May 18th, 2008

Willow

Dessert Party

I had a really great day today - the kind where you realise you are glad to be alive. It deserves its own non-tired, coherent post which I'll do tomorrow.

In the meantime, the other day kathrynlinge reminded me of the parties we used to throw back in the day ... feels like I'm reminiscing about the 70s but I'm not ... and I was just thinking, you know a day like today was a pretty typical day pre-the ex.

So I think it's about time I started throwing the kinds of parties I used to. First up, a dessert party! I'll try and pick a day before I go away but that's getting to be pretty soon!
Willow

on obsession

I still have a lot to say about the weekend but again, it will have to wait till tomorrow.

On the way home tonight I was listening to an interview by Richard Kingsmill with Death Cab for Cutie. The bit I caught was about their song "Possess your Heart" which is a song I *love* and I just think his voice is so perfect for it. In any case, Richard was saying that when you first hear the song you think it's a nice love song and then on a few more hearings, you realise its actually a bit creepy.

I'm not sure which band member he was speaking to but he was saying that what he was trying to encapture in that song was empathy for a person who is obsessed but to show that the creepiness in the obsession is when that person doesn't know that they have crossed boundaries. And it's the fact that they don't know, that makes it creepy.

Great song.