A thousand men have fallen for her white eye
A thousand anchors couldn’t hold back this ship
All her lovers
Will sleep forever and ever
marika hackman - ‘81
i remember being at a gig when she announced she was doing a joanna newsom cover and internally screaming + fumbling for my phone to record + making awkward creepy-grinning eye contact all at the same time. i rarely like covers of joanna newsom songs, but this makes me so happy.
Of Monsters and Men | Silhouettes
SKULL AND CROSSBONES (8tracks)
O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
-walt whitman, 1865
Мельница - Невеста Полоза (The Serpent’s Bride)
translating again because needed to share because of all the fairy tale feels, and just listen to it because it’s lovely.
Oh, that’s not dust on forest roads.
Oh, don’t go to the sorrow, girl, don’t touch
Don’t wake the magic, look away.
It’s the serpents’ wedding.
Didn’t know the evil,
Didn’t look away.
So now you belong to us and it’s all your own fault.
There’s mist over the clearing
The serpent king is waiting
And you’re to be his wife.
Hold me close,
Lay me down on a silken bed
And caress me
And don’t let me go out alone.
I can’t find the serpent’s potion.
I don’t dare to look up at you.
Tanned with scales
I’m to go with the snakes into the autumn’s ash.
I can hear the serpent’s voice like dust,
His golden eyes huge and filled with hunger
He calls me do descend,
"Oh, my dear, come down,
I’ll embrace you in 33 coils”.
Rachel Sermanni - Breathe Easy
And I’ll shelter you from harm
and my love will keep you warm
until all these fears have gone
It looks like a piano and it’s played like one too. But Leonardo da Vinci’s invention, the concept of which is preserved on paper records hundreds of years old, would sound like a violin.
For centuries, the instrument has not been heard — until now.
Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki recently built the “viola organista” and debuted his interpretation of it at a piano festival in Krakow, Poland, last month.
Zubrzycki posted video of his concert last week [above]. A Q&A by Tygodnik Powszechny with Zubrzycki (translated via Google Translate) reported the pianist finding Vinci’s notes on the instrument dating to 1489.
Further research led Zubrzycki to learn about physical constructions of the instrument dating to the 1600s, but “none has survived to our times,” he said.
Zubrzycki took it upon himself to begin reconstructing the instrument in 2009.
But he wasn’t the only one. Akio Obuchi constructed and played his own viola organista in 2004. Zubrzycki said though that Obuchi’s several iterations of the instrument have flaws.
‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ Zubrzycki said of his reconstruction of the instrument, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Actually teared up…what a beautiful instrument. Those lower tones are absolutely marvelous.
(Shoutout to thosefourstrings for bringing this to my attention and honestly making my day.)
Daughter - Run
While I powder my nose, he will powder his guns
and if I try to get close he is already gone
don’t know where he’s going, don’t know where he’s been
he is restless at night cause he has horrible dreams
so we lay in the dark, we’ve got nothing to say
just the beating of hearts like two drums in the grey
I don’t know what we’re doing, I don’t know what we’ve done
but the fire is coming, so I think we should run
favorite singers → Tamsin Wilson || Wilsen
this is it, love, where the shadow meets the light
I can’t speak now
I can’t find an honest sound
Haruko - The Mountain Adventure
Then suddenly, a hundred wolves came out of the dark
their jaws wide open like hungry sharks
and they were all around the victim they had found
and I said, no one must get hurt tonight, no one has to die
let me go, I’ll be your friend, just let me go, please let me go
They told me I could go away
they would turn around and I shouldn’t stay
they would close their eyes, I shouldn’t hesitate
when they opened their eyes it would be too late
Мельница - Королевна
marika hackman - itchy teeth
if you’re a joanna newsom fan who hasn’t given marika hackman a try you’re throwing your life away.
You must go where I cannot, You must go where I cannot,
Pangur Ban Pangur Ban, Pangur Ban Pangur Ban
Nil sa saol seo ach ceo, There is nothing in this life but mist,
Is ni bheimid beo, And we are not alive,
ach seal beag gearr. but for a little short spell.