“I like thinking long term. I like knowing that if today wasn’t so great, tomorrow is another day. I like knowing that if today was glorious, tomorrow will be ordinary. I like knowing that these days will stretch out into a future so long that we will have lost count when we hit the thousandth or the ten thousandth, knowing that our problems will be temporary ones, knowing that there will be more time together. I like ruling out panic as an option. I like knowing that I can count on my wife to stand strong with me when we face the death and hardship and loss that we have guaranteed that we will face. There are always excuses to give up. There are always reasons to draw the line. But we can draw the line some other time.”
“What do you want? I want to go through life jumping into fountains naked. Good night!”
Artist Interview: Princess Chelsea New Zealand musician Princess Chelsea (aka Chelsea Nikkel) released her debut album in 2011. Chock full of off kilter synth-y sounds and vocals that sometimes recall 1960s ladies like Skeeter Davis, it’s a charming combo of whimsy and invention. Lucky for us, she’s got a new album on the way and was kind enough to answer my questions via email. Here’s a peek inside the world of Princess Chelsea: a world that involves cats, Dolly Parton, and concept albums set in the future. Read More

Artist Interview: Princess Chelsea

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New Zealand musician Princess Chelsea (aka Chelsea Nikkel) released her debut album in 2011. Chock full of off kilter synth-y sounds and vocals that sometimes recall 1960s ladies like Skeeter Davis, it’s a charming combo of whimsy and invention. Lucky for us, she’s got a new album on the way and was kind enough to answer my questions via email. Here’s a peek inside the world of Princess Chelsea: a world that involves cats, Dolly Parton, and concept albums set in the future.

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Oscar Predictions 2014 It’s my favorite holiday: Oscar day! Below are my predictions (and wishes) of who will win tonight. I’ve put an asterisk (*) beside the movies I didn’t see yet; but this year I’ve managed to see a lot more than usual. I’d love to know your picks for who will win tonight, as well. Read More

Oscar Predictions 2014

It’s my favorite holiday: Oscar day! Below are my predictions (and wishes) of who will win tonight. I’ve put an asterisk (*) beside the movies I didn’t see yet; but this year I’ve managed to see a lot more than usual. I’d love to know your picks for who will win tonight, as well.

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“Answers are inert things that stop inquiry. They make you think you have finished looking. But you are never finished. There are always discoveries that will turn everything you think you know on its head and that will make you ask all over again: Who are we?”