Conservative Riding
by Dan
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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Bobby Malone Moves Home"

Casiotone has a direct line to my brain, like that place between your thumb and finger. That webby part, that kids in school told you would kill you if you cut it. Putting on Etiquette for a 7AM Sunday on a snowy highway, it's like a pressure point or something. Immediately paralyzing, all you see is white, all you feel is failure, all you want is that piano line to come back. Just please come back. [Pre-order]

Parenthetical Girls - "Here's to Forgetting"

Forgetting is something like burying, I think. It's not like the images and sounds you used feel just disappear, it's just that they get so weighted down by other things that you can't lift them up anymore. If you want to forget something or someone, how much other things do you need? About 6 feet worth should do. Lots of people are about 6 feet tall, so about one person's worth.
I feel like those little drums are little hands, digging down through the filler, down to those things. And there's amber light, rain streaks, and twisted sheets down there. [Buy]


The New World, go. It's one, big, beautiful and terrifying idea. This guy's the best thing to happen to movies since political strife.

I'm sure this is old news by now, but for the few of you left, go listen to the Ricky Gervais podcast. I heard about it through Goldkicks, of all places.

Posted by Dan at January 24, 2006 3:37 AM

Awesome! I haven't been able to go see The New World, but it's at the top of my list....I love Terrence Malick, he really is a genius. I had the opportunity to meet him a few years back in a small class setting and he was a super nice guy.

Posted by Adam at January 24, 2006 10:12 AM

WOOT! Congrats on the Bloggies nom.

Posted by optimus at January 24, 2006 4:31 PM

The New World was absolutely amazing.

Posted by the real Jerimee at January 24, 2006 7:17 PM

I've actually ripped that webby part. Twice. Playing football. The ball ripped right through it.

Here's a picture of it...

Posted by Jgrow at January 24, 2006 10:41 PM

woah, those pictures are awesome.

adam - what does he look like? i picture tall, skinny, bearded.

jerimee, optimus - word

Posted by dan at January 25, 2006 3:33 AM

as a recent directionless graduate, i find this song very touching

Posted by nofrontin at January 25, 2006 10:29 PM

Whenever Bobby Malone starts I wonder where I got the Oasis mp3s from - "slip inside the eye of your mind". Ah, the nineties.

Posted by Dave at February 1, 2006 6:53 PM

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