“everybody has a sad side, I’ve hidden mine on the b-side.” — Art Brut, I Want To Be Double A-Sided (via andshewas)
“What if all the extra energy we all spent worrying about what other people thought we just used on trying to be better people? What if all the time we spend reading garbage on the internet we all spent reading enlightening books? I think we have the secrets to better lives, we just need to train ourselves to be that way.” —highkicksandhighhopes.blogspot.com
“no human being can be there for you the way a record can. i mean, your friends are your friends, and that’s great, that’s amazing if you’re having a hard time-and i clearly know about this at this point in my life-but nothing can compare with putting on a record and grieving silently or, conversely, celebrating personally.” —Ben Gibbard (via imjustlikeme)
“Christ what I wouldn’t give to live through an era where pop music, youth culture, social change & some intelligent ideals went arm in arm, tongue on tongue together. Did one ever exist? Can I create one? Do I need anything more than energy & a photocopier. Enough rambling. I want to create a band that people will be sorry to miss, and obliged to adore. The Smiths had a special power. As did the Roses, the Jam, and, according to taste, many others. Something very English - imagine having melody, range, emotion, something to say and wear that attracts, interests and informs even instructs those that buy your records & mouth your words. I want to have a crack before I outgrow this youthful urge to be worshipped….” —Peter Doherty, journal entry from 1999. (via boysintheband)
lol remember that winger song too?
- Coble: i love how an alex suarez mix makes everything tolerable
- the remix he did of Seventeen Forever is so the retro Gay Bar remix
- me: heh
- is that a cab song?
- Coble: oh no
- Metro Station
- me: eeeeven worse
- Coble: the lyrics, as expected, are horrible
- but the remix makes it tolerable
- because you don't concentrate on the lyrics
- me: there is, however
- that hold steady song
- stevie nix
- Coble: "You won't be seventeen forever, and we can get away with this tonight" is the worst line ever
- me: "she got screwed up by religion. she got screwed by soccer players. she got high for the first time in the camps down by the banks of the mississippi river. lord to be seventeen forever."
- Coble: oooh
- much better
- me: "she got screwed up by her vision. it was scary when she saw him. she didn't tell a single person about the camps on the banks of the mississippi river. lord to be seventeen forever. she got strung out the scene. she got scared when it got druggy. the way the whispers bit like fangs in the last hour of the parties."
- Coble: yeah the MS song is like
- "We're one mistake from being together
- But let's not ask why it's not right
- You won't be seventeen forever
- And we can get away with this tonight"
- which basically makes it sound like he's trying to bang a girl underage or something idk
- me: yeah
- ugh gross
- ooh that hold steady song has one of my fave lyrics of theirs
- "you came into the ER drinking gin from a jam jar. and the nurse is making jokes about the ER being like an after bar."
- it just makes me lol
- plus, alliteration
- plus, imagery
- dear metro station, saying 'whoa' 42 times in a row is not alliteration
- Coble: ROFL
- omg you <3333
- me: and you would not know imagery if it fell onto your head like a piano