“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.” – John Mark GreenContinue reading “We Can All Be Toxic”
“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T. BennettContinue reading “You Are Not Your Thoughts”
“Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.” – Amy Leigh MercreeContinue reading “Nobody Is Going To Celebrate Your Victories For You”
“I celebrate this day every year.” – DustinContinue reading “The Story of the Single Handed Sailor”
“Crying relieves pressure on soul.” – Toba BetaContinue reading “Let Go Of The Pressure”
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – audre lordeContinue reading “Self Care Reminders”
“I was gonna die young. Now I gotta wait for you, hun” – Sylvan Esso
This is an album from Sylvan Esso, a band that started in a Wisconsin deli in 2012. Amelia Meath told her new friend Nick Sanborn that she wanted to start a band, She told him he was going to be in it and the division of labor would be simple, she would write and sing the lyrics and he would make the beats.
Since then their division of labor has disappeared and they work right alongside each other for each step of the way. At one point Nick said “At the heart of Sylvan Esso is a really fun argument” They’re making pop songs that aren’t on the radio because they’re too weird.
You can hear the slight tension all throughout the album but it just compels you to listen to it further. It is the kind of tension people crave in music and the kind of tension that makes things dynamic.
As a duo, they’ve grown a lot. Their music is powerful and makes you sway or nod your head without you realizing it.
“Life experience is the new work experience.” – Richie NortonContinue reading “Practical Work Experience”
“Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between.” – Wemberly WorriedContinue reading “Worrying Is A False Sense Of Control”
“Do the best you can, with what you can, while you can, and success in inevitable.” – Steve MaraboliContinue reading “Do Your Best Everyday”