raspberry sky

ash tray

i don’t love you when you’re high
and your head sits blurrily
atop the shoulders of drunken giants
a soul unburdened by soul-searching
leaving me to daydream (daydrink?)
because you can’t tell the difference
between love and a lifetime of one-night stands
but if you could then im sure you would
leave me alone under the morning’s raspberry sky
(and make sure to fill the ash tray)s

— M.H.S.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix vol. 1

Listen to the full mix here

Blue Swede - Hooked On a Feeling

Raspberries - Go All the Way 

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In the Sky

David Bowie - Moonage Daydream

Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell In Love

10cc - I’m Not In Love

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Redbone - Come and Get Your Love

The Runaways - Cherry Bomb

Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

The Five Stairsteps - O-O-H Child

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

ARIES-
everyone knows you’ve got bite, but hardly anyone catches your softness. your lavender scented fingertips and tired eyes are hidden by your charred exterior, your laughs that people hear from every corner of the room. you try so hard to build entire worlds for others even when your own is crumbling.

TAURUS-
back up. breathe. you’re charging through the days and barely taking time to breathe. you are still clay. you are still being molded. don’t rush into the kiln even though you long for the heat. light a candle, make a fire, but don’t throw yourself into the flames. don’t burn just to burn. I know that you’ve already painted your skin with the melting wax just to feel the sting. don’t turn yourself to ash. just stay warm. 

GEMINI-
you told me that the salty wind made you forget about his skin so I told you to never stop breathing it in. fill your lungs with sweet caprice and drink in the raspberry sky. let the waves wash over you. let it wash it away. there it is: I forgot how crooked your smile got when you thought no one was watching. look, even the sky is blushing.

CANCER-
you never wanted to be the big fish, and yet here you are. c’mon now, you are so close. don’t fold. use that howling wind to push you forward, not to knock you down. I know you feel like the hellhounds are on your tail, but just a little longer, love. keep running.

LEO-
they all praise your china doll looks yet you refrain from telling them just how fragile you’ve become. your cracks are hard to hold together by yourself i know, i know. pull the curtains shut my dear and close your eyes. rest. you deserve it.

VIRGO-
your empty coffee mug was stained around the rim. You said you drank lemonade instead, but the bitterness etched in your smile said otherwise. You search through grinds, still looking for a fate from coffee beans you fell for so long ago. your fate, it’s out there; just not in the dregs at the bottom of the cup because what you don’t know is that you deserve more. throw the cup away. it’s out there—go get it.

LIBRA-
I haven’t seen you for weeks and the flower crowns you made everyone have wilted. They’ve forgotten everything that you did for them and sometimes you feel like a left over prom date. Those white lies won’t get you anywhere. Not everything is as perfect as a Wes Anderson movie and neither are you—and that’s okay. You are hyper-realistic, better than dreams, so stop trying to turn yourself into one.

SCORPIO-
the red lipstick isn’t fooling anyone honey. I can still hear your teeth chattering after the long subway ride home and I know your legs ache from standing while you clutched the metallic pole and blurs of light and dark flashed by the window. Unstick your feet from the floor and get off that train.

SAGITTARIUS-
the ball gowns and champagne keep the night sparkling, but I’m sorry that the glitter in your hair isn’t enough to get you through the next day. But you try, oh how you try. But I know that fight in you is getting weaker kid. Let your heart slow down, let yourself drift a little. When you come back the world will be waiting for you. 

CAPRICORN-
you’re edges have softened since I last saw you. you’re sleeping in feather beds with down pillows and that’s good—you deserve it. but don’t let those spikes disappear forever. keep your bite and don’t be afraid to use it just because people tell you not to. keep kicking and screaming when the walls close in. I don’t want your edges gone, because then I may not be able see you at all. you’ll be a blur. 

AQUARIUS-
you’re always being told that you’re a glassy skyscraper looking down on the busy streets of Manhattan; That you’re the midnight bus with no destination. So I’ll tell you that whenever I pull my sweater sleeves over my hands I think of you. Forget about the cigarettes and the neon lights. You’re more than a shiny impenetrable force of mystique. If only you would let others see that. 

PISCES-
in this storm, it seems like everyone has an umbrella but you. you feel exposed, but remember that it takes more than a smile and a pretty face for someone to offer to share their cover with you. you need to tap shoulders, you need to yell into their ears over the pounding rain. some people won’t hear you. you can ignore them and keep your mouth shut like always. or, you can scream. scream until they hear you. make them hear you.

—  writings for the signs, i
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Awesome Mix Vol. 1

00:00 Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede

02:52 Go All The Way - Raspberries

06:13 Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum

10:16 Moonage Daydream - David Bowie

14:57 Fooled Around And Fell In - Elvin Bishop

19:33 I’m Not In Love - 10cc

25:36 I Want You Back - Jackson 5

28:35 Come And Get Your Love - Redbone

32:02 Cherry Bomb - The Runaways

34:20 Escape (The Pina Colada) - Rupert Holmes

38:57 O-O-H Child - The Five Stairsteps

42:11 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye , Tammi Terrell

If you ever plan to travel the galaxy for the next twenty years, you’re gonna need at least all of these songs on your playlist until it drives you crazy.

Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede) || Go All the Way (The Raspberries) || Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) || Moonage Daydream (David Bowie) || Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop) || I’m Not in Love (10cc) || I Want You Back (The Jackson 5) || Come and Get Your Love (Redbone) || Cherry Bomb (The Runaways) || Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes) || O-O-H Child (Five Stairsteps) || Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel)

[listen here]

awesome mix vol. 1 | the guardians of the galaxy original motion picture soundtrack (listen)

hooked on a feeling - blue swede | go all the way - raspberries | spirit in the sky - norman greenbaum | moonage daydream - david bowie | fooled around and fell in love - elvin bishop | I’m not in love - 10cc | I want you back - jackson 5 | come and get your love - redbone | cherry bomb - the runaways | escape (the pina colada song) - rupert holmes | o-o-h child - the five stairsteps | ain’t no mountain high enough - marvin gaye/tammi terrell

MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR:

6. Various Artists - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

  1. Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede)
  2. Go All the Way (Raspberries)
  3. Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
  4. Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)
  5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvis Bishop)
  6. I’m Not in Love (10cc)
  7. I Want You Back (The Jackson 5)
  8. Come and Get Your Love (Redbone)
  9. Cherry Bomb (The Runaways)
  10. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes)
  11. O-o-h Child (Five Stairsteps)
  12. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)

The best soundtrack to the best film of the the year. It’s so awesomely retro… I just can’t say anything bad about it.