No matter where I am in the world, I almost always find myself in the midst of anxious reflection on Friday afternoons. The world slows down, as if urging me to take a step back. To process my thoughts and let the emotions settle in.
In a way it is a somber reminder of the finitude of life. A subtle disclaimer attached to the excitement and promise of the weekend–really, of life.
Closing my eyes, “I could see for miles, miles, miles…”
I don’t think I’ve ever posted about anyone younger than the 15-year-old Gab Strum, or Japanese Wallpaper, from Melbourne, Australia. In an email to me Gab wrote, “I don’t really know where I’m going with this music or what I want it to be, it’s just kind of music that I’d want to sit around my room and have looped for hours.” Cool. That sounds like the kind of music I want to listen to as well. Have a listen to Gab’s Bon Iver Remix and check out more of Japanese Wallpaper’s electo/ambient sound over at bandcamp.
Slowing down for a minute while the Wales newcomer Osian Rhys gives a little folk remedy to my soul. His forthcoming EP Long Time Gone should make for a good cry. I’m thinking a more acoustic Bon Iver tear up type set. Who doesn’t love getting sad and eating cupcakes with their computer? I do. We’ve been through a lot, my Macbook and I.