Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sun Kil Moon - Lost Verses

my song of the year.

deep wistful fragile melancholy remembering that is best said as kozelek-ey pulls longing and anxiety like fraying thread through the veins. and then as tears are choking, hope comes from the shadows with defiance and quietly half-smiles triumphant...

this man has been the soundtrack to my year. has said everything i couldn't on the days when coping is the best we have to get us through... and as has he has done for so many years now, set a benchmark for truthfulness in art that most in any medium fail to come close to... i don't know how he does it but i hope he never stops...

comes from April, my album of the year. not gonna make you smile much with chipper glee, it's not charming, and it's not adorable. but i beleive it's the real deal. go buy it. preferably direct from Calo Verde records.


  1. Interesting, I discovered this album for the first time in the wee small hours of the morning today when I couldn't sleep. No bull shit here and I love that. It's on frequent rotation on m iPod now along with Bon Iver and Sigur Ros.

    Here's hoping that you find 2009 full of redemption.

  2. and to you to Amy. lovely to have met you in 2008. Happy New Year. x