I awake to find myself confined here there is no way out, unless something changes me I'm not worried though, because I can go whenever I like so I escape and leave only a shadow a shadow is all this place can hold and all that it caught perhaps I was always just a shadow bending myself to the shape of whatever stood before me and then following it always and showing it the greatest of flatteries but though I would have it's shape, I would keep my substance a shadow only lasts until the light goes out and then I am nothing but the shape I kept for nothing can change me except by changing itself and I am still unchanged So I go back to sleep and dream of long ago when I took my shadow and trapped it and put it in someone's path someone to bend to and to follow for I cannot cross path with others myself my path is too straight and too cold and too long for that So I must send my shadow and be content that something of me will bend and follow and change At least until the lights go out.
So, one of my favorite CDs of all times is the soundtrack to D.E.B.S. Aside from being attached to one of my favorite movies, it's one of the few compilations where every single song is amazing, and they flow together perfectly. I think one of the only other CDs that does this is the Buffy Soundtrack. The DEBS OST has some undeniable classics though. Lovecats, Temptation, and A Little Respect. How can you not love it. But my favorite song is actually one of the lesser known ones, The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, by Tara King. I became somewhat obsessed with this song. I searched around for other stuff by her. Turns out that she has two other albums out, but they were only available in europe. So I ordered them from europe. (one from the UK and the other from Germany) They were really good; experimental electronic stuff. Weird, but still really cool. One of them had a really freaky version of The Cure's Pornography. But still, I was disapointed that there were no soulful ballads like the on the DEBS OST. So, moving on several years to about 4 minutes ago. I'm sitting here looking for some music to listen to. My main computer is still packed, and most of my CDs are still packed. So I'm left with a binder of random discs that were forgotten about years ago. I find one that isn't labeled and throw it into the player. To my pleasant surprise I hear the beginning of District, but then a male voice starts singing. (WTF??) It's a male voice that I knew, this is Death Cab. Some checking reveals that this it is actually Postal Service, and then I recall where I got that disc. A friend gave it to me years ago and insisted that I listen to it, but I didn't for whatever reason. So now I know why there are no other Tara King songs like it, it's not even her song! Still, I think I prefer that one to the "original". Her voice is so much sadder and the emotion is much more poignant. Incidentally, an hour ago I was listening to the Garden State OST (which was given to me by the same friend) (Its good, but some of the songs in the middle are too skippable) and it also has someone covering Postal Service; and it's also a version I prefer to the original.
These things come in threes, I'm wondering what weird connection will pop up... this is going to keep me up tonight.
so, I've got a big important paper due monday, but I haven't really even started working on it. I've been putting it off and spending my time setting up my apartment and stuff. I have a vague idea of what to do, but I have to somehow get 1200 words out of it, and find some sources. I went to the (EMU) library the other day, but it's kind of crappy. So I'm at the UofM library right now. Most of the periodicals are here, but I can't get to them for another hour because the library doesn't open until one. So, I'm sitting here in the undergrad computer lab waiting. Fortunately I found a computer that someone didn't log off of. I don't have a UofM uniquename. ( Read more...Collapse )