by Sean
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Usain Bolt

Ne-Yo - "I Don't Care". In the future, it'll flood. Our streets will fill with seas and the tides will rise and soon we will be living on our roofs. We will have parasols plugged into chimneys, stereo-systems balanced on the tile. We will ride gondolas to our neighbours' cupolas, bring them iced tea and water-lilies. We will sail yachts to visit our parents, to high-school reunions; moor at the side of the family home, at the old high-school's flat roof. Kids will ride sea-dos. But lovers... Lovers! No, for lovers - the most remarkable thing. After the tides all rise, lovers will run on water. They will skim the surface grinning, like Jesus, like Usain Bolt. They will feel the kisses on their soles as they arrive exactly where they wish to be.

Freelove Fenner - "New Direction". Complicated and simple and beautiful, like a Matisse. Or like a chocolate bar, wrapped in silver foil. Or a sun, just a red circle, above the horizon. Or like the ticktock yes yes of wanting you. [MySpace/buy for a delicious & perfect $7 CDN]

Posted by Sean at August 17, 2009 12:31 PM

Nice post!
Ha, the two men the in picture look like they're floating.

Posted by JEAN MARIE at August 17, 2009 7:32 PM

That Ne-Yo song is unbelievable, and the paragraph/picture is spot on, too.

Posted by meghan at August 21, 2009 8:59 AM

As a pal's faceplant status noted over the weekend, "if you are a man & have lots of muscles & run really fast & blow everyone away in your race, you are called a superhuman/immortal/demigod/other ridiculous superlatives (Usain Bolt, 100m & 200m). However, if you are a woman with lots of muscles & run really fast & blow everyone away in your race, you are accused of being a man (Caster Semenya, 800m)."

Posted by gazuga at August 25, 2009 1:52 AM

i first listened to freelove fenner because of this post and bought their cd almost immediately after on a whim and now i can say it is one of my favorite albums of the year.

so thank you.

Posted by Matthew Towles at August 29, 2009 4:45 PM

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