Saturday, 15 November 2008

Clown birds, huge hedges, cock bridges, and jesus

The neighbours upstairs have beeb playing Stacks by Bon Iver over and over. For weeks now. It has taken me that long to pinpoint what about that faraway sound was so familiar. That high voice that lurked beautifully over everything like a feather moving from one updraft to the next, refusing to fall.
Today I have been playing catch up with some puttering. I have so many photos and I hate the idea of them just sitting there when I could throw them around without reasonable perspective or lump groups of images together in some lovely fashion.
Here are some images to fit today’s goofy, disjointed mood. Despite being utterly skint (lacking funds; a British slang term) I am in good spirits and am not even wanting to hurl myself into the void after several hours of perusing military music clips. Once again taking things out of context proves a powerful (or at least less painful) way to experience something. The podcast won’t be up and running until sometime in the spring after the new Web site is finished, so I have time to work on some feature stuff that is not time sensitive. What is intimidating is the mountain of history and military information, not to mention the intricacies of military music. Nevermind.

I’ve also spent some time listening to talks on TED and in the vein of taking stories out of context, I have discovered the Web site We Feel Fine. If anyone likes Postsecret, you’ll love this.
Ridiculous song of the day: She left me for Jesus, by Hayes Carll

she showed me a picture all I could do was stare
at that freak in his sandals with his long pretty hair
they must think that I’m stupid or I don’t have a clue
I’ll bet he’s a commie or ever worse yet a jew

She’s given up whiskey and ah takin up wine
while she prays for his troubles she’s forgot about mine
I’m a gonna get even I cant handle the shame
why last time we made love she even called out his name

she left me for jesus and that just aint fair
she says that he’s perfect how could I compare
she says I should find him and I’ll know peace at last
if I ever find jesus I’m kickin his ass

1 comment:

Jacqui L said...

I love the pictures and I so, so love the lyrics, especially the line about the woman calling out "Jesus" while making love. How do you intersperse the photos with text? I tried to do this and but all of the photos ended up together at the top of the page and all of the text ended up beneath the photos and the system wouldn't allow me cut and paste.