All you need is love :: my favorite movies

All You Need is Love :: Across the Universe “There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known, nothing you can see that isn’t shown, nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be, it’s easy.” Music and love on rooftops, and they all sing together. Happy endings, they still don’t bore me. Continue reading All you need is love :: my favorite movies

I never thought this day would end :: musical sensory recall

“I make the shapes come much too close, I pull my eyes out, hold my breath, and wait until I shake.” I once had a friend who would always agree to come along on any driving adventure I could dream up. I would bring along a shoe box full of mix tapes and pick him up along the way, and the two of us would just go. I believe he was the one who once proclaimed that it was not a mix tape of mine if it did not have at least one song from the Cure on it, and, … Continue reading I never thought this day would end :: musical sensory recall

Top Five Tuesday :: Nothing can touch us, my love

Top Five Tuesday :: The National It was a week spent at an airport hotel, stolen moments when no one really knew we were there, together. Parts of it seem like a dream to me now, and other moments as real and tangible as yesterday’s stop at the gas station, or today’s lukewarm coffee left unattended to long on my desk. Sometimes we were beauty incarnate, other times we were the stuff of torrid romance novels tearing pages and clothing apart, and then there were the times that nearly broke us apart into nothing, conversations so heavy with pain that … Continue reading Top Five Tuesday :: Nothing can touch us, my love

I’m gonna say it again :: song of the day

“I learned my lesson, it left a scar, now I see how you really are.” Yet another cover song that I love, You’re No Good is the version that I know and love best, though the original is quite good. Linda’s version, though, is the one I have memories attached to, and remember singing-a-long to in my younger days. My Aunt had a collection of albums and 8-tracks that I would listen to whenever I would visit, especially during the long visits I would make to my Grandparents’ house, where she lived, over some of my childhood Summer vacations. I … Continue reading I’m gonna say it again :: song of the day

Beck :: Sea Change :: My Favorite Albums

Sea Change (2002) :: Beck It was an exes’ best friend who left this album behind, stuck in among my music collection, after one of the times he came to stay for an extended visit and then up and disappeared. I was in the midst of an emotional breakdown, one might say, though at the time I thought it was just another day in April. Sometimes distance and perspective minimizes the pain, but sometimes it heightens it. I had gotten so used to loss and loneliness that I no longer felt it, but I can see it so clearly now, … Continue reading Beck :: Sea Change :: My Favorite Albums

The Virgin Suicides :: Monday Movie Moments

The Virgin Suicides (1999) Trailer “We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love, and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.” ~ The Narrator “I can’t breathe in here.” ~ Lux Lisbon Adolescence is such a time of mystery, and there are so many levels and layers within a person that we never share with anyone, and that we never get to know in others. We are full of secrets, and we all love the mystery of others. This film, and book, capture that yearning … Continue reading The Virgin Suicides :: Monday Movie Moments