I saw the truth, I saw and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the ability to live on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of people.
—Fyodor Dostoevsky - “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man” (via noraaisacutie)
Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Read by Helena Bonham Carter
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
—Weight of Living, Pt. I
weight of living, pt. i // bastille
—Ya Hey (Vampire Weekend cover)
"Ya Hey" by Phosphorescent // Originally by Vampire Weekend
Earlier this year Matthew Houck released the excellent album, “Muchacho”, under his band’s moniker, Phosphorescent. That album features - hands down - one of the best songs of the year (“Song for Zula”). Since that album’s release, the band has been touring pretty heavily in support of the album. Recently, they sat down with California State University’s KCSN radio station to record some in studio tracks, at which time they brought out a cover of another one of the best songs of the year, Vampire Weekend's “Ya Hey”. The result is a delicate, melancholic lullaby that strips the original back to a somber piano piece with light accompanying guitar. Suffice to say, in the hands of Houck and his band, the song becomes another beauty altogether - a heartbreaking wonder that manages somehow to match (if not one-up) the original by delivering it weary and resigned instead of bright and headstrong.
Aloe Blacc, The Man, Wake Me Up EP
It’s a thin line between love and hate
hauntingly beautiful cover of Britney Spears’ Toxic
—Ai Se Eu Te Pego (Nossa Nossa)
NOSSA NOSSA, AI SE EU TE PEGO