I don’t remember how I came across this Gary Clark Jr. song, but across it I came. A song’s melody and arrangement affect me and take a hold of me faster than lyrics. Upon listening to thirty seconds of the song for the first time, I found a warm place into which I could crawl.
It made me think of Dynamic Duo‘s “Good Love.”
And Jam is just a fun song.
We have the most excited guy to be playing the tambourine for a 1960s “Pulp Fiction” Surf Rock Style rendition of NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye.” Just look at him go during the chorus! Such excitement! One can only imagine what he’d do with a cowbell.
Postmodern Jukebox also has an excellent jazzy version of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.”
Did you lose it in a bet, misplace it in Las Vegas, dice it up into a hundred chunks and spread it over the Atlantic?
I have been a subscriber to BBC Earth Unplugged’s YouTube Channel for quite some time now. I saw this video on how body heat leaves the body in cold temperatures when clothes are steadily removed. See the green take hold.
I wonder, though, what the difference would be at varying levels of wind blowing. Slight breeze vs windy vs hold onto your hat.
First poem of the year.
I see myself behind her reflection,
I am drenched,
a pair of buckskins drying
on a purse rack.
I see my breath floating
behind her reflection,
smudged and distorted
by panes of glass.
I see quivering cords of muscle
behind her reflection,
stretched like incandescent polymers,
folding and refolding
in step with a harpsichord anthem.
I lose myself with misdirection,
when she steps out of the mirror
I see not myself,
but the body I once wore
armor against the elements.
I see the cords disentangling,
they raise up calcium deposits
and rusted bottle caps.
Bend me now, save me for later,
re-weld my hide into the coolness
of the car’s interior.
She sees my reflection
as she rests her body
on seats of leather.
— yiqi 26 Jan 2016 1:40 pm
My voice has returned and dust allergies are under control.
I watched the last few minutes of the NFC divisional game where the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime 26 to 20. For a brief moment, all the controversy surrounding the cranial trauma players can endure over the course of their career melted away and revealed what had drawn and sustained (for a time) my interest in the aesthetic of football. Bodies through space, one specific body through space, dodging and persevering.
Were you ever an Eagles fan? I was.