I’ve waited for a while to see them and the terminology that seems appropriate here is ‘rockage’.
Benjamin Gibbard seemed possessed with a spirit of crazy energy that wasn’t for one second going to waver.
Their music is just magnificent.
Well, I’m listening to The Cure and have realised that I could probably listen to a Cure song every day for the rest of what is hopefully a long life. Ok, so I might have to listen to certain songs for two days in a row, like Lullaby (the Disintegration version, NOT the Greatest Hits version), or Harold And Joe, or The Caterpillar, or The Exploding Boy, or Push, or Inbetween Days, or Just Like Heaven, or I Don’t Know What’s Going On, or… I think you get the idea. I love them. If I met them I might hate them – I doubt it – but I love them for giving me such pleasure (baby!)
I met up with my best friend today. It was sunny, crisply cold, we had a lovely time and I took a photo of a flower which I may post sometime because it’s pretty.
I’ve finished D-Songs, but then you knew that, and there’s lots of ‘stuff’ to come soon for you to look at, read, listen to, etc. so please PLEASE stay tuned.
I’ve been thinking about a girl I know and I want her bad! I want her body, I want her soul, her sense of wonder, I want her standing in front of me so that she makes me laugh with a really clever or silly observation and I’m starting a song called ‘I Want You Bad’, inspired by wanting her bad, which I shall put somewhere for you to hear because it’s kind of got the potential to be rather sweet.
I’m about to eat two egg custard tarts…mmmmm…nom nom nom!
And Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie, is running a marathon for charity. And although it’s rather last minute of me, here’s a link:
Someone or sometwo were putting up 15 albums on the Book of Face that had affected them in some way. I always like a list (being a man, or English, or both) so here’s 15 albums that have touched or affected me:
Dare! – The Human League
High Violet – The National
Disintegration – The Cure
In Rainbows – Radiohead
Absent Friends – The Divine Comedy
Standing In The Light – Level 42
Santogold – Santogold
I Am Kloot – I Am Kloot
Transatlanticism – Death Cab For Cutie
The End Of History – Fionn Regan
Construction Time Again – Depeche Mode
Aerial – Kate Bush
Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
The Bends – Radiohead
Organisation – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
I love Death Cab For Cutie – I just love them! They are so groovy, their lyrics hit you in the stomach, heart and head simultaneously, I love his delicate voice, I love their tunes – from Little Bribes: “Pretend every slot machine is a robot amputee waving hello the people stare into their eyes and they feed them little bribes and then they go”. They don’t seem to be huge and I don’t understand why.