22 October, 2007, 1044 am
Filed under: Music, My Experience with Existence, Nouvelle Musique

UPDATE 29.11.07: I put up the final two RK covers. : )

I feel like kissing someone. I love kisses, and I haven’t really kissed anyone in a month. I am not sure how anyone could argue that hugs are better than/just as awesome as them. There’s something very pure in the close contact required for a kiss. It’s like sharing a secret. And that secret could be anything from tongue to lip texture to breath to pressure to technique to shock at who is kissing you. Or shock at who you are kissing. If I was more bold, I would kiss someone at random today. But I wait and collect kisses as I find them. For me, kisses are not necessarily the ultimate expression of love. They’re just appreciation or thanks. I appreciate your good looks. I appreciate that you’re a wonderful person. Thank you for sticking around. Thank you for being a good friend. I appreciate how you’re always there for me, and thank you for not being a total bitch. Thus, it is okay to kiss a friend, if you mean to. One kiss doesn’t have to lead to making out, either. Making out is a bit different, but not much. It’s just more passionate appreciation, less accepted with the gender you feel neutrally about. Maybe kisses and making out are friend love. And then love love is expressed through other things, like nostalgia and desire and pain mixed in, and memories. Like remembering someone’s favourite Sufjan Stevens song, or their birthday or their drink preferences. Or their favourite Pokemon.

Of course, that being said, I think that love love and best friend love are close. Divya and I remember many things about one another, and there is pain involved since we are far apart now and there is nostalgia and a desire to see each other again. But we won’t make out when we see each other again. Even though we are Siamese twins by a strand of hair and have impregnated one another’s elbows several times over. This is the same for me with the other two thirds of the Triad, lots of nostalgia, pain, and desire.

THE REAL REASON I AM MAKING THIS POST is to share music that I have slaved over finding.

I have several rare Rilo Kiley findings. First, the earliest ones are from some of the earliest versions of The Initial Friend EP, which was titled Rilo Kiley. They’re a bit quirky, but they are essential for die-hards such as myself and Erika. If you are a real fan, too, you will shit yourself over “Keep It Together.” Even if you’re not quite a die-hard, I recommend “Steve.” It’s funny because it’s so damn serious. Also, I plan on adding more to this post, but my hosting site is a bit slow.

Steve | Rilo Kiley
Keep It Together (Rained the Day) | Rilo Kiley

Now for some covers. They are phenomenal. Again, the hosting site is a bit slow, so I’ll get the other two up when I can.

Simply Irresistible (Robert Palmer cover) | Rilo Kiley
Such Great Heights (POSTAL SERVICE cover) | Rilo Kiley
After Hours (Velvet Underground cover) | Rilo Kiley


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this was the most schizophrenic post =] hahaha. and i’m glad that you don’t plan on making out with me when you get down here because that would be AWKWARD. however i agree in that love love and bff love are really close, definitely.

Comment by divya

how is such great heights an Iron and Wine cover? I’m confused…

Comment by Kate

Ahh, sorry, I’ll change that! I messed up. I was thinking about the Iron & Wine cover of the Postal Service song while I wrote it, I guess. My bad. I should have proofread. Haha.

Comment by leindiemeister

i’ve been trying to get my hands on the initial friend ep for so long!!! thanks for the tracks, i just wish i could get the whole thing.

Comment by patricia

I will soon post all of the tracks I have from the Initial Friend EP, since you appreciated these two so much. I think I have…most of the tracks from it. Possibly all of them. Not sure.

Comment by indiechouette

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