Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's been a long time, since I left you, without a dope beat to step to...

Well, well, well. Some might say that this entry is a little overdue. First off, it was my idea to start the blog. ME ME ME! That said, my homeboys Matt and Kevin held it down for real in my absence. Great articles about cool subjects and we’re up to a decent amount of hits so they must be doing something right. Let’s be honest though, having me not write yet is like keeping Lebron James on your bench. It’s time to unleash the beast. I hope to be adding more entries going forward that will rock your world. Things that will make you laugh. Things that will make you cry. And things that you make you go hmmm. I’m a little out of practice, so I may not bring the heat like I usually do. But here I am, in the flesh (digitally) and ready to roll. And now, the moment you've been waiting for...I present to you the LeBron James of the blogging world…

OK I really don’t have much to say at this point, so give a man a break. In lieu of anything of substance or depth, let’s talk about a song I can’t get enough of: “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver. This is the version I love, from the Jools Holland show in England. Bon Iver just kills it. It’s such a heartbreaking sounding-song. I say “sounding” because when you read the lyrics they really don’t make much sense. At times it almost seems as though he was throwing words together randomly. But it sounds so plaintive and yearning that it’s always resonated with me. Although I usually like the lyrics to be somewhat understandable, in this case I'll let his self-indulgent lyrics go. 

Isn’t this the most apropos first-entry for me? Overly sentimental and lacking clarity? I’d say that’s about right.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been real and it’s been fun. But it hasn’t been real fun, just kidding! OK, I’m not kidding. ANYWAY, enjoy this first entry. I’m sure scholars many years into the future will look back on this moment as a turning point in the history of literature. Count yourself lucky to be a part of it.



  1. Wow, P$, when I realized it was really you I nearly fell out of my chair.


  2. Welcome back, Patiodee! How we've missed you. And excellent choice of a clip for your first post. This makes me like the song even more.