Monday, September 19, 2005

Just breathe.

And there's so much at stake,
I can't afford to waste.
I never needed anybody like this before...
    -- Garbage, "Temptation Waits"

Friday, September 09, 2005

Il faut souffrir pour etre belle.

Don't stop shaking it's my head
That makes me want to second guess at a distance.
Hoping there's a method to your madness, baby,
I might just understand if you obey me.
    -- Elastica, "Hold Me Now"

Saturday, September 03, 2005

You can turn all my badness into goodness.

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

    -- Sia, "Breathe Me"

Monday, August 29, 2005

Finished my Tanqueray Ten and thirteen others...

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe... he experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us... Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
    -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Magic happens.

The secret is not praise. It's just being accepted
at something like the figure where you put your worth
anywhere on the bloody earth,
especially abroad. We must keep our spirits up
_anyhow_. Of course, praise is nice too,
particularly when it comes to a stop.

When it comes to a stop, so one can think 'Yes, that happened.'
It's not so good while going on: an element of incredulity
enters & dominates.
The shadows of the grey ash on my page,
I can't get out of this either to youth or age,
I'm stuck with middle.

_Such_ hard work demands such international thanks
besides better relations with one's various banks,
slightly better.
So many have forgotten me, I forget some
and there will never come a congregation
to see needing Henry home.

    -- John Berryman, "Dream Song 340"

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Take a chance 'cause you might grow.

Drive back baby to me, fast in your car;
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard!
    -- Gwen Stefani, "Crash"

You know you're only known 'cause of your sex chromosome;
I know it's so messed up how our society all thinks!
Life is short, you're capable!!
Oh... what you waiting for!?
    -- Gwen Stefani, "What You Waiting For?"

Monday, August 22, 2005

The poi of jouissance.

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment,
You own it, you better never let it go...
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow,
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo...
    -- Eminem, "Lose Yourself"