Saturday, July 25, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Johnathan Rice

Further North

Rock 'n' Roll makes me feel guilty
I've got no defense
My sadness makes no sense
I'm gettin' rich and I'm makin' new friends

All I've found is it gets colder further north you go
It's pissin' rain and snow
It's the world I don't want to know

It's all a waste of time
It's all a waste of time

You take it from me
You leave it behind
Ah, you take it from me
You leave it behind
Ah, you take if from me
You leave it behind

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"I'm Not Ashamed"

I love rediscovering a favorite band.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Get Guilty

There are maybe ten or twelve
Things I could teach you
After that, well, I think you're on your own

Don't I, don't I, don't I

Being alone
It can be quite romantic
Like Jacques Cousteau
Underneath the atlantic
A fantastic voyage
To parts unknown
Going to depths were the suns never shown
And I fasinate myself
When I'm alone

So I go a little overboard
But hang onto the hull
While I'm airbrushing fantasy art on my life
That's really kinda dull
Oh, I'm in a lull

I'm all for moderation
But somtimes it seems
Moderation itself can be kind of extreme
So I join the congregation
Join the softball team
I went in for my conformation
Where incense looks like steam
I start conjugating proverbs
Where there once were nouns
This whole damn rhyme scheme's
Starting to get me down...

Oh, I'm in a lull
I'm in a lull

I'm rambling on rather self consciously
While I'm stirring these condements into my tea
And I'm so lame
I bet I think this song is about me
Don't I, don't I, don't I,

I'm in a lull

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Only Love is all Maroon

I've been privliged (I want to say blessed because, it's almost spiritual) to see Bon Iver twice this summer. I would write about how amazing both times were but I'm not going to. I don't want to ruin it. Words and I don't really mix, so its best to just let you listen for yourself.
Both times I've seen him, he's started with Flume. The opening words, "I am my mothers only one, thats enough" captivate me. They're my favorite lyrics.
The video is not from Flume, but from The Wolves. This video was recorded at Sasquatch. This moment captured, for me, was the musical highlight of the festival.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Away We Go

and i feel like a million bucks today, a million bucks today

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Listening to my little black cat meow"

All of my blogs lately have been video blogs. I'm not a very good writer so whenever I get the chance to put up videos or pictures, I do.
That being said I think I'll write today. . . .
  • This summer has been good. I've seen great shows and I was on vacation every weekend of June and into July.
  • I've blogged about Salt Lake before, but I really love that place. Maybe its because my sisters there and every time I go it kind of feels like home. There are other great people there too that seem to be excited every time we go down. I'm pretty lucky. I've got great friends.
  • Today is July 5th. Anna's birthday!!! She's getting baptized today too. I really miss her and the rest of the family too.
  • I was thinking last night (as I was lying on the floor) about my brother and what good missionary he is. It's funny, he's my little brother but for the last 4 years I've looked up to him. He's taught me so much. Last year at this time I was on the phone with him at least 3 or 4 times a day, mostly talking about some band that either of us had discovered that day or stupid youtube videos we'd seen or politics.
  • Eels. . . I was looking back on my blogs and I've blogged a lot about the Eels. Over the past two years they've become my favorite band. At the begining of this month E realeased a new album, 'Hombre Lobo'. When it first came out I listened to it non stop for a week and kinda forgot about it, mostly because I've been really busy and also I've been a little overwhelmed with music. But I've started listening to it again. This week its what I've mostly listened to. It feels like my album, like it was written for me or something. I can relate to most of the songs. I don't know how he does it, but every album is better than the last.
This blog is really random. It's stuff I've been thinking about lately.
And what would be a blog by me with out a picture or a video. . . . So here is a video for your enjoyment. It's my favorite song from the new Eels album for many, many reasons.