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?

14 January 2012 ·

"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"

~ Lee sung this to me this morning as his version/interpretation of every song by The National.

I’ll allow it because he’s still coming with me to their show tonight.

3 December 2011 ·

Current obsession: Turning Tables

I wish Adele had been around to sing me through every single breakup with my high school boyfriend.

30 August 2011 ·

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. 
(image via) 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.

(image via)

13 April 2011 ·

"and we, we live half in the day time
and we, we live half at night”

The Xx, VCR

7 April 2011 ·

Landslide is my very favorite song in the whole world.

(I even danced with my dad to it at my wedding).

This is the very best version of it I’ve ever heard.

I am just…wow.

9 March 2011 ·

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.

xoxo

14 February 2011 ·

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


Effing gorgeous.

26 January 2011 ·

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.

23 November 2010 ·

The Weepies | I’ve Gotta Have You

25 October 2010 ·

The Decemberists, Grace Cathedral Hill

This is my favorite San Francisco song, a song that makes me sentimental for San Francisco even when I’m here.

23 September 2010 ·

Marina and the Diamonds | I Am Not a Robot

Cannot stop listening - this Marina chic is too darn catchy!

21 July 2010 ·

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.

Fin.

16 July 2010 ·

Two Gallants, Despite What You’ve Been Told

A sad clown wanders the streets of San Francisco.

15 June 2010 ·

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:

  • Friends aren’t really forever. Well, that’s not exactly true - let’s just say all friends aren’t forever. There are some friends, even very very best friends, who don’t end up being forever. Realizing this - and realizing that someone who is your very very best friend is a toxic person who you’re better off without - hurts a lot. It takes a long time to get over it. The silver lining is that 1) in the end, you’re rid of someone who has hurt you, continuously and deeply, and 2) in the meantime, you have made other, newer, really, truly best best friends, so 3) in the end, you win out.

  • You’re not going to stay with your high school boyfriend. I mean come on, you must have known this even ten years ago. But seriously? You have nothing in common and you fight all the time. A healthy relationship is made up of trust, respect, and pride. A healthy relationship is relatively drama-free. You are going to have quite a few healthy (and one or two not-so-healthy) relationships in the next few years. DTMFA. You will survive.

  • College is amazing. You will meet the best people ever, travel all over the place, drink too much, laugh so much it hurts, cry a bunch, realize who you are, realize who you’re not, and come to terms with yourself during the next four years. Then, you will leave. This will be hard, but it will be good for you. Leaving will make you appreciate everything that you’ve left behind.

  • Try and appreciate your life. It is really pretty incredible, and it passes by quickly. Don’t take it for granted.
To completely change the subject, what ever happened to Vitamin C (and her abs)?

10 June 2010 ·

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