Not sure how I went a whole year with this gem of a song bypassing my radar.
People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again.
Scattered through the ordinary world there are books and artifacts and perhaps people who are like doorways into impossible realms, of impossible and contradictory truth.
Nice kind of evening feeling. No more wandering about. Just loll there: quiet dusk: let everything rip. Forget. Tell about places you have been, strange customs. She listens with big dark soft eyes. Tell her: more and more: all. Then a sigh: silence.
I, too, remember that feeling. You are caught between all that was and all that must be. You feel lost.
Listen: HAIM - If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Remix)
Just when you think the Haim sisters couldn’t be any more perfect, along comes legendary French disco producer Cerrone to rework and even improve on one of the best singles of the last twelve months with a big fat bassline, some Stevie Wonder horns and Rodgers-esque guitar chops. It’s incredible. Long may the disco/funk revival continue.