Every time I offer my home-baked goods to friends and family, I get insanely worked up about their appearance. Over the years, reassuring people that my treats taste much better than their scruffy look may suggest has become second nature; “Don’t worry”, I often say, “it’s the sweet ugliness of homemade”. A joke that downplays a hard truth: just like Mother Nature (or, more likely, family…
"If you can’t see the love in my eyes, come a little closer."
Photos via Cat Act
And I know that you’re a sucker for anything acoustic.
but when I say let’s keep in touch,
I really mean I wish that you’d grow up.
This is the first song for your mixtape
and it’s short just like your temper
but somewhat golden like the afternoons
we used to spend before you got too cool.
(Nights like this, I wish I could write about the music I grew up to without sounding cheesy. Ah, well. Another life, another time.)
~ D.F. Wallace, “Il re pallido”
(Einaudi, trad. di di G. Granato)
What would you do if you knew you could not fail? If you had all the resources to fulfil one of your most cherished dreams; if the aspirations that the daily grind invariably crushes had a chance to come true? Most of the time, I think I’d cancel all my plans for the next couple of years, find myself a remote writer’s retreat, and hide away until I have a finished work of fiction in hand. But…
I may have just decided I need to go to Interpol’s gig in February.
It may have been the result of playing this song in my car as if the past 8 years had never passed.
God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, which will be made in 2012. It is written and is to be directed by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer of the group Belle And Sebastian.
Listen to the soundtrack, if you haven’t already. If there was a definition of “lovely music” on the dictionary, this would be it.
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