Here is a song to listen to on a Friday. It's called "Pecan Pie" by Golden Smog, and yes, it's about pecan pie. Singer of the group, Jeff Tweedy sings "...sometimes I get so hungry, I dream about pie all day," and boy, I don't know who couldn't relate to that. Scroll down and watch Tweedy perform a live version of this song solo, and jovially call out guys who feel compelled to yell "WOOP" during any patch of silence at a concert. The album cover for "Down by the Old Mainstream" which features "Pecan Pie" is really cool so I thought I'd share that as well. I'm working on an album cover project for school and saw this cover and was very inspired. It looks like one of those "Eye Spy" books they had in elementary school libraries. The books had these photographs of scale models that were so real, it made you feel like you could enter into that world.
Now it gets dark before I'm able to bike home in the light, so on my way home, I see everyone else on a bike with the same squinty scowl of cold discomfort. Like a cat when you give it a bath or teach it how to swim. Besides that, there are many new and exciting things about November. Like the chocolate smell from the two non-fictitious chocolate factories in my neighborhood that has been wafting even more than usual. And those cute little black squirrels that have been nibbling on the rotting pumpkins on the deck. This playlist could help you look on the brighter side if you're feeling S.A.D. and maybe keep you from humming "and this chrismas wi-ill be/ a very special christmas" all day.
Matthew Sweet's album cover for Girlfriend is one of my favorite album covers. I've always been curious about the choice of the photograph and who that girl is on the cover. In an interview with Spin on the 20th anniversary of Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet explains it all:
"Record companies just want you to put a picture of yourself on the album cover. But there was something about her attitude that I liked. It's funny because she was only 13 or 14 years old in that photo. I had collected memorabilia of actresses from the '50s and '60s, like Kim Novak, Carol Baker, and Jean Seberg. It was hard to get Tuesday Weld to approve it, because she was a recluse and eccentric, but we finally got her approval. However, at the time, the album was called Nothing Lasts and the label got the idea that they should get a hold of Tuesday Weld and tell her that's what it was called. Which of course just made her feel like, "What do you mean 'nothing lasts' with my photo?" So I changed the title to Girlfriend at the eleventh hour, so we didn't have to mess with the Tuesday Weld photo. It was a better title for it because it was so much more positive, you know?" (Via SPIN)
Here is a collection of songs to listen to on fall days. An overcast, crisp fall day, like in Rushmore when Herman goes to Rosemary's house and she offers him baby carrots and they agree to go for a walk together. Rosemary's cheeks are always perfectly rosy like a Rococo painting.
This is a collage I made for design class. These words are taken from a poem from "Cold Mountain Poems" that I got for Christmas from my Aunt and Uncle and cousins last Christmas! It's a great collection of peoms, especially nice to read now that the weather is getting more chilly.