Oct 3, 2012

And if you ever wish for things that are only in the past
Just remember that the wrong things aren't supposed to last
Babe it's over and done and the rest is gonna come when you let it
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

Oct 1, 2012

"those college radio people from the early 90s getting older and having their tastes..."

Seth: Thematically, we’re talking about a lot of grown man stuff, but I think that we can attribute part of our fanbase to the themes in the songs being something that an adult person can relate to. If you’re in your 30s or your 40s, and you’re someone who has weathered some storms, you don’t want to hear about partying in the club. You just can’t relate to that. That’s maybe in your past, maybe not, but the reality is, you’ve got a daughter, or you’ve got an ex-wife or ex-husband or whatever, and you can’t relate to songs that are all about basically, you having as much fun as you can possibly gather for yourself.

Scott: We like to gather as much fun as we can for ourselves, don’t get me wrong.

Seth: There’s value in music that talks about that kind of thing, but a lot of our themes are really very clearly, very obviously, some very real life stuff.

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Sep 28, 2012

I'm going to kill you. Marry me?

Find a girl or boy that you want to marry, gain their trust and, one day, have them come home to find their whole family dead in the living room with "Marry Me" written in blood on the wall (it will be fake blood and the family will be pretending — it's a really good joke). You'll be standing there with a knife, making your boyfriend/girlfriend think that you are the only person they have left in the world. Hopefully, they'll be okay with that.
This Has to Be the Cruelest Marriage Proposal Ever | Jezebel

Sep 9, 2012

love is a place

Morning by McPig
Morning, a photo by McPig on Flickr.

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skillfully curled)
all worlds

-e.e. cummings

Jul 25, 2012

I looked up to my disdain and my surprise, I had driven my car around the world

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” Alfred D'Souza

May 24, 2012

Make good art.

But the one thing that you have that nobody else has...is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you're walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself, that's the moment you may be starting to get it right.

Apr 4, 2012

"If a hamster went to the moon, that is the flag it would plant."

Right there! That's it! In a nutshell! The simplicity and prejudice of your world view, that the patriotism and goodness of something is in direct proportion only to the amount of conservatism in said thing. And, that equation so rules your life that you offered that advice spontaneously to the question of, "How do you think Oprah's doing?"