mercredi 26 juin 2019

I sing for answers

I never was the things I said I was
But it's not as if I lied
What I was, all I was
Was the effort to describe
Now, I may not have been born to deliver the truth
But I sure do love to ride the route

When I’m on my bicycle
I am a seagull
Made of man and metal
And I am flying, flying

Let the blind call me dark
Let the weak call me peak-ridden
Let the butchers grind our hearts
And claim there's no love within
But you can call me anything
Just as long as I can sing
Yeah, you can call me anything
Just as long as I can sing

I sing for answers
I sing for good listeners
And tired dancers

Bill Callahan - Call me anything
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City, 2019)

dimanche 16 juin 2019

Draining people's energy

Co-écrite par Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), What We Do in the Shadows est une série documentaire parodique (un "mockumentary"... façon the Office ou Spinal Tap quoi) dans laquelle on suit les tribulations de quatre vampires collocataires à New York City. Trois d'entre eux correspondent en tout point à l'image qu'on se fait de cette créature de fiction... Et puis il y a Colin, peut-être le plus puissant d'entre tous :

My name is Colin Robinson. And I am what's known as a psychic vampire. Or energy vampire.

This is my office. Also known as the hunting ground. Energy vampires drain people's energy merely by talking to them. We either bore you with a long conversation, or we enrage you. In fact, you probably know an energy vampire. We're the most common kind of vampire. We are day-walkers, not affected by the sun. And we are the only kind of vampire that can drain another vampire's energy. It's very cool.

What We Do in the Shadows, S01E01 (2019)