“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—
Mark Flanagan, owner, Club Largo: “I heard an early version of… ‘Waltz #1’. There were no vocals on it yet when I heard it the first time, you know, and it was just like… wow. Then he brought it in again a few nights later with rough locals down, and you know that part, when he sings, ‘I wish I’d never seen your faaaaace…’ I turned to Elliott and said, ‘That’s a long fucking face.’ Then we started laughing our asses off! And then he says, ‘I should call the record The Long Face.’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t think you should.’”
Jon Brion, songwriter & producer: “What was the song that when you asked Elliott how he came up with the weird piano part, he said: ‘I took mushrooms and listened to [Elton John’s] Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for eighteen hours straight, and then, you know, I started to play piano’?… ‘Waltz #1.’”
This Thursday’s cover by Arcade Fire turns the cool yet beautifully candid Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs into a soaring duet between lead singers Régine Chassagne and Win Butler. Atmospheric electronics and piercing electric guitar are traded for Arcade Fire’s signature swelling violins, surging drums and tinkling bells. Combined with an interpretive but impassioned vocal performance from (the adorably married!) Win and Regine, this cover is made to sound like a true Arcade Fire original.
“Most guys, we can recite all of The Godfather, we can recite all of Caddyshack, we can do those kinds of things. Women, by and large, can’t. You guys can say “you complete me”, and that’s about it. And I think it’s because in the history of movies, there have been fewer quotable lines spoken by actresses than actors.”—
It constantly boggles my mind how so incredibly selfish some people can be. Some are just so willing to fuck with someone else’s life in order to suit their own needs. It’s like they don’t even think about how anyone else feels - they want the attention, and they’ll get it by whatever means necessary.