This morning was the first time I really gave a good listen to Tally Hall’s most recent single You & Me. It was my early morning alarm after a night of restless sleep during which I only caught a solid hour or two. Usually when I listen to songs that early in the morning when I’m in that half-awake/ half-asleep haze I hear subtleties in the music that I’ve never noticed before. But with this particular song on this particular morning I heard something more than just the music. Maybe it was the lack of sleep or the pleasant stillness of an undisturbed morning, but as I lay there listening to the lyrics for the first time I felt a strong connection with the song. It felt as if the song were being sung to me, like it was telling me what was happening in my own life. I was lying in bed, with my eyes closed and listening the song unfold and get everything right, articulating feelings I had in a way I didn’t know how to. It’s a rare thing for that to happen but it’s a nice coincidence, if that’s what it’s called, to have something speak directly to you like that. It makes you feel like it was made for you to help you cope with whatever you need, like there is some person or power out there who understands completely. When something like that happens it simply makes a good companion.
So, in the spirit of progress, understanding and other sappy shit, I decided to make a tumblr (how they’re connected I don’t know, I’ve just been kicking the idea around). A place where hopefully I will be able to lose myself in inspiration, music, art, film, fart jokes, and anything and everything else I may find beautiful, funny, or in any way appealing.