it has been raining so much lately. it feels unreal. the sky is dark gray from when you wake up from a long night of daydreaming, to when you go to bed, hoping the next day to get a glimpse of a shy, pale sun. the rain is so thick, thousands of drops crowding the air that surrounds you, that if you go out without an umbrella it actually feels like you are walking underwater. under the sea. and the people too start turning into fishes, different shapes, colours, some hurrying, lonely, swimming through weeks and weeks of the same monotonous pattern, some others slowly moving in shoals. different, but all with the same vitreous, dull eyes. a rain drop for every tear, a tear for every shattered dream, a dream for every pair of rosy cheeks, rimmed glasses, broken shoes.
but surely, complaining about the weather is not going to make any difference. we should make the best of it. which is what I tried to do, with blankets, and hot chocolate. suddenly, i felt really lonely, which doesn’t make sense, because, i am not. books, lots of books, helped. a couple of movies, too. life. it will be better, i’m sure, but it’ll be a lot worse too. i’m just sort of waiting to see when the rain stops, what will come next.
i just want to go out, clap my hands under the pouring rain, close my eyes, and be happy.
in other news, au revoir simone’s concert in milan was pretty epic, but of course we didn’t expect any less from the lovely brooklyn based trio. the new songs are beautiful, and yesterday night it was hard not to notice how much they were all proud of their new record and were having a lot of fun playing the new tunes, heather rocking out the drum machine as usual, and annie & erika trying out the bass.
their new record still night, still light has all the sonorities that made us fall in love with ars music in the first place, but it is enhanced by a more mature, darker, eerier sound. it’s quite hypnotic, also. you should all go to aurevoirsimone.com and pre-order the album/vinyl (or buy it in shops if you’re in europe) and check out their tour schedule because you won’t regret seeing them live.
here’s a video of the concert someone posted on youtube. the very end, when everyone in the audience @ the intimate club la casa 139 started singing the lucky one, was pretty magical :)
in two days i’m going to see the adorable Au Revoir Simone in concert, and I remembered that I found out about Jason & The Boggs through Au Revoir Simone. Now the Boggs don’t exist anymore, which makes me really melancholy.I had made some drawings of Jason and he had sent me a rad bag and a tee-shirt as a thank you.Here’s my second video ever made, on Holiday (live) by the Boggs. if you want to check the Boggs out, you can visit their myspace or check out the brilliant video for Remember the Orphans featuring Heather D’Angelo from Au Revoir Simone. Now Jason has a new project, The Hundred in The Hands…it’s not really my cup of tea, but, for political correctness’ sake, here it is.