Because I increasingly get the feeling that something didn’t happen until I talked about it on the internet (oh how I hate that feeling): #PKP14 round-up!
Only whipped out my camera during Balthazar and The War on Drugs, which is convenient ‘cause they’re my two highest highlights of Pukkelpop’s Day Two. Balthazar b/c men in dammmnnn fine suits + confetti + all-round majestic renditions of their best songs; The War on Drugs b/c thoroughly impressed with how ah-mazing a song Red Eyes is when played live and also ‘cause there wasn’t that much competition, to be honest. Oh, except for Wild Beasts (expected), and Cage The Elephant (totally un-had-never-checked-them-out-before-expected). All in all not as A+++ a day as last year’s Pukkelpop, but definitely still an A+ day. (A lot of that’s actually thanks to Pukkelpop-companion julieandthenarwhal. And the incredibly Ben & Jerry’s I had there. Something with Peanut Butter Cup? So damn good.)
Went to Pukkelpop yesterday and all I have to show for it are muddy shoes and a lousy wristband.
Oh, and a brain full of grand memories. And some photos! But maybe more on that later. Desperately need to get working on my GODDAMN thesis now.
(Oh and yes, it was pretty frickin’ great. But maybe more on that later as well.)
My twitter feed’s all people on hypothetical desks today, sharing wonderful memories of the great Mr Williams.
But god, so sad that he’s gone, this childhood hero of mine. Of ours. So sad that we didn’t get on our hypothetical desks when he was still here to see it. So sad, almost cruel, also, that a man that made so many people happy felt so not-happy himself.
Also: talk to people who you think might feel depressed, or just not okay. It’s a hard thing to do - oh god, it really is - but it’s not as hard a thing to do as to deal with depression all by yourself. Let them know you care. Go get on your hypothetical desks for them.
"You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfume and wear them like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." -Ray Bradbury