“I took the 101, like an idiot!”
JRO describing her morning commute

RAC + Alex Ebert, “Tear You Down”

Percolating percolating percolating percolating

“If you ever think Erik is making fun of you, you’ve misunderstood him.”


This is the most heartwarming thing someone has said about me in a long timeĀ 

“I don’t tweet, I twerk.”
a Certain Facetious coworker

Gregory Brothers, “Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover)”

As a follow up to yesterday’s post of “Little Wrecking Ball,” here is the Gregory Brothers cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” This version lacks all the obnoxiousness and the anxiety of the original and turns it into something substantially beautiful. As it begins, one may think that it sounds like a generic country version of any other pop song, but when their voices plunge into the chorus, the harmonies soar way high above the simple banjo-guitar-snare instrumentation to evoke a truly emotional plea. Farther along near the end of the song, they bring the chorus down to a whisper for which I have no qualm overhearing, and when they bring it back in full voice, I’m glad I did.

Miley Cyrus and Mumford & sons, “Little Wrecking Ball” (as mashed up by Isosine)

This shouldn’t work, but it kinda does. Dammit.