Listen to the gulls cry out in the baby blue sky with “Bon Iver YouTube Comments”
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We love Justin Vernon and Bon Iver. They’re our guys. We love them like those giant ladybugs, Craig Counsell, the ghost of Dick Bacon, and those ducks. It doesn’t even matter that Vernon once called us a “dark, beer-drunk place” where people go to get “blind drunk and try to forget about their childhoods.” We still love the guy.
However, some folks take the whole friendship thing a few paces too far—to the point of thinking they know Justin Vernon and the whole Bon Iver gang on a “remarkably raw” level, and consider the boys so “frigin brilliant they have me in a trance.” Say hello to “Bon Iver YouTube Comments,” a new addition to the meme machine known as Tumblr, also home of “Bon Iver Erotic Stories.” This new site, however, is most certainly the one you’d enjoy in your old worn-out work coat at a fjord by the sea, as gulls cry high above in the baby blue sky.
“Bon Iver YouTube Comments” seems like a definitive compilation (whose curation is ongoing) of the musings of people you went (or currently go) to college with who wore scarves, smoked Pall Malls, said the word “juxtaposition” any opportunity they got, and now listen to Bon Iver at least “6 times back to back, grasping at seconds of certainty.” Yes, everybody quoted on the site channels their inner Whitman through the haunting music of Bon Iver. They are people with long, lurid names like “Jarrod Laird” (who asks if Bon Iver’s music is “what heaven is like”) and “Peter Louis Metzger” (father of the crying seagulls in the baby blue sky visual).
Luckily, “Bon Iver YouTube Comments” is a newborn, and only hit the scene on January 8, so it ought to take you only a few minutes to see all there is to see. But be assured, there is likely no shortage of new Bon Iver comments to add. It’s a miles-deep canyon only recently tapped. And that should make you want to “sing, cry, and fall in love all at the same time.”