Since This Isn't
by Dan
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Pet Politics - "When I Get Old"

Pet Politics reminds me of Agent Simple. Them both being from Gothenburg has almost nothing to do with, though. Or maybe it has more to do with it than I understand. There's just no illusions about the nuts and bolts of life. There's no talk about "true love" or "perfection", it's just "what I like best" and "my friends and my wife". It's just major chords, that's all. It's just a tambourine, another layer of guitars, and a verse about the city. He likes to write songs about things that make him happy, about things there are to do, and about plans you can make with all this time and space. Perhaps it is geographical, maybe I'm meant to live in Gothenburg, where this will all resonate so strongly with me I'll just Tacoma Narrows all over the place.

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T. D. Reisert - "To Sleep the Sleep"

Even though I am most certainly a man, my love, I'm writing to you because I think I'm pregnant. I know we haven't spoken in a couple of months, and what we had together was negligible, to be kind. In all honesty, I've forgotten your last name. But I am undoubtedly altered, and I fear, expect, suspect, something is growing. I remember the smell of sweat in your hair, your cold cheeks. I feel your dents and bumps, the warped lines of your body, like a pile of cinnamon in my stomach. The mark you left is heavy, I carry it around with me wherever I go. It takes half of my energy, I can't stay out as late anymore, and I need help getting out of cars and up from the floor. It's a burden, I admit, it weighs me down, it's holding me back. But still, despite what younger people think, or some of my friends think, I'm proud of it, it makes me nervous and excited, I've already started to care for it. It makes me think about the future.

[my man T.D.]

Posted by Dan at November 12, 2007 2:41 AM

Hey great blog!

I’d love it if you checked mine out, just started it a few days ago. I will be posting Mon-Thu every week, hopefully!

I write mostly blurbs and ramblings about music every day, and I want to start doing some more album/song reviews when the time comes. I would really appreciate a comment or some feedback! :) thanks!

Posted by Nina at November 12, 2007 3:53 PM

i love you

Posted by allison at November 12, 2007 6:36 PM

Slow and steady Songs: Ohia.

Posted by Sarah at November 12, 2007 7:40 PM

Last I checked, TD stands for touchdown. If you wanna score big-time, hit up my link. Now.

Posted by Kathy the Saucy Bossy Gal at November 12, 2007 8:19 PM

I feel it.

Posted by Danica at November 13, 2007 6:30 PM

I held my breath this entire song reading and re-reading your entry. Beautiful Dan.

Posted by Michelle at November 14, 2007 5:54 PM

this reminds me of jason molina, in an awesome way. like, the first time listening to Lioness and my heart was breaking the whole time.

Posted by amber at November 15, 2007 5:35 PM

kill.... killed. and i pray babies into me daily.

Posted by eff at November 24, 2007 1:09 AM

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