Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Postitbreakup presents ... you WILL like a Bright Eyes song
If you think you don't like Bright Eyes, well, you just haven't heard the Bright Eyes song that's right for you!
Here's two all-around/"mainstreamish" great ones:
"Lover I Don't Have to Love"
"Spent on Rainy Days"
or maybe you want to be totally emotionally devastated/amazed?
"Padraic My Prince"
"The Joy in Forgetting - The Joy in Acceptance" (this song is basically my soul, so dis it at your peril)
"No Lies, Just Love"
maybe you're into the whole lo-fi thing?
"Falling Out of Love at This Volume"
see also: "The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweat" & "Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra"
maybe you feel a little bit folksy?
see also: "Road to Joy" & I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (Full Album) & "Soul Singer in a Session Band"
"When the President Talks to God"
see also: "Napoleon's Hat"
maybe you're in love....
"First Day of My Life"
...or out of love?
"I've Been Eating (For You)"
see also: "It's Cool, We Can Still Be Friends"
maybe you like more of a beat?
"Down in a Rabbit Hole"
see also: "Hit the Switch"
"Out on the Weekend"
see also: "Devil Town" & "Blue Christmas"
poems set to music?
"Nothing Gets Crossed Out"
see also: "Waste of Paint" & "From a Balance Beam"
other favorites of mine
"Drunk Kid Catholic"
"Happy Birthday to Me (Feb. 15)"
"I'll Be Your Friend"
"A Line Allows Progress, A Circle Does Not"
"Take It Easy (Love Nothing)"
p.s. Hey. So, today wonderscribe and wonderd.l. Postitbreakup would like to indoctrinate you, if need be, into the Bright Eyes fan base. Will it work? Need it work? It behooves those of you who resist or are on the fence to approach the Bright Eyes oeuvre with an open mind and see what happens. Good luck and thanks to Mr. P, and the same goes to the rest of you. Now, as previously stated, this will be the last full-fledged p.s. until Friday. Rerun post tomorrow, slaves on Thursday, and then newness and completeness again. ** Jax, Hi, pal. Thank you re: Lille. I think I will. ** Billy Lloyd, Oh, yeah, me too, on the rushes and retreats of inspiration like, yeah, as you said, everybody experiences, I guess. No worries. The good stuff always comes back when you least expect it. Forcing it doesn't usually work, true, but surrendering to the fact that you are obliged to make stuff can work. It's weird. A lot of lack of inspiration is just stress and weird insecurities, I think, and sometimes knowing you have to do it can be nice kick in the ass or wake up call or whatever. Yeah, here in Paris, it's like it never snowed at all. Sad, kind of. Well, soon enough-ish, you'll be out of school and off on world tours all the time, and I'll be the one who's hella jealous. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi, David. Oh, yes, I got your email. Thank you so, so much! It houses one of my tippy top favorite movies of all time, as you know! And seeing you in the Welles film was great! I've got it set to launch on February 5th, and, yeah, just thank you a lot! ** Alana Noel Voth, Hi, Alana! So great to see you! Ah, the honor was all mine and the blog's vis-a-vis Casey's book, and you just wait until your book comes out. Don't think you're going to get away without a big celebration! ** Misanthrope, Wow, they're forbidding you from hitting the road, or they were. Nice that they care about you so much, or, err, care about their insurance or something? Wow, that was pretty swift -- the transfer from hand to type. You must have very nice handwriting. Awesome! ** xTx, Hey! And you were so right, weren't you? I'm well. Are you well? You seem well. I haven't gotten 'Billie' yet. The mail from the US into France is notoriously unpredictable. It'll probably be here when I get back from Lille. Can not wait to fondle that thang. Big love to you! ** Scunnard, Now I'm worried that I'm missing out on the hugest opportunity by having x-ed my LinkedIn thing. Not really. Well, maybe. I don't remember my Facebook password. It doesn't seem to be one of my usuals. If I ever don't get automatically welcomed into that place with a click, I'll be in trouble or liberated or something. ** Tosh, Hi, Tosh. I'll see if I can find that right state of mind. I loved festivals when I was druggie wannabe hippie teen. I have to find that love again, but where? Must still be there somewhere. Sparks is playing there too? Oh shit, this is starting to seem like an inevitability that I just have to make happen. You saw my comment, right? ** Dennis Cooper, Busy body. ** Rewritedept, Hi. I heard that live-in-concert version of the new MBV track. It did sound kind of great. I'm still sticking to a 'believe it when I see/hear it' policy about that album.Well, I did sign up to LinkedIn for about four hours, but I didn't invite anybody. They just milked me to try to swell their weird ranks. You did tell me all about Kimchi, and I still don't think I've eaten any since then. Got to get back on that hunt. It's raining here too. Blah. ** Un Cœur Blanc, Hi. Wow, that Cioran quote is kind of amazing. It confuses me, and you know how much I love confusion. Understood about needing to keep distance from poetic writing sometimes. Interesting need. I know that need too. My pleasure and honor to spotlight Casey's book. It's beautiful. My mailing address: c/o Centre International des Recollets, 150 rue du Faubourg St. Martin, 75010 Paris, France. Thank you so, so much for the birthday thing. That's so very sweet of you! Love from me. ** Tonyoneill, Tony! Tony, my man! Yes! How fucking great to see you, buddy! This is great! I'm good, I'm good, working, living the life, you know, the usual but in a good phase. That's great about 'Black Neon' getting Germany and France on board. I really had better get my French 1000% better in a hurry. Strange and really too bad about the US. What's up with the US on that? Weird place. Are you coming over to France for the release? New agent, okay, and a good one, nice! And, obviously, really exciting about the 1/2 done new novel! Much needed. I need my Tony time, man, and I'm extremely far from alone on that. A horror film? Fuckin' A! I mean, uh, can you say anything about what the horror is? No obligation, of course. I fear talking about my stuff in progress. Anyway, yeah, so terrific to see you, Tony! I'm glad you're doing way, way more than okay. Lots of love to you! ** 5STRINGS, I believe you. Aw, thanks. Aw, really thanks about the friend thing. Come on, man, you've got to be a friend magnet. I can feel it. Conversion ... how does that happen? Is it inexplicable like falling in love or something? Weird. Modern love. Iommi overrated, what?!? Ha ha. Your insanity would build a really cool boy. Don't ask me how I know that. ** Robert-nyc, Hi, Robert! Casey's book is great. You will not be sorry. Au contraire. Yeah, I think I read eBooks a lot more than I read books now, but you have to remember I'm living over here where English language book access is pretty tough, and I'd rather download than wait a month for Amazon or wherever to send me what I want. Yury's French citizenship is still in the early stages of whatever length process there will be. My novel got very stuck, and now I'm inching forward again ever so slowly, but still. The end is in sight, but it's still quite a ways off, I think. Have a blast at your reading! I wish I could be there, obviously. Let me know how it goes, if you remember. What is your boyfriend's band like? Apologies if you already told me and I've forgotten. Love to you. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. I do have hope for the new Daft Punk, we'll see. It's been ages since 'Discovery', but I do think that album is genius, and, if it's true they're working with Nile Rodgers, who was a genius way back when, I mean, you never know. Cool, I'll read your review in just a bit. Everyone, a review by the eminent _B_A re: the Embassy show I mentioned yesterday right here. Guessing it's a commanding read. Find out. ** Cobaltfram, Hi, John! Welcome back! Hm, yeah, interesting choice there: DC or Austin. I feel like Austin is a much more happening place culturally, but it's not almost next door to NYC, so ... Sort of seems like you won't lose either way. So, you ending up loving 'Amour'. I thought you might. Intense, right? I think the horror movie designation is clever and kind of a really good way to think about it, yeah. ** Steevee, Hi. Hm, well, since you think it's probably not a real conflict of interest, it's hard to imagine that your editor will. But let me know. I'm super curious now. ** Sypha, Oh, okay, those are very good McCourts to read. My favorite is 'Time Remaining', but it's very o.o.p. and hard to get. Aspergers? Yikes. Well, since I've been a list fanatic since I was a kid, I guess if I have the big A, I've survived this long. ** Postitbreakup, Hi, Josh. I'm glad you liked the post/book hints. Oh, the DFW post will appear here on the 9th. Heads up, and thank you again tremendously. ** Casey Hannan, Hey! Thank you, Casey! Thrilled to do my tiny part in the viral thing. Such a great book! Huge kudos and congrats and everything else to you! ** Okay. So, it's Bright Eyes via Postitbreakup for the next 24-ish hours, okay? Afterwards, the blog will do its very best to keep you happy and on the edge of your seat for the following two days, and then I'll come back on Friday to ice the cake again or whatever. See you then.
Posted by Dennis Cooper at 12:02 AM