Not sure how I came across this, maybe through 6 music (in fact probably, as that is my usual means of musical discovery). Well, on the exterior it’s a beautiful duet; their voices are lovely together and I like the slightly twangy quality of his against her breathy, ethereal one. The subject matter isn’t what you might expect for what, if you didn’t listen, might just sound like another semi-poppy ballad. I had to play it a few times before I properly got into it- it’s definitely a grower as opposed to something that appeals right away. It’s worth it though, as his lyrics are so funny and he’s basically just drawing attention to the fact that he’s a grumpy, selfish old man (‘I am the greatest motherfucker that you’re ever gonna meet’) and doesn’t have room in his life for anybody else. It doesn’t sound bitter though, as he’s kind of taking the piss out of himself as opposed to directing hate at anyone. So take a listen- it’s a goodun. Also, check out the video. It’s almost as good as the song.
going to start posting a song everyday and explaining what I like about it from tomorrow yeah
All I can think about is flowers.. Maybe it’s because I haven’t slept for two days? I watched the sun come up this morning and it was beautiful, the sky was so peaceful and this strange blue colour which could be described as grey.. It looked cold and like it had been breathed out freshly. There was a little bit of wind which made the wind chimes down the street clink a little. Until I wrote that just now, I thought the chimes belonged to me but i just looked to where they would be and there aren’t any. So they belong to a neighbour I suppose. The view was great, jaggedy silhouettes of houses and the crematorium in the bckground looking like it belongs in a lowry painting. The view out of my window could be a lowry painting, really. It’s industrial and beautiful at the same time, and I like how you can see the orangey glow coming from the main street up on the hill. So I lay in bed and rested but didn’t sleep, propped up on my elbow and shutting my eyes for 20, 30 seconds and seeing how the sky had lightened when I opened them again. The colours didn’t seem real for a while but then I fell asleep for two hours. I lied, i’ve slept for two hours out of the last forty eight. All my art is due in tomorrow but like I said, i’m only really bothered about flowers and sunrises at the moment. When I’ve cleared away my life crap i’m going to scrub everything down and put flowers everywhere and let them grow and make the air smell sticky and leafy and draw diagrams and sketches of them. The best part is that I will get them for free or cheap because my boss also owns the best florist in town so mates rates.. This makes me very happy, at the moment at work we have flowers which are lovely so i’m going to get those I think.
omg he is soo hott ahh dear, love his style and wow he lookss greatt.
don’t leave ur tumblr logged in my computer cic else this will happen
I finally get to learn how to make clothes, because my friend Flora from dee cafe is gunna show me! I want to make a long, coarse cotton mastard-y circle skirt with big curved side pockets but had no idea where to start so i asked her, cos she did fashion//tailoring at uni. She was trying to show me but in the end she was just like ‘let me make it with you because this is too hard to explain’. Huzzzaaaa, may not be exciting for you but it totally is for me
feel so cold and shivery and exhausted and my throat hurts why did I do a 6k run yesterday and a 2hr kung fu lesson lololo.
Give me chocolate
Richard Brautigan, “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone,” 1969
My dad got this for my birthday when I was 13 or something. I remember this story so well.. How weird to discover it on tumblr.
shbaaaaah so worried about work but I have had such a funny two weeks so I’m not really regretting the fact that I haven’t done as much as I should?
I will fail all my exams and then I will regret having gone out when I should stay in doing work, and working at my job instead of my essays.