I was supposed to do great things
I know the road was long
But I wasn’t raised to shoot for fame
I had the safety on
I cut my ties, I sold my rings
I wanted none of this
If you start from scratch you have to sing
Just for the fun of it
I cut some serious ties this week…The only thing to do is follow the cold war kids advice, and start singing just for the fun of it. I hope you’ll join me.
I LOVE to imagine how various songs would fit into a movie. This is one of them. Coney Island by Good Old War is the kind of song I think would fit into a scene of the movie where two friends give up on trying to do the right thing. Instead they ditch school and sneak into a small amusement park, eat lots of funnel cake, and get lost in a maze of mirrors. Maybe the scene sounds a little cliche but that’s ok.
As we were shooting this yesterday, there was a bus driver on the lot walking towards his bus. As he got closer, we stopped shooting and he just looked at us and said, “I guess it’s a beautiful day to be alive,” and kept on walking. We hope you love this song as much as we do, and we dare you not to listen to it on repeat and dance along.
Bleachers is the side project of FUN’s Jack Antonoff, and luckily you can expect a full-length record this spring. In the meantime, enjoy this perfect anthem with us–and lets all get better….better….better…better.
Ten years ago today my husband and I became official at a Chipotle by the Beverly Center in West LA, that is boyfriend & girlfriend. A lot has changed since then. We now live in Colorado, have a son who we’re madly in love with and well, we’re a little older. Today is a special day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤ m.
Well, of course I miss you baby
I’ve been thinking lately
That you don’t need me anymore
You’d be better with Fred Astaire
He could take you anywhere
If you ask him to
Such a sad, but upbeat pop song! The lead singer is basically saying, “You should be with this other guy, because he’s so talented and cool.” But I’ve found we don’t always chose who we fall for. Even if the other guy is Fred Astaire, he’s not you, and you are the one for me…..
I couldn’t have made it through 2013 without the songs on this playlist. These songs were our instigators–dance parties, make out sessions, and something that kept us company in the loneliest of moments.
We heart you 2013, and we’ll always remember you fondly.
This song is so cheerful and sometimes you just need someone to say, or sing to you that “it’s alright”. After years spent adding texture and background for bands and artists from Chicago to Los Angeles, Paul Bessenbacher (PB to those who know him) has created his own project with Opus Orange.