Sometimes I think [about] that old saying, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Well my one hope is the guitar is going to be mightier than the bomb.
Tennis – “Mean Streets”
Born and raised on the mean streets / That’s where she learned how to keep the beat / Some say, “That girl’s got something / I heard her name half a million times.”
I’ve been getting settled in my new apartment, new city, what feels like new everything. And it’s been lovely. Needless to say, 2014 has been amazing so far and I’m excited for what’s to come. More updates soon.
Maybe it’s hard to imagine, but I’m a very nice guy. I play guitar in a band.
—Benny, from “Sidewalks of New York”
Random Netflix pick before bed that ended up keeping me awake. Brittany Murphy and David Krumholtz are kind of adorable. Happy 2014, everyone.
I Can’t Go for That – Hall & Oates
Green [Gartside] never looked back. As he proclaimed, “Fear of pop is an infantile disorder—you should face up to it like a man.”
—From ch. 8, Hall & Oates: “Maneater” 1982, of “Talking to Girls About Duran Duran,” by Rob Sheffield
It’s not Tuesday yet, but I’m up late working and Hall & Oates are keeping me company. They made me think of this little passage I read recently.