Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mix Tape Tues

Bon Iver is in Orlando tonight and I shall not be there. In honor of this great tragedy, I give you my favorite song from their first album.


I have such strong emotions tied to For Emma, Forever Ago. I was entering the second half of my freshman year of college and going through some of the worst heart sickness of my life. I was so deep in the pits of unrequited love with my best friend. I didn't know what to do. This album was my companion on many a lonely car ride. Just like Re:Stacks I pushed through all that, not because of a light bulb moment, a "crispy realization", but because of necessity. You have to be happy by yourself, you have to. You can save you. Those hard times made me so much stronger. Of course,the story has a happy ended, my best friend finally got a clue and married me.

Btw, have you seen this SNL skit where J.Timberlake spoofs J. Vernon? Golden.


  1. That is hilarious! Thank you!!! xoxo

    1. Isn't is great? I love the Brad Pitt impersonation.

  2. ha, love that SNL clip. too funny!
    and bon iver is always golden!
    xo TJ

  3. I've seriously been loving that SNL clip ever since I saw it. The Jay-Z is uncanny! When I first met my husband we totally connected over "Skinny Love" & the rest was history :) love it!

  4. Kipin...I seriously laugh so hard every time I watch that. Every. Time. It never gets old.

    I miss you. Ya look good.