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Coloring Club Plus — 10/28/19

Oct 28

Bonus video:
The sun was shining today on the sycamores of Sweet Street today and I was able to capture a video of them.

 

 

 

Today’s Celtic letter “F” is dedicated to Fall.

On my way to GR while listening to pandora radio –it’s synching with my car’s blutooth again– I heard some good jams. Risking an accident by writing them down, three of them will be posted in the near future, including one today.

Oh, Inverted World is the debut studio album by American indie rock band The Shins, released on June 19, 2001 to critical acclaim.

“New Slang” released on February 19, 2001 as the lead single from it. Written by guitarist and vocalist James Mercer, it concerns his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico and his experiences there in his late 20s. The lyrics are fueled with “angst and confusion,” as Mercer was finding himself constantly depressed and disconnected from his friends and scene.

The song began to be licensed in a variety of media beginning in 2002, including various television programs and a McDonald’s advert that aired during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Although the song never charted on any international charts, it became a sensation following its appearance in the film Garden State (2004), where a character referred to it as a song that “will change your life.” The band saw increased record sales and notability as a result.

The song’s music video was directed by Lance Bangs, and features shots filmed in Albuquerque and Portland, Oregon.

 

 

Gold teeth and a curse for this town
Were all in my mouth
Only, I don’t know how they got out, dear
Turn me back into the pet
I was when we met
I was happier then with no mindset

And if you’d took to me like a
Gull takes to the wind
Oh, I’d a-jumped from my trees
And I’d a-danced like the king of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would have fared well

New slang when you notice the stripes
The dirt in your fries
Hope it’s right when you die, old and bony
Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall
Never should have called
But my head’s to the wall and I’m lonely

And if you’d took to me like a
Gull takes to the wind
Well, I’d a-jumped from my trees
And I’d a-danced like the kind of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would have fared well

God speed all the bakers at dawn
May they all cut their thumbs
And bleed into their buns ’till they melt away

I’m looking in on the good life I might be doomed never to find
Without a trust or flaming fields am I too dumb to refine?
And if you’d ‘a took to me like, well
I’d a-danced like the queen of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would have fared well

Songwriters: James Mercer

9 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 10/28/19

    1. I’m noticing Diamond, which I turn onto, also is lined with sycamore. Maybe the whole neighborhood was planted with them. It was good to write that song and group down as short term memory always leaves me hanging by the time I get home. I need to see if pandora has a listening history on it.

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  1. The beginning hooks you right away. Very cool song.

    I like when the trees reach over the roads. Our driveway had trees that did that at one time before they were trimmed.

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