Dazed

Sometimes I feel so full of some sort of emotion that I feel kinda dizzy with it, and the outside world gets blurry. Yes I meant to put a comma there. Anyway here’s Wonderwall.

I was dizzy for a while.
The world distorted as I went about
my daily chores.
Empty, it seemed,
of cares I should have paid to my surroundings.

I was in love with the pendulum swing,
the lean of the axis,
the subtle
stumble of my step.

I was late,
terminally exhausted.
I was
alive back then.
The void embraced me in its whirlwind dance.

There was no answer to be found.
No lesson to be gleaned.
Just my fragile head flirting
with the hard pavement.
A thrilling joy
in vertigo.

Everybody Does (cover)

Everybody Does by Julien Baker is one of the first songs we started singing together, and we’ve been wanting to record a live version for ages. So, here you go. 😀

On a personal note, I’ve been obsessed with this song for years, and I had the privilege of seeing it performed live on November 12, 2017. It was incredible. It was a real treat getting to sing it and adapt it with Xavier.

Sorry for the constant refocusing of the camera and the bad image quality, we’re recording video on a smartphone like n00bs.

If you don’t know her music, check out the amazing Julien Baker.

And as usual, check out Xavier’s original songs on Spotify.

today I talk to the dead

It’s been 84 years, but yeah, I do still write poetry sometimes. It’s the beginning of NaNoWriMo once again, we’ll see what happens this year. I’m trying not to put any pressure on myself and enjoy it!

today I talk to the dead.
I pry my eyes open inward and remember
the soil they went back to.

I breathe in the prickly blue sky,
weep with willows, play hide and seek
with a meandering sun. I know
the end will come,
but not today.

I clench my fists. I refuse
to cry. they loved me
and I love them,
for all they’ve given me,
for all they’ve taken from me.

today I tell the dead about the ones who remain
and how we don’t pray
exactly, but sometimes I’ll leave my window
open for a bit too long,
till the clouds invite themselves in.
I yell at them because their beauty
offends me.
the air in my lungs stings like your hand on mine
decades ago.

today I talk to the dead
and as long as I do,
they live.

Hammond’s Lament (Yesterday)

A tale of love and loss recounted by John Hammond, flamboyant creator of Jurassic Park. This is a Helpless Saps cover of The Beatles’ Yesterday.

Check out Xavier’s songs on Spotify. The art on Xavier’s right is the cover art for his EP “Non-breaking Space” by Abel (who also made our logo!). The art on my left is by Ophélie Lhuire.

We’re also working on new original song(s), and other covers. But we’re mostly busy watching 90’s blockbusters and making mechanical keyboards (I soldered electronic components today!).

A zine template

Hey guys, recently I made a 14-page zine with a single A3 page and I really liked the result. The cover and back-cover look really tidy and the page-through is quite easy.

I spent a long time making a template for it and I thought my fellow zine enthusiasts might want to make use of it! 😀

So here is the PDF version of the template, which you can use as you wish. You can print it as an A4, it works too (to make a very smol zine), but the format is better as an A3. Here is a video explaining how to fold and cut it.

I hope you’ll have fun with this! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, and please share the result of your experiments. 🙂