November 20, 2008

Just what you wanted.

Someone I know will be getting these for Christmas. I'm not sure who it'll be yet . . . oh, but they're going to love 'em.



HANDSOAP SET

Hot DAMN, I love these. Soapy baby hands??!! Honestly, whoever came up with this is a friggin' genius.

Anthony Effing Hamilton

I went to see Anthony Hamilton at the Blender Theater last night. It was amazing. I can't wait to see him perform again. And I will, oh, I will.

I found this video on YouTube, from a concert on the same tour.



AND I'm going to see Ani DiFranco on Friday. Seeing two of my favorite musicians in one week? Maybe the best week ever?

I never minded working hard / It's who I'm working for.



Everything is free now,
That's what they say.
Everything I ever done,
Gotta give it away.
Someone hit the big score.
They figured it out,
That we're gonna do it anyway,
Even if doesn't pay.

I can get a tip jar,
Gas up the car,
And try to make a little change
Down at the bar.

Or I can get a straight job,
I've done it before.
I never minded working hard,
It's who I'm working for.

Everything is free now,
That's what they say.
Everything I ever done,
Gotta give it away.
Someone hit the big score.
They figured it out,
That we're gonna do it anyway,
Even if doesn't pay.

Every day I wake up,
Hummin' a song.
But I don't need to run around,
I just stay home.

And sing a little love song,
My love, to myself.
If there's something that you want to hear,
You can sing it yourself.

'Cause everything is free now,
That what I say.
No one's got to listen to
The words in my head.
Someone hit the big score,
And I figured it out,
That we're gonna do it anyway,
Even if doesn't pay.

—Gillian Welch and David Rawlings / Everything is Free

November 14, 2008

And all I am is holding breath

Lovely song. Sad song.
Can you tell I'm not much for working today?



I join the queue on your answer phone
And all I am is holding breath
Just pick up I know you're there
Can't you hear?
I'm not myself

Well, go ahead and lie to me
You could say anything
Small talk will be just fine
Your voice is everything
We owe it to love
And it all depends on you

So listen up
The sun hasn't set
(I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling)
Just hear me out
I'm not over you yet
(It's love on the line, can you handle it?)

So how do I do normal?
A smile I fake
the "permanent way"
cue-cards and fix-it kits
Can't you tell?
I'm not myself

I'm a slow motion accident
Lost in coffee rings and fingerprints
I don't wanna feel anything but I do
And it all comes back to you

So listen up
"This" sun hasn't set
(I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling)
Just hear me out
I'm not over you yet
(It's love on the line, can you handle it?)

Hear me out
Listen up
This time you gotta listen to me - yeah
Look at me straight
Just hear me out
Don't make me wait
I'm not myself
I can't take this
Love's on the line
Is that your final answer?

I join the queue on your answer phone
And all I am is holding breath
Just pick up, I know you're there...

So listen up
"This" sun hasn't set
(I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling)
Just hear me out
I'm not over you yet
(It's love on the line, can you handle it?)

So listen up
"This" sun hasn't set
(I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling)
Just hear me out
I'm not over you yet
(It's love on the line, can you handle it?)

So listen up
"This" sun hasn't set
(I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling)
Just hear me out
I'm not over you yet
(It's love on the line, can you handle it?)

—Frou Frou, Hear Me Out

Forward from me Mum. Very funny.

Will all of this make Jack Benny come back?

video

Me Pops as a Tot.


How friggin' cute was me Dad?? Very, I say.

And awesome photo, eh? They just don't make cars like that anymore . . . or fences.

cuz flame and moth got a sweetheart deal



The moth don't care when he sees the flame
he might get burned but he's in the game
and once he's in he can't go back, and
beat his wings 'til he burns them black
no the moth don't care when he sees the flame
no the moth don't care when he sees the flame

the moth don't care if the flame is real
cuz flame and moth got a sweetheart deal
and nothing fuels a good flirtation
like need and anger and desperation
no the moth don't care if the flame is real
no the moth don't care if the flame is real

So come on let's go ready or not
cuz there's a flame I know hotter than hot
and with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot
away

the moth don't care if the flame burns low
cuz moth believes in an afterglow
and flames are never douzed completely
all you really need is a love of heat
no, the moth don't care if the flame burns low
no, the moth don't care if the flame burns low

So come on let's go ready or not
cuz there's a flame I know hotter than hot
and with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot
away

—Aimee Mann, The Moth

Behold, the messiah.

SCORPIO [October 23–November 21] The New York Times ran a story about philosopher Nick Bostrom. He believes there's a chance that our world is actually a computer simulation: You and I are living in a version of The Matrix. Our "brains" are merely webs of computer circuits created by our post-human descendants, who are studying "ancestor simulations" of their past. Scorpio, this is an excellent time for you to find out whether Bostrom is correct. Right now, you have a special talent for knowing what's real and what's not. You've also got a knack for escaping what's illusory and gravitating toward what's authentic. So even if you do find out that we're living in The Matrix, you could become a kind of messiah with resemblances to the character that Keanu Reeves played in the film trilogy.
—Rob Brezsny, Village Voice

November 11, 2008

But this moment is all I've got



Too many times, I have wondered
What all trying is for
You come around, I feel so down, I'm gonna drown
Because I know that you've fallen short

But do you know, It doesn't change
The way I feel about you at the end of the day
Because I know
That all I want is what you got
All I want is what you got

And too many times, I have wanted
To turn around and walk away
Knowing deep inside
You can't provide what I need from you anyway

But do you know, It doesn't change
The way I feel about you at the end of the day
Because I know
That all I want is what you got
All I want is what you got

I tell you that I wanna go, but I wanna stay
I tell you that I wanna go, but I wanna stay
I tell you that I wanna go, but I wanna stay
I wanna stay, I wanna stay, I wanna stay
But I know I'm gonna lose myself this way
I wanna stay, I wanna stay, I wanna stay
But I know I'm gonna lose myself this way

But do you know, It doesn't change
The way I feel about you at the end of the day
'Cause I know
That all I want is what you got
All I want is what you got
But this moment is all I've got
It's all I've got

—Susie Suh / All I Want

November 6, 2008

Looksie who I found.

She has a loverly voice, eh?





Me and you
I better laugh in 20 years from now
with some perspective and dedication
I will find somebody new

It better be someone special
He better be coming very soon
It better be for real this time
Oh I know, it always was with you

You or no one
I hope I'm wrong before I die of boredom
I want more than
days and nights when I amuse
myself alone

He better be someone special
He better be devoted just like you
It better be for real this time
Oh I know, it always was with you

Friends forever, oh no
another girl will change your mind
in less than half the summer
So before you fall in love, I wonder
when you asked for
something that I couldn't give you
more of
Me and you
I talk as if it's now but nothing is new

She better be someone special
She better be more in love than me
And if I was your brightest hour
she is now, as far as I can see

Better Be, Anna Ternheim




Today must have been one of the strangest days
Some would say that you won’t find love that way
The best days are not planned by common sense
By lack of time
You just happen to be where everything feels fine

It’s a new secret I have found

From today I'll change my priorities around
I’m no longer in command, and people say
I’m off solid ground and you're to blame
But they don’t understand, people never do
It's confusing, I don’t expect them to

It’s a new secret I have found

Today must have been one of the strangest days
I found a place where I could stay
And people say that it will kill me,
But they don’t understand
People never do, but it makes sense to me
To be senseless to change my plans for you

It’s a new secret I have found

And I'm off solid grounds for you

My Secret, Anna Ternheim