“You’re a wolf, boy, get out of this town”

Gifs from last nights RED BULL SOUND SELECT show featuring SEA WOLF at The Sayers Club in Hollywood.


AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD 
AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD 
AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD 
AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD 
AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD 
AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD

AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON via EW.

Only TEN MORE MONTHS until the greatest day of my life.  XD

CSNY cover Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” on The Tonight Show.

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I had this crazy idea
Somehow we’d coast to the end
Change lives in every direction tonight
Guess we’ll just begin again
I think you know you’re my best friend.

I’ve been listening to this nonstop for days. It just… haunts and lingers and infects and sticks and I find myself singing it to myself as I walk and drive and work.

I contributed to the Wish I Was Here kickstarter, so of course I’m excited to see the film next month. Garden State was an important movie to me in college; beyond the soundtrack (and I’d already been a fan of The Shins for a while, thank you), the themes of Garden State were ones I was dealing with and would deal with in depth in the years to come, or thought I would be, or imagined I would be. I mean, I am now. 

Oh girl, it’s been a while
Since we met, out there in the cold
Seems so long ago
It’s not hard to imagine
The lives we used to have
When the lights were on low.
So now what?

It’s all to say, I think Zach Braff is a very talented director, and writer, with a great ear for both music and dialogue and life.

And this song, this song is my new song of the summer.

It’s sort of an unspoken rule
That things would not turn out the way you planned
You know that I could handle all of that
If I could still take your hand.
Would you still think I am strong
If I admit that I was wrong?
So now what?

I had this crazy idea
Somehow we’d coast to the end
Change lives in every direction tonight
Guess we’ll just begin again

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Those who watch series like The Bachelor tended to have the strongest beliefs in “romantic idealism,” which they have forged out of the show’s idealized vision of romance as a series of staged contests, snap judgments, and hollow, self-centered soliloquies delivered by people who are just desperate for attention, rather than the real-life version where you also have to go to work.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, those who regularly watch sitcoms such as How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory shared those shows’ slightly more cynical view of love as a troublesome subplot, to be greeted by the canned, mocking laughter of God’s studio audience. While watching characters go through multiple failed, fun casual relationships—or spend nine years searching for “The One,” only to realize that sometimes “The One” dies and you’d rather have sex with your ex-girlfriend—viewers are believed to internalize the message that women selfishly die all the time, therefore “true love” is a lie. Those unrealistic expectations created by that lie is clearly why Big Bang Theory fans don’t have a girlfriend, respondents enthusiastically agreed.

According to the New Yorker, the study also concluded that those who watch a lot of The Bachelor and romantic comedies report “happier, more committed relationships” than their more cynical, sitcom-watching counterparts, because that is how delusion works.

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(Warning: real thoughts and feelings are contained below.)

I fell in love with you
Long before I knew
What it meant to give everything
I was a rolling stone
Rolling my way along
Till you came
And made sense out of everything

But you couldn’t wait
I couldn’t promise you anything

If it was all a mistake
Then I guess we’re both to blame
I could have been, so many things
But it would never be enough for you
I was the one, you counted on
But I was never the one for you
Now I know, I lost you a long time ago

And here’s a new First Aid Kit song that, like so many before it, completely and totally sums up my life right now.

Much like “Ghost Town” and “Cedar Lane”, this song is about lost things, lost loves, lost relationships and lost time.

I’m going to get real for a second. The universe is a weird/great/tragic thing.

You can be in love and introduce someone to music, to a band, to First Aid Kit. They fall for their music like you fell for them, and together you wrap yourself in their melodies. Time passes and you’re both watching First Aid Kit in concert, sharing their music together in person and making memories, as their music becomes a signpost, a guiding light, a soundtrack to your entire relationship. “Emmylou” becomes not just a song about partners and love but rather a song about your partner and your love.

And then months and months pass and you find yourself alone, heartbroken, questioning everything and wondering if any of it was real. As they forget you and move on, as all of the hidden truths come out and as all of your memories fly through your mind like so many lyrics and melodies, confusing your heart, confusing your head. “Ghost Town” replaces “Emmylou” as the new soundtrack to your life, as you grapple with the fact that they never loved you, and you sadly question what it all meant.

And in that exact moment and exact time of your life, First Aid Kit releases a new album that speaks not just to that feeling, not just to that loss, but to the entire broken relationship and the entirety of exactly what you feel and how you feel it.

As “Emmylou” was a song about your love, “A Long Time Ago” is a song about your loss. About looking back and moving on. A song that captures perfectly your feelings and thoughts and emotions regarding this giant wrenching hole in your heart. “I could have been so many things/ But it would never be enough for you” they sing, and you realize what you’ve known all along: that this great love was true to you, and that’s all that matters, and no matter what you could have done differently, it wouldn’t have mattered. Even if your June and your Emmylou never felt like you were actually their Johnny and Gram, even if, to them, you were a mistake and you were never actually loved… You loved them. And it was real, to you.

And at the end of the day, at the end of the song, that’s all you can do, and that’s all you can be left with. You loved them, and it was never enough.

And then you start the song over.

I hold no grudges,
I come bearing forgiveness
Only love, only love, even if it’s not enough

Now I know, I lost you a long time ago
I could have been so many things
But it would never be enough for you,
I was the one you counted on,
But I was never the one for you
Now I know, I lost you a long time ago

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Coast after coast, cities and states
My world’s an empty map where nothing remains
The place we belong is quietly gone
While we were making plans, it drifted away

I lay awake at night envisioning
A trace from the past
This heavy heart of mine, it never fails
To bring me right back

I’ve been in a First Aid Kit state of mind recently, for a slew of reasons. Though I’ve been playing “My Silver Lining” and “Ghost Town” more, it’s “Cedar Lane” that haunts my thoughts and keeps pushing it’s way to the top.

If you’ve never seen them, they’re on tour now, and their new album Stay Gold drops next week.

Something good will come of this, I keep telling myself. God I hope that’s true.

Now I see us walking down Cedar Lane
Slowing, the sunshine passed in the rain
Tremble so swiftly all of those days
I still remember how you used to say
“Something good will come out of this”

How could I break away from you?

Played 39 times.
  • Dr. Bigelow: So you took a chance on being happy even though you knew that later on you would be sad?
  • Louie: Yeah.
  • Bigelow: And now you're sad?
  • Louie: *nods* yeah.
  • Bigelow: So what's the problem?
  • Louie: I'm too sad. [pause] Look, I liked the feeling of being in love with her, I liked it. But now she's gone and I miss her and it sucks, and I didn't think it was gonna be this bad, and I feel like why even be happy if it's just gonna lead to this? It wasn't worth it.
  • Bigelow: Misery is wasted on the miserable.
  • Louie: What?
  • Bigelow: You know, I'm not entirely sure what your name is, but you are a classic idiot. You think spending time with her, kissing her, having fun with her, you think that's what it was all about? That was love?
  • Louie: Yeah!
  • Bigelow: This is love. Missing her because she's gone, wanting to die; you're so lucky, you're like a walking poem. Would you rather be some kind of a fantasy, some kind of a Disney ride? Is that what you want? Don't you see this is the good part, this is what you've been digging for all this time. Now you finally have it in your hands, and this sweet nugget of love - sweet, sad, love - and you wanna throw it away. You've got it all wrong.
  • Louie: I thought this was the bad part?
  • Bigelow: No!! The bad part is when you forget her, when you don't care about her, when you don't care about anything. The bad part is coming so enjoy the heartbreak while you can, for god sakes.
nicolas-chocolat:

Louie, saison 4 episode 10.

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nicolas-chocolat:

Louie, saison 4 episode 10.

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"I will not share this missing with you, or anyone. It’s mine."
— Amia’s letter, Louie Season 4, Episode 9: “Elevator Part 6”

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