"The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours" -Alan Bennett
Sometimes at the worst time something happens to make things all well again. Sometimes when I am out smelt fishing, just when it looks as if it will never brighten up, the sky clears, the ice turns a dazzling blue, and rays from the sun drop down onto our shoulders.
"…if there’s anything wrong, any threat to the sanctity of marriage in America, it comes from those of us who have the privilege and the right, and we have abused it for decades.
We have nothing to fear from [marriage equality]. We have nothing to fear from people who are committed to each other who want to share their lives and protect one another in the event of sickness, illness, or death. We have nothing to fear from love and commitment.”
Back in 2011, I blogged about a band called Oregon Bike Trail. I was captivated by Zach Yudin’s simple, straight-forward approach to sunshine pop song construction. He’s gone on to change the project’s name and repackaged his tunes for release with the good people of Secretly Canadian. Luckily for us, they also work with Jenn Wasner (she of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes) and Jon Ehrens (he of White Life, Art Department) who took some time to rework this single in all it’s fun-loving glory with their special brand of hyper-kitchy 80’s beatz.
The new Bigfoot LP will be out on April 30th. He’ll be hitting Europe for a string of shows after the mad crush of SXSW, so keep your eyes out for him Euros!