sure it’s a little bit of the pot calling the kettleism but those titles are getting a little bit on the long side of too damn long, don’t you think?

dear Sufjan,

first of all, update the damn web site. you don’t even have Illinois represented there. what the hell? i nearly broke up with Chicago myself. so i totally understand a little Illinois apathy. but this is a little ridiculous. the beauty of the web is that you can update things super quick and easy and cheap like. you should really look into that.

but that is not the reason that i am writing you dear sufjan. no, i am writing to you about how very much i love that one song. it’s a long song Sufjan, i think Kathleen Turner Overdrive says it’s something insane like 6 minutes or some shit like that.

Sufie, (is it alright if i call you Sufie?) you should take this as a compliment, because a lot of time i have enough attention span/patience for about 95 seconds worth of song. whast can i say? i have an itchy shuffle thumb. you can even ask Kathleen Turner Overdrive, i am a crazy whack shuffler. i shuffle like nobody’s business.



but when that one song comes on, you know with that great piano opening? as soon as i hear that opening piano, my thumb relaxes and my head starts wiggling back and forth on my neck. i extra special love the parts with the girly background singers. i sing the parts like even with the heart of terror and the superstitious wearer, i am riding all alone, i am writing all alone.

it’s just so goddamn fun and it sounds beautiful, really. bravo! especially when you talk about ‘are you writing from the heart?’ god, it gets me. i am sucker for songs that even mention the world writing.

do you know the song i’m talking about sufie? do you?

well i certainly hope so, because i don’t. why? because the title is like 43 words long. i tried to write about it earlier, but it scroll by on KTO so fast that i can’t get it all. i think there’s something about Carl Sandburg and a Pt.II in the title, but i cannot be sure.

so let’s work on those titles sufie, shall we?

don’t worry you’re still totally on the imaginary boyfriend list with andrew, mike and AC.

jodi, who is writing all alone AND from the heart

p.s. i forgot about ted. ted’s still on the list too.

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  1. sufjan stevens 06.Jan.06 at 3:01 pm

    the piece is called “come on! feel the illinoise.” please don’t bite on my titles though. you know what they say about long song titles, don’t cha? better protect your gap.

  2. jodi 06.Jan.06 at 3:05 pm

    sufie, i hate to bicker but what’s that nonsense in the scrolling title about Carl Sandburg and Pt. II of 293 parts? hmm? i ain’t making that shit up.

    come sufie, i am feeling the illinoise, i really am. but that title, it is ridiculous!

  3. sufjan stevens 06.Jan.06 at 3:15 pm

    well sorry. i thought you were merely poking fun at my long titles. but if you must know, i entitled the song; “come on! feel the illinoise!: part 1: the world’s columbian exposition/part 2: carl sandburg visits me in a dream.”

  4. jodi 06.Jan.06 at 3:37 pm

    i as merely poking fun at your long titles. but if you’d like to poke some fun, you are very welcome to come over tonight.

  5. sufjohnson stevens 06.Jan.06 at 3:52 pm

    my ween is long and distinguished like my titles. do you think you can handle it?

  6. jodi 06.Jan.06 at 4:38 pm

    ween? ween? sufie do you want off the list. is that what this ween nonsense is about?

  7. sufjan stevens 06.Jan.06 at 4:46 pm

    well, what do you call it?

  8. jodi 06.Jan.06 at 5:23 pm


  9. mkh 08.Jan.06 at 1:43 pm

    Dr. Phil?

  10. UH 08.Jan.06 at 7:09 pm

    Phil McCracken, duh.


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