Remember when I listened to Bright Eyes all the time?
con or bust
con or burst
I pretty much dislike the first track of every Bright Eyes album because it’s usually just someone talking about something for a long time with some music playing in the background and it’s like okay enough already you’ve done this experimental thing on every album we’re over it, so I usually skip the first three minutes of the first track on every Bright Eyes album except Fevers and Mirrors because it’s audio of Conor Oberst teaching a little boy how to read and the little boy is reading this really sad story about a woodland creature who is leaving town and saying goodbye to his friend because he has lived in his woodland house for too long and is tired of his ordinary life and oh my god I listen to this little boy sounding out the words to this little story and it gets me every time. “’I don’t love anything!’ he shouted, then walked next door to Mar– Margot’s house…” I also kinda like the one where it’s audio of someone driving around in a car and another person telling the driver to turn left and you can hear the car door open. I’m listening to a Bright Eyes album from 2011 for the first time. Will report back. But I already skipped over the first four minutes of the first track because some guy was talking and it was boring.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass? More like, Hardly Strictly Bright Eyes.
Before passing out last night I put on a Bright Eyes playlist I made like five months ago, and by playlist I mean it’s just four Bright Eyes albums played in order like Fevers and Mirrors, Letting Off the Happiness, Every Day and Every Night, and something else, maybe Lifted. I forget. I pressed play and just passed out with the lights on so imagine my surprise when I suddenly woke up at 8am and it was the song that starts off with Conor Oberst talking about a plane crashing and I was like what the shit is going on and lo and behold I didn’t play my March 16, 2015 playlist like I thought but instead was playing the entire Bright Eyes catalog on random.
Who else in this world has ‘this looks like blues 101’ tattooed on their body?
Wilco is like Bright Eyes’ older brother. Wilco buys Bright Eyes cigarettes and listens to him talk about his problems with girls. Wilco teaches Bright Eyes what cool bands he should listen to. Wilco bangs on the door of Bright Eyes’ bedroom when Bright Eyes is sad and doesn’t want to talk but Wilco helps him hug it out.
I really don’t like the Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Pavement, and a bunch of other bands that most people seem to like. I love Bright Eyes, though, so there you go.
Bright Eyes isn’t emo.
My life is basically the second verse in Bright Eyes ‘Hit The Switch’ and I am both characters.
My favorite Bright Eyes songs are probably ‘a line allows progress a circle does not’ but also ‘hit the switch’ and also ‘Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh’ and ‘Lover I Don’t Have To Love’ but it’s weird bc i think of those two as being their hits but I don’t think Bright Eyes really had any hits.
Forgot about ‘First Day of My Life’ because I skip it every time I listen to I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning.
‘First Day of My Life’ was playing in the coffee shop and I told the barista ‘this is the worst song ever’ and they agreed.
Wow, Bright Eyes is really amazing.
A Very Special Bright Eyes Christmas 3
The only ‘me time’ I have ever is when I’m in bed alone getting ready to fall asleep and I’m listening to Blink 182, Lana, or Bright Eyes.
I have the office to myself. This means I already listened to Ultraviolence once. Then I played a Bright Eyes album. Now I’m listening to Sublime. It’s probably going to be Blink 182 next. Or maybe Less Than Jake. Or maybe Ultraviolence again.
I just remembered upon opening my laptop at home that I fell asleep to a really long Bright Eyes playlist last night and when I woke up at 5:45 am it was still playing. I hope it influenced my dreams.
‘It’s up to me now. Turn on the Bright Eyes.’