February 1, 2011
Where has the word VERVE been my entire life?
I was reading up on The Shins during a recent study avoidance session with pandora.com. The article described their version of We Will Become Silouettes (originally performed by Postal Service and one of my favorite songs of all time) as having "typical ramshackle verve." I immediately google defined both "ramshackle" and "verve" (although for the purposes of this post, I'm going to focus on verve).
Vitality: an energetic style
Excitement of imagination such as animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing; artistic energy and enthusiasm; vigour, vitality and liveliness; rapture, enthusiasm; spirit, energy
Ah, yes. It's what happens two blocks from my house every time I get back on my bike. It's that feeling at the top of a long, hard climb. It's that feeling when I've found the perfect song to listen to while riding a long down hill stretch. Push pull push pull push pull.