I am officially going on break from writing for a while because I’m juggling a bit too much right now between work, freelance work, and school. This was always meant to be a passion project, and right now, that feeling is not in my heart. I can’t wait until it returns!
A modern day Western of a song.
Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism, often translated as ‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down’. The phrase itself has no meaning in Latin and can only be mock-translated as a Latin–English pun.
Today, I feel disappointed and tired on so many levels today. The Budos Band strikes me as the proper fellas to see it through.
I’m just making a new category called “Orville Peck” because I talk about him so damn much.
Today, I had a wonderful exchange with my friend TK:
TK and I have been friends for 12 years. Our friendship is very much marked by the aughts. Having first been introduced on MySpace, we met for the first time in person in New Orleans when he was visiting with his wonderful friends and bought my 2008 Bonnaroo ticket. We’ve stayed in touch ever since with ebbs and flows mostly because I ebb in most of my relationships (still working on this, friends).
Suffice to say, he is wonderful friend and knows me well. Thus his recommendations are some I hold in highest regard. When he texted me about the latest Waxahatchee album, Saint Cloud, I immediately turned it on.
I love this album and captures all the feelings and cultural trappings I feel so personally to boot.