I fell in love today. If Jesse Woods is any sign of what Austin has to offer, I am even more determined to venture south. The land of southern gents and a belly full of butterflies.
How does a voice like his accompany that face? If that weren’t enough to make you ladies swoon, hows about this: before picking up a banjo and hitting the scene in Austin, Woods was a wide receiver for Texas A&M. If you know me, well then, you know my lack of knowledge on all things sports, but nothing makes me weak like 6’3″ of man singing from a vulnerable heart filled with bittersweet memories. The simplicity of his songs and the distance in his voice is bound to make a home in your heart.
I highly suggest you download his EP from bandcamp or itunes.
Listen and melt.
“ignorance is bliss”
It has been a while since i used this forum as a means of release and/or vented to the the abyss that is the internet. Perhaps this isn’t a vent, though… Yes … YES, let me retract the previous sentence by saying retract and not hitting delete (command + z is counterproductive). Back to the true intent of these words strung across your screen.
Would you rather be jaded and informed or ignorant and sublimely happy? Lately, I feel frighteningly aware. I am aware of myself, you, them, life, death, politics, destruction and cats. The cat part is just to prove that everything comes around to cats. Let me explain; Chrissie, my 13 year old, fat and happy tabby has been having a relapse with a respiratory problem she has battled since she was an abandoned, young, thin and sad kitten. This problem is formally known as feline herpes. TMI? would you rather be ignorant to the fact my cat has an STD so you can pet her and rub her fat furry belly or would you like to be informed so you can be riddled with paranoia and fear of infections (no you can’t catch it, no its not a feline std, and yes i still let her sleep with me). You may gasp, you may be indifferent, you may be fighting the urge to write me and tell me to take her to the vet. Let me just rest your mind at ease; Chrissie is 13, she is vaccinated, she has been treated for her case of the herpes, she is healthy (but overweight) and will probably live longer than most cats because i refuse to accept the fact she might die. I am losing sight of the intent of this rant. Oh, yes … ignorance vs useless information. Chrissie has been sneezing for the past 2 hours – sneezing is a normal symptom of her virus, but my new found awareness has me handling her with kitten gloves. The thought of her reaching her eternal fate has lead to a very sad state of mind. I can NOT imagine what I would feel. 13 years … She has been there with me through the handful of relationships, the handful of heartbreak, the bucketful of moves, the countless mistakes and she has never strayed. Even when I bring home another (boo) she still shows me her love with purrs
. To be continued as I am sleepy…
A IS FOR …
audible, auditory, acoustics, ambient, amplitude … audio.
A playlist of songs all starting with the letter “A”.
NOTE: this has been the most ridiculous form of procrastination I have ever engaged in; that being said – I plan on doing every letter of the alphabet.
1. Abridge My Love – Waters (from: Out In The Light)
2. Alligator Bop – A Great Big Pile of Leaves (from: Have you Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?)
3. All Ears – The Whitest Boy Alive (from: Dreams)
4. Angeles – Elliot Smith (from: Either/Or)
5. Anthophobia – The Love Language (from: Libraries)
6. After Laugher Comes Tears – Wendy Rene (from: After Laugher Comes Tears)
7. Advert Your Eyes – Pandit (from: Pandit EP)
8. Ayla – The Maccabees (from: Given To The Wild)
9. Accidents Are Bound To Happen – Tiger Waves (from: Only Good Bands Have Animal Names)
10. All My Asshole Friends – Hotel Lights (from: Girl Graffiti)
11. Asleep For Days – Blitzen Trapper (from: Field Rexx)
12. Atlas Hands – Benjamin Francis Leftwich (from: Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm)
13. All My Stars Aligned – St. Vincent (from: Marry Me)
14. Alfomega – Caetano Veloso (from: Caetano Veloso)
15. Answer – Cant (from: Dreams Come True)
16. Again and Again – Mikal Cronin (from: Mikal Cronin)
17. Are You a Mirror – Quiet Company (from: We are all Where We Belong)
18. Armageddon – Circe Link (from: Let’s Go Together)
19. Airport Surroundings – Loney, Dear (from Dear John)
20. Ammunition – Trembling Blue Stars (from: Alive to Every Smile)
21. Against All Odds – Phil Collins (from: Against All Odds SDTK)
DOWNLOAD THE PLAYLIST HERE
I have mentioned him multiple times and have played his voice for multiple ears, but did you hear … did you listen? if you did you would be as enamored as I am. here i am, force feeding you one of the most beautiful voices i have heard all year.
J. IRVIN DALLY
not only blessed with a set of vocal chords, which will render you useless, but his words will melt you like mr snow man on a hot sunny august day, wandering the streets of los angeles – that is me right now, as i listen to him on repeat. not convinced? now look at that face, that mouth, the toothpick resting so delicately between his lips. in the style of Shakespeare, oh to be a pick upon that lip. okay too far – creeping myself out. just watch, love ….. and creep yourself out too.
I made two discoveries today and i am realizing these discoveries aren’t new in the sense of time and seeing as they are not new – i cant really claim to have discovered them. Though, they are new to me and as dated as the unearthing of these finds may be – i feel as though i have struck gold.
It started off with my (late) discovery of Grace Woodroofe – the young songstress discovered by Heath Ledger. I put my google skills on the case – i must get this album. Low and behold, the album has been out for over a month… My search ended in the best $12.99 I have ever tossed at itunes.
Here’s the video for her first single “I’ve Handled Myself Wrong”
Now to heat things up in a twisted, literally, way. The second discovery is probably old news to the majority of those out there, but OH MY GOODNESS, this video …
I was on the modular website, clicking about, when I stumbled on probably one of the most disturbing AND genius videos I have ever seen.
My halloween costume requires minimal attire, but an abundance of bruises and smeared lipstick.
This is not just halloween, this year we turn LA into our own Twin Peaks.
Becoming Ronette Pulaski –
Dirty white slip
lipstick smeared across cheeks
done and done
It has been a year and I can proudly say I have let go. It took a while and the internal wounds are still healing, but I feel free; i am finally free of the desire to turn back time and change the future as i currently know it. Granted, mistakes were made and many tears were shed, yet here I am able to stand on my own two feet. We, as women, are often told (and encouraged) to rely on men; convinced we are too delicate and cant handle life’s stresses – we need men to make us feel safe and secure. Truth is we are more than capable of independence and personal sovereignty. Many of us allow ourselves to be bullied into a life run by others where our best interest is the interest of another. We become vulnerable and weak, believing our worth has been diminished. This may sound a bit “feminist” or riddled with misandry, it’s not. I do believe men, too, find themselves in similar situations of codependency and/or dependence – I just happen to be wearing the dress of a female who leaned on a man for far too long.
There is something beautiful about being alone – it can be hard, but the only relationship we truly need is the relationship with self.