forties-fifties-sixties-love:

Vintage Halloween: Witches

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copycats:

Pure Imagination by Fiona Apple
originally by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
(posted by liezlwashere / originally from this beautiful ad for Chipotle)

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who taught you
that the
value of a woman
is the ratio
of her waist
to her hips
and the circumference
of her buttocks
and the volume
of her lips?
Your math
is
dangerously wrong
her value
is
nothing less
than
infinite.
‘Greater than’ by Della Hicks-Wilson (via dellahickswilson)

(via nautiluscultus)

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explodingdog:

turtle and a lion

explodingdog:

turtle and a lion

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It’s finally here! Day 14!
Come on home, Jake- find your way back to me :)

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We’re going to keep with the chronological order in tonight’s addition… this pick is from the Colby-Sawyer era. It was around the same time that Jake was getting excited for the release of Moe.’s studio album “The Conch”, that I was looking forward to a release by John Mayer under the guise of The John Mayer Trio. (I will inevitably be visiting a memory song from The Conch in this series as well.)

This song is always a winner for us when it comes on at random. I think most of the memory of tonight’s song is in looking back at the beginnings of our chemistry in both compatibility and musical taste. As I mentioned in the first post with Ammonium Maze, I wanted so badly to delve further into this genre of music. Jake was so accepting of what I had to bring to the table for musical taste as well. John Mayer is undoubtedly a pop artist but this album puts such a chewy blues spin on his music that he’s almost a different artist altogether. We were able to share so much music with each other, I think this song was one of the first that I was able to offer to our catalog.

Vultures is a track that pulls some of those sensory memories to the surface for me but mostly it is a milestone in my growth of musical preference to where I am now. This song was also part of a playlist that I made to listen to when we would fall asleep. I can’t remember why it was essential yet I remember that in that room (Jake’s quad he shared with one other person) there was ALWAYS music playing. So of course there should be a pre-meditated set of songs to fall asleep with. Night after night we heard the same songs and they were just as well received each time. I’m glad that comfort is a recurring theme in this series… 

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Alright,

REAL excited for tonight’s entry. Mostly because I managed to find this track still floating around in the interstitial jumble of forgotten 0s and 1s.

This is a piece of music originally composed by Mr. David Byrne. This particular version is performed by a group of musicians called The Ryan Montbleau Band. This recording practically brings tears to my eyes.

It was in that same freshman year I mentioned the other night that the kids I had been hanging around with went to see Moe. at the Hampton Beach Ballroom Casino and RMB had opened for them. I’m not sure if it was the feeling of pure joy from this tune or a memory from the performance that made it absolutely necessary for me to hear it upon their return… either way, we played this recording to death. I’m not even sure if we knew that this was a Talking Heads tune at the time come to think of it… I’ll admit to being unaware of that… or high. !

Listening to this version of Naïve Melody brings very vivid sensory memories up… we spent a lot of time in the room that Jake was sharing with one other person at the time. The whole college scene was so new and refreshing to me, I was soaking it all up as best as I could. The sensory memories – I can almost envision every square inch of that room when I close my eyes. I can feel the excitement rising in my throat, for lack of space, at every new passing minute and experience. The profound love that I felt for this small group of people that I was spending all my time with. I definitely remember going to see Ryan Montbleau Band for the first time playing at the Stone Church with these friends after they discovered them in Hampton Beach. HAPPINESS- the feeling that carries all others in these memories. Pure, uninhibited, foolish, crazy happiness. The time that Jake and I spent together in the first year we knew each other, I think, was some of the most important time. Our emotions were raw and left room for that initial heartbreak… but the sheer bliss that we shared as strangers is such a precious memory to me. This song is the recollection of that.

Thank you, sweetheart, for being that man I cherish in these memories.

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Already falling behind on my self-appointed mission to make this a daily occurrence, let’s catch up with Day 2. The song I’ve chosen for Day 2 (yesterday) is only fitting because of the emotions that it evokes and the reasons why I’ll seek it out for a listen.

I went to my first festival of the season yesterday, The Frendly Gathering, with two Frends- Liz and Tom. It makes for a great excuse to why I’ve fallen a day behind in this and why this entry will be short and hopefully somewhat coherent*. Music festivals are something that Jake introduced me to and I hold very close as a certain alternate reality that we can share together. That being said, this was the first one I’ve attended without him!

The Grateful Dead was never a band I cared for much before meeting Jake. This particular song I learned as one of his favorites and I think that because I was aware of his fondness for it I adopted it as a personal favorite. Simply, it has such a comforting tone. As I said earlier, I have a particular time that I consciously choose to listen to this song: when he’s gone. Generally, that would be for a leg of Phish tour! Listening to Bird Song this morning served a few purposes for me. Recognizing the change in our roles as absentees, yet, appreciating the known emotion I look for when choosing to listen to it. It was definitely there.

*Footnote: Little sleep has been a trend this weekend and is certainly not helping my muse speak clearly…    

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Here we go!

This begins a potentially sappy series of memories between Jake and I. He’s left on a trip to the island of Maui for the next two weeks and I’ve been plotting a way to keep myself entertained in the meantime. The idea spawned simply as making a playlist of songs that hold value in our history together, one song each day as a checkpoint of sorts for myself. Sweet enough as that is, I found it to be a great excuse for dipping my toes back into the realm of writing that I left to collect dust a few years back. My blog is called “werds”, for crying out loud!

So I set this ship sailing tonight with the very first track that came to me only days after first meeting Jake a few months short of seven years ago. (SEVEN!) We met at Colby-Sawyer College at the start of my freshman year and his junior. Riding the wave of meeting folks that had a handle “” on college life I was shown this video of one of these kids having a go at a small skateboard. I very clearly remember feeling a bit starstruck and keeping this video on repeat for the next few days… Looking back, it only makes sense that I fell for him because of a SKATE VIDEO. Hah! The song was like nothing else I was listening to at the time- therefore, exciting. There was something romantic, for lack of better adjective, about the song- his voice. The song played on repeat in my car for weeks to follow.

To this day, when I hear Ammonium Maze I still get a little dreamy for the boy in the skateboard video… I wanted to listen to more of this music and I must say, mission accomplished. The video on the other hand- too funny to look back on the quality that was so impressive at the time! It’s charming, really. His baggy jeans? Not as much ;)    

Short and sweet, my mission is to get some good sleep tonight and fight off the army of mosquitos that definitely won last night. I love you Jake, I’m sorry it will have taken you an entire 24 hours to reach your destination. What a day!

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