My Ryan Adams poster from Berkeley in 2017 came down today. I’m pretty pleased with the new upgrade though! Signed and sealed with memories from a fantastic intimate performance at @mondavicenter @ucdavis, where Colin Meloy asked for requests and then told me he didn’t feel like playing California One Youth and Beauty Brigade (so he played @knewnez’s request instead). • • #byeperv#ryanadams #whyisitsohardtobeadecenthumanbeing #upgrade#decemberists #californiaoneyouthandbeautybrigade #gracecathedralhill#mondavicenter#ucdavis#shufflingofftoragnarök
Keeping the winter at bay ❄️ #thedecemberists#decemberists#januaryhymn#winter#huntersinthesnow#pieterbruegel#1565#2011#iceskating#ice#snow#classicart#dogs#icerink#colinmeloy#notaccrualworld On a winter's Sunday I go To clear away the snow And green the ground below April all an ocean away Is this a better way to spend the day? Keeping the winter at bay What were the words I meant to say Before you left When I could see your breath lead Where you were going to Maybe I should just let it be And maybe it will all come back to me Seeing, oh, January, oh How I lived a childhood in the snow And all my teens in tow Stuffed in strata of clothes Hail the winter days after dark Wandering the gray memorial park A fleeting beating of hearts What were the words I meant to say Before she left When I could see her breath lead Where she was going to Maybe I should just let it be And maybe it will all come back to me Seeing, oh, Janu... Oh, January, oh
The Decemberists - What a Terrible World What a Beautiful World Couldn’t say why this is the only Decemberists album that we own. It’s neither of our favorite Decemberists album. There are probably a couple others from these guys that we’d like to have. Still a very good record. Maybe it came in a record club. #vinyl#records#recordcollection#nowplaying#decemberists#thedecemberists
I don’t really like all the “ugly” stages my paintings go through before I’m done with them and starting them can take forever because it takes a few layers before I actually know what I want to do with them, but I hate not posting art for months at a time even more! I swear I’ve been sketching tons and have a few projects in mind that I want to get started on ASAP, it’s just getting into the rhythm of painting again that’s been killing me! So I’m going to start posting sketches and work on progresses as often as I can and get back to the work I know I could do in school! Anyways, anyone happen to recognize this little white fawn? I saw #thedecemberists perform #thehazardsoflove album back in October and I’ve been a bit obsessed ever since! #illustration#goauche#watercolor#coloredpencil#hazardsoflove#decemberists
What a terrible world, what a beautiful beer! The cherry Chroma Key from @halobrewery is beauty sour saison, pouring ruby red with a light and fizzy body. Tart, funky and with a crisp, dry finish, this one keeps the barnyard notes to a minimum. Much like the Decemberists, transitioning from the honky-tonk bluesy folk rock of The King is Dead, into the cleaner, little bit more concert-friendly and self-reflexive sound on this one. ------------------------------------------------ The Decemberists / What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World / Capitol (2015) Halo Brewery / Chroma Key, Cherry / Sour Saison / 5.8% ABV
So this is another hastily thrown together and slowed down cover song. Tonight I’m doing Red Right Ankle by the Decemberists. It’s a song, but lyrically, it stands alone as one of the most touching/intriguing/thought provoking poems I’ve read. Interpret it how you will. But it hits me every time. ••• This is the story of your red right ankle and how it came to meet your leg. And how the muscle, bone, and sinews tangled. And how the skin was softly shed And how it whispered, “Oh adhere to me for we are bound by symmetry. And whatever differences our lives have been, we together make a limb.” This is the story of your red right ankle. This is the story of your gypsy uncle you never knew 'cause he was dead. And how his face was carved and rift with wrinkles in the picture in your head. And remember how you found the key to his hideout in the Pyrenees? But you wanted to keep his secret safe so you threw the key away. This is the story of your gypsy uncle. This is the story of the boys who loved you- love you now and loved you then. And some were sweet, and some were cold and snuffed you. And some just laid around in bed. Some had crumbled you straight to your knees- did it cruel, did it tenderly. Some had crawled their way into your heart to rend your ventricles apart. This is the story of the boys who loved you. This is the story of your red right ankle.
This is Colin Meloy. He’s a pretty darn chill guy for leading a pretty darn exceptional band. Great show last night @dullandwitlessboy ! Thanks for the signature and for supporting the nonprofits with your talents! BTW the Old Church is a beautiful venue! 1882, and doesn’t look a day over 1907! #concerts#decemberists#portland#nonprofits#pdx#soloshow#itsforagoodcause