north american music

North American Tour (which I recently saw)

Highlights:

•Raoul running up to Erik in Wandering Child and fuckin DECKING him
•Black Phantom!!
•In final lair instead of Christine tearing off her veil and throwing it down, she grabs Erik’s sheet music from his organ and crumples it and throws it at him
•Derrick (who played the phantom) had a really nice ass if I do say so myself
•Andre and Firmin were great
•The chandelier was pretty cool
•Set was awesome!!

Stuff I didn’t like very much:

•Christine and raoul were like?? Always fighting?? It looked really unhealthy which I wasn’t a fan of because they’re a happy couple
•No giant skull red death costume. Instead we got a Gerard Butler-y kind of costume with a sparkly half mask
•Raoul and Christine were a lil pitchy dawg (we got the Understudy’s understudy, idk where Kaitlyn and Katie were)
•Madame Giry wasn’t as scary as I had hoped

[run river north || run river north (self-titled album)]

i woke up this morning and turned on my tv to vh1 and started working on emails in bed like i do every morning. at some point, “monsters calling home” came on and i stopped what i was doing and looked up expecting to see some new interpretation of “of monsters and men” but my jaw dropped when i saw six asians armed with violins, guitars, keys, and drums making beautiful music.

run river north is a group of korean americans from the san fernando valley, and got their big break from jimmy kimmel last year and were eventually signed to a canadian label. this is their debut album for your streaming pleasure. 

guitarist daniel chae says: “Our parents sacrificed their lives for us, and I think that’s why there’s such a strong sense of family in each of us. There is that expectation of, ‘Because we did this for you, we hope you have a good job. We hope you can live the American dream.’ And we finally find that in music now.”

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Water
Juan Wauters
Water

juan wauters // north american poetry / water

and the water will come down
and wash you down
and let you see what you would be
if you’d have known what’s right or wrong
or what is fun
woke up early, feel that itch
what i’mma do know with this nitch?
do i belong? who is it that i am?
what is it that i’m for?
who’s that in my skin?
has he done much for me?
what is it that he says?
does he talk about me?
and the water will come down
and wash you down
and let you see what you would be
if you’d have known what’s right or wrong
or what is fun
woke up early, feel that itch
what i’mma do know with this nitch?
do i belong? who is it that i am?
what is it that i’m for?
who’s that in my skin?
has he done much for me?
what is it that he says?
does he talk about me?
when i learn not to think of thinking
and think
doing is doing, doing is nothing
nothing is doing, while you don’t do
when i learn not to think of thinking
and think

Eastside Music School — Designer: Karl Hébert; Firm: Goldlunchbox, USA; Year: 2010