Films today show only a dream world and have lost touch with the way people really are… In this country, people die at 21. They die emotionally at 21, maybe younger… My responsibility as an artist is to help people get past 21… The films are a roadmap through emotional and intellectual terrain that provides a solution on how to save pain.

John Cassavetes (via man-of-prose)

'Carpe diem' doesn't mean seize the day - it means something gentler and more sensible. 'Carpe diem' means pluck the day. Carpe, pluck. Seize the day would be 'cape diem,' if my school Latin serves … What Horace had in mind was that you should gently pull on the day's stem, as if it were, say, a wildflower or an olive, holding it with all the practiced care of your thumb and the side of your figure, which knows how to not crush easily crushed things … Pluck the cranberry or blueberry of the day tenderly free without damaging it, is what Horace meant - pick the day, harvest the day, reap the day, mow the day, forage the day. Don't freaking grab the day in your fist like a burger at a fairground and take a big chomping bite out of it.

Nicholson Baker. With thanks to Whiskey River. (via crashinglybeautiful)

Le Rambles

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Berlin Bar Hounds - Le Rambles

With a lead singer, Jacob Borg, that’s a dead ringer for The National’s Matt Berninger’s baritone, it’s not hard to immediately like Berlin Bar Hounds’ Le Rambles. I had to post this in the morning because song reminds me of waking up; a slow growth, gentle piano keys, soft vocals,  a culmination of beginnings for more than two minutes, until we reach the chorus. Eyes still raw from sleep, mind awakening, sound growing.

And it all makes sense, considering Borg wrote the song in his bedroom.

If you dig the sound, you can download Le Rambles for free here.