Monday, October 13, 2008

i heard she broke your heart again.

image: sandra croft

can you see it's much better? it's been soo long.
can you believe it's much better, you've been so wrong.

van she - so high

Friday, October 10, 2008

seasonal adjustments, stars realign.

image: sandra croft

we could change. we should change. you know that every
day from now on nature is trying to say "the summer is
over. and winter is on its way." summer songs have simple
blueprints, syndicated by open windows in june; winter's
about bells, strings, digital sounds, anything with a sharp
edge; spring can start from a fresh beat and grow in the
sunshine. autumn songs though...they're a lot harder to
pin down. not as pensive or hollow as winter songs, and
just that little bit more hopeful. autumn songs mean that
much more, because like the changing season, they're
about renewal; feelings come and go and change, good
and bad and sad. you can never tell exactly where it will
lead, and that's the beauty of it all. it's all about making
sure that as the season transitions, you do too, just a little
bit each day. when the leaves start to fall, hold out your
hand and close your eyes, coz you're in for a big surprise.

the bridal shop - violation

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

isn't anything like loveless?

image: sandra croft

atonal, architonal. you and i listen to more music than
anyone else in the history of civilization. there are so
many records competing for attention, and so many
are potentially appealing on first listen that it is often
tempting to cling to the familiar and instantly likeable.
but it's important not to give up on those more difficult
albums. they serve as barometers, showing the limits
of your taste and understanding: here's where the music
gets too noisy; here's where it gets too atonal; this is the
place where i don't know what the hell is going on. and
while difficult records measure a boundary, they also
measure how your understanding changes between
listens. the way you hear music is continually shifting,
and many of those changes are unconscious. when a
difficult record finally makes sense, you will understand
how you yourself have expanded. in the end, it ultimately
serves as a reminder to listen real hard but harden not
your heart.