about the header

12.13

wow, i’ve missed a couple headers in here – sorry bout that.  but really, does anyone read this page?   this one is called “the step and the walk” and features a photo taken on 12.12 of the british band the duke spirit performing at the fine line music cafe in minneapolis.  the lyric referenced is from their tune “the step and the walk”.  so then, a quite literal lyric and picture combo eh?  well, yea.  but the lyric is bloody brilliant and sum’s up a lot of stuff rumbling around in my head, so it’s fitting just the same.

here’s the full pic:

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7.25

this one is titled “exit through you (click me to get find an audio sample)” and features a lyric from the peter gabriel / joseph arthur / big blue ball track of the same name: “it feels like rigor mortis, but it tastes like bubble gum”.  ahh love.  or lust.  or fuck, pick an emotion – any emotion.  sometimes they can be confining and claustrophobic as hell, but oh – oh, they taste good don’t they?   the eternal dichotomy.

now, don’t get all excited and think that i’ve found love, or lust.  i haven’t.  i was just struck by the truth in the lyric.

the photograph was actually taken yesterday.  it’s a detail of a pic taken at the marjorie mcneely conservatory here at como zoo.  note the orange koi in the upper corner.  it was feeding time.   i imagine love is a lot like what a fish feels out of water.  suffocating hell.  <grin>

here’s the full pic:

exit through you or... suffocating love.

exit through you or... suffocating love.

(click to embiggan)

Exitin’ the shower
I forgot to wash my heart
Now the dust has turned to mud
Since we’ve been apart
This angel whispered in my ear
As I brushed my teeth
She said “Muddy hearts work twice as hard
And still can barely beat”
I know it’s true
I exit through you

You always did understand
That time ticks away
Everything you ever give
To cure you of delay
We’ve both been here so very long
Now we just pretend
To be head over heels in love
Like we’ve been saved again
It’s true
I exit through you
Exit through you

What use is it to wash that stuff away?
In every place that we have run to
All that we’ve begun with was (t)here to stay

[Exitin’ the shower
I forgot to wash my heart
Now the dust has turned to mud
Since we’ve been apart
This angel whispered in my ear
As I brushed my teeth
She said “Muddy hearts work twice as hard]
And still can barely beat”

Your eyes like brandin’ irons
Make impressions on my skin
I burn so very easy
When I’m proud of who I am
It feels like rigor mortis
But it tastes like bubblegum
All these words you need to say
They’re on the tip of your tongue
It’s true
I exit through you
Exit through you

What use is it to wash that stuff away?
In every place that we have run to
All that we’ve begun with was (t)here to stay

When my days have been clocked
And all the gates have been locked
When the way is all blocked
I exit through you
There’s only one way out

[Exitin’ the shower
I forgot to wash my heart
Now the dust has turned to mud
Since we’ve been apart
This angel whispered in my ear
As I brushed my teeth
She said “Muddy hearts work twice as hard]
And still can barely beat”

There’s only one way out
Only one way out

[Exitin’ the shower
I forgot to wash my heart
Now the dust is turned to mud
Since we’ve been apart
This angel whispered in my ear
As I brushed my teeth
She said “Muddy hearts work twice as hard]
And still can barely beat”

Only one way
I exit through you

[Exit through you]

One way out

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6.15

just a quickie on this weeks header…. the photo was taken off the coast of victoria, british columbia. quite possibly the most beautiful spot on earth.

the lyric, well that’s kate bush – cloudbusting. just seemed really appropriate as of late. been thinking a lot about people in my life and out of my life… lots of stuff bouncing around in my head.

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6.2

the photo:

a live shot from the siouxsie sioux concert from back in february. read all about it here. i quite like this shot. only in my mind, it’s me standing there on stage with 1000 of my adoring fan’s chanting my name and grabbing at my clothes and generally worshiping me.

is that so wrong?

what i love about this particular shot – the blue hue (apparently, that’s a theme – given last weeks header) and the white light hitting the outstretched arms of the people in the front. can you imagine what that would be like – to be the one on stage with this mass of humanity following your every move and word?

here’s the original photograph:

the lyric:

well the photo’s from a siouxsie sioux show, so it’s only fitting that the lyric is as well – it’s from her tune “if it doesn’t kill you” from her 2007 solo effort ‘mantaray’. a great tune. a great lyric.

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this week’s header was prompted by alexander bitching about my use of apostrophes. for the record, i have no clue whatsoever about how to properly use an apostrophe when denoting ownership or plurals – i do however, know how to use them in the context of your vs. you’re and they vs. they’re.

alexander – i just forgot. 🙂 deal with it. i was doing the last header quickly to get something up – and i just forgot the rule about your vs. you’re. your other comment about solos vs. solo’s – well that’s valid.

i’m not perfect. (and if you haven’t noticed before, i’ve flaunted the rules here on a consistent bases – no capital letters)

but i don’t go running around saying everyone should speak english whilst in america. those fuckwads should know proper punctuation and spelling.

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ok, enough of that – this weeks header is called “guthrie panorama” and is a photograph shot by yours (or is that your’s… lol) truly. a couple of weeks back, cb and i had the privilege of having an impromptu private late night tour of the amazing guthrie theater in minneapolis. one feature of the theater is the cantilevered bridge over the mississippi (they call it the “endless bridge”). according to the guthrie’s website:

One of the signature features of the new Guthrie, the cantilevered lobby known as the “Endless Bridge” is an observatory for the Mississippi River falls and landscape. Jean Nouvel’s primary goal was to create an exciting and inspiring place for people to gather at the river. The windows on the bridge walls are all set on predetermined sightlines. Framed and “forced perspective” views highlight and give focus to many nearby historical landmarks. Stretching more than half a block (178 feet) from the building face, the 30-foot-wide Endless Bridge towers over West River Parkway. One of the longest occupied cantilevers in the world, the Guthrie’s Endless Bridge is quite an engineering feat.

the photograph used in my header is shot from the end of the bridge looking back towards the building. the lights diffused perfectly on that still night.

here are some shots i took last april-ish (2007):

the line “we stand in the atlantic, and we become panoramic” – that’s from the tune nocturne by kate bush from her 2006 album “aerial”.

according to rolling stone – kate’s album was a 4/5:

“In case you weren’t yet born when Kate Bush released her last album twelve years ago, here’s the lowdown: This British art-rock siren created the template for ethereal female rockers such as Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, doing almost everything they do — years earlier and with more flair — everything, that is, except sell a lot of records in America. Given Bush’s protracted absence, the subtlety of her eighth studio offering seems particularly ballsy. Designed as an old-fashioned double album, Aerial offers the singer’s uncharacteristically restrained vocals over acoustic chamber music, low-key electronics and the late Michael Kamen’s final orchestrations. Featuring songs about Elvis, mathematics, her son and a washing machine, the first disc rarely rises above a musical whisper. The second, a conceptual work that follows nature’s course from afternoon to sunrise, slowly builds via fantastically gorgeous strings, a brief smattering of Spanish guitar, one slinky protracted groove built for “Nocturne,” and a duet of laughter and birdcalls on the throbbing title track. Akin to recent Antony and the Johnsons and latter-day Talk Talk, Aerial doesn’t deliver anything resembling a conventional pop tune. And this suits Bush just fine.”

nocturne is one of my favorite tunes from that album and i thought the lyric fit the nature of the photograph perfectly.

cheers!

kyle

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