Thursday, June 2, 2011

he was good.

i was cleaning out my wallet late last night (i couldn't sleep) and out fell an old post-it note with handwriting i didn't immediately recognize. 

about a year ago i had walked into a corner shop called Speakertree Records in downtown Lynchburg, VA. i was looking to replace my O album by Damien Rice with no luck, it wasn't on the shelves.

Instead, i walked out with okkervil river and a post-it with a suggestion he had for me. 

there it sat in my wallet until a restless night a year later. 

"so i found myself a sweetheart 
with the softest of hands
we were unlucky in love but i'd do it all again."

"to be lonely is a habit
like smoking or taking drugs
and i've quit them both
but man, was it rough"

i'm thinking that guy was right. thank-you, for the post-it.


J. said...

I LOVE Jenny Lewis. Rilo Kiley is one of my favorite bands.
Did you know that Jenny Lewis was the main daughter in the silly movie 'Troop Beverly Hills'? (Please tell me you watched that movie as a youngster. . . )

Owlie said...

i love when i find new music that i can really get in to!

thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, it really meant a lot! hoping saturday goes well and i get lots of business!!!

have a great rest of the week!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

hey, i remember that trip! isn't it crazy, in some ways it seems like you just left, but then again, sometimes it seems like you've been gone for years. so, um, shouldn't you come back to visit your in-laws? i think so.


April said...

Definitely. Rilo Kiley sings some of my favorite songs in the whole world.

Micaela said...

j, are you kidding? Me and Marianne LOVED "Troop Bev. Hills!" Shelly Long was adorable!!! haha i had no idea! :) you have to send me some of her stuff... i can't believe i haven't had it in my life before! Jessie, 13 DAYS! can't wait to see you!!!!

Brittan, i really meant my comment... you are one talented sweet girl for sure! good luck and i wish i could go xo

D, it was when we were together! awww i miss our fun times :) i know right?! i need to get back to VA... i miss it! i miss the colors and the weather but most of all you girl fiancee!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

This is so cool!! Lucky you found it :)

Rhianne said...

eee, I love it when things like this happen. Thomas is my post it person, he is always finding me music I will like :)

Love jenny lewis, we saw rilo kiley years ago and her voice is just wonderful.

kimbirdy said...

i love that song! and jenny lewis. listening to her rabbit fur coat album takes me back to a really special place when i was in san francisco with my pixie haircut, unsure whether or not i was having feelings again for an old college boyfriend {i was} and whether or not i should move on those feelings {i did... he's now my hubby}. oh those were some really good days!

Stina G said...

I LOVE that song! I think I first heard it on a tv show and just had to track it down!

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