so i managed to write a 15 page essay in less than 24 hours. i don’t know whether i should be in awe of myself or punching myself in the face.

andrewboylephotography:

Recent portrait of Caroline Polachek of Chairlift as her alter ego Romona Lisa. Read the article on MilkMade

andrewboylephotography:

Recent portrait of Caroline Polachek of Chairlift as her alter ego Romona Lisa. Read the article on MilkMade

nebulasnovasandnightsky:

look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to

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officiallyuncanny:

i got an email offering me an interview for a job that i desperately want. the problem is that the interview is TOMORROW MORNING. like they didn’t even give me 24 hours notice. WAY TO GIVE ME ENOUGH TIME TO PREPARE.

so my interview time has been changed 4 PM because apparently one of the people interviewing me has a meeting at same time as when i was originally scheduled, so have a bit more time to prepare. but still, a little more notice would have been nice

i got an email offering me an interview for a job that i desperately want. the problem is that the interview is TOMORROW MORNING. like they didn’t even give me 24 hours notice. WAY TO GIVE ME ENOUGH TIME TO PREPARE.

my prof specified the length of the paper i’m working on as “25,000-30,000 characters with spaces.” like no, you either give us a page count or a word count. smh.

and i’ve finished the album. some initial thoughts:

  • overall: IT IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT (huge surprise, i know)
  • although i stand by my belief that arcadia is NOT a wildly radical departure from chairlift, people expecting a chairlift album WILL be disappointed.
  • caroline has said in interviews that the album is more intimate and feminine than chairlift material, and i definitely see why she said that now and it’s an aesthetic that i absolutely love
  • "backwards & upwards" is probably the poppiest song on the album
  • my personal favourites are “getaway ride” and “izzit true what they tell me”
  • 'wings of the parapet” makes gorgeous use of caroline's opera training

i need to listen to the album a few more times to really have a fully-formed opinion about it, and i’ll probably write an actual review of it in a few days. but i love love love it.

if this whole pop/experimental music thing doesn’t work out for caroline, she would make an excellent opera singer

so far, the majority of this album has been fairly poppy and the material has been in a similar vein to “backwards and upwards” rather than “arcadia.’ i wouldn’t say there’s anything as poppy as chairlift’s stuff on here and i agree that arcadia is not really comparable to chairlift material, but based on the interviews/reviews i’ve read about the album, i was expecting something more experimental or more of a radical departure from chairlift. i’m not complaining, though. just making an observation.

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