Monday, January 17, 2005

yesterday i woke up sucking a lemon

Take a long hot shower and listen to Kid’ll never be the same.

There are musicians in this world whose creations I at certain times, actually feel myself needing...craving. The sounds, the chords, the melodies, the voices, the rhythms, the lyrics even, all put together in such magnificent ways, inspiring people, provoking every kind of emotion and sensation imaginable, healing. I can’t even bring myself to consider what life would be like without being able to listen to and hear these things. I’m grateful.

Did life actually exist before I was introduced to the indescribable beauty that is Radiohead? The complete and utter poetic perfection that is Elliott Smith? The wonderful stories told by Bob Dylan’s voice that never leave me without a smile on my face or a tear running down my cheek? The honesty and warmth that radiate out from within the songs of Iron and Wine? I could seriously go on forever.

There are so many incredible artists out there. I can only hope that they are/were content AT LEAST, swimming in the awareness of their amazing abilities. To be able to add something so beautiful to people’s lives is a fucking gift. Pure, and at times intoxicating goodness...God fucking bless every single one of them.