So many times I feel like I just need to know something so I stop doing whatever I’m doing no matter how important it is and I look up that thing because shit, I need to know. And then when I find out that Pandora wasn’t playing Rogue Wave — it was Zach Rogue’s side project “Release the Sunbird” — and I have youtube’d it and decided that “Always Like the Son” is a good song to listen to, I forget what I was doing that was so important in the first place and I realize that I have the attention span of an overstimulated child.
But this morning when I was out walking I had to stop to look at the shape of the needles on this bush. So I did. And then I knew. And somehow the world is simpler when I’m outside.
I used to want to live in a place where I didn’t know any of the buildings. Now I just want to know that a few of the people in those buildings love me.
Night Beds — “Head for the Hills”
The way it emerges from ambient murmurs into something glorious. The way the chords cascade down into harmony. The way he wants to “ride off into the darkness.” It all reminds me of that dark, hot night at the Black Cat when this drew me in for the first time.
Don’t care if I can’t understand 1/3 of what he says. I just love this band.
Weather conditions in Arizona’s Grand Canyon last week gave rise to a rare phenomenon called total cloud inversion. Last Friday, and again on Sunday, the ground apparently released some of its heat rapidly enough at dawn to create a layer of cool, damp air inside the canyon, trapping it beneath the unusually warmer sky above the canyon walls and filling the space with a sea of fog. Park officials said the phenomenon is a once-in-a-decade occurrence and ran to capture these fantastic photos.
What a gorgeous curiosity.