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ByElene Usdinl4

Desire is a place of not yet having: it’s in the becoming, the longing, the imagining…
Amy Scholder, Editor’s Note, "Essential Acker"

Desire is the only honest part of us….but she knew art could awaken in us the authentic desire buried under the meaninglessness of modern life. The responsibility to act on that desire is up to us.
Jeanette  Winterson,  Introduction,  "Essential Acker"

+ Tori Amos | Sister named Desire
+ U2 | Desire

'Cause I can't find the words and I can't find the songs


I don't know if she's been swept off her feet. I don't know what her best date was or what her worse date should of been. I don't know if she is as allergic to the words "soul mate" as I am. I Just know that the later it gets, the more I want to whisper to her. And these whispers would not be benign. 

“That’s the nature of women; not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.”

Radiohead: Stop Whispering/live
Ben Folds + Rufus Wainwring: Careless Whisper/live

best week of tv ever

It starts tonight. The best week of television ever. Or this year at least.

16 January 2009
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4, Episode 11: Sometimes a Great Notion
+ Battlestar Galactica, how I love thee, let me count thy ways....

Friday Nigh Lights: Season 3, Episode 1: I Knew You When
+ 'Friday Night Lights' shines bright again ( I just saw the finale this week so I'm saying goodbye, but you maybe saying hello to this season )

18 January 2009
Big Love: Season 3, Episode 1: Block Party
+ Season 3 Trailer

We Are One: The Obama Inauguration Celebration ( with U2!)
+ Comic Books with Obama covers: 1, 2, 3, 4

21 January 2009
Lost: Season 5, Episode 1: Because You Left , Season 5, Episode 2: The Lie

22 January 2009
Skins: Series 3 Episode 1: Everyone
+ Series 3 Extended Trailer
+ Skins interactive trailer

So do what you must do to find yourself, Sleep, don't weep


+ Damien Rice/Sleep Don't Weep/Live

It was one of the beautiful girls who woke me up. Mind you, she didn't really wake me up. In fact, for more than a week, sleep has been my mortal enemy. Alas, if it wasn't for her I don't know how long I would have remained dormant. How long was I doomed to remain restless is a question I don't have to wonder about anymore because somewhere between hanging a Danish Lolita poster, the silly pajama dances, the cat toy, the love letters, the French, the unanswered questions and a stab at literary analysis, I smiled. That was the first signal that I was really awake again. Now I'm just waiting to sleep.

This is what it's like to study without a friend.
Leonard Cohen, Book of Mercy

p.s. Chers Vous, je vous remercie de mettre un sourire sur mon visage.

+ Tori Amos/Thank You/live
+ Morrissey/I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris/live
+ Diana Krall/A Case of You/live
Nick Cave and the bad seeds/Love letter