Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed feat. Esmé Patterson

When I first heard this song, it felt like I was listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes for the first time again. The chemistry between Alejandro Rose-Garcia and Esmé Patterson is almost tangible. I like to think the couple from “Home” have fallen on hard times and tried to move on but couldn’t without putting it into one last song together. Their music is just as sweet but the words have taken a different form. 

Shakey Graves hails from Austin, Texas and can be best described as a one-man alt blues pop singer/songwriter. Since that’s a mouthful just call him a genius and listen to his wonderful music.


Accidents Happen//open RP

Zach flinched at the loud crashing sound the stack of dishes made when they hit the floor. He hadn’t seen them due to his poor peripheral vision and knocked them over with his arm. Today just wasn’t his day. “I-uh I’m sorry… I’m so sorry…” He done frantically, his voice hitching from the sobs in his throat. “I didn’t see them, I… I didn’t mean to do it…”

Just got home from Rock of Ages and this is one huge thing I can't stop thinking about:

I think it’s not an insignificant thing that Zach sat there in the front row center, during the scene with two very masculine dudebro men realizing that they are in love with each other, singing “I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” RIGHT. In. Front. Of. Him.  Like RIGHT in front of him, he was the very closest person to them most of the scene. 

And behind him, he heard a crowd of New Yorkers approving of this, thunderously.

The moment that it was hinted that they were realizing they might be in love with each other, the crowd whooped and screamed and cheered.  The moment that it became obvious that they were in love with each other, the crowd went nuts with their screams and cheers of approval.  The moment that they actually admitted that they were in love with each other, the crowd went bananas.  Every moment after that, the crowd voiced their absolute approval and celebration of this in the most ecstatic, thunderously loud way possible.  

What he must have felt?

Maybe like… New York City is the place where.  You know?