Thanks To AliFayre for showing my how to convert my files :) Here is a song treat for you!
Random side note… Do you ever think a song lyric is one thing and it turns out you’re wrong? Because in this song I thought it went “If all our heartaches were INTERSTATE, They’d go all the way up to heaven and back”
but in reality it’s “If all our heartaches were IN A STACK, They’d go all the way up to heaven and back”
[‘I Taught Myself How To Grow Old’] is a tricky tune, because it can mean a lot of different things, I think. I’ve heard it back since, and it was shocking to me that it was as blunt as it was. I think the emotional activity in that song is more talking about not just myself but the way that a person can, when they’re younger, aspire to being older, aspire to feel in some ways more like their heroes. In my late teens and through my twenties, the people that I admired and the people that I looked up to in my life were older.
My grandfather, for instance, or some of my musical heroes or literary heroes or people to me who were heroic who were artists. They were people who were older and lived a more sophisticated kind of life. And some of the pain associated with that, some of their problems, which were adult problems, I think that somehow it seemed like a romantic notion to take those on as a young man. Just by writing that song, it was some way of admitting or figuring out that it wasn’t necessarily the right decision, you know?
It’s kinda like be careful what you wish for. If you decide that you wanna live like Tom Waits or something, so you wanna move to the dark side of the street or live in the back of a barroom to feel their feelings, then you’re in your early twenties by the time that you would have had the experiences of spring or summer of your life. You might end up in a bit of a darker place than you expected.
I feel it necessary to make a check list of things to do now that the semester is over so...
I should probably start by paying my bills before Jan 1.
and I should probably take advantage of the blood-shot-eyed customers that come into my restaurant before and after shopping (and trampling people, things like that)
I should also try to read a book because it sounds like a smart person thing to do
I should probably do something with all these goddamn corks people are collecting for me at work. Seriously I’ve got a massive bowl full I’m running out of people to make cork garlands for
BUT BEFORE ALL OF THIS…
I am going to take a nap, try not to blow my brains out before grades are posted (after who knows), and I would also like to sit around and play monopoly with a bottle of wine and a Ryan Adams record. It’s magick It’s magick!
Patty Griffin & Friends featuring Jack Ingram Benefiting Grounded in Music Thursday, January 21, 2010 Doors/Bar @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm The Paramount Theatre Tickets: $100 - $35 Donate $100+ or make $10+ monthly gifts for Presale access* - Must act by Noon, Sat Dec 12th.
Dierks Bentley’s song “Beautiful World,” recorded with Patty Griffin, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. The 52nd annual Grammy Award ceremony will be held on January 31, 2010 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.