Tag Archives: conor oberst

On keys to open secret doors, and other teenagerhood nonsense

I clearly remember downing a plastic bottle full of gin and tonic in the bitter cold of Austria’s winter. Feet in the snow, dirty jeans, more probably than not a band t-shirt, an overcast sky. We giggled, faces hidden by the water vapour coming out of our mouths. My hands felt raw and numb. Our […]

Here’s to you and your Shell Games

I might have thought that this song was too catchy when it came out and that Bright Eyes has definitely changed, for the best or for the worst (I’m not quite sure yet). But I do enjoy the kangaroo in the video, the cuteness of that girl as well as (and that’s my heart taking […]

We Must Come Home Again

I would very much love to hear about Adam Gnade‘s creative process, about the way he writes and thinks and records; or, maybe, see him live. Have him speak little, drink something fancy and dirty and rockstarish like red wine or whisky as he sits crouched on a stool in the middle of a dimly-lit […]

day 11; a song from your favorite band

Back when he didn’t suck, Conor Oberst was amazing. Every time I thought of him, I did a big huge swoon. He accompanied a lot of my troubled teen years, especially the awful nights and really dark days. I think the first time I saw him live, even though I was in a fucked up […]