“I don’t know if anybody else has this feeling. When you’re walking down the street and you catch your reflection in something like a car window or a shop window and you see your face and you think, ‘Who’s that?’. You know: ‘That’s not me, that doesn’t represent who I am’. And I think I’ve recently discovered what the problem is and it’s a feeling that essentially you’re just in a room full of mirrors. You can shoot at all the reflections, but basically it’s all meaningless because you’re just trapped and you put yourself there. I’ve realised recently that it’s actually worrying about it that’s the fucking problem. It’s actually saying, ‘No, this is me, that’s not me’, and being precious about who you are, because I believe now that everyone changes all the time. I think the most unhealthy thing for a human being is to feel that they have to behave in a certain way because other people expect them to behave like that, or to feel they have to think in a certain way because what happens then is basically your mind goes round in circles.”—Thom Yorke, 1999
David Bazan had me at “Galway Kinnell.” You see, Kinnell is one of my favorite poets, one of the best around. Before my interview with Bazan, I interviewed Jeremy Messersmith and had mentioned that songwriters should read more poetry and that they should start with…
my body bangs and twitches this brown liquor wets my tongue my fingers find the stitches firmly back and forth they run i need no other memory of the bits of me i left when all this lethal drinking is to hopefully forget about you
jesse lacey:I guess so. I'd hate to think what they thought of a band that is actually big. All we do is we eat Taco Bell in the parking lot and drive our own van and stage dive onto people and break our equipment and hurt each other....
jl:We take turns but most of the time it's Garrett.
brian lane:Jesse can't drive now.
bl:His license got taken away.
jl:They took it away because I was driving 100 miles an hour. That's why.
you could never work well with our group not with the faults we found so we’ve fixed you with cement galoshes and no one can save you now unless you have friends among fish there’ll still be no air to breathe you could drink up the entire ocean we’ll still find someone to be everything we know that you’ll never be
“In my next life I want to live backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then, Voila! You finish off as an orgasm! I rest my case.”—Woody Allen (via forlovers, quote-book) (via ache) (via amandaherling)
Today, I Feel Like I’m Evolving - River City Extension
“Well I never met a woman so afraid she’d never grow out of a girl”
well, i never met a woman who i loved, i end up finding i don’t care but you make me wonder about facts you make me wonder if i’ll take you back again 'cause i am vulnerable but i am strong and i am wrong a lot