Sunday, April 24, 2011

tired and wired, we ruin too easy.

Day 14: Book that should be on hs/college required reading list – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

This probably is on a college required reading list. I have no idea, because we don't waste 4 years on silly undergrad programs that don't necessarily faciliate your entry to the career of your choice. Well, if you really wanted to, you could probably get a Bachelors of Arts or a Bachelors of New Media Arts, because that pretty much equates to the same thing.

If I did... This is something everyone should read, because it's crafted so well and it gets you to think of life in a completely different way without being completely bourgeois and crass.
I know how it feels to be a thirteen year old girl, feeling completely awkward and unaware and confused and this captures it perfectly. I can't imagine the flipside, but Jeffey Eugenides does it for you, and you're completely astounded by his brilliance. 

14. A Song By Your Favourite Singer

This challenge has an inability to discern what is possible for those of us plagued with indecisiveness. Or, you know, the general public, because how many people can honestly pin down one person and say "look, this is my favourite singer of all time". How often do we hear the words "I love this song right now!" or "this band is great at the moment". We fall in love with their words, those nifty chords, only to replace them with something newer, something catchier at a moment's notice. It's the same kind of outlook we have towards life - the constant search for something better, because something better must be out there, right? I guess that's what ambition is all about. Ambition and dreaming aren't exactly one and the same though, because we dreamers realise when the situation gets hopelessly futile. That's why we can continue to wish at 11:11, on stars and comets and planets and candles; it's harmless, it won't - it can't- destroy us.  

</rant on humanity> 

I've been good. I've narrowed it down to two of my favourite singers. Those of you who know me well could probably see this coming from a mile away.

Bon Iver - Skinny Love
I would do whatever Justin Vernon told me to. I've even listened to the Kanye album - hell, I was excited for the release of the Kanye album - which is unheard of in Archee Land. Goddamnit, that stuff is usually poison to my ears. I love him so much that everything else is infinitessimal, their faults nullified, until nothing else exists but the fact that I'm listening to something truly brilliant. 

Looking forward to the new album.

and the National - Mistaken For Strangers

I was originally going to post Apartment Story or Secret Meeting or Mr November or... you see how it goes. It's so difficult to post a song by them because I love them all. This was the first one that I heard and adored, so here you go. 

Seeing them live at Fall's was unbelievable in so many ways - I was front and centre, Matt Berninger was a breath away, he was in a waistcoat and pants in summer, he was rocking a champagne glass with white wine, I was there with my best friends... you get the idea. 

something adorable I came across at the restaurant we went to for dinner last night-


  1. I want that teapot. That is all.

  2. I could see those artists coming from so many miles away... Also, lol at SOCA comment ;)