Eric Parker

Artist. Writer. Musician. Constant Project.

I sincerely wish that my anxiety would allow me to believe that people care about me and enjoy my company. It has this awful way of convincing me that no one really wants to be around me and there’s a deeper reason why I always have to be the one to invite myself to things. 

Finally trying A & B burgers. :) (at A&B Burgers)

Finally trying A & B burgers. :) (at A&B Burgers)

The Other Mountain

I am no hero of labor,

But I have work boot hands

And I can write

With a hammer.

And you may see yourself

As a glass ship

Taken by waves of

The wildest manner.

But for me,

You’re a publicist

Of my nothingness.

You’re a catch.

You fill my thoughts

With stories and columns.

As part of this

Clownfish pact.

So I’ll help you

Up this mountain.

Where you will

Plant today’s news.

My only hope

Is we’ll both

Have the privilege

Of enjoying this incredible view.

The Same Thing

Wind in

My hair

and 

My face

Truth is

It’s part of

The Same Thing.

I will not come down

Off of my mountain

Unless its for

More tea. 

I’ll mail you

Some ideas. 

Please stay up

and wait.

This is basically the anthem for this year so far haha.

(Source: Spotify)

Last chapter for Derby Books

Breaking out the narwhal shirt for the gulu gulu open mic

Breaking out the narwhal shirt for the gulu gulu open mic

Also, here’s the thing I drew while I listened to La Dispute’s new album. I’m not an artist, drawing is just relaxing.

Also, here’s the thing I drew while I listened to La Dispute’s new album. I’m not an artist, drawing is just relaxing.

It’s been a few years since La Dispute put out Wildlife and after giving that a thorough listen, I was hooked and began to wait in quiet anticipation of the band’s 3rd full-length studio album, Rooms of the House.
I normally don’t write about music, but this album hit me very hard in the feels. Especially the second half of the album. The sound of this album instrumentally reminds me of the small Western Massachusetts town that I grew up in with its hardcore influences. The opening track, HUDSONVILLE MI 1956 reminds me of the cycle of the town I lived in. It was a track that drew me in right away, and made it instantly crucial to me in a personal way.
The song that touched me the most on the album would have to be Woman (reading) though. I love the way that the song seems to talk about someone who used to be. If I know anything, it’s how to having the memories of someone you used to be close with follow you through life. A thought that I often have was also voiced in this song. That’s the passing thoughts of who lived in your house before you. When I was a child I used to sit in my bed and think about that. My imagination was so vivid that I could almost feel the ghosts of old homeowners in the room where I slept. 
There’s no real reason why I’m writing this. It’s not exactly a review. It’s more about how the album hit me I guess. I feel that this is starting to drag on a little bit, and I could talk about a lot of songs on this album and how they hit me, but I’m going to leave it at this:
I feel like anyone that likes music or has vivid memories of growing up in a small town should give this album a listen. I’m going to put a link to a stream at the end of this little word thing. I sort of hope someone listens to this album so I can talk to them about this I guess. I am interested to see if anyone connected with this album the same way, or if they have a different outlook. Either would be interesting to me. 
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/la-dispute-rooms-of-the-house-stream

It’s been a few years since La Dispute put out Wildlife and after giving that a thorough listen, I was hooked and began to wait in quiet anticipation of the band’s 3rd full-length studio album, Rooms of the House.

I normally don’t write about music, but this album hit me very hard in the feels. Especially the second half of the album. The sound of this album instrumentally reminds me of the small Western Massachusetts town that I grew up in with its hardcore influences. The opening track, HUDSONVILLE MI 1956 reminds me of the cycle of the town I lived in. It was a track that drew me in right away, and made it instantly crucial to me in a personal way.

The song that touched me the most on the album would have to be Woman (reading) though. I love the way that the song seems to talk about someone who used to be. If I know anything, it’s how to having the memories of someone you used to be close with follow you through life. A thought that I often have was also voiced in this song. That’s the passing thoughts of who lived in your house before you. When I was a child I used to sit in my bed and think about that. My imagination was so vivid that I could almost feel the ghosts of old homeowners in the room where I slept. 

There’s no real reason why I’m writing this. It’s not exactly a review. It’s more about how the album hit me I guess. I feel that this is starting to drag on a little bit, and I could talk about a lot of songs on this album and how they hit me, but I’m going to leave it at this:

I feel like anyone that likes music or has vivid memories of growing up in a small town should give this album a listen. I’m going to put a link to a stream at the end of this little word thing. I sort of hope someone listens to this album so I can talk to them about this I guess. I am interested to see if anyone connected with this album the same way, or if they have a different outlook. Either would be interesting to me. 

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/la-dispute-rooms-of-the-house-stream