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osirisx11’s mix

Here’s the tracklist (total runtime: 84:56, so a little over what would fit on a standard audio cd - there are a couple of long trance tracks that could probably have been edited down a bit with not too much loss, so I’m going to justify it by saying that those would make up the additional 5 minutes)

  1. Ratatat - Shiller (4:18)
  2. Metronomy - This Could Be Beautiful (It Is) (4:11)
  3. Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar (6:28)
  4. Guillemots - Trains to Brazil (4:02)
  5. Elbow - The Bones of You (4:49)
  6. The Dodos - Fools (4:43)
  7. DJ Tiesto - Feel It In My Bones (Feat. Tegan and Sara) (4:51)
  8. Crystal Castles - Untrust Us (3:06)
  9. Dub_Fx - Love Someone (4:24)
  10. Rhymefest - Bullet (Feat. Citizen Cope) (4:01)
  11. Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of The State (3:25)
  12. Röyksopp - The Girl and The Robot (4:29)
  13. Florence and the Machine - Howl (3:24)
  14. Vampire Weekend - Campus (2:56)
  15. David Guetta - Love Is Gone (3:06)
  16. Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (4:45)
  17. Band of horses - is there a ghost (3:02)
  18. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks (4:03)
  19. Telefon Tel Aviv - Fahrenheit Fair Enough (6:40)
  20. Trentemøller - Miss You (4:03)


Alright, so try reading the blurb with each song as you listen to it, one by one.  There are lyrics at the bottom if you’re interested.

Ratatat - Shiller

Thought I’d start the mix off with something kind of slow and trancy, but not too slow.  Shiller fit the bill :)  To be honest, I’ve been meaning to listen to more Ratatat - I only have LP3, and it’s pretty kickass.  From the point of view of the story arc of the mix, the boy is asleep and dreaming.

Metronomy - This Could Be Beautiful (It Is)

Again, this track is a little slow, but there’s an added percussive element which starts to drive the mix along.  The boy starts to wake up.

Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar

This track really emphasizes the percussion and motivates the topic of the next song - make sure you check out the music video (http://www.vimeo.com/1359710) to see what I mean (and because it’s kickass: in case it’s not obvious at first, the music corresponds to the objects that the train passes by.  Try to match the sounds with the objects).  The boy is almost completely awake; he’s looking out the window of the train he’s on.

Guillemots - Trains to Brazil

One of my favorite indie rock songs.  Lots of quirky instruments (whistles, handclaps, etc.), a catchy tune, cool lyrics :)  As far as the story goes, the boy is basically just on a train to brazil, lamenting about this girl he’s still in love with.

Elbow - The Bones of you

Another indie rock song - I like the ebb and flow of the vocals, the strumming, the gradual addition of the chorus, the drumming, the lyrics, pretty much everything about this song.  This is the second storytelling song in the mix - while on the train, the boy hears a song that reminds him of a girl he’s still in love with that he hasn’t seen in forever.

The Dodos - Fools

One of my favorite songs.  I originally discovered it as the background music for a skateboarding video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyVuBwfmSyQ&feature=player_embedded#)  In the story, this song could be taken to provide some background on the boy, I guess.

DJ Tiesto - Feel It In My Bones (Feat. Tegan and Sara)

I’m a huge fan of Tegan & Sara.  Definitely look into more of them if you dig the vocals - I especially like their album “The Con”.  In any case, there’s a kind of repeated idea of the bones, though that’s mostly coincidental.  Mostly, I think the trance/house elements of the song provide a bit of a welcome break from the indie rock of the last couple of tracks.  As for the story, the flashback is in full effect - the girl is talking about how in love she is.

Crystal Castles - Untrust Us

I’ll admit this is one of the more jarring transitions, unfortunately.  However, it introduces the beginning of an angsty note into the mix’s arc, foreshadowing the next track, where the message is that “it’s possible to love someone without treating them in the way that you want”.  The lyrics, such as they are, aren’t really relevant - it’s mostly the song’s title I’m working with, here.  I guess you could think that maybe, part of the reason for the discord in their relationship is that he’s doing drugs?  I’m not positive, but I think I discovered this one via stereogum’s top 100 tracks of 2008 (http://stereogum.com/archives/yearend-list/pitchforks-top-100-tracks-of-2008-1_041632.html)

Dub_Fx - Love Someone

Love Dub_Fx.  Definitely check out some of his youtube videos (like this one http://www.youtube.com/user/dowdenboy?blend=2&ob=1&rclk=cti#p/u/3/WhBoR_tgXCI).  This song extends the relationship troubles hinted at in the previous song and demonstrate the idealism on the part of the boy, starting to be tempered by reality.

Rhymefest - Bullet (feat. Citizen Cope)

I really like Rhymefest because he seems a lot more authentic than most mainstream rappers.  You should check out the entire album this is from - Blue Collar.  There are some stellar tracks on it.  In the story arc, the boy gets recruited and heads off to war.  For the purposes of the story, the boy can’t really die, so you can just see this one as being about the boy observing the horrors of war, rather than being a casualty of them.

Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State

I just like Lupe Fiasco because he’s all over the place, lyrically and rhythmically.  Also, the build-up to the end of the song flows SO WELL into the next song I couldn’t not use it.  In the story arc, the boy becomes disillusioned with the army and the government and becomes an “enemy of the state”, primarily in his political views.

Röyksopp - The Girl And The Robot

Röyksopp is one of those bands whose sound varies a lot from album to album, in my opinion.  I like some of their older material (like Melody AM), but in my opinion, it doesn’t hold a candle to their newer albums (Junior, The Understanding).  Like I said though, their sound just isn’t the same.  Their older stuff is kind of ethereal, minimal house/trance, whereas their new songs tend to have much stronger vocals and percussive elements, which I like (in case you managed to miss that ;))  The story progresses - burned out by the war, the boy throws himself into his school work (now that he’s out of the army) and his relationship with the girl suffers.

Florence And The Machine - Howl

This was actually a very late addition to the mix - I recently got this album and was listening to it while taking a break from making the mix and decided I couldn’t not include this song.  I really like the whole album, so check it out if you have a chance (assuming you liked the song).  More of the girl being hurt, but she still wants to try to fix the relationship

Vampire Weekend - Campus

Vampire Weekend is one of those hard to classify bands.  They’re indie rock, but they have a bit of a baroque pop sound, too.  Anyway, the boy and the girl have broken up, which kind of wakes him up.  He’s having trouble avoiding her.

David Guetta - Love is Gone

David Guetta is one of my favorite artists.  He has a ton of really cool songs that are all in more or less this same vein.  Check out Guetta Blasta and Pop Life (albums) if you liked this.  The boy and the girl realize they just don’t have that much in common anymore now that he’s been to war.

Gang Gang Dance - House Jam

This gem I discovered via Stereogum’s top 50 mp3s 2008 (http://stereogum.com/archives/mp3/stereogums-50-most-popular-mp3s-of-2008_042991.html)  This song symbolizes the passage of time.

Band of Horses- is there a ghost

Another indie rock track.  The boy is basically an insomniac now because he can’t stop thinking about that girl.

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Yet another indie rock track.  The music video for this one is super trippy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjecYugTbIQ) If you want to include the music video, I guess this could be him hallucinating as a result of sleep loss?  The lyrics don’t make a ton of sense, either.

Telefon Tel Aviv - Fahrenheit Fair Enough

A slower, trancey song again, to start winding things down.  The poor boy finally starts to get some sleep.

Trentemøller - Miss You

An even slower, more chilled out trancey track.  Even in his sleep, the boy misses this girl … the end.

Lyrics from start to finish:

Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
You should feel what I feel
You should take what I tell you
(Repeat)

Guillemots - Trains To Brazil
Aaahhhhh
aaaahhhhaaa
aaaah
You’re feelin old

Its 1 o clock on a friday morning
I’m trying to keep my back from the wall
The prophets and their bombs have had another success
And i’m wondering why we bother at all

And i think of you on cold winter mornings
Darling they remind me of when we were at school
Nothing really mattered when you called out my name
In fact, nothing really mattered at all

And i think about how long it will take them to blow us away
But i won’t get me down, I’m just thankful to be facing the day

Cos days don’t get you far when you’re gone

It’s five o clock on a Friday morning
one hundred telephones shake and ring
And one of them is from someone who knew you…….

And i still think of you on cold winter mornings
Darling they’ll still remind me of when we were at school
When they could never have persuaded me that lives like yours
were the hands of these eronious fools

And to those of you who moan your lives through one day to the next
Well let them take you next
Cos you live and be thankful you’re here

See it could be you tomorrow next year

Elbow - The Bones of You
So I’m there charging around with a juggernaut brow
Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
Telephone burn and a purposeful gait

When out of a doorway
The tentacles stretch of a song that I know
And the world moves in slow-mo
Straight to my head like the first cigarette of the day

And it’s you and it’s me
And we’re sleeping through the day
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Do I have time? A man of my caliber stood in the street
Like a sleepwalking teenager I know
And I dealt with this years ago
I took a hammer to every memento

But image on image like beads on a rosary
Pulled through my head as the music takes hold
And the sickener hits, I can work till I break
But I love the bones of you that I will never escape

And it’s you and it’s me
And we’re sleeping through the day
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I can’t move my arm
For the fear that you will wake
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And it’s you and it’s me
And we’re sleeping through the day
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

The Dodos - Fools
Our fathers have been entangled in things
He’s been squandering, he’s been squandering
And we don’t do a thing, ‘cause we’re busy and think
We’re just wandering, we’re just a-wandering like fools

His son is his prize, he tells a few lies
He’s got his father’s eyes, it’s in his father’s eyes
And he thinks in his mind that he’s just getting by
But he’s a compromise, he’s just a compromising fool

And the stance that we take isn’t much to bear
Yeah, we leave things to change on their time
And our failure to care for it leaves us blind
‘til we’re tired and we’re crazed in the mind

Now he lies on his back, and they tell him it’s that
It’s just a heart attack, it’s just a heart attack
Too late to return to the ones that you’ve earned
No they don’t give it back, no they don’t give it back to fools

And the stance that we take isn’t much to bear
Yeah, we leave things to change on their time
And our failure to care for it leaves us blind
‘til we’re tired and we’re crazed in the mind

I’ve been, I’ve been silent

DJ Tiesto - Feel It In My Bones
Blow by blow
I didn’t see it coming
Blow by blow
Sucker Punched

Rushes in
Here to stay
Rushes in
You are here to stay

What rushes into my heart and my skull
I can’t control
Think about it
Feel it in my bones
What rushes into my heart and my skull
I can’t control

I feel you in my bones
You’re knocking at my windows
You’re slow to letting me go
And I know this feeling also
This feeling in my bones

Left hook
I didn’t see it coming
Left hook
You’ve got dead aim

Rushes out
Run away
Rushes out
You always run away

What rushes into my heart and my skull
I can’t control
Think about it
Feel it in my bones
What rushes into my heart and my skull
I can’t control

I feel you in my bones
You’re knocking at my windows
You’re slow to letting me go
And I know this feeling also
This feeling in my bones

I feel you in my bones
You’re knockin at my windows
You’re slow to letting me go
And I know this feeling also
This feeling in my bones

I feel it in my bones
And then my skull feels (pressure)
I feel it in my bones (pressure)
I feel it in my skull
I feel you in my bones
You’re knocking at my windows
You’re slow to letting me go
And I know this feeling also
This feeling in my bones

I take a breath
Take a breath
With me blow by blow
Take a break
Take a break
From you you are here to stay
I take my heart out of my chest
I just don’t need it anymore
Take my hand up again
I just don’t need it anymore

I take a breath
Take a breath
With me blow by blow
Take a break
Take a break
From you you are here to stay
I take my heart out of my chest
I just don’t need it anymore
Take my hand up again
I just don’t need it anymore

I feel you in my bones
You’re knocking at my windows
You’re slow to letting me go
And I know this feeling also
This feeling in my bones

Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
la cocaina no es buena para su salud,
la cocaina is not good for you.

Dub_Fx - Love Someone
It’s possible to love someone
And not treat them in the way that you want
It’s possible to see your eyes
Be the devil in disguise with another front
And, it’s possible to change this world
Revolutionize the boys and girls
It’s possible to educate
The next generation that will rule the world someday

The changing times of the 21st century
Means nothing to me cos I would rather be
At the beginning of time, earth would be mine
Living in luxury
Discovering a world out there
Believing in the sun earth water and air
Take me there so I could see the world bloom
Standing on a sea cliff howling at the moon
Creating a world for the open minded
A unique perception of truth inside it
I know we could find it
It’s just a matter of where and when we collectively decide it
The world is not a vicious place
It’s just the way we’ve been raised
Discovering time and space
I know that we could make a change
Rearrange the way that we appreciate the world today

It’s possible to love someone..

Now as i start to put my mind into words
I stall I fall I’m loosing it all, my inhibitions
The thought of wasting a way
The fact that the music’s at a place not far away
Yet I stray and stick to my world
In love with my life my beliefs and a girl
Is it luck that I love this crazy place, the human race?
Don’t get me wrong I still think we could change
But this life and the fact that time exists
And were here and we don’t come equipped with it all
Half the fun is learning and I’m having a ball
While the world keeps turning my role is small
But I’ll make a change
I hope you’re feeling the same way
I hope you’re seeing what I say

It’s possible to love someone..

In this concrete jungle we live
Our survival is love that we give
Now my instinct is guiding my way
It’s true what they say
The world is your chance to create

Rymefest - Bullet
Straight outta highschool he didn’t know what to do
Wanted to go to college but no money was nothin’ new
Wanted to get away go see the world and do somethin’ new
He got approached in the mall by the army recruit
Told him “If you wanna go to school we got money too,
Sign up at eighteen you be you when you twenty-two”
He joined the army airborne got his uniform went to bootcamp got some
discipline Iraq is where they shipped him
He’s in the mission where bullets flyin’ and missin him
Wishin’ he was a kid again with his family in Michigan
In the midst of fightin’ militiamen, one round took down six of them
He ain’t really a killa though, takin’ a lotta risks
This is what a poor person do for a scholarship
He turned around and got a face full of hollow-tips
But don’t be mad, he died for the flag

Now what you’ve done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it won’t be long before, you’re pullin’ yourself away
What you’ve done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it won’t be long before, you’re pullin’ yourself away

Papa was a playa, knew just what to say ta’
Get the women back to his lair, and lay her
If sex had a trophy he’s the Hiesman touchdown
Hittin’ models and B-chicks in Buzztown
He got the women with crazy stares with his lady there
Thay ain’t care they like “Ooh look at his baby hair”
He took ‘em all put ‘em in a line hit five new chickens
He though they was fine
Got head from five dopefiends smokin’ a dime
And did it all raw dog, and dog I ain’t lyin’
Til’ he woke up one season with legions
He went to the doctor asked him what was the reason
The test read positive he couldn’t believe it
He tried to blame God askin’ why did he leave him
Pleadin’ please let the disease leave him
From women that he conquered, he caught the monster

Now what you’ve done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it won’t be long before, you’re pullin’ yourself away
What you’ve done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it won’t be long before, you’re pullin’ yourself away

Now when the sun goes down, north side of town
On the other side of the block, when cops ain’t around
On the same side of the street that ‘Pac hit the ground
Not in Vegas, cause every nigga got ‘Pac in him now
When my guys hit the block, and we provin’ we thugs
I ain’t on no swim team but you see pools of blood
Skip Judy when you die, she ain’t whose the judge
If you married to game then prove your love
Here’s a strap shorty, shoot it do it then do it
This ain’t a game this a organized movement
My hurt, my love, my pain, my stress
My strife, my wife, my life, my test
We made for more, we die for less
When you starvin’ in the ghetto I’ma right the rest
See my girl think I’m hard, and my Momma think I’m hard
But when I’m all up in the dark I just fall on my knees

Now what you’ve done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it won’t be long before, you’re pullin’ yourself away
What you’ve done here, is put yourself between a bullet and a target
And it won’t be long before, you’re pullin’ yourself away

Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State
Your attention please, your attention I need it
So I can sit you in a position from which I see it
Where I’m seated is scenic
Heavy-weighter, slim as the Machinist, so bulimic
Which means you somewhere in between it
I take it back for you like the Wild Stallions (Wyld Stallyns) of San Dimas
I’m in the market for low-mile 360 Modena’s
And a good organic cleaners
My car always a winner
Your car’s always pitted
We should call it Stanley Steamers
Most of my friends in gangs
My new nickname is Ghengis Khan
But without the ‘Ye, but his last name’s my side
I ride with the demeanors (the meanest)
I’m armed to the teeth
You’re Venus and you’ve never been to the Dinas (dentist)
School of Hard Knocks, I dean it
I done it, as well as a celebrated alumnus
I donate to the campus and my name’s on the arenas
But you can’t bring it to my court
Not even with subpoenas
Cause you can’t play my sport
But you can still cheer-lead us
And you can’t sit there
That section’s for the seniors
And the sexy senoritas
So just move up to the bleachers
How you gonna school me when I grew up with your teachers
I know that you can’t hear me
Cause I blew up all the speakers
And the power line is hanging
Cause I threw up all the sneakers
I ate up the imposters
And I chewed through all the pizzas
I blacked out with a black card
And I maxed out all the Visas

Uhh…Accreditation so prestigious
Just walk across my stage
Your life will be completed
Don’t need financial aid
Cause this is just some free shit
You been properly prepared
Throw your hats up in the air
I’m red hot, Chilly, (Red Hot Chili) I’m Anthony Kiedis
My spirit smells teenage
And Chi-town’s feelin’ excellent
We hit them with the President
See we set the precedent
I don’t feel I’m best
I just feel I’m better than…

Everyone… Everyone Around… Here
Everyone is so… near
So alone… So alone

See I don’t disagree
This is just a grievance
This ain’t dissin’
This is civil disobedience
How you gon’ make hip-hop
Without all the ingredients?
Lot of mouths to feed
Plus a lot of greediness
And that greed, outshines the neediness
What ni***s need is some “question they authority”
And tune out all the TV shit
And we be this
So I give ‘em more
You see I did it for…

Everyone… Everyone is so… near
Everyone has got… the fear
So alone… So alone

Yeah… I am back up on the airwaves
Feelin’ like a Soldier, and I ain’t talking where the Bears play
Flair, look how I Fred Astaire (further stair) down the staircases
‘Finna be a hair-raisin’ tortoise versus hare race
So you should hang around here (hair) like some earrings
I know attention’s all about how you pair things
So when I want them to hear me out
I just sit them next to some pictures of Rosa splitting with her titties out
And what’s written on her titties is what it’s really about
Then her vagina is some poor kids from China
Nipples nuclear missiles
Ass is a daughter without a dad
Back is like Afghanistan, Iraq
Health care hair
Drive by thighs
Education lips
HIV eyes
Environment feet
Justice get her so wet, brains get you brains
You can fuck her if you protest
But before you bust in her face, finish listenin’ to the tape…
Enemy of the State…

Röyksopp - The Girl and the Robot
I go mental every time you leave for work
You never seem to know when to stop
I never know when you’ll return
I’m in love with a robot

In the night, call you up and
Wanna know when you’re coming home
Don’t deny me, call me back
I’m so alone

In the night, wait up for you
Even though you don’t want me to
Go to bed, leave the lights on
What’s the use

So you want to understand me
You just see what you want to see
There’s no way I can help you out
You don’t know what it’s all about

Fell asleep again in front of MTV
God, I’m down at the bottom
No one’s singing songs for me
I can’t wait for tomorrow

When you’re gone and rain starts falling
I just sit here by the phone
Don’t deny me, call me back
I’m so alone


Oh, when you gonna come home?
Oooooh I just gotta know
When you gonna come home?
Oh

Baby I can’t stand it when you go to work
You never seem to know when to stop
I never know when you’ll return
I’m in love with a robot

In the night, call you up and
Wanna know when you’re coming home
Don’t deny me, call me back
I’m so alone

Florence and the Machine - Howl
If you could only see the beast you’ve made of me
I held it in but now it seems you’ve set it running free
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we’re apart
Drag my teeth across your chest to tast your beating heart

My fingers claw your skin, try to tempt my way in
You are the moon that makes the night for which I have to howl
My fingers claw your skin, try to tempt my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to

Howl, howl
Howl, howl

Now there’s no rolling back, I’m aching to attack
My blood is singing with your voice, I want to pour it out
The saints can’t help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallowed ground

Like some child possessed, the beast howls in my veins
I want to find you and tear out all of your tenderness

And howl, howl
Howl, howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them into hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters

The fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress
Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest
The saints can’t help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallowed ground

And howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them into hunters

A man who’s pure of heart and says his prayers by night
May still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright

If you could only see the beast you’ve made of me
I held it in but now it seems you’ve set it running free
The saints can’t help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallowed ground

Vampire Weekend - Campus
I wake up
My shoulder’s cold
I’ve got to leave here
Before I go
I pull my shirt on
Walk out the door
Drag my feet along the floor
I pull my shirt on
Walk out the door
Drag my feet along the floor

Then I see you
You’re walking cross the campus
Cruel professor
Studying romances
How am I supposed to pretend
I never want to see you again?
How am I supposed to pretend
I never want to see you again?

Walk to class
In front of ya
Spilled kefir
On your keffiyah
You look inside
And turn to the door
Drag your feet along the floor

Then I see you
You’re walking cross the campus
Cruel professor
Studying romances
How am I supposed to pretend
I never want to see you again?
How am I supposed to pretend
I never want to see you again?

In the afternoon
You’re out on the stone and grass
And I’m sleeping on the balcony
After class

David Guetta - Love Is Gone
Now that the love is gone !

What are we supposed to do
After all that we’ve been through
When everything that felt so right is wrong
Now that the love is gone ?

love is gone

What are we supposed to do
After all that we’ve been through
When everything that felt so right is wrong
Now that the love is gone ?
There is nothing left to prove
No use to deny this simple truth
Can’t find the reason to keep holding on
Now that the love is gone, love is gone

Now that the love is gone, what felt so right’s so wrong
Now that the love is gone

I feel so hurt inside, feel so hurt inside, got to find the reason

What are we supposed to do
After all that we’ve been through
When everything that felt so right is wrong
Now that the love is gone ?
There is nothing left to prove
No use to deny this simple truth
Can’t find the reason to keep holding on
Now that the love is gone, love is gone

Got to find a reason, got to find a reason,
Got to find a reason to hold !

Love, there’s nothing left for us to say, yeah !
Love, why can’t we turn and walk away ?

What are we supposed to do
After all that we’ve been through
When everything that felt so right is wrong
Now that the love is gone ?
There is nothing left to prove
No use to deny this simple truth
Can’t find the reason to keep holding on
Now that the love is gone, love is gone

Love is gone !

Gang Gang Dance - House Jam
Grrr.  I was completely unable to find these lyrics anywhere :(

Band Of Horses - is there a ghost
I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?

I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?
My house…

I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?
My house…

I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
I could sleep
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?
When I lived alone
Is there a ghost in my house?
My house…

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Save up all the days
A routine malaise
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy
Take your time

Think of all the ways
Momentary phase
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Every time you try
Quarter half the mile
Just like yesterday
I told you I would stay

Would you always
Maybe sometimes
Make it easy
Take your time

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
And remember: Measuring signal without measuring noise is like only counting the goals your team scores.
You may have noticed, however, that your mobile phone seems to spend an awful lot of time with its battery gauge saying it’s full, or at least almost full. Then, once you get to the half-full mark, the battery seems to go flat surprisingly quickly. This phenomenon isn’t as obvious with today’s low-power-consumption phones than it was back in the days of 20-hour standby times, but it’s still pretty hard to find a phone that doesn’t do it. There are two reasons for this. They are both bad. Reason one: A battery that stays (apparently) full for a long time makes a phone look good. Even if it doesn’t actually deserve to. Reason two: When your phone still (apparently) has lots of charge left, you’re more likely to use it. People who think their phone’s going flat will make fewer, and shorter, calls. And that makes phone companies sad.
LINCOLN: In my opinion, slavery will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. STEPHANOPOULOS: Excuse me, did an Elijah H. Johnson attend your church? LINCOLN: When I was a boy in Illinois forty years ago, yes. I think he was a deacon. STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you aware that he regularly called Kentucky “a land of swine and whores”? LINCOLN: Sounds right — his ex-wife was from Kentucky. STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did you remain in the church after hearing those statements? LINCOLN: I was eight. DOUGLAS: This is an important question George — it’s an issue that certainly will be raised in the fall. STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce him? LINCOLN: I’d like to get back to the divided house if I may.
(make sure you read the alt text) A Softer World: 298

(make sure you read the alt text) 

A Softer World: 298


My sheltered, religious friend was crushed when she discovered that her family’s “Christmas smell” — the special aroma that she had only ever smelled on Christmas morning — was, in fact, pot.
merlin:  Buck buck     Rules may vary, but generally the objective of the jumping team is to collapse or “break” the horse, and the objective of the horse team is to get a member of the jumping team to touch the ground without breaking the horse.

merlin:

Buck buck

Rules may vary, but generally the objective of the jumping team is to collapse or “break” the horse, and the objective of the horse team is to get a member of the jumping team to touch the ground without breaking the horse.