A moment or five thousand or a million or a lifetime or whatever…
I really appreciate that Anna Nalick can create such poetic lyrics and melodies without sounding pretentiously vague. Vague is how people pretend to be profound, like there’s some mystery to them that can’t be explained and so we’re supposed to wonder at that in awe. Give me a break.
I really appreciate that she can tell stories that are a little on the depressing side without sounding like she’s whining for attention. There’s always a bit of hope shining through those songs, sometimes unsure, always wise, that really shows the complexity of struggle. She’s honest and genuine.
I really appreciate that she’s fine with people knowing “Breathe” but not knowing who she is or what she looks like. While I’m sure she’s a great person (would have had a better idea if I had seen her show in Sacramento, talk about missed opportunity), she got her message across quite effectively. And what a contribution!
I think Wreck of the Day had a 5:1 play ratio compared to the whole of my music library on whatever media player I was using when I was 15. My musical tastes have changed drastically since then, but I looked up Anna Nalick on a whim about a year ago and found out that she released Broken Doll & Odds & Ends in 2011. I was two years late to the party, but glad to see that she had released another album. Only recently, maybe in the past two weeks, have I been listening to this album in the same fashion as I did the first and I’m realizing that I’ve really missed this sort of thing. It’s refreshing to revisit something you thought was only part of who you used to be and realize how much of what you really liked about yourself is coming back.
I could go on and on about what I appreciate about her music, but I’m afraid I’m not quite eloquent enough to do it justice. Maybe I can learn a thing or two on eloquence by listening to this album a l(ot)ittle more.
Hm, but let’s not forget that she’s also got master control over that beautiful voice of hers. Kinda mind-blowing.
Anna Nalick, you’re an absolute dream! Keep on!
No, I don’t claim to have words of wisdom as I’m not that wise. I mean to say that words are wisdom of themselves.
As in, people should be more careful with the words they use. “Hate” is always a good example, as is it’s opposite, “love”. Fairly simple concept, not a big secret at all.
I’m sure most any person of public discrimination would tell you that their choice of words is their biggest struggle and fear, and that anyone who claims otherwise could probably stand to be more careful.
People forget, what with the “status update” being all sorts of prevalent these days. It’s awfully selfish.
"Pensa oggi, parla domani." the Italian equivalent of "Think before you speak", literally "Think today, speak tomorrow". It has much better imagery in Italian, weighs a little heavier.
Being mindful doesn’t always mean you’re being controlled, held down, or being stripped of your “freedom” to speak.
Outbursts are very childish.
It’s been one year since Superbus played their first show in America, in Los Angeles, appropriately.
One year since the best show of my life, easily one of the best days/nights of my life.
Ha, one year since I’ve changed my phone’s background because I’m such a pathetic sap. Yeah, it’s the one of me and Jenn. I always said I’d change it on the year anniversary, but I just don’t want to believe that it was so long ago.
I still think about that night every day, the whole experience that came with it. I still imagine all the different ways it could’ve gone and how I felt ill-prepared for every moment. I spent so long fantasizing over what it would be like to finally see them and it was nothing like I’d imagined, not even close. It was so much more.
And it continues to be rewarding — before that show, I never had the confidence to come out of lurking the RAS boards or inquire about WLS, never even thought being part of the Superbus Family was an option. Now I have people who geek out with me over Superbus stuff every day, a complete 180 from just a year ago.
So maybe I wouldn’t give everything to go back to that night, hm? Rather, I’d do everything possible to keep going, to see them again one day, maybe with all the new friends I’ve made, maybe in France.
I miss the days when I had more time to spend pawing over the smallest details of my favorite band, creating fan pages and avis and gifs and bgs. I thought that’s just what fans do, but the silence I put out now does nothing to justify how much I truly appreciate and cherish this band.
I love it, I love it all.
(btw, happy new year)
It looks like this year has already started to fill up! So much so that my mind can’t really handle it, so I’m putting a list down here. It’s never 100% guaranteed that it’ll all happen, but one can hope.
January 1st (was) my Amor’s birthday. c: Every year, the whole world celebrates our passage in time, but I get to double-celebrate the day Omar was born. Dumb kid! <3 lovelovelovebarflovelove
January 2nd-5th : SacAnime !! “Starting” on the 2nd because it’s actually “Day 0”, where’s there’s going to be a special screening of “Star Trek Continues”, a webseries starring Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk! If that’s not nerd enough for you, I’m coincidentally cosplaying as Spock this time around. I KNOW SHUT UP I LOVE HIM FFFF
January 8th - Reel Big Fish at Ace of Spades, Sacramento. It’ll be my third time seeing them live. :D luv yew gaiz
January 9th - Godfrey at Punchline Comedy Club, Sacramento. I’ve always wanted to see his stand-up, but missed him this past October in Oakland. Luckily he’s coming to my city this time! We’ll go if we’re not able to get train tickets to Oregon departing that evening.
January 9/10th-13th - Hopefully taking the train to visit my sister in Oregon. It’ll be my first time actually taking a train somewhere because we don’t think Omar’s car will be able to make it through the Oregon snow. -.- Train also gives Omar (and me ») time to play with his super cool limited edition Legend of Zelda 3DS XL (saying the whole name is necessary to level of coolness) that someone awesome got him for Christmas. didsomeonesaybestgirlfriendever
March (mid-end ???) - Celebrating mine and Omar’s 3-year anniversary with a trip to Disneyland and Los Angeles. Level of excitement: CHILD.
May (end ???) - Not only will spring semester be over, but we’ve got a trip to New York in the works with some good friends from our old French club. Bucket list item for sure.
August 17th-20th - Vegas trip and getting to see Eliza in person for her birthday and her Britney show! How much more fun can you pack into one event?
Those are all the things I can assign a date, or at least a rough one. Half this list is all happening in the next couple days, so I’m gearing. On top of all this, I know of at least Yelle and The Ting Tings that are coming out with albums this year and going on tour. Neon Trees also has this surprise thing going on that we’ll see about.
I also have the opportunity (yet again) to become a assistant teacher in France teaching English to French students. That would have me departing sometime in September and staying for 7 months. I’ll post in detail about that later because it’s kind of a heavy subject.
Anyway, that’s this year’s pre-cap for now. Here’s to their realization!