Nick Cave.

June 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

So, I’m finally reading The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave.

I wanted to since I read a review when it initially came out in 2009. If you are familiar at all with Nick Cave, you will not be surprised by this book. It is haunting, crude, emotional, tender, sexual, dark, disturbing and highly addictive. It is currently my commute-book, meaning I’m reading it on a light rail and hoping that no one is reading over my shoulder, but I nearly miss my stop every single time.

I’ve been a fan of Nick Cave ever since my sister introduced him to me in middle school. She had just gone away to college, and made me a mix tape that had Henry Lee on it. I love PJ Harvey, and together with Nick Cave, it just blew me away. I immediately started seeking him out in my music dives – back then it was at Uncle Johns, the local record store – the internet barely existed, and few people had email. Damn, I miss those days.

But I digress. Ever since hearing that one song, I have continually been surprised by Nick Cave, but also in a way that clearly made sense for him. No one else has his presence, or style, or grace, or perspective, and he never deviates from being himself. He is so comfortable in his skin that he can break the mold of what people expect from him, but always produce something beautiful. It is a rare gift.

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Henson Rogers.

June 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

That is what I want to name my first born son. 

Jim Henson and Fred Rogers were integral to my life. They didn’t shy away from anything – especially those things that are difficult, or dark. They NEVER pandered–they spoke truth, they were curious, they were creative, they were loving, they were safe, they were dangerous, they were incredible. 

I miss them terribly. 

Thankfully, so do other people. 

 

Now for the selfless one.

June 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity. 

I started crying at the first one, and couldn’t stop.

Oooo.

June 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

Two posts today. One, selfish. One, selfless.

First the selfish, so that the selfless will live on longer.

I am in LOVE with Thom Browne’s newest resort collectionTB RESORT2013 Look3TB RESORT2013 Look12

Those two looks in particular. WHALES ON A BLAZER PEOPLE. oh, now that’s just lovely.

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