Posts tagged "Washington"

My American Thanksgiving

Death Cab for Cutie – Meet Me on the Equinox
Don’t know if it’s actually about vampires, but Ben Gibbard seems to enjoy the opportunity to play the homme fatale here, intoning “Everything ends” with a moderately impressive amount of doom. There’s a bit of that same helpless descent in the brisk rhythm, too, though it’s produced with the same crisp, dry palette Chris Walla used on Narrow Stairs, the band’s most recent record. That aesthetic was less absorbing than the enveloping Northwestern gloom of the band’s classic material, a choice that made little sense sonically, and in this case, makes absolutely none thematically. One of the few things I know about the Twilight series, the second film of which this soundtracks, is that it is set in the Olympic peninsula town of Forks. “Meet Me On The Equinox” would better suit the evergreen richness of Transatlanticism-era Death Cab; instead it has merely the sound of “Grapevine Fires” without that song’s emotional richness.[6]
Jukebox says [4.25]. I overrated this. Sorry, guys.

Death Cab for Cutie – Meet Me on the Equinox

Don’t know if it’s actually about vampires, but Ben Gibbard seems to enjoy the opportunity to play the homme fatale here, intoning “Everything ends” with a moderately impressive amount of doom. There’s a bit of that same helpless descent in the brisk rhythm, too, though it’s produced with the same crisp, dry palette Chris Walla used on Narrow Stairs, the band’s most recent record. That aesthetic was less absorbing than the enveloping Northwestern gloom of the band’s classic material, a choice that made little sense sonically, and in this case, makes absolutely none thematically. One of the few things I know about the Twilight series, the second film of which this soundtracks, is that it is set in the Olympic peninsula town of Forks. “Meet Me On The Equinox” would better suit the evergreen richness of Transatlanticism-era Death Cab; instead it has merely the sound of “Grapevine Fires” without that song’s emotional richness.
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Jukebox says [4.25]. I overrated this. Sorry, guys.


Dino Rossi: #51?

Clipse ft. Ab Liva & Roscoe - Cot Damn

I’ve lived for most of my life round coastal New South Wales, where winter tends to last from half way through June until half way through August, and the rest of the year ranges from hot to unbearable. I’ve lived other places, but last time I was in Washington it was from the beginning of fall to early the next spring. And when I came to D.C. at the end of last year, the city was recovering from one blizzard and getting ready to head into the next. Then I came to Seattle where it’s always 50 and raining.

So today I put on my new Levis and my blue plaid shirt looking fresh to death on them, and I stepped outside to go down to the Uwajimaya because I wanted to buy some udon and mushrooms and that, and, walking to the light rail station, I wished I’d worn a t-shirt. The sky is an amazing, cloudless blue and across Puget Sound what looks like fluffy white clouds are actually the mountains on the Olympic Peninsula and I put this tune on my iPod and cot damn. So this is why people like summer.

11 plays

206.

206.


Ramona finished scrubbing the front of her sweater with the dish towel. “Well—” she said, thinking. “You know that big bridge across the Columbia River?”

“Yes. The Interstate Bridge. The one we cross when we drive to Vancouver.”

“I’ve always wanted to stop on that bridge and get out of the car and stand with one foot in Oregon and one foot in Washington.”

Beverly Cleary, Ramona and Her Father (1977)

Cityporn.


My guide to the Washington primary today.

Pussy wet year round, that’s that Seattle pussy.

Lil’ Boosie, “Calling Me,” Incarcerated (2010)

We appreciate the shout out, Boosie, but that’s not what I meant by #cityporn.


Contra this…
ilyagerner:

I made this! See references and explanation.
Update: This map would be approximately twice as awesome had I spelled tuition correctly. Fixed.
For those new to my blog, I’m told my posts about taxes, feminism, and cities constitute my better work. 

I like that Ohio has the same quality listed on the pride map as it does on the shame. I think, however, that Illinois’ distinction (“most average”) is rather backhanded if it is positive at all. Meanwhile, though residents there will surely disagree, Alabama and Mississippi have not been assigned a good quality. Nor has Pennsylvania, for that matter.
Anyways, Washington! Where babies don’t die!

Contra this

ilyagerner:

I made this! See references and explanation.

Update: This map would be approximately twice as awesome had I spelled tuition correctly. Fixed.

For those new to my blog, I’m told my posts about taxes, feminism, and cities constitute my better work. 

I like that Ohio has the same quality listed on the pride map as it does on the shame. I think, however, that Illinois’ distinction (“most average”) is rather backhanded if it is positive at all. Meanwhile, though residents there will surely disagree, Alabama and Mississippi have not been assigned a good quality. Nor has Pennsylvania, for that matter.

Anyways, Washington! Where babies don’t die!


GPOYWhatever: A while back I went to Tacoma to visit Martin Douglas. This picture might be a bit controversial, because I don’t think this much of Martin’s crib has ever been seen on the Internets, but I don’t give a fuck; I’ll put that shit out there like what.
Also, I’m wearing his glasses. That’s right.

GPOYWhatever: A while back I went to Tacoma to visit Martin Douglas. This picture might be a bit controversial, because I don’t think this much of Martin’s crib has ever been seen on the Internets, but I don’t give a fuck; I’ll put that shit out there like what.

Also, I’m wearing his glasses. That’s right.



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