very deep voice
Because I’m so sad
And also a man with a very deep voice
In this song the tempo is faster
But it’s misleading
Because I’m still singing
About being sad"
Current obsession: Turning Tables
I wish Adele had been around to sing me through every single breakup with my high school boyfriend.
Went to see Bright Eyes last night.
Sorry, what I mean is, WENT TO SEE BRIGHT EYES LAST NIGHT ZOMGCONORILOVEYOU!!!!!
He may have borrowed his shirt from Rachel Berry, but the show was still epic.
The last time I saw Conor Oberst, he was touring with the Mystic Valley Band, and really focused on playing only their new music. Now that he’s back touring with Bright Eyes, I was pleasantly surprised by the setlist, which included some old songs (and some really old songs, which prompted me to tell Bibi that Conor [we’re on a first name basis, natch] is “like fucking Mozart, man!” Because, you know, he’s been writing music since he was like 13? EXACTLY LIKE MOZART, AMIRIGHT?). I like the new album a lot, but hearing a song from Fevers and Mirrors played live was pretty awesome.
The thing about seeing Conor perform live is that he is just perfect. I spent the evening with a silly grin on my face because, I swear, he’s singing every song directly to me and every word penetrates my soul and the world make sense and he just gets me.
Fucking Mozart, man.
"and we, we live half in the day time
and we, we live half at night”
The Xx, VCR
Happy Valentine’s Day, love.
One of these years I’ll manage to buy you a card before the store runs out of all the good ones (or all cards entirely, which is what I get for shopping at 4PM on Valentine’s Day…at Whole Foods) and I’m left with bad Beatles fan videos from You Tube. Sorry about that, but, you know, thought that counts and all that. Anyway…
In my life, I love you more.
Current Obsession: The National
You know I dreamed about you
for twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for
for twenty-nine years
Pink | Raise Your Glass
Girl crush: Pink
I’m not the biggest fan of her music, but I dig the message she puts out there, especially in this song.
The Weepies | I’ve Gotta Have You
Marina and the Diamonds | I Am Not a Robot
Cannot stop listening - this Marina chic is too darn catchy!
Bright Eyes - Lover I Don’t Have to Love
If I were to make (and star in) a movie, the opening scene would be a shot of me, on a train, forlornly gazing out the window at the scenery rolling by. The train would be old (Metro-North style) with plastic seats, and the window would be dirty. It would be raining. This song would roll over the opening credits.
That’s all I’ve got, actually. I’ve never gotten farther than the first scene of my movie-in-my-mind. No plot, no character development, just this song, a dirty train, some angst, and a bunch of rain.
Vitamin C - graduation (friends forever)
I was driving to the airport and all of a sudden this song came on the radio and I was instantly transported to June 2000. It dawned on me that I am officially ten years out of high school (!!) and I remember thinking this song was so relevant (because, what isn’t so relevant when you’re seventeen?) to my life at the time.
A few things I would like to tell my 17-year old, graduating-high-school self: