Posts Tagged ‘bad days’

Movie Millisecond: Word of the day

August 27, 2010

Two in a row. Scream real loud.


Think it’s Antoine et Colette (François Truffaut, 1962). If not, please correct me.

Had a conversation I did not think I would have nor did I want to have today. It was ugly and unhappy and none of it was unnecessary nor I think unexpected from the other end, just difficult. Difficult in the broad delivery sense to say upsetting things to someone for whose well-being I do care, and difficult in the close and personal sense to voice deep-seated, long-meditated-over anxieties. Balancing the manifest past with predictions for an even slightly hopeful future is such a fine and delicate thing, it’s like splintered glass just working its way through you. It’s so layered and overwhelming.

Edit: The still is from Masculin Féminin (Godard, 1966). Thanks to Linda for the sourcing!

Music Moment: “Bad Days,” by the Flaming Lips

October 23, 2009

The Flaming Lips – Bad Days

You’re sorta stuck where you are
But in your dreams
you can buy expensive cars
or live on Mars
and have it your way

You hate your boss at your job
but in your dreams
you can blow his head off
in your dreams
show no mercy

And all your bad days will end
And all your bad days will end
You have to sleep late when you can
And all your bad days will end

None of us must lose hope. Even dogs have dreams. Let no one take that from you. Least of all yourself, ever.