Archive for February, 2011

Monday’s Song: Modest Mouse, “Satin in a Coffin”

Posted in Monday's Song with tags , , on February 28, 2011 by sethdellinger

Satin in a Coffin

by Modest Mouse

You were laying on the carpet
like you’re satin in a coffin.
You said, “Do you believe what you’re saying?”
Yeah, right now, but not that often.
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

Well, you disappeared so often
like you dissolved into coffee.
Are you here right now or are there
probably fossils under your meat?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

Now the blow’s been softened
since the air we breathe’s our coffin.
Well, now the blow’s been softened
since the ocean is our coffin.
Often times you know our laughter
is our coffin ever after,
and you know the blow’s been softened
since the world is our coffin.
And now the blow’s been softened
since we are our own damn coffins.
Well, everybody’s talking about their short lists,
yeah everybody’s talking about death!

You were laying on the carpet
like you’re satin in a coffin.
You said, “Do you believe what you’re saying?”
Yeah, right now, but not that often.
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

Audio Poem: “Strawberry Tea”

Posted in My Poetry with tags , , , on February 27, 2011 by sethdellinger

Year written: 2006
Collection:  The Salt Flats

Strawberry Tea

I know of another woman
with an ivory throat
who washes clothes by hand
with Lava soap
and wakes each day
with flowers in her hair;
she doesn’t like bees
(although she’s never been stung)
this woman with the ivory throat.

When she plants a garden
(which she does, she does)
her plants grow plump
and juicy inside
and you can hear them sigh
as she walks by,
her gardening-skirt
rippling with her thighs.

Gifts From Enola

Posted in Concert/ Events, Rant/ Rave, Snippet, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 26, 2011 by sethdellinger

Like…OMG.  I was just surfing around Ticketmaster.com, trying to find something cheap and easy to go see or do in the next week or so.  I happened to come across a listing for a band called Gifts From Enola.  I was intrigued, as there is a town called Enola near Harrisburg.  They are playing in the same venue I saw Deerhunter at a few months ago in Cleveland.  So I looked them up. And they are a small post rock band.  (post rock is the genre of rock that is super-serious instrumental stuff.  There are not a lot of post rock bands, and seeing one live—even a smaller one—is a rare event.  A few of my most favoritest bands are post rock, such as Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor).  It’s on a day I have off (and I work midnight the next night) and tickets are six dollars. So even if it snows, I can just not go and I won’t be out a big loss.  This is a tremendous find.  And there are two opening bands listed who I haven’t even looked up yet!  This is major!  Check out the video for their song “Dime and Suture”,  posted below.  It is certainly not for everybody, but it is like whoa for me.

Posted in Snippet, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 25, 2011 by sethdellinger

One of the only articles, online or otherwise, I’ve ever found about Hey Rosetta!  HERE

Posted in Snippet with tags , on February 25, 2011 by sethdellinger

For those who were at all intrigued by my dual free newspaper situation:  it got a little more interesting this morning.  I went down to get my paper, and there was only one there.  It did, however, seem awfully heavy.  Upon opening the bag, I discovered there was both a New York Times and an Erie Times News in the SAME BAG.

Friday’s Film Clip, “12 Angry Men”

Posted in Friday's Film Clip with tags , on February 25, 2011 by sethdellinger

All in one shot, no editing cuts…

Borders means it when they have an “everything must go” sale!

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on February 25, 2011 by sethdellinger

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