It’s a strange thing to hear a song’s chorus for the first time, and then find yourself singing along the second time through. But that’s exactly what happened to me a couple weeks ago, as I sat in my car belting out “When My Time Comes” at the top of my lungs.
The song, by the LA roots-rock band Dawes, caught my ear with its pulsing bass line, rich vocal harmonies, and darkly funny lyrics like:
So I took what I wanted and put it out of my reach
I wanted to pay for my successes with all my defeats,
And if heaven was all that was promised to me
Why don’t I pray for death?
The song is available for free download at Dawes’s website, where they also have some photos and stories from the road. I highly recommend checking it out.
While Vikram has been descending into madness, I’ve just been so busy with actual paid work that blogging fell by the wayside. Fortunately, that’s all over now. So back to blogging!
We’ve got a few things on the burner, so expect a series of shorter and more frequent posts. We hope you’ll all check back early and often.
In the meantime, enjoy the following diversion:
Letterheady is a tumblr featuring letterheads and stationaries from the bygone era of offline correspondence. Some belong to the famous and infamous, others are just beautifully designed.
A personal favorite, from 1892, is this one, belonging to Walcker Orgelbau, a German pipe organ company.
(Hat tip to Adrianna Benjamin for the link.)