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A tumblr of poems, photos and clutter.

A brief personal history of crying to the music

(with links to most cried to song)

In 2000 I cried to Grace by Jeff Buckley 

In 2001 I cried to What’s Next to the Moon by Mark Kozelek

In 2002 I cried to Sea Change by Beck

In 2003 I cried to Long Gone Before Daylight by The Cardigans

In 2004 I cried to Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom

In 2005 I cried to I am Martha Wainwright by Martha Wainwright

In 2006 I cried to Ys by Joanna Newsom

In 2007 I cried to White Chalk by PJ Harvey

In 2008 I cried to April by Sun Kil Moon

In 2009 I cried to Dear Companion by Meg Baird

In 2010 I cried to Have One On Me by Joanna Newsom

IN 2011 I cried to Diamond Mine by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins

In 2012 I cried to Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li

In 2013 I think I just went over old ground, this song by Slow Club which isn’t on any albums & I listened to Grimes mainly, who I don’t usually cry to

In 2014 so far, Benji by Sun Kil Moon and I Never Learn by Lykke Li, are quite far ahead in the crying stakes and this from Kate Bush’s 2005 album Aerial. 


"I am the man of La Mancha, my dream is impossible…"


And the first video teaser for The Mystic and the Pig Thief is up. With many thanks to Jack Varnell, the emotional orphan, for collaging images, editing sounds and generally beavering away to make this happen. If you enjoyed this, share it.


Really looking forward to Fran Lock’s debut


because ‘imagine it was your daughter or mother’
because a ‘cool story babe, now make me a sandwich’
because ‘congratulations you’re not a rapist!’
because she’s ‘less pure after you’ve touched her’
because ‘but what were you wearing’
because ‘cheer up love’
because ‘corrective rape’
because ‘i said you make me feel worthless and he replied i want to fuck you
because ‘female director’ ‘female doctor’ ‘strong female character’
because ‘i have the audacity to have a woman’s body’

because ‘avoiding the #YesAllWomen hashtag to avert getting angered by one-sided feminist drivel’
because ‘#YesAllWomen like to be validated’
because ‘#YesAllWomen is making me mad fucking self important retards’
because ‘as a guy who has been rejected, I can say women are superficial and wont give the avg guy a chance’
because ‘YesAllWomen can hide behind this hashtag’ 
because ‘Hijacking a tragedy to push a radical ideology is just as sick and narcissistic as Rodger himself’
because ‘#YesAllWomen need to know if they look hot’
because ‘stop oppressing men’
because ‘#YesAllWomen belong in the kitchen’
because ‘#YesAllWomen is the most anti-woman and ridiculous trend I’ve seen in a while. Basically if you are a woman you are a victim of rape LOL’

A Speech about Rugby

I was asked to write a poem about rugby so I fleeced Chelsey’s A Speech About the Moon poem.