“My reputation as a ladies’ man was a joke
that caused me to laugh bitterly
through the ten thousand nights
I spent alone.”
Andrew Bird: Armchairs.live
As you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.
― Douglas Coupland
Eurythmics: I've Tried Everything
Beth Orton: I Love How You Love Me
Ra Ra Riot: Water
Shane Carruth: After Soaking Two Years and Then Lying High Six Months It Was Perfectly Sound Through Waterlogged Past Drying
I wonder if I will ever meet anyone who has seen Upstream Color
Bono + Edge on Howard Stern: Get Out Of Your Own Way.discussion + performance
In the scheme of things this song seems like a sequel to Original of the Species which was also dedicated to one of Bono's daughters.
+ The Howard Stern Show December 4, 2017 Bono & The Edge (mp3 download)
+ U2’S BONO AND THE EDGE ON CREATING THEIR HITS, HANGING WITH SPRINGSTEEN AND MCCARTNEY, AND THE ONLY FIGHT THEY’VE EVER HAD
Tori Amos: Not David Bowie
These were my favorite songs of 2015 with photos by Brittanie Loren
I also liked the new Grimes album.
+ Roy Orbison : Dream You.live
+ R.E.M. - Redhead Walking
+ Roy Orbison She's a Mystery to Me (studio demo) - you can hear Bono producing the song.
+ U2: She's A Mystery To Me
// photo.cred: "Svetlana Cluck: WHEN HER SPIRIT LEFT HER BODY, HOW IT SPLIT THE SUN"
Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction “love”?
— In her preface to LOLITA, Mary Gaitskill reflects on a review by Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzori in which he calls the novel: “The only convincing love story of the century”
[ Okkervil River: Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe ]
My whole world
The pressure's on
The pressures' on
This whole way's
The pressure's on
[ James: Pressure's On ]
“She danced three fingers on his wet lips—and escaped.”
Vladimir Nabokov, ”Ada, or Ardor"
[ Elbow: Press Your Lips (Newborn) (El Presidente mix) ]
“Look at me across the sea, for I go radiant, look at me across the night through which I sail, and sea and night are those eyes of yours. I have not left you when I go away.”
Pablo Neruda, The Captain’s Verses
"I think Prince should be president of the United States....It has been said that Prince presents nothing: he's dead, an image. But who do you think you are? Are you real? Such reality is false. You can only be who you’re taught and shown to be. Those who have and are showing you, most of the controllers, are shits. Despite that, how can you hate you or the image? How can you be who you're not and how can you not be? Prince accepts his falsity. We must be conscious in order to fight outside control. Make Prince, who may be conscious, the next president of the United States."