was i wrong about the world?
it seems impossible to me that, now seven months into this thing, i have yet to post about a man called e and his band, eels. it seems impossible to me because eels have long been another one of my favorite bands, mostly because the songs that e writes invite you into his house for a cold beer and a comfy chair. that is, they are intensely personal, brutally honest, and relatable to varying degrees of unease. he's always had his fair share of personal demons to excoriate (i suppose losing your entire family will do that to you), but 2005's blinking lights and other revelations seemed to reveal a life's turning point. in the darkest hours he found light; through misery came joy; and in death there could be life. the songs reflected this brighter perspective and now here i stand, with some wonderful occurrences in my own life, feeling the same way.
eels : "losing streak"
from the lp blinking lights and other revelations (vagrant, 2005)
meetin' every day with the rising sun
lookin' up, it's looking like
my losing streak is done