"How did we get to Africa?" he said. "Already I don't want to leave. Did you feel that air? It's different. It's African air. It's like mixed with the sun more. Like our air isn't mixed as well with the sun. Here they mix it perfectly. The sun's in the wind, the sun's in your breaths."
Wednesday, May 26
Wednesday, May 19
See that girl, barefootin along,
Whistlin' and singin, she's a carryin' on.
There's laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet,
She's a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street.
Well everybody's dancin' in a ring around the sun
Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun.
So take off your shoes, child, and take off your hat,
Try on your wings and find out where it's at.
Take a vacation, fall out for a while,
Summer's comin' in, and it's goin' outa style
'Cause your mother's down in Memphis, won't be back 'till the fall.
Hey hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day.
For the past seven months, I have been interning for Free People down in Philly. Today was the last day of my internship and I really didn't think I'd be as sad as I was leaving work for the last time. While I was training the summer intern the past few days, it finally set in that I wouldn't be working for this great company anymore. All I could keep thinking was that I really didn't want to leave... So it was with a heavy heart that I said goodbye to the Navy Yard and to those I worked with but especially Anne and Erin. I wanted to give them a special something l as a thank you for everything but since I am a poor college student, the best I can do is a gift for free-ninety-nine: music.
For Anne: Karate by Kennedy for dancing, speedy, manual-only driving and general badassness.
For Erin: First Aid Kit's cover of Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes for flannel, trees and beautiful melodies.
Tuesday, May 4
Monday, May 3
"People see rock and roll as youth culture and when youth culture becomes monopolized by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you have any idea? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture."
(Intro from Heaven's On Fire by The Radio Dept.)