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That Cadillacs blend into sunrises?

Bikes don’t do well on gravel?

Rochester is slowly becoming a different town?

 I’ll begin with cadillacs. I was going to go down this little grass hill, when a tan cadillac came out from nowhere and almost hit me. Now, I will admit that I was the stupid one, but, he had plenty of time to swerve (more). At the end of the day, I am now scared shitless of being hit by a car. The look on that man’s face made me what to find him, and buy him some dinner. If he’s reading this ( He’s not) , I’m sorry.

The High School parking lot is completely covered with extremely loose gravel. When did this happen? I guess I don’t really notice, because the only time I’m in that area, I’m in my car. But nevertheless, I almost fell, twice. I don’t wear a helmet either. I could’ve died. My life flashed before my eyes.

Now, Rochester. I am in love with this town, but at the same time I hate the inhabitants. I really love the old timey feel of the “Downtown”, but NOTHING is modern. One of the churches is thinking of putting up a cafe, I am very much for this. Not only would it provide a hangout, but I would also like to showcase some of my music, and hopefully Maxx can join me. I digress, when I was young Rochester seemed like a vast land of buildings and tiny subdivisions. Now all I see is construction, which is good, but they’re building a Field House next to the school. Seeing as I only participate in golf, I don’t really care for this. Do we really need to build this monstrocity? No. We barely have enough money to pay our teachers a modest salary. I don’t know if anyone remembers four years ago, but we were streching to build a new Junior High. How can we pay for a Feild House, and a new Elementary School. I hate it. And in that topic, I hate most of the people at my school, heyt, let’s be loud and obnoxious. That’s cool right?

Ben Gibbard is now .2 steps from being next to Conor Oberst. Who covers “Thriller” and “Complicated.

This Man.

Ben Gibbard- “Thriller”- http://www.mediafire.com/?uyddg9awmll

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Your the corpse in the class. Those two lines make me want to sink into oblivion. Now, I’ve been depressed since, well, let’s say winter sophmore year. But, nowadays it’s mainly a girl issue. OK, not so much a girl issue, more like a human issue. It’s come to my attention that I don’t “Have Anyone”. This is not said in the sense of family or friends, but more like a person that I can turn to and TALK TO (not text, not myspace). Someone that can look me in the eyes and feel what I’m feeling. Someone that I can open up to with them rejecting me, or thinking I’m an overemotional child.

I would be lying if I were to say that I didn’t love someone, because I do. But, I can convince myself that feel anything that is anywhere close to what I feel. I would so anything for her, I would take a bullet for her, and these words do not come from desperation, rather from truth and thought. God knows I’ve had enough sleepless nights thinking and conversing with myself. I was explaining to a friend that, I’ve built up such a wall around myself. It’s a wall built with Music, Loneliness, and Seclusion. I’ve gotten so used to myself that I don’t try for other life. But, there’s always that dying urge inside of me that I need her.

When I was working on my last album, and some of my new one, I played her every song. Now, I don’t know if you know what it’s like to play your crush love songs about her, but all you want is for her to realize that they are all about her. I just want to SCREAM “I NEED YOU”, but I’m probably the most intimidated person ever. And, guess who intimidates me! ME! I DO! I don’t want to be happy, my brain says, so I’m going to mess up everything well and good going for you.

I stood out in the forty degree rain for this girl. I got sick for her! And I would do it a million times over.

This is why I love Conor Oberst. I feel like he knows me, I know I know, everyone feels this, and I’m ok with being a member of this group. He’s the only man I want to sing for me, I only want to hear him to comfort me. For instance, right now I’m listening to Noise Floor, and loving it. It’s funny, this post was supposed to be about Bright Eyes when I was thinking of posting.

So, Ill

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Yeah, I love Conor Oberst and everything he does (except Cassadega, cause that was just bad).  Did you know that ‘Outer South’ comes out on May 5? It’s funny, because that’s the day my brother was born. Ok ok, maybe that wasn’t as humouros as I originally thought.

I hate how Last.fm only plays Saddle Creek bands when I’m trying to explore music. It is frustrating, but it renews my love for Neva Dinova.  Jake Bellows is an amazing singer, and I can get past his semi-monotone voice. While we’re on the topic of Saddle Creek, my favourite lady not on them anymore , Maria Taylor, just released her new album ‘Lady Luck’.

I fuckin’ hate the mall. I know you don’t know much about me, but among the mall and spiders, wiggers rank very high. I understand white people that grow up in that enviroment, but (I live in the suburbs of Springfield, IL) the kids in my neighbourhood shouldn’t be sagging their pantaloons and wearing ‘South Pole’. Now, this wouldnt have been brought up if it weren’t for this gentlemen. His name is Seth, and he was one of my ex’s ex. I’m not going to lie about the whole communial girl thing made me mad, it didn’t, but the fact that I know he has money, and the fact I know he doesn’t live a hard life. Another thing, he had a “Trash ‘Stache”, a short but notticable mustache, and a gold chain. It pisses me off.

But I did apply at GameStop, and I did have a Mocha coffee at Gloria Jeans, with Soy Milk!

Let us get to the music portion of this whiny masterpeice that I call my life. I listened to Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins on the way and back, and it was truly supreme. ‘Handle Me With Care’ seriously made me play it back three times. (Jenny Lewis + Ben Gibbard + Matt Ward + Conor Oberst) = Musical Perfection. Just saying.

Master List of Downloads: http://zegustavuxxx.blogspot.com/2008/07/blog-post.html

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Yesterday, I was looking at shirts at Saddle Creek, Bright Eyes/ Maria Taylor/ Cursive etc, and ended up venturing to the Team Love Records site. I never really looked around the site, but as of yesterday, I’m somewhat, mad at myself. While I am a fan of buying Cd’s, I vastly prefer downloading them via itunes or megaupload. Specifically, I buy albums that are very indie, and the artist isn’t well known. But I digress, Team love had come with one of the most ingenuis and “self-defeating” idea ever, the music library! Not only is this a great thing for music lover, but also a good idea for the computer savy. I enjoy it for the later. The sign up is free, and worth the 2 minutes. This month’s (March) selections include : Flowers Forever, The Berg Sans Nipple, Tilly and the Wall, David Dondero, Nik Freitas, and Sarah Winchester.

Out of these, I managed to get four onto my iPod.

David Dondero’s six studio album “South of the South”. I had this on my old Ipod, but that met a sink unforunatly. It is definitly like his other albums, the majority are traveling songs. The song “Journal Burning Party” is pretty funny. And, “I’ve Seen the Love” is a good example of his writing skill and usage of analogies.

The Berg sans Nipple was one of the four I’d never heard of, and there (to me) a mix of a typical indie rock band and Animal Collective

On the Nik Freitas album, I only got three songs in and I had to stop. It’s one of those albums where you need to listen to the lyrics to understand the concept. But,  he is one of the member of Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. Which makes me some what attracted to his music. I think I read somewhere that he was similar to the Beatle and Elliott Smith, I agree.

This is my favorite out of the four. Sarah Winchester. The name didn’t ring any bells either for me. It shouldn’t for you unless your a scholar in the art of Portland Indie. She is one of the members of A Weather. Now, A Weather is a “Chamber Pop” band, similar to an electric Sam Bean or a fully backed Elliott Smith. On A Weather’s first cd “Cove”, I fell in love with the song “Small Potatoes”, very catchy and very quiet. On Sarah Winchester’s Ep “The Northeast Kingdom Demos”, she has captured my love for her music. When I listen to her songs, it reminds me so much of Delayed in Vancuver/ Aubree Kutcher. That name will probably be annonomus with most, but she used to have an amazing Youtube channel, and still maintains a Myspace page. Both of these women have an amazing sense of melody and melancholy. I will admit, title track is my favorite. But, check her out, you won’t be let down.

Team Love Library- http://library.team-love.com/category/library/

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