Hi, my name is Paco, and this is my tumblr. Unless otherwise noted, the words herein are my own. I like words that reminisce, like a quaint dance with an acquaintance. I like words that linger, like an inhale through a thin veil. I like words that colour, filling mundane glasses with champagne. I like words.
“Ugly Heart” made my best of list in April. I’d listened to it a number of times, and obviously liked it enough to scribe my affection for it. But I really listened to it this summer. A lot. More than a lot. And what I heard was hands down one of the best pop songs I’ve heard in recent memory. The verses, the chorus, the vocals, the lyrics. All of it is perfect. Dr. Luke and the GRLs eschewed the EDM-led pop that’s dominating the mainstream for a guitar-led stomper. The move couldn’t have been smarter. Some may categorize this as disposable pop, but they’d be wrong. I think “Ugly Heart” is good enough to find a space on various rotations for years and years to come.
I’m kind of shocked that Philipp Lahm has decided to retire from the German National team, but he goes out on top — he goes out a legend. For those not too familiar with world footy, Lahm is the best fullback in the world, and has been for some time (some have suggested he’s the best fullback of all-time). He’s operated with such poise, grace, positional brilliance, and flawless decision-making for as long as I can remember. What a brilliant leader. I’ll never forget what he’s done for German soccer. Cheers forever to The Captain.