i. draw your swords - angus & julia stone /ii. shiver - lucy rose / iii. the first taste - fiona apple / iv. nothing like you and i - the perishers / v. sleep tonight - stars / vi. fire and the flood - vance joy / vii. ain’t gonna lose you - brett dennen / viii. lover’s spit - broken social scene
HONESTLY I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START I MEAN!!! THE PRETTY GIRLS!!!! THE GENUINE HAPPINESS AND JOY??? THE COLORS??? THE 90S???????? THE PRETTY GIRLS???? THE LETTING JINKI REST ON A BOX SO AS NOT TO HURT HIS ANKLE??????? THE MUTUAL RESPECT FOR THE GIRLS AND THE SHINES??????? THE?????? EVERYTHING??????????????????????
“Before my bone marrow transplant, I had to have my immune system completely wiped out with chemotherapy. I went into the hospital thinking that I was going to do a lot of reading and watch old movies and catch up on work. One thing that I didn’t fully anticipate was the isolation that I’d feel. I knew I’d be physically isolated. The doctors and nurses wore masks so all I could see were their eyes. And nobody touched me unless they were administering medicine. But the pain and weakness brought me to a place where I felt completely alone. I got so weak that I couldn’t even formulate a thought. I dropped to 115 lbs. The pain got so bad that I felt like I’d swallowed a blowtorch. At one point I actually gave up. I made everyone leave my room, even my partner, and I started slipping away. I hallucinated my mother’s voice calling my name. I heard it very distinctly. But when I opened my eyes– it was my nurse Jenny that was calling me. At the point of my greatest isolation, it was almost as if my mother used Jenny’s voice to call me back.”