I’ll take the long way ’round :: As Heard on Television

“And, you’ll find loss, and you’ll fear what you found, when weather comes, tearing down. There’ll be oats in the water. There’ll be birds on the ground. There’ll be things you never asked her, oh, how they tear at you now.” Unlike many television shows, The Walking Dead uses non-score music sparingly, holding out for those moments that are wordless, where a song at that moment works in a way that leaves you shaking, and often, emotionally gutted. Their use of music is stunning, moving, and never wasted. This past season it was Ben Howard’s Oats In the Water that … Continue reading I’ll take the long way ’round :: As Heard on Television

“Best Of” Albums from Lyriquediscorde :: Year of 2013

This week’s “New Music Round-Up” is going to be replaced this week by the predictable, yet fun to read (or at least fun to compile) best lists. Feel free to share with me what your choices would be in the comments below, and let me know if you have any thoughts on my choices. These kinds of lists may be predictable, but I look for them everywhere, and have for years. I was just thinking earlier today about a December during my Senior year in High School when I spent a week in Hawaii with my Mom and some of … Continue reading “Best Of” Albums from Lyriquediscorde :: Year of 2013

And the world keeps spinning around :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: “Picking Up Where We Left Off” :: Art by Yoskay Yamamoto “And in my dreams, I meet the ghosts of all the people who have come and gone, memories, they seem to show up so quick, but they leave you far too soon.” Rae heard the sirens nearby, their sound coursing cold through her veins, freezing her statue still in the middle of Miss Bell’s grocery. The wails were all Rae needed to know, it was the answer to the unfathonable question she had been ignoring, it was the ending of this naive real life she … Continue reading And the world keeps spinning around :: SOTD

So this is the new year :: VOTD

The New Year :: Death Cab For Cutie A predictable “New Year’s” selection for “Video of the Day“, but the song, though expected from someone who is a Ben Gibbard fan, and enjoys the indie side of things, it is still a great song, filled with a realistic view on the unrealistic expectations tethered to “The New Year“, especially in the opening lyrics: “So this is the New Year, and I don’t feel any different.” The New Year has been described as a melancholy look at a New Year’s Eve party amid an uncertain future, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For … Continue reading So this is the new year :: VOTD