Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I've been putting off starting things here until I had some charming little work of art to replace the dry, computer generated banner-template..but since that has yet to happen I've decided to dive right in, and apologize up front for the delay and lack of creative energy.

The past couple months have been unlike any I have ever experienced. They've been full of highs and lows, and I'm still not quite sure what to make of my time away from school or my experiences in the "working world". It's ll very strange and surreal. I can admit that I have certainly enjoyed the dimly-lit back office of this tiny gallery on the far East side of Cleveland, but part of me wants to be young and free forever. There's only so much gratification that I feel working for a paycheck (no matter how much you love what you do to get there) can really bring you. Money has made me lose sight of a lot recently, so I'm trying to occupy my mind with other things.

Things I have really been enjoying lately:

-Now We Can See (the new Thermals Album)
-Following Tokyo Police Club's blog space
-Lady GaGa's theatrical/visually stunning music videos
-Great Lakes Grass Roots Ale
-The unusually cool July weather
-My new Kitten, Faye. (she is quite lovely)

Things I am anticipating in the upcoming months:

-Tokyo Police Clubs new album (dear autumn, this means I really encourage you to come quickly)
-Tegan and Sara's next installment
-Knitting needles 
-a studio space
- dedicating myself to making work full time
-cat sitting Leo for a little over a week.

 I would really like to share the following song lyrics with you. It's going to feel like a full-blown Thermals overload here for a while, but I am genuinely in love. So please be patient. Maybe even find a little inspiration in them yourself (which is certainly what I am hoping for here.)

passing the corners we kissed in the rain
passing these old rusted warning signs
what did they say?
I think they said, "run!"

passing the roofs of excuses we made
passing these open windows
what made me turn away?
how did I fight the flat days and the static nights?
-Excerpt from "Saint Rosa and the Swallows" - The Thermals

 I've seen a ceiling of screens
Shaped like clouds in the sky
I saw a wall, it was all between me
And where I'll lie
I laid on a bed with my head
Spinning zero and one into two
Dreaming of you
And how we fade

I laid in a shower of color and numbers
And numbers and words
I opened my eyes and my ears and my eyes
And I saw and I heard
I opened my mouth, nothing came out
Nothing at all I could do
Dreaming of you
And how we fade

I dug a hole
It was only as deep
As the ground I had known
I fell asleep
Just so I wouldn't be left to die all alone
I opened my mouth, hoping to shout
Hoping the words were true

Dreaming of you
Dreaming of you
And how we fade 
-"How We Fade" - The Thermals

The air isn't thin
The air isn't thick
The air isn't anything
It doesn't exist
It's not what we need
At the bottom of the sea

The light is gray
The light is rare
It barely touches us
It's barely there for me
At the bottom of the sea

And I'm barely there for you

I will never come up
I will never compare
Wind to the sand
Water to air
It's not what I want
It's what I need

The love is near
I hear it speak
It's in my sight
But just out of reach
It slips from my hand
Just like it did on the land

And I'm barely there for you

For the air
For the light
For the love
Is barely there for me
At the bottom of the sea
It's not what I want
It's what I need

-"At the Bottom of the Sea" - The Thermals

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