The Mountain by Heartless Bastards

Books, Music, Art, Movies

I happened upon this band when I searched our library’s catalog for “banjo music” so that I could get inspired to learn to play. I thought I needed to know about a band named “Heartless Bastards” so I checked out the CD “The Mountain.” I fell in love with this song immediately.  I just moved to Sandy and Mt. Hood was watching over me every day, so it resonated deeply. This song also helped me through my grieving over the loss of my step-dad.

I made a CD for my mom and put this song on it. After listening to it for six months she revealed to me that she swore they were singing, “pee into the mountain.” It made me laugh so hard. So now this song makes me laugh a little too.

I love this video. I love that they are playing this song during the magic hour at sunset. It is so beautiful.

Incidentally, they don’t sing about the joys of peeing into a mountain. Here are the lyrics:

Oh you feel and you taste it and you want to go higher
So what do you do
And so you peak into the mountain where your desire goes
Spilt blood on this place it only echoes
True all through the days
And so you peak into the mountain where your desire goes

A jumpstart

Manson at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Image via Wikipedia

Dammit! I’m sick of letting this blog go. I love this blog. I don’t want it to fall into obscurity! So to give myself a jump start I am going to do a Meme that was posted on Cathi’s blog, even though she didn’t tag me :). Here it goes:

The game is SCATTERGORIES, and it’s harder than it looks!

Here are the rules:

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things…NOTHING made up! If you can’t think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have fun!

Your Name: Moni

1. Famous Singer/Band: Marilyn Manson

2. 4 letter word: Moon

3. Street: Monroe (it’s a street here in Spokane)

4. Color: Maroon

5. Gifts/Presents: Movie

6. Vehicle: Motorcar

7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Magnets (dude. It took me FOREVER to think of that. Duh!)

8. Boy Name: Melvin

9. Girl Name: Mary

10. Movie Title: (The) Matrix

11. Drink: Margarita

12. Occupation: Movie theater ticket taker.

13. Celebrity: Marlon Brando

14. Magazine:Ms

15. U.S. City: Menlo Park, CA. (It took me forever to think of this one, too AND I LIVED THERE FOR FOUR YEARS)

16. Pro Sports Teams: Totally can’t come up with anything. I don’t watch sports.

18. Reason for Being Late for Work: late? I’m never late 😉
19. Something You Throw Away: Magazines

20. Things You Shout: Motherfucker!

21. Cartoon Character: Mrs. Crabapple

So there you go. I won’t tag anyone, but if you want to do it go for it!