“Hey Brian, do you want to try that one again? Everyone applaud for Brian for being here ‘cause he has one fucking job, and that’s to just sit and drum and play. Just… Just be there for me, man. Just be there sitting on those drums, so after I’ve been playing this song for two minutes, playing by myself, and the part of the drum is supposed to come in, you’re there for me. I just need you to do that. Thanks.”—Jesse Lacey (via jesuslacey)
“I’m grateful for anything that reminds me of what’s possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via whendustdances)
But your sweatshirt says it all with the hood over your face I can’t keep staring at your mouth without wondering how it tastes I’m with another boy He’s asleep, I’m wide awake And he tried to win my heart but it’s taking time
I know the shape of your hands because I watch them when you talk And I know the shape of your body ‘cause I watch it when you walk And I want to know it all but I’m giving you the lead So go on, go on and take it
5. favorite singer: JUDY CHONG. also, David Bazan. 11. first twenty songs on shuffle in an annoying list so this doesn’t take up too much space: “the night has opened my eyes” - the smiths, ”sleepytime in the western world” - blitzen trapper, “apres moi” - regina spektor, “detroit has a skyline (acoustic)” - superchunk, “piano song” - the format, “forced in” - muse, “prospekt’s march” - coldplay, “talking” - jesse lacey & kevin devine, “you can do better than me” - death cab for cutie, “king of spain” - the tallest man on earth, “she” - green day, “hey that’s no way to say goodbye” - leonard cohen, “coast of carolina” - telekinesis, “steam engenius” - modest mouse, “tequila sunrise” - the eagles, “waltz #2” - elliott smith, “stop” - pink floyd, “when ‘you’re’ around” - motion city soundtrack, “banter/false start” - mount moriah hope that’s 20 19. my favorite concert: SO HARD TO PICK! but i guess Brand New in Allentown comes to mind first for a reason. because i never thought i’d actually get lucky enough to see them and Kevin in the same night. i was with you and Brianna and the venue was just the right size. even though i would’ve taken a longer KD set, it was really too, too perfect. Kevin with River City Extension in Richmond comes second because tiny venue + KD hugs. 21. songs that make me cry: i have to be in the right mood, but Play Crack has been known to. Murphy’s Song has been known to. 22. songs that make me laugh: Chinese Food - Bobo Touch 50. do i think music has helped/saved my life in some profound way?: jsdalkfj yes, yes yes. i don’t want to get sappy but i wouldn’t be the same person or have the same plans or cope with things as well, probably, and i give Brand New all the credit in the world. so there’s that.
“There will be other lives. There will be other lives for nervous boys with sweaty palms, for bittersweet fumbling in the backseats of cars, for caps and gowns in royal blue and crimson, for mothers clasping pretty pearl necklaces around daughters’ unlined necks, for your full name read aloud in an auditorium, for brand-new suitcases transporting you to strange new people in strange new lands. And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecision and revisions. And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles. And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk. And there will be other lives for a man you don’t recognize, for a face in a mirror that is no longer yours, for the funerals of intimates, for shrinking, for teeth that fall out, for hair on your chin, for forgetting everything. Everything. Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that’s not how it works. A human’s life is a beautiful mess.”—Gabrielle Zevin (via troubled)
14. top 10 most played in itunes: this is only as of maybe a month or so ago because i got a new laptop BUT “Dilettante” - St. Vincent, “Landing Feet First” - Bayside, “Selling Advertising” - David Bazan, “Hello Operator” - Headphones, “Reasons” - Built to Spill, “The Old Days” - Dr. Dog, “Deer” - Manchester Orchestra, “I’m Amazed” - My Morning Jacket, “Fall Creek Boys Choir” - James Blake & Bon Iver, “Pensacola” - Manchester Orchestra 31. a song you dislike by your favorite band: i disliked Untitled 2 for so long but we’re at peace now 40. if i could meet one member of a band, it would be: toss up between Vin Accardi and Isaac Brock
2. first band i ever liked: i’d say either Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or The Eagles? 7. favorite bassist: Garrett Garrett Garrett, how can i not choose Garrett 10. five favorite albums: TDAG, Brother’s Blood, Deja Entendu, Curse Your Branches, Mean Everything to Nothing 13. ten songs i could never ever get tired of: Carnival - KD, Play Crack the Sky - Brand New, Trailer Trash - Modest Mouse, Holding Down the Laughter - Bad Books, Tapdance - KD, Degausser - Brand New, Hazelton - JVern, Every Famous Last Word - KD live version, Carolina in my Mind - James Taylor, Soco Amaretto Lime - Brand New 33. five songs i used to hate but now enjoy: somehow i can’t think of any. i think i’m too stubborn to give most music more than a few chances. i’ll think more. 46. one thing i can’t stand is when a band: never comes to our goddamn state.
“When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on – series polygamy – until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”—Tom Robbins (via troubled)