Monday, March 03, 2008

Don't even kid yourself. They all sound like that.

I have a new favourite song. I think it's pretty much official. I'm completely obsessed with The Trapeze Swinger by Iron and Wine.


But please, remember me
Fondly
I heard from someone you're still pretty
And then
They went on to say
That the pearly gates
Had some eloquent graffiti
Like "We'll meet again"
And "Fuck the man"
And "Tell my mother not to worry"
And angels with their gray
Handshakes
Were always done in such a hurry



If anyone (Andrew/Joe) knows the proper tabs for this song, I am having trouble finding a good site online.

Also another newby to the "favourites" category is Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin. It was difficult to get into for the first two chapters, but then I totally fell in love with it.

I love being able to identify with a particular character, and all the better if I identify with several. In this case the two daughters were like two different and very strong parts of my personality, and I was overwhelmed by the insight and wit with which their behaviour and mindset is portrayed.

I admire Elinor's stoicisism (not generally one of my qualities, but I related instantly to her rationalizing away everything and over analyzation of every situation), and I loved Marianne's passion and saw instantly that for all of her flaws she was incredibly honest and loyal.

I plan on watching the movie ASAP. I adore 3 of its main actors, I think it's remarkable that I managed to hold out until the end of the book without seeing it.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/i/iron_and_wine/trapeze_crd.htm

That's just the chords, but if you pluck the strings in an Iron & Wine-esque manner, it works out ok.