Oasis - Amanda Palmer
oh, oh, ive seen better days but i dont care
oh, i just got a letter in the mail
oasis sent a photograph
its autographed and everything
melissa’s gonna wet herself, i swear
just brilliant…. the ability to suppress & forget the nightmare of reality because of music & great concert tix. a junky could relate.
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out - Amanda Palmer
I love everybody. Not just today but every day, For real. And, sometimes, I think about how short life is and fortunate and blessed I am for the people in my life — near and far — and just wish we could each take care of each other…..
Enough about me, more importantIy, I hope you have a quiet day today with you and yours. Take a moment… be introspective, contemplative and maybe, while you’re watching football or doing whatever you’re doing, be reflective. Think about how lucky we all are.
RE: the song. maybe, take care of each other today; well, everyday. AND SING THE EFF OUT - whatever the song may be…. That’s Amanda Palmer btw, singing some Cat Stevens (or Mr. Yusuf Islam). (#coversthatdontsuck - had to get that in there). Sing along… Hum along. Take it in.
Fact is, I feel a bit down. Quite sad today. I’m sure like a lot of you do too. Heartbroken even… I didn’t have friends or relatives that I was directly connected to… but still. I feel sad, not for me but for those that lost loved ones or were traumatizied in one way or another by 9/11 (more than the rest of us). If you were my heart goes out to you. I wish you peace of mind and happiness and love. And, the thought that a nation stands behind you - as trivial as that may sound.
When I think of it now, 9/11 was traumatizing and a nightmare… whilst also sureal (as odd as that may sound). The world changed. I changed. Period. I’m watching, reliving it on MSNBC right now and just…… :(
I know a lot of you were just kids when you experienced this (I can’t even imagine what you went through — the world you inherited…) but amongst all the other BS or traumatizing things you deal with just know that there are people that are a smidge older. That went through some sh!t. That experienced stuff… that you can talk to. And, more than anything, ask your parents, a friend, your neighbors or, lil ol me if you have thoughts or concerns or whatever. I won’t bite… Promise.
The reality is - IT WAS VERY REAL - and we need to remind ourselves of that. Not only on this day but on all days. Think of the moms, and dads, and brothers and sisters, the cops and firefighters, and all manner of relative or friend. Just take a moment.
But beyond this, as a kid that grew up in East Africa - in the midst of civil war - literally everywhere - I just want y’all to remember how great our (your) lives are and how fortunate we (you) all are and how lucky we (you) are that we (you) were born of the parents that we (you) were… Geez that was an odd sentence…
Not speaking for everyone and sorry for goin’ off. But, today, I am the most blessed and lucky and fortunate dude in the history of the universe. And, I feel introspective. But I’m also thankful to a lot of you, that contribute to my dashboard, and to THAT feeling today. Thank you.
And, back to the song. Listen to Amanda covering Yusef. Please. Just take a moment… or two… just listen. And enjoy.
:) Much love, -indie (Danny)
Vegemite - Amanda Palmer
I cannot hold a man so close who spreads this cancer on his toast.
It is the Vegemite, my darling, or it’s me.
just grin-worthy & brilliant.
true love is accepting our partners for who they are. in fact, i’d say it’s even sweeter. we know their flaws and they know ours but love us anyway (or because of them). so who’d ever think the deal breaker could ever be something like a spread?
no, you’re right… it’s no nutella.