the depressing elation of bittersweet rock anthems about youth

Here’s a cool cover of Bruce’s Glory Days by Basia Bulat. It’s the pianoette that really makes it work!

This got me pondering the weird power the original Glory Days and songs of that ilk—-those raucous, feet-stomping, hand-clapping anthems that get people singing, smiling, laughing and YET the song permeates you with a bittersweet melancholia. It’s a tricky recipe. Was trying to think of other songs like that. Mellancamp’s Jack & Diane comes to mind. More Than A Feeling by Boston?

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tippi & her friends

Yes, things like this are happening in the world (!)

Tippi’s story will give you heart explosions. (Thank you to Kate for sending!) Original link with lots of photos here. And be sure to watch the doc trailer…

the lion ranger

OB-SESSED:

earth bag homes in haiti

Just read about Konbit Shelter’s successful kickstarter campaign to go back to rural Haiti and teach people how to build solid, sustainable earth bag structures. Not only fascinating and brilliant, but also some of the loveliest hand-made houses I’ve ever seen.

limitation as inspiration

Brilliant revelation or reminder.

les twins

RIVETING. (This performance has 13.5 million views… about 3.5 of those views were mine.)

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the first 70

My sister-in-law sent this to me. Looks like a gorgeous and important documentary.

grimes love

Not crazy about the video (though it is appropriately Halloween-y), but the synths make me high.

creepy cool

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before midnight

CĂ©line and Jesse… the saga continues!

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