green_apple: (and throw away our shoes)
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Fiona Apple covered Elvis Costello's I Want You and it is, quite possibly, one of the best things I've ever heard/seen in my whole life. And this assertion is only in deference to the fact that I'm only 24 and like to think there's still so much more for me to live through.

Here, have a link just 'coz.
I Want You, Fiona Apple

Although, on all fairness, I think Eric Clapton and George Harrison 'covering' While My Guitar Gently Weeps is an extremely, extremely close second. Almost a tie, really.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Eric Clapton with George Harrison
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Today's happiness sources include, but aren't limited to (it's not even dawn yet, ppl) Venezuelan coffee which my grandmother sent me through convoluted, yet marvelously effective channels; a full night's sleep, wherein 'full night' is defined by five hours of uninterrupted slumber and the next links:

woodland wig )


Angel's lovely face )


Bradley's lifestyle choices )

And, for your auditory pleasure, to be alone with you by Sufjan Stevens

This be all, have a nice day, my loves!

green_apple: (our last day as children)
You guys! I'm in love with this vid, it's utterly cute and original and oh my heart...



::is a sap::

green_apple: (who needs sleep)
Lovely beauty for the day ::sigh::

Lady Orlando )


The World on an Island )


Zoe! )


And, for your hearing pleasure, Florence + The Machine - Heavy in your arms.

Have a nice day. And feel free to share the beauty you've found today with me, too.


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Still alive. Tired as hell since my insomnia is back and is taking revenge for all the rain checks I've given it. It sucks pretty massively.

However, sleepless nights mean hours thralling through YouTube in the quest for soul nourishment.

Like, for example, Corinne Bailey Rae doing a cover of Led Zeppelin and The Raconteurs. My soul, you guys, it is hers. This item totally falls into the "Things I Am Grateful For" folder of my life.

Other things that belong in that folder:

* Fic. I've been up at all hours of the night reading fic which is always a plus (if you're going to be awake, anyway). And so, a rec: What Grew Inside Who, by [livejournal.com profile] imigination. It's Alice through the looking glass all Camelot style, which is what it reminds me of, maybe because I've never gotten around to Lost in Austen?. Be that as it may, it's excellent and I've read it twice already (because of the wide-open state of my eyes, you see).

*Um, I've sworn off coffee for the time being, it never really had an exciting effect on me, but just in case. Besides, awake and jittery is no way to go through life. No coffee means a whole lot of tea though, which is always, always a Good Thing. Especially this Argentinian blend variety I just discovered, if you can get your hands on some, do.

*Got my hair cut, all shoulder-length and no-need-to-comb-it. It is wonderful. Because I don't need to comb it.
L: so basically, your comb has become redundant in your life.
Me: This is like finding the Holy Grail!

*My kids had a cooking project, right? and they decided to make muffins (I was secretly hoping for them to pop Bradley James out of the oven, or something. I believe in magic, ok?). Which they then thought to bring over to the rest of the staff so that we could all enjoy the fruits of their labor. Not a single one was properly done, but that was okay because it meant we got to stuff our faces with icing. Much fun was had by all.

So, flist. How goes it?

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whomever was that recced me Murder by Death, please know that I am so grateful for your kindness. You have made my life such a nicer place.

Also? I kinda wish I remembered who you are...

green_apple: (anything frail anything wild)
I miss my cat. Like whoa.

But, Blues Traveler has the power to make things better apparently.

::misses her cat::
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Foucault. He's like, everything I ever dreamed of finding in a songwriter. Seriously.

This man can do things with his songs. It's like bottled emotions, the way he takes words and makes them mean something, I am in awe of this ability of his. There's this certain frailty to his music, such simple sounds yet such complicated feelings, it's all so raw like a tender wound, and it's deep and precious. An underlying melancholy that makes things so much more intense, so much more human and reachable, even if the meaning isn't always within immediate reach.

It's perfect. At least today.

Secretariat is one those songs that rapidly became a personal classic and every time I go back to it, it touches and it's so good. Sucker punch made love song.
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Because I love y'all so much. And because I'm in a sharing kind of mood. But mostly because I'm cold and insomniac.

Jack Johnson - Cookie Jar.
I love the juxtaposition of the innocence of a cookie jar with the subject treated. It's very unexpected, yet perfectly matched when you get all the nuances involved. Great, great song.

Jack Johnson - Same Girl.
I usually judge a song-writer's skill by their love songs. With this one Jack Johnson makes it to my Privileged Few list.

Enjoy!
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The other night I was kinda creative, so attempted some drawings. I'm quite pleased with what came out, actually, which is nine kinds of awesome considering that for all of five months or so, I hadn't been able to draw something I liked.

The first one is a flower, don't know what kind of, though. The girl is a failed copy of this Kurt Hasley failed because it's not exactly the same, I think at some point I messed up, and ended up giving it my own twist, I really don't care because I love her, in fact I think I should name her ::ponders::

This link is for curious people.

In other news, Wilco is made of sunshine and puppies and I'm absolutely in love with Jesus, etc. just because. So go, listen and adore.

School remains an absolute attention-whore, but what can I do? It's a habit I must enable. Sad, I know. 

This all. School's calling for me again, and really, the novelty and thrill are gone.

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