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One Song 
29th-Jul-2009 12:39 pm
I'm gonna cheat, because I'm linking to two more songs.

So last week? thegreenyear shared Storm Large's awesome video for "Eight Miles Wide" (NSFW, but brilliant!) on Facebook. I had a "Why did no one in Portland tell me about this person who has apparently been around for years? You have failed me!" moment.

And I clicked on "related videos", and discovered "Ladylike", and dude! Downloaded. Listened obsessively. Went back and downloaded tons of stuff.

Which is how I discovered my new favorite song, which I had to play three times on the way home last night because it makes me so bouncy.

"Under You".

So much love!

And I listen, and it brings to mind old lovers I never stopped loving, just transitioning from Relationship into playful friendship (and sometimes more); it reminds me of the way Layne held me and of B. singing as he drove and otherAdam's sly grin, and I am so lucky, because all that love never went away, it just transmuted. There doesn't have to be a villain and a victim. Sometimes it's two people who love each other but aren't meant to be life partners. And sometimes you find yourself in that person's bed again, but with no pressure, and lots of laughing (but no pointing!), and the comfort that comes with being old lovers and dear friends.

And so I hear this, and I dance to this, and I see your eyes, hear your laugh, and I could love you always, and I will love you always.

Switching gears:

It also reminds me of Jessa. Because when she and Seth break up, she takes a deep breath and she books it out of town, gets a convertible and just drives. And oh, man, is this a driving song!

She has a wander and sorts herself out; she sees the country outside of Shayara, and ends up at the Sanctuary for a little while and takes a lover, and she goes home to Shayara eventually - and she and Seth ease their way back into being best friends, and the rest of her life is pretty damn happy, if shorter than it ought to be.

Switching gears:

And like I said, it's a driving song. And I might get to go on a road trip soon. And we will be goofy and sing and get our hair all tangled up with the windows down.

And I'm lucky.

What's your song today?
29th-Jul-2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Sadly, the song that won't leave my head today is "A Night On Dildo" by the Arrogant Worms.
29th-Jul-2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
I counter with "Best Cock on the Block" by Bitch & Animal.
29th-Jul-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)

You're cock-blocking me?
29th-Jul-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Here. :)
29th-Jul-2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I am familiar with the piece. :)

(Got played to me a LOT by Torontonians for some reason.)
29th-Jul-2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Heh. :)

Another fun driving song, too.
29th-Jul-2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Yes. Mostly by girls in cars.
29th-Jul-2009 05:04 pm (UTC) - Since you asked...
29th-Jul-2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
For some reason, it's Meat Loaf doing "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad".
29th-Jul-2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
I loved finding a jukebox in a bar in Brooklyn that had that and Elvis's "I want you, I need you, I love you" on it so I could play them back to back and watch people in the bar who never realized they were linked put it together.
29th-Jul-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
After you shared "8 Miles" yesterday, I went and bought her whole album on iTunes. Because dude.
29th-Jul-2009 05:17 pm (UTC)

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29th-Jul-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
I can hear that, loud and clear.
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29th-Jul-2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Makes me smile, too, in a situation that is hard to smile about.
29th-Jul-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
*lots of hugs*

And sometimes it just takes time.

Who knows what will happen in the future.

There have been a couple of relationships I'd been involved in in the past...the breakups were painful, but years later, there was discussion, and even friendship. (In one case, there was a *lot* of years).
29th-Jul-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
At this point, I don't see it - for lots of reasons I'm not going to unload here, because this is a joy post, not a negative post. :)
29th-Jul-2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
And joy is a very good thing :D
29th-Jul-2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
29th-Jul-2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
How did you learn to love like that? And do you think it's possible to learn if you've been doing it poorly for many, many years?
29th-Jul-2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
...I don't know!

Having just read Nesweek's article on poly - maybe it's partly due to having a poly nature? Im not wired to stop loving someone just because I love someone else.

Which isn't the same thing, but - I just woke up from a nap, and my brain's not totally online yet. I will keep pondering this.

I guess... in cases whether the other person didn't do anything Wrong, where it just happened that we were cut out to be better friends than bf/gf or gf/gf... well, I don't stop loving people, especially if they're still my friends.

Tangential - Adam and I actually broke up for a year... and stayed living together, even stayed in the same bed. Because we still loved each other, and were still best friends - just needed to figure out what we were best as. (We hadn't dated much before moving in together; it was all long-distance.)

I ended that year by proposing to him; we'll have been married five years in October.
29th-Jul-2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I heard "Eight Miles Wide" on Shakesville last week, and it was stuck in my head when I woke up this morning.
29th-Jul-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
And yeah, i'm with Talix18. I've never been intimate or involved with anyone I would take back now.
29th-Jul-2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
i'd never heard "under you" and i LOVE. IT. thank you!
29th-Jul-2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Good song. Good good song.

I've got Rilo Kiley's "Pictures Of Success" stuck in my head and I don't quite understand why.
29th-Jul-2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Have you heard Storm's "I Want You to Die"?
I love that song. But today I'm listening to Nickel Creek's "When In Rome", thanks to pretzelcoatl.
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