"Folk Music in America" is a series of 15 LP records published by the Library of Congress between 1976 and 1978 to celebrate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. It was curated by librarian/collector-cum-discographer Richard K. Spottswood, and funded by a grant by the National Endowment…
So it's really interesting to me when I read your blog name as Arlette Rocks. I don't know who Arlette is, or if I'm reading it right, but it reminds me of my godmother, Arletta, who practically helped raise me, and who is probably dead, but we haven't heard from her since I was 8, and it's interesting because of reasons.
You read it correctly! My name’s Arlette. It’s a pretty uncommon name in the states, so if anyone’s known anyone ever by a similar name, it tends to shake a story or two loose when they hear mine.
My favorite was someone who said “I knew an Arlette once!” and got this faraway look on the top half of his face, while while a distinct smirk sneaked across the rest of it.
"I believe that there are cords around your heart connecting you to different emotions and places and people. You can’t see them physically, but that doesn’t matter. When you love something your heart ties itself around it, like it’s tying a string around something it doesn’t want to forget. "
Nick Jaina makes powerful little songs and powerful little love letters.
The year is 2063. All human language has evolved into simply repeating the word “hipster” over and over. No one has any idea what subculture or level of irony or self-awareness they’re even making fun of anymore and civilization is descending into madness.
“oh my god i want to retire to the country with this coat to bear its children and farm the earth with it. i can just see us, sitting by the fire, relaxing after a long day of work around the farm, tired but happy, me knitting and the coat embroidering by the light of an old-fashioned lamp”—Me, talking about an army surplus coat I found on eBay.