(Disclaimer: I wrote this at 2am after being awoken from a deep sleep which apparently causes you to write super fucking weird shit).
Today’s Best Song Ever is by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, and it is full of ghosts. Ghosts of what might be and what could have been, heart ghosts and mind ghosts, and the ghosts of uncertainty, longing, and hope (yes, hope is a ghost, everyone knows that). When I listen to “Only In My Dreams” I’m laying alone but not alone on the sands of a remote beach, surrounded by the spirits inside my brain. Ariel’s nostalgic, beautiful melodies are the waves breaking over me as the bickering spirits and I discuss whether or not love is really ever enough. Nobody wins the argument. The song plays on and the me on the beach lays with her eyes closed, letting palmfuls of sand slip through her fingers, waiting for the ghost of forget. But that’s a different song.
In the spirit of ART (that is created in Photoshop), I made a collage about the song. Because that’s what normal people do when they love a song. (It should be noted that I do not personally identify with sad pirates, not entirely anyway). Please to enjoy:
“Only In My Dreams” appears on Ariel Pink’s forthcoming album, Mature Themes, out August 21st on 4AD. I suspect all of the songs will inspire collages, but in the spirit of sparing you, I will keep them to myself.