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Pond - Sweep Me Off My Feet

Sweep Me Off My Feet is the first single off Pond’s new album The Weather
Out on Marathon Artists on 5th May. The video direction was done by Matt Sav.

Pond is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 2008. Featuring a revolving line-up, the band currently consists of Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson, Joe Ryan and Jamie Terry.

Pond often shares its members with fellow Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala. Jay Watson is a full member of both acts, while Pond band leader Nick Allbrook contributed to both bands from 2009 until 2013. Current Tame Impala members Kevin Parker, Cam Avery and Julien Barbagallo are all former members of Pond, with Parker continuing to work with the band as its record producer.


Sweep Me Off My Feet
Hey, you, I’m not bold or cool or masculine,
Maybe you’re just waiting for the perfect Latin lover to walk in,
I’m not him.
Between my penis and my chin is Camembert and shame,
I used to be elegantly thin, I’m sorry babe, we both missed that train,
Oh, no, if I follow you all your girlfriends will know,
then i’ll wind up with the other fools waiting,
wasting his time following you ‘round,
another lonely guy with longing in his eye,
but you said your man was bringing you down.

Someone sweep me off my feet,
i am not an angel, i’m barely a man,
I’m lonely but I’m here,
Baby, understand,
Someone sweep me off my feet.

i want to leave my current life behind for a quaint little cabin in the middle of woods where i plant my own vegetable garden and skip rocks on a pond nearby, waking up at crack of dawn to chase down a purple sky and wearing woolly oversized sweaters and frilly dresses and anything else that will last forever and ever and waking up at midnight just to howl at the moon and when the sun begins to set, i sit in a rocking chair on the porch knitting more baggy sweaters and socks for the upcoming autumn and the fireflies will keep me company til sleepiness washes over

GET PSYCHED Pt. 2 (listen)

01. 1998 (Delicious) - Peace
02. Elegant Design - Pond
03. Heavy Horse - Jacuzzi Boys
04. 1963 - Heavy Beach
05. No Need For A Leader - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
06. Animals - The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
07. Ivy Covered House - Ducktails
08. Do You Remember - The Horrors

🌊What the Water Gave Me Spell🌊

inspired by florence + the machine’s “what the water gave me”, a spell to help ease those overburdened by worries/anxieties they can’t control. not a substitute for trained help

So lay me down, let the only sound
Be the overflow, pockets full of stones
Lay me down, let the only sound
Be the overflow

🌊 gather: stones, lavender, sea salt, and coriander. 

🌊 mix herbs in the water, a tub or a sink. 

🌊 play the song while you perform the ritual, dance and sing along if you like.

🌊 for each issue/burden, create a representing sigil and draw it on a rock with something biodegradable.

🌊 if you are not willing to take a bath, fill a sink with water and simply submerge your hands instead.

🌊 submerge as much of yourself as is comfortable (not your face). think on the things that are holding you down. each time you bring your head/hands up, drop one of the rocks. do this until you hold none.

🌊 remain in the water a moment, feeling the weightlessness it gives you. 

🌊 take the rocks to a pond and leave them underwater. 

Heightsiversary Party P2: Ripples in a Pond

I always think about what Priscilla Lopez said to me during “In the Heights.” She said, “You’re throwing a rock in the pond, and you have no idea the ripples that are going to come back.” I’m grateful for every wave that is going to come back.

Anthony Lee Medina (Usnavi) - Laurens/Phillip in Hamilton (Broadway)

Rubén J. Carbajal - Laurens/Phillip in Hamilton (Tour)

Gabrielle Ruiz (Carla/Nina) - Valencia on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Joel Perez (Usnavi) - last seen in the original Broadway cast of Fun Home

Samantha Marie Ware - Peggy/Maria in Hamilton (Chicago)

Joseph Morales (Usnavi) - Hamilton in Hamilton (Chicago)

Lexi Lawson (Vanessa) - Eliza in Hamilton (Broadway)

Chris Lee (Benny) - Lafayette/Jefferson in Hamilton (Chicago)

In the Heights really was my attempt to make a way for myself. And I’m so happy that it’s made a professional life for so many Latino actors. I had an actor come up to me once at a studio, and he said, “I’ve played Kevin twice and Piragua Guy three times in different regional productions all over the country.” He has a living because Heights is getting done. So I’m enormously gratified by that. 

Me explaining what "sinking like a stone" means to one of my students today. She is eight.
  • Me: So, when you throw a rock into a pond it sinks very fast right to the bottom, doesn't it? Whereas if you have a leaf or a feather, it would float, or sink much more slowly than a rock would, right? So if something is sinking like a stone, it means it's going down really fast, like a rock would in a lake. You get it?
  • 8 year old, completely serious: Yeah, or like if you throw a whole chicken.
  • Me: