>> Thursday, September 1, 2011
one of my sister's is on a retro kick. i don't know what triggered it, but yesterday she begged me for some old smiths' songs. and of course, since my iTunes folder is chock full of all that amazing "old" stuff, i've been compiling a playlist for her.
it's funny how music makes the soundtrack of our lives. i can totally remember listening to this song over and over again on my clunky sony walkman. and the joys of endlessly browsing on saturdays for the vinyl version of the album. oh morrissey, you strangely romantic maudlin creature.
i'm thinking i might need to dig out all those old records and get myself a usb turntable. just in case i need to go back to high school in my mind.
>> Wednesday, August 31, 2011
secretly (or, maybe now, not so secretly), i love alt-country-folk music - corny, i know, but i do. the jayhawks, spirit of the west, the decemberists, scattered trees, and of course, the old 97's. their songs embody the feeling of driving across the southern US at twilight in an old truck, windows open, music loud. and that rhett miller isn't too bad to look at either - having toured as a solo artist with tori amos and neil finn just adds to his appeal.
the acoustic version of "designs on you" is even better than the studio version. lyrically, it is one of my favorites. why can't i write poetry like this? guess we all can't be born musically or poetically inclined.
>> Sunday, August 28, 2011
to be part of this handmade revolution just tickles me pink. i love knowing that someone decided to pick my designs to wear on their fingers to represent their intense feelings for another human being. YAY LOVE!