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Ken - Ohio - 21 - sad boys 2001
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Everyone everywhere, please make an effort to not tell inside jokes to one person when you’re with other people. There are few things in life worse than having an inside joke explained intermittently between fits of nontransferable laughter.

Here’s a demo of a song I haven’t ruined with vocals (yet? i don’t even know) but I really love it. Acoustic, mandolin and electric. Terribly mixed and blended but they’re all there, I promise. And the electric is probably too loud. But you get the idea.

This was written whilst drunk on idealistic summer days spent in intermittent sunlight.


Here’s my commentary on the disaster that is the Keane tag…

I’m not trying to be mean but it is annoying for people who actually like and are fans of the the band to go through the tag and see the same post over and over again! Especially when it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the band! 

So for all the people out there who do this, please STOP! 

For fans of the band, continue to use Keane Band tag so we can avoid this garbage. 



You can listen to Hey Rosetta! playing “Bricks” and “Yer Spring” at the 2011 Polaris Prize Gala. I watched this livestreamed and didn’t think to record it visually, but hey, here’s the audio!

Seeds lost out to Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs that day, which surprised basically no one after it had won the Grammy for best album. In my mind forever, Seeds was #2; and coming in second place to what was deemed the best album in the American music dichotomy is not a bad thing.

(even though it’s on the CBC’s site you can listen in America! GO CANADA!)

I was criticized for singing along to the Canadian National Anthem at the Crew game on Saturday and I will never ever apologize. I sung along to the American National Anthem as well so deal with it.

Anonymous asked: You're a little tiny bit ignorant. People who fly the confederate flag are proud of it and display is because it symbolizes secession and the individuality and rights of each state, which was the original intention of this country, rather than being one homogeneous unit that is too large to be governed by a government that is so small in comparison. That's why you see the government getting bigger and overriding the rights of states (which is unconstitutional).

Trust me, I understand that, and I’m completely and 100% for the federal government being smaller and more power being given to the states, but that will never take away from the atrocities that the Confederate flag stood for. I understand there was an assortment of reasons for the south’s rebellion, but everything I’ve ever read has said reason #1, the main priority for the rebellion, was an attempt to keep slavery legal.

You can’t look past that. You just can’t.



the confederate flag is racist

"omg no it’s not! i’m just proud of my heritage!"

which is treating other human beings as property

"The Civil War wasn’t about slavery it was about State’s Rights!" 

yeah the state’s right to own slaves lmao

Yep yep yep yep yep. If you’re displaying the Confederate flag, I’m going to assume you’re at least a little tiny bit racist. Just a heads up.

(Source: almondmilkpapi)

Do y’all remember when Silly Bandz were a HUGE thing? What a time to be alive that was…

seagreen-seeblue asked: My friend and I were once talking about how years seem to go by faster, she pointed out how when you're 5, a year is one fifth of your life to date. When you're 25, a year is one twenty-fifth of your life. Interesting to think about

That’s exactly what I was trying to convey but with much more accessibility! Very well put. But it’s very interesting. Just means we have to take further advantage of our youth since time is only going to go faster later on in life, yeah?

My mother once proposed something interesting to me re: perception of time. She said that as we get older, we see time as going by faster and faster. The cause of this is, for lack of a good way of explaining it, your body of experience with time. Your perception of time is relative to how much time you’ve experienced. When you’re younger, time seems to pass slower. When you’re older, time seems to pass faster.

This is, by no means, any sort of revolutionary view. I’m sure it’s 42 different professors have documented this; but it’s always stuck with me for whatever reason.




My friend Sage Boggs gettin’ love from comedic tumblrs AGAIN. Follow him on Twitter if you know what’s good for you.



My friend Sage Boggs gettin’ love from comedic tumblrs AGAIN. Follow him on Twitter if you know what’s good for you.


I haven’t been able to find a song that really fits with my winter psyche, but this one seems to fill all the gaps nicely.

I love My First Tooth so damn much. So so so so so much.

Here’s a short story I wrote on Christmas Day in 2011, if I’m not mistaken. It’s not very good. And some of the analogies are borderline comedic. It wasn’t written with anyone particular in mind, but undoubtedly was written with two places/times in mind.

The first of which was a scenic viewing area near Cumberland Gap in Southern Kentucky or possible Western Virginia. My brother, a friend’s girlfriend and I had stopped there whilst traversing a state route. I could see the road go for what felt like forever.

The second was somewhere along the Cape Cod National Seashore. I had the privilege of visiting there on vacation with a friend & his family. It was so foggy you wouldn’t be able to tell there was an ocean 25 meters in front of you. I’m not sure what to call it, but it had what I can only refer to as “sand cliffs”. We had to descend about 100 stairs to get to the actual beach. I climbed as far up one as I could to get a frisbee for some kids who’d accidentally thrown it up there.

I’ve always loved stories that end abruptly. And paragraphs.

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Went on to OKC to add Chance The Rapper into my music section and then realized it was already there. Beat myself to it!

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