Originally posted on Biblioklept:
(From Henry Miller on Writing, New Directions).
So, I’ve decided that I’m going to go through my dresser and closet here in New Mexico and get rid of EVERYTHING that is too big. I have various reason for this. One reason is entirely practical. In a few months time, I’m going to have to move all my belongings…somewhere. Not entirely sure where … Continue reading
“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi! You’re my only hope!” “Made the Kessel Run in under 12 parseks…” “You came in this thing? You’re braver than I though…” “You scruffy looking Nerf herder!” “I have a bad feeling about this…” “Oh, excuse me, Your Worshipfulness!” “What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered!” “May the Force be with … Continue reading
Above quote is from a song called “Somebody That I Used to Know” by my newest obsession, the band Gotye. *sigh* I love them. It’s just a song lyric that I love, and I am neither currently in love or ‘actively’ heart broken. Let’s see, since my last post I’ve had a rather very awkward rearrangement of … Continue reading
So, generally, I don’t put my approval behind anything, let alone a musician or a band. Well, I’m about to do that right now.
Recently, a friend of mine shared an awesome video of a band called Walk Off the Earth covering a song called “Somebody I Used to Know”. The cover is amazing in it’s own right, as the entire song is played by 5 people on one guitar, and the vocals, done by 3 of the 5 people, can easily be called haunting. At first, I was so taken with the general sound of the thing that I nearly missed the lyrics, which would have been a sad state of affairs indeed.
The song covered is by the Australian band Gotye. Once I discovered this, I was intrigued and did some quick youtube digging and discovered that music video for Gotye’s version of the song. While I wasn’t imediately blown away, over time, it grew on me. And, if you know me, my motto is pretty much “If one is good, five would be better.” So, I did some more digging and and totally coincidentally, a different friend posted another song by them, and, there, dear reader, my fate was sealed.
Gotye’s lyrics are thoughtful, and while slightly political at times, show a real artistry and mastery of the craft. It was infinitely refreshing to see an artist that takes risks but still maintains a level of playfulness and seems to enjoy himself.
Also watched an interview of him from Australian TV, and he seems like a pretty level headed, humble guy. And a cutie too! 😉
So, sorry mom, but this post is not about my life, other than the fact that Gotye tends to write about me…
so, dear readers and my mother, listen to Gotye, and bring some hankies!