||"Tear of the Goddess"
||II: Grasp of the Undying
||This band does not exist, but they make great music.|
||Remember when you thought Muse was going to be more than just a pastiche of Muse's potential? Or wait, was that me?|
||Remember when you figured out what that knob did?|
||How did we fall in love before we had these laptops?|
||Before we had these engines of glory?|
||"Fallen King - Rerecorded"
||Was there ever actually a time before nostalgia?|
||Hell In the Club
||"The Phantom Punch"
||Didn't we invent levers to lift ourselves into the air?|
||"Welcome to the Show"
||Right before or right after hair spray?|
||For The Win
||"What You See Is What You Get"
||More Than You Know
||Sincerity is not a defense.|
||Your free membership of any given community is always contingent, and even a season is a community.|
||"Heavy - Acapella"
||One day some vampires come, and they claim they are allowed to get coffee and snacks if it's dark outside.|
||The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
||"Dillon and Her Son"
||And you stand up and say "See, I told you sales tax would lead to this."|
||"Alive In The Spring"
||And you get your ass pitched, and the vampires get more snacks.|
||Make Out Monday
||Maybe you should have shut up and danced.|
||Woglum / Feldspar
||Maybe by morning, the past will be different.|
||"Blood and Chaos"
||Blood and Chaos +1
||Everything counts in loud amounts.|
||By morning, the vampires will be weaker and you will be stronger,|
||and you will retake the streets,|
||"Psychic (feat. Mad Hed City)"
||or whatever is left of the streets|
||or of the morning.|
||And you may object that you were not consulted on this wording,|
||"Burn the Sky"
||or this inevitability,|
||and thus are not responsible for these specific interpretations of policy.|
||"Sora ni Utaeba (My Hero Academia)"
||But these implications were always clear.|
||Or not clear, but impossible to|
||"You Shook Me All Night Long"
||The Ultimate ACDC
||unhear once suggested.|
||"I'll Come to Thee"
||If you're about to make somebody feel uncomfortable, you should probably have a good idea whether the particular discomfort is a manifestation of dissatisfaction and resolve, or of helplessness and fear.|
||"Into the Light"
||Out of Light
||If it's the latter, you're being an asshole.|
||If you can't tell which it is, you're being a sociopath.|
||The difference between sociopathology and sociopathy is self-awareness. And feedback.|
||We will have these conversation again, but that's no excuse not to listen to them each time we do.|
||"Calling The Loas"
||Even when we can only think to repeat ourselves, we do so over different background noises.|
||Prayer I / II
||Arguably progress comes more readily from changing the context than from rewriting the anthems.|
||This is why "derivative", phrased as a criticism, is an admission of critical defeat.|
||Derivation is a quintessential human art.|
||We get up in the morning and derive a slight different today from how we tentatively think yesterday went.|
||We offer smug genuflections to the gods we imagine wanted us to feel this way,|
||Momoiro Clover Z
||and then we don't even notice when they walk right past us in spectacular matching outfits.|
||"Datte Atashino Hero"
||Datte Atashino Hero - EP
||Mythology is a technique for syllogizing joys out of impossibilities,|
||"Maze Of Mind"
||and this is all speculative machinery for the manufacture of legend.|
||And it sounds hopeless to debug machines by turning them off and standing in the quiet spaces where they usually run,|
||but we invented them by standing in quiet spaces where they didn't exist yet.|
||Most of the time, the problem with the machines is us.|
||"Your Suffering Will Be Legendary"
||Land of Weeping Souls
||The noise is us.|
||"What God Intended"
||We want to attribute our current fortunes to magic, so we can dream of further fortunes arriving faster than we can earn them.|
||The Cadillac Three
||We want to simplify our own responsibilities to breaking things instead of repairing them,|
||"How Far I'll Go"
||but there's often not actually that much difference between the two,|
||"Bon Jovin Always"
||and either way, when you're finished cleaning up we can go get|
||This week my daughter is making a band and a song out of 5 girls who hadn't even met each other before it began.|
||We Are The Empty
||"Alone in the Snow"
||Like all great ideas, this is a normal thing that all of life is like, compressed until it changes shape,|
||"It's Running Time! (Music from 런닝맨)"
||It's Running Time!
||and set spinning in lights.|
||"Jag kommer aldrig dö"
||The spinning helps us forget everything else,|
||"Dance of Pan"
||How to Tame a Heart
||in the same way that frames help us forget all the endless unpainted spaces,|
||Josh Abbott Band
||"Until My Voice Goes Out"
||so that a moment of grace isn't just a reminder of the virtual omnipresence of gracelessness.|
||"God & George Strait"
||And if we fall back, as we will,|
||monitors will be triggered, and help sent.|
||Even As We Speak
||"Such a Good Feeling"
||We will be resupplied|
||"Отв. за романтику"
||with the new models.|
||End Of Green
||"Dark Side Of The Sun"
||If the glass is half-empty, drink the rest and the glass will be ready for|
||"The Salley Gardens"
||The glass was empty once. The glass was full once. Which story do you want to hear tonight?|
||Did I tell you the one where the streets are made of appendices|
||First to Eleven
||"Shape of You"
||and desire is a glass wall we stand on either side of,|
||"Cold & Rain"
||Cold & Rain +3
||dreaming of the synesthesias from shape to warmth,|
||and humidity to loneliness?|
||"Resurrecting - Radio Version"
||You may know the devil by how he first promises that you will not be alone.|
||We Deserve This
||For that, too, he has erratic mythological devices,|
||sold in packages upgraded more often than the contents.|
||The power of recycling is being able to look at new promises and know that they have been countless other groundless fantasies before this,|
||"What Once Was Immortal"
||What Once Was Immortal +1
||and will yet be a fractal impacted blur of all possible fates,|
||and still relish this moment now when we see what this version of illusion turns out to conceal.|
||Inside this box are some swords of dissidence,|
||and a dance floor on a warm night,|
||and a place that welcomes you back|
||the first time you arrive.|
||"To Kati Pou Exeis - Radio Edit"
||To Kati Pou Exeis
||All cities are permutations of the implications of walls,|
||Elza Soares e Pitty
||what they exclude as much as what they enclose.|
||Inside these walls is an infinite labrynthine metropolis of defiance and triumph.|
||"Dancing On My Own"
||Inside this box is a voice that can surround your heart.|