I have wasted colossal amounts of time this summer and have done absolutely 0 of the things that I told myself I would do (including my symbolically significant re-read of Infinite Jest which I’m still 500 pages from finishing).
And as much as I would love to blame pot and the boyfriend and free PDFs of books and tumblr, we all know that the blame goes to me, and the fact that my motivation has been resting at a cool −273.15° C (absolute zero) due to let’s call it, an inability to look past whatever follows August 1st.
It is of course now a full week into August, and the anxiety in the family household builds daily as my NY deadline approaches and the hand-wringing of my overworked parents gets more intense (many vague warnings being thrown my way like “we’ll get you there but we can’t keep you there, etc.)
I have a resume to update, a reel to start and finish, a website to make, business cards to print, business calls to make, and oh yeah a job to find because outside of vaguely telling people for 6 months that I’m “moving to NY” I have done nothing significant to prepare myself for it.
And since I’m such a little shit and have no self-control over my free-time, I’m gonna have to go on a tumblr hiatus (again) until I can actually make eye-contact with my future and give it a firm handshake and say “it’s really nice to meet you finally, maybe we can get drinks”. And maybe after I’ve wooed my future and earned it’s trust and showed it a good time, maybe after I’ve given my future a smooth un-invasive kiss at the door and left it for the time being, confident that it’s going to call me the next day…. maybe then I can jump back on and catch up with all you lovely folks.
thegirlwiththelisbethtattoo I have not forgotten about drunk tumblin! I’ll be off for at least a few weeks but it will happen. We can talk books and Orphan Black and of course Decemberists
larsulrich I still wanna talk movies and film when I get back on so I’ll catch up with you then!
salparadisewasright thanks for the text-post support this last month or so, it’s been a pleasure!
Aaaaand everyone else, I still love you and I’ll see you in a few weeks!
I leave you with the wise words of James Murphy below.
James Murphy talks about how to deal with failure, and gives invaluable advice for 20-somethings trying to establish a career.
I’ve posted this before but it is really really really good and really really really important so please watch it!
OK OK STORY TIME
So I saw Colin Meloy play Folk Fest a year ago and he played a new song he wrote three days before. This song has been stuck in my head for a year, but because he had just written it there was only one or two recordings of the folk fest performance. When I saw The Decemberists at Boston Calling in May, they finally played the full band version of the song and I went apeshit. But Again, they only just performed it and there was no recording of the song. I FINALLY found a video, and it is already my favorite Decemberists song.
On writing Wildwood: I’ve barely grown up since I was 12 so, anything like that that happens is rarely to do with my kids, it’s all to do with me.
Colin Meloy @ Newport Folk Festival Sat July 27 2013 in Newport RI
(clearer audio, easier to understand the lyrics)
And here you have it, Tumblr. A compilation of some of my favorite funny Decemberists moments.
Pretty sure there will be a part 2 at some point.
Under the cut is a ridiculously long list of Decemberists-related videos (I say ”related” because there is also Black Prairie, Tarkio, and Wildwood Chronicles videos). Included are links to tv shows and specials they have appeared in, music videos, live performances, interviews, HD things, and super long videos so you can dedicate an entire day to watching them.
the best way to describe The Decemberists is that if Sansa Stark and Ramsay Bolton started a band together it would be that.