I stand corrected

March 13, 2010 § 11 Comments

The first time I ever listened to…. Vampire Weekend was in my oldest sister’s convertible Volkswagen beetle in the first hour of being in Los Angeles about a year ago. I arrived after sunset on an evening warm enough to keep the top down. An airplane flew right over our heads while listening to One (Blake’s got a new face).

The first time I ever listened to…. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros I fell in love with the sound. Some sexy chump played it on the computer, while sexy chump number 2 started singing the words. Sexy chump number 1 sang along, as I sat there listening with a fat grin on my face. I guess I lost my voice at a perfect time, because I would’ve attempted to sing if I had my voice, and everyone knows it is always awkward trying to sing a song you don’t know the words too. Thank you, Buddha!

Bob Dylan saved my life sophomore year. He kept me from making a huge mistake. On the way home from a certain park in a mini van, one fine Saturday evening, this good-looking punk put in a Bob Dylan cassette into the tape player. The first song to play was of course All I Really Want to Do by good ol’ Bob. “All I really want to doooo, is baby be friends with you”. I got the idea, yet my heart wasn’t broken at all. Thank you, Buddha squared!

All photos by Desiree Ferguson

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§ 11 Responses to I stand corrected

  • dillan4c says:

    Looked up Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and LOVE them! Great taste in music my friend! Also, thank you for the comment on the blog! 😀

  • Desiree says:

    Do you like Vampire Weekend? I love them a lot more, but I’m glad to have spread Edward Sharpe to someone.. you’re welcome!

  • dillan4c says:

    Yes! Vampire Weekend is pretty awesome! I’m a bit more towards Edward Sharpe though. Haha. I have some bad memories associated with Vampire Weekend. It’s a shame… I know…

  • Desiree says:

    oh NO! That’s terrible. I have really good memories associated with them. That’s funny how our minds work that way sometimes

  • dillan4c says:

    Haha, yeah… sad too… in my case, a girl whose favorite band was Vampire Weekend like totally screwed me over… hasn’t really been the same since. And I also like Edward Sharpe because it takes a TON of talent to incorporate that many people into a band! Plus they have awesome beards… I love beards… I had to shave mine off though. I might make a blog post about that actually. I really wish I would have been alive during the hippy days… and Edward Sharpe is pretty hippy! Haha.

  • Desiree says:

    god, I’ve always wished I grew up in the 60s. Such a crazy and different time. well, that’s too bad. But Edward Sharpe is a well qualified replacement for Vampire Weekend then 🙂 Beards are pretty sick. Of course I can’t and wouldn’t want to grow a beard if I could, since you know, I have a lot of estrogen in me! haha.

  • dillan4c says:

    The 60s, when people were actually alive… lol. Haha, yeah, I’d stick to no beard. I think it suits you better.

  • Desiree says:

    yeah, I think so too.. hahaha! so you make didgeridoos?

  • dillan4c says:

    Yeah! Well, right now I’m actually kind of an apprentice of sorts. I work with a guy to sell them. He makes them. I’m in the middle of making my first one right now though. It’s a pretty weird/difficult process but it’s fun. I love making things!

  • Desiree says:

    that’s so dope. I’ve tried playing? my friends didgeridoo and it was difficult.. I’m sure you’re an expert.. but that’s totally cool

  • dillan4c says:

    Haha, no, not really an expert… I can play though 🙂 It’s tricky to get at first but it gets easier. I wish I could say the same about life… haha.

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