Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from...– John le Carre
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-9-27) →
Metric (34) The Magnetic Fields (17) Built to Spill (15) Sleater-Kinney (10) Mirah (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.– The Talmud
It must be easier to stay in love when you live in...
Keeps the novelty coming. Makes you think it’s a different person each time. In the fall, trees turning tequila sunrise colors, lips tasting like fruits you find in orchards. In the snow, cheeks red, enveloped in sweaters and funny hats. In the spring, encircled by blooms, dew freshening the air, la la love. In the summer, skin unveiled to keep cool, tanned and toned all over again. Almost...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-9-20) →
Pixies (11) The Zombies (10) The Magnetic Fields (9) Elliott Smith (8) Richard Hell and the Voidoids (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
She pressed the crosswalk button.
“You know that’s just there for the placebo effect, right?” I asked, feeling smug, feeling clever. She gazed at me blankly, the pinpricks of her pupils buoying in her irises. The little man turned white immediately, signaling us to cross. She didn’t smile. If people could be generalized into either cats or dogs, she’d be a cat. I’d be a dog.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-9-13) →
The Magnetic Fields (14) The National (12) The Black Keys (11) Neutral Milk Hotel (10) Elliott Smith (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Even if we don't get the luxury of fate, we at...
—and when you are hurled through a maze of what you think of as Purpose or Destiny, only to end up in no place you expected, call the path a red herring. Wrong girl, red herring. Wrong goal, red herring. Wrong city, red herring. When there are these diversions thrown into the plotline of your life, this may graciously suggest that someday one definitive story resolution will pop up and...
Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the...– Miranda July (via emilaaaine)
Jeff has a plain browline.
That’s not to insinuate its resemblance to a caveman’s browline or otherwise a general unattractiveness of the region. It’s to say that his brows aren’t as sharp, as greatly expressive as you’d expect them to be from a man with such good looks. But one day his brows seemed suspiciously less plain as they furrowed above his boring brown eyes. For the first time in a while, rather than posing his...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-9-6) →
Mirah (18) Violent Femmes (16) Beirut (12) The Stooges (8) Neutral Milk Hotel (6) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Jeff and sushi girl are in the same room together....
They’re meeting for the first time. It scares me how well they’re getting along. He is handsome as ever; he is his stoic, inwardly distressed, monolithic self. The guy is bursting inside and we all can see it come out through his stutters and his butchered sentences. His nervousness is leaking out his stuffy black collar and making the air less fulfilling to breathe for everyone else. But he is...
If you weren’t real I would make you up.– Joseph Arthur’s “Honey and the Moon.” What a line!