June 19, 2002
I must apologize, because this is definitely my attempt to put people into little boxes: I think everybody has a Belle and Sebastian song. Or rather, many of my relationships have been aptly summed up by those wacky Scottish teens. I know "A Century of Fakers", an "Expectations", "The Model", and certainly a "Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner." I think it's for the best that it's Belle and Sebastian since even their nasty songs have a sort of empathetic edge to them. It keeps me aware of the fact that nothing has to be perfect even if it's beautiful.