Little Clouds

kidney infection day 4

the infection continues. although today, so far, I feel a little better. i am developing a cold. so I’m bleh. I slept like all day and am still tired. In honor of that, here are my five favorite sleepy songs. By sleepy songs I mean songs about sleep, that make me sleepy, or are dreamlike.

in no particular order:

Belle and Sebastian -Sleep the Clock Around
Well I guess the title implies that it’s about sleeping. More than that, it sounds like a dream. I can imagine hopping from cloud to cloud in my dream with this as my soundtrack.

Yo La Tengo-Little Eyes
This song has some sleep like quality to it, and it’s chrous is “wake up little eyes”. Most importantly, this is a great song.

Vashti Bunyan-Glow Worms
This song has all of the qualities for a perfect sleepy song. Vashti Bunyan’s voice is so beautiful and soothing. There are lyrics about sleeping. And the melody sounds like a lullaby. Perfect for good dreams.

American Analog Set-The Postman (Styrofoams Just Like the Nineties never Happened Mix)
This song just sounds like sleeping in on a rainy day.

Dntel-Dreams (Ft. Mystic Chords of Memory)
The title gives this away, but the song sounds like floating through a dream. a happy, weird, little dream.



kidney infection day 3

Johnny and I came to pueblo today. I was feeling pretty good all day but then at the end of our dinner with my dad at black eyed pea I got really sick. So we went to my dad’s and I cried and took a nap on the couch. I woke to my dad and johnny watching “the first wives club” which was the highlight of my day. I was sad/am sad because I am worried that I am not getting better : ( I still have a high fever, get chills, and can’t really eat .

so because I am sad I decided to post five of the saddest songs ever. Well, actually, just songs that at some point or another I specifically found sad. Don’t cry like I did today : (

in no particular order:

Nick Drake- Way to Blue
Nick Drake wasn’t the happiest guy. This song sounds like a funeral, literally. it’s beautiful though.

Elliott Smith- King’s Crossing (Live at the Henry Fonda Theater 1.31.2003)
This is heartbreaking. This song literally makes me cry everytime. In the studio version of this song you can hear elliott smith’s fiance say “Because I love you” after he says “Give me one good reason not to do it”. According to an article I read, she yelled that every time he played that song. On this live version, you can hear her yell it. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. I can’t even listen to it anymore. In fact, just writing this is making me sad.

Bright Eyes-Poison Oak (Live on the Morning Becomes Eclectic 5.2003)
I think this song is so sad. It is definitely the saddest on I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning. The meaning behind this song is very sad too. Sadly, it was written about Conor’s cousin who had past away. I think this version of this song is absolutely beautiful. I like it because it is unpolished and really stripped down. You can hear his voice cracking during it. I think we can all relate to it in some sense.

Joni Mitchell-The Last Time I Saw Richard
A friend of mine put this song on a mixtape for me. I had never heard it before, but fell in love with it. I told him later that I thought it was a really sad song, he didn’t understand why. I still stand that it’s very sad. I can remember being in my car in high school crying to it. I think it was sad to me because I was so lonely, and I felt like I was destined to become her character in the song, being a romantic and ending up “hiding behind bottles in dark cafes”.

Rivers Cuomo- Longtime Sunshine
I first heard this song when I was 14, before I went to high school, in my summer of weezer. I’d stay up like every night on the message boards just hoping to see ace (river’s screen name) sign on. I was a total dork. I thought this song was so sad. Especially the part when he says “sometimes i wanna get in a car, close my eyes and drive real fast, keep on going ’til i get some place where i can truly rest”.


kidney infection day 2
this is a kidney, unfortunately my kidneys are sick and sad : (

this is a kidney, unfortunately my kidneys are sick and sad : (

so the infection continues. and it sucks. there are a million things that would be better than having kidney infection.

having just a bladder infection
going to bars to celebrate sarah’s birthday with her
just having a cold
hanging out with my dad
eating a cookie
watching tv casually
having a beer
going to new york
going to denver
saying hello
being asleep
being on an island
cuddling johnny
kissing johnny
petting the cats
seeing barack obama
vomming….oh wait. that’s my current life.
seeing a movie in a theater
eating at three margaritas.
going to the gay bar with chris
drinking wine
being on a boat
dancing to UB40
wear normal clothes
look pretty
play with coco
going to sxsw………………

on that note, I am really jealous of everyone at south by southwest. therefore to make myself even more sad about what i cannot do I am going to post my favorite songs by people performing at SXSW.

Indian Jewelry- Powwow
M.Ward-Paul’s Song
Vetiver-Angel’s Share
Akron/Family- Running/Returning
Casiotone For the Painfully Alone-Cold Shoulder
Jana Hunter-K
HEALTH-Glitter Pills
Okkervil River- A Stone
Headlights- Some Racing, Some Stopping
The Black Lips-Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah
Phosphorescent-A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise
Matt and Kim-Lightspeed

so yea, that’s a taste of my favorite sxsw stuff. Wish me health for tomorrow!

fuck you. an update.
March 20, 2009, 4:10 am
Filed under: listy-poo, rant

10. Regis Philbin: You dirty son of a bitch, I could never explain why I hate you so much, it’s just something that is a problem with me but not so much anyone else..You just seem like a smug little bitch, fuck you.

09. Kanye West: You sir, are a bitch. Fuck you.

08. Halo: Fuck you and your fans! Typed in Halo and boobs came up.

07. Gramers: Also known as “bro’s who play video games and consider themselves gamers because they play Halo and Madden games”

06. Cloverfield: I had really high hopes for you, REALLY HIGH. It hurt when you let me down like that. and I’ll never forgive you, fuck you.

05. Bill Gates: I just flat out hate you and microsoft, sorry bitch. Too bad I’m too poor and built my own PC rather than getting a mac…Oh well you run like a girl, fuck you.

04. MSTRKRFT: your music is pathetic you guys no longer seem to have talent, your fans are douchebags and you’re not too great yourselves, fuck you.

03. Zac Efron: I’m sorry, Marissa. I love you, but I hate Zac Efron and I’ve explained why I really have no need but beside the fact that Zac Efron is rumored to play Light Yagami in a western remake of Death Note…Fuck you.

02. Tim Allen: You are just dumb. Fuck you.

01. Paul W.S. Anderson: You are a worthless piece of shit on the movie world, not to mention the movie world but the gaming world too! Your game to movie adaptions are HORRIBLE, do you honestly have no talent? Is it that hard to just, work a little harder on the movie? You suck, your movies suck, and I just don’t like you sir, fuck you.

this concludes my first fuck you post.
-johnny ketchum

originally posted on 3.17.2009

the rant…
March 19, 2009, 5:16 am
Filed under: listy-poo, rant

I hate you blogger. I just wrote the longest post and it didn’t save. fuck. I am having an annoying day. This is a post of rants, of the flattering and unflattering sort.

Because I am having such a bad day I am beginning this blog a picture of adorable kittens. kittens and ranting always make me feel better.

Now on to the latter. ranting.

First of all, Johnny and I decided not to go to coachella. it’s too expensive and all our favorite bands at it are coming here anyway.

on that note there are a million good shows coming to denver in the next few months. i don’t know how we will afford it.

TONIGHT! Akron/Family. Oriental
3.25 Ariel Pinks Haunted Grafitti. Hi Dive
3.26 The Spinto Band. Larimer Lounge.
3.29 The Tallest Man on Earth. Old main
4.3 Beep Beep. larimer lounge.
4.5 Bonnie Prince Billy. bluebird
4.10 conor oberst. ogden
4.11 conor oberst. aspen
4.15 Headlights. hi dive
4.21 The Black Lips. Bluebird
4.23 Wye Oak. Hi Dive
4.24 My Bloody Valentine. The Fillmore
4.25 Maria Taylor. Hi Dive
5.5 The Faint, Croccodiles, ladytron. the ogden
5.8 Adrien Orange. Rhinoceropolis
6.2 Leonard Cohen. red rocks. maybe?
6.14 Handsome Furs. Larimer Lounge

Shows we will go out of our way to make sure we don’t miss
3.26 The Spinto Band
One of our love songs is “Spy vs. Spy”. Plus, my love adores this band. we will go for sure.

4.10 Conor Oberst
who am I kidding? we’ll be at both for sure. I’m sure his new album will blow. I have no expectations at all. poor conor just isn’t that good. but old faves die hard.

4.15 Headlights
I think this band made me want to be 21 more than any other band, simply because they came so much before I was 21 and I always wanted to go. so I am definately going this time!

4.24 My Bloody Valentine

5.5 croccodiles
Seeing the faint is always fun, but we’ve seen them a lot and let’s face it, they had like two good albums (Danse Macabre and Blank Wave Arcade). Everything they’ve released after danse macbre has been subpar at best. we are mainly going to see croccodiles. I haven’t heard them but Johnny is very excited to see them. we definately won’t miss it.

5.8 Adrien Orange
I adore everything on K records. prentenious and general but true…well except the blow, but that’s because I got tired of them not because they are horrible. are they even still on k records? anyway I love love love thanksgiving. and I like rhinoceropolis. this will be a good one for sure.

Things we will go out of our way to miss
as well as good shows, there are some shows we you couldn’t pay us to see. depending on the amount ofcourse.

Brian Jonestown Massacre. sometime in may? somewhere in denver.
We’ve all seen the documentary. and I had some friends who went to see them in ’06 at the Boulder theater, and according to them it didn’t go very well. it was basically a never ending set. Now, I have nothing against Brian Jonestown Massacre, but we have a lot against jamming. fuck jamming. I hate jamming more than anything else in music. and I hate long sets. there I said it. I get tired, my feet hurt and I want to sit down. I’ve become more and more anti- the long jam session the older I’ve become. and thats the difference between a concert goer in their twneties and a teenager. However, I still felt the same way about this when I was a little one, I just pretended like I liked it.

The Decemberists. sometime in may? also somewhere in denver.
There is nothing that makes me more mad than when the decemberists are someone’s favorite band. really? favorite? that’s a bit much. people are just too into them. . but I guess that doesn’t make them bad. What makes me not like them is, 1) most of their music puts me to sleep 2) overplayed. johnny and I don’t do well with over played songs.

Mstrkrft. also in may? denver.
what the fuck does this band come every day? Seriously. I cannot wait for this fad to pass.What’s funny is that I don’t even hate this band as much as johnny does. johnny hates mstrkrft with a passion. so yea, we’ll steel clear of this one.

animal collective. beginning of june. boulder theater.
Okay, so ofcourse we will actually go to this. we love animal collective and wouldn’t miss it. That doesn’t change the fact that every tool in the world is going to be there. I have heard “I already bought my ticket bro” at least once a week…for the past two months. What the fuck? who buys their ticket to animal collective 6 MONTHS early?!?! We’re not talking about the michael jackson tour, we’re talking about animal collective. Animal Collective who played an unsold out show three years ago at cervantes. If you all love animal collective so much why weren’t you there? oh and guess what..Animal Collective isn’t even that good live. so quit acting like it’s the second coming of christ. on that note, see you there.

-marissa malouff

originally posted on 3.17.2009