Wednesday, June 13, 2007

For the Phairest

I saw Liz Phair in concert once. She was the opening act for Alanis Morissette, and a majority of the audience was high school girls. Liz put on a great 40 minute set. "This next one is kind of X-rated," she said at one point, and launched into "Flower," from her debut album Exile in Guyville. It was remarkable; the shock of her words came out in waves, washing over the crowd over and over again, overwhelming not with noise but with meaning. I wonder how many people's lives were altered that night.

This is a time-lapse video of an amaryllis growing to bloom. On the one hand, maybe a touch too literal, but on the other, just as hypnotic as the song itself.

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