the donald glover fangirl session i’m having tonight is going deep.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does."
Yes yes yes
seems like every day i learn some new detail about this series and fall more and more in love with it.
2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.
3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.
4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.
5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.
6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.
7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.
8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.
9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.
10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.
11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.
12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.
14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.
15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.
16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you."
reblogging again because of reasons.
Matrimony with Ivan & Alyosha
11/10/2013, 3rd & Lindsley
If your usual Sunday night routine needs some shaking up, I fully recommend hitting up Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd and Lindsley. This concert series is hosted by the local independent radio station Lightning 100 and is broadcast live on the air, in true Nashville fashion. My first time ever attending this series also happened to be on the night of an incredible lineup: Charlotte, NC’s Matrimony and Seattle, WA’s Ivan and Alyosha.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Matrimony a few times before, so I knew I was in for a really good show. Unfortunately, vocalist Ashlee Hardee Brown was unable to perform due to illness. It was up to her husband, vocalist Jimmy Brown, and her brother, banjo/mandolin player CJ Hardee, to save the day by doing an intimate acoustic performance, and if I didn’t already have a million reasons why I love this band, I sure do now.
Fitz and the Tantrums
11/7/13, Marathon Music Works
I believe that the most important characteristic of a good live show is the band’s ability to have fun on stage. All of the best performances come from bands who obviously love doing what they’re doing. From beginning to end, Fitz and the Tantrums exemplify this very characteristic throughout their live performance. They brought nothing but a helluva good time at their show with Capital Cities at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.
The band came straight out of the gate with “Get Away,” a song off their latest release, More Than Just a Dream. Right away I noticed the energy from vocalist Noelle Scaggs, brandishing her tambourine like her life depended on it and belting with a voice three times her size. Her counterpart Michael Fitzpatrick matched her enthusiasm and the result was a crazy amount of fun that the crowd immediately responded to by singing and dancing along. Song after song was amazingly done at this same energy level, from their chart-topping single “Out of My League,” to the soulful “Keepin Our Eyes Out,” to the most enthusiastic cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” that I have ever heard in my life. There was plenty of appreciation for the crowd as well, which always makes me happy to know that the band is excited to be there playing for us.
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