Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pretty Music, Deer and Shit

I wasn't sold on the Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago album at first, but then I found this a cappella video they did spontaneously before a house show, and I fell in love (a cappella does that)
I've been thinking about it a lot and talking with my parents, and I've decided to apply to go to London in the fall next year. I had been considering Buenos Aires, but overall I do think London would be a much better decision. Now that I've got my sights set there, I am soooo excited for the possibilities! Living in London, TRAVELING, exploring, hopefully interning with a cool company, taking DP abroad, oh and learning stuff I guess... so exciting!

Bon Iver plays all around Europe. Maybe I'll be able to catch up with them somewhere...

For now though, I'm wintering in the woods. Pictures from our "family walk" in the fields:

Dad: Do you know what this is? A deer feeding station!

Dad: Do you know what that is? A deer snacking station!

Me: Hey Dad, do you know what that is? A deer pooping station!

Clearly they didn't care I was being attacked, but I know they care about the important stuff. I appreciate their help in making this London decision and in everything else... even when I do get a little sick of them.

The Music: Overall the For Emma, Forever Ago album is very pretty, but the songs are very similar. In some cases that isn't bad but these are slow, heartsick ballads. Sometimes I just want a confident, fuck-you-world, I'm gonna dance song, and there aren't really any on this (Skinny Love comes closest). Also the lyrics are on crack. I get that they are poetic and all, but you really have to pay attention to get any meaning - okay I guess paying attention isn't always bad, but you have to be in the right mood to really enjoy this. And if you're in such a mood, I would definitely recommend this.

1 comment:

  1. HAHA I like your music review. I will check it out, because as you know I love slow heartsick ballads and I'm always in the mood for 'em. p.s. nice slipper boots wink wink.