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lately,

exact moments in songs that move me:
3:00―3:15/ pull/ spooky black
6:14―6:20/ waves/ lia ices
1:33/ warm foothills/ alt-j
2:54/ blush/ violents
1:11/ aurora/ björk
3:01/ gone/ m83

"when words become unclear, i shall focus with photographs. when images become inadequate, i shall be content with silence." — ansel adams

“nobody tells this to people who are beginners, i wish someone told me. all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. but there is this gap. for the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. but your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. and your taste is why your work disappoints you. a lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. most people i know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. we know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. we all go through this. and if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. it is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. and i took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone i’ve ever met. it’s gonna take awhile. it’s normal to take awhile. you’ve just gotta fight your way through.” — ira glass

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Broken Social Scene / Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl (Live)

I was shuffle fed this beautiful song a few days ago and it immediately brought back the good memories from middle/high school. I googled videos of their live performances, watching almost every version when I stumbled upon this little gem featuring Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), and Amy Millan (Stars). It is so magical. I love how this reaches such a level of intensity that wind starts blowing through everyone’s hair towards the end at 3:45.

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    My favourite part is when Amy sings. Lovely all around though.
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    there’s a longer video of this live performance where at the end you can hear emily go ‘i missed my friends’. always...
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    For me, I was 18 when I heard this song and thought damn, I wished I was 17 again and then I realised there’s actually...
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    This song always reminds me of how many years it’s passed since I’ve heard it. I think I first encountered it when I was...
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  11. aleakimsm said: one of my favorites! :)
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    park that car / drop that phone / sleep on the floor / dream about me
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    they are very good…but i wouldn’t expect anything less when they have about 20 people in their band…who pretty much all...

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