Wednesday, June 29, 2011

about music

music has always been around - from the beatles songs my mother used to sing very loud in her car to the sleepless nights spent listening to damien rice's saddest melodies when i was sixteen - and it will always be there, a nice shoulder to lean on, a friend to party with, voices and sounds and magic.



sean ono lennon


sufjan stevens


the beatles


the strokes


damien rice


-m-

so here are ten facts about music and me:


#1 i briefly met sean ono lennon once after a gig when i was fifteen or so and the only thing he told me was that my english was good. i'm gonna brag about it for the rest of my life.
#2 my friend aurore and i started a band when we were in high school along with my two best friends marie and delphine but we never made one proper song.
#3 our band was called "rainfall" and the song we tried to put together had been written by me and it was really crappy.
#4 one of my dreams came true when i saw sufjan stevens on stage for the first (and only, for now) time. i was mesmerized.
#5 listening to "i'll try anything once" by the strokes never gets boring.
#6 i give cute album names to my ipod playlists.
#7 i once danced on stage with -m- in front of like seventeen thousand people when i was twelve and it was rad, like, epic.
#8 erik satie's piano melodies calm me down.
#9 my sister and i went to abbey road in london when i was about thirteen and we did graffiti on the walls to express our love for the beatles. good times, good times.
#10 listening to music always makes me want to film stuff and write stuff and take pictures and live to the fullest - it's pure inspiration.


bonus: video (from my iphone) of sufjan stevens performing a small part of "impossible soul"

video

Thursday, June 9, 2011

likeable

when i started this blog, i promised myself that i would only post and write about positive things. it's five in the morning and i haven't slept in a while, like, in a day plus three hours, which is quite long in my opinion. usually, when i can't sleep (this happens a lot), i go on youtube on robert (he's my iphone) and i watch taylor swift videos. it's my guilty pleasure. i search for taylor swift on ellen and i watch her talk and blink and laugh really loud for hours.




i don't get why a lot of (cool) people say taylor swift is dumb. ok, she dated joe jonas, but come on, guys, she's not dumb at all, she's just... mainstream. like a huge amount of great things and people, taylor swift is a part of the american pop culture. i have a real fascination for all those people and shows and movies and albums and books and clothes that have a great influence on a lot of people, and especially on kids and teenagers. what kids and teenagers like will define how a whole decade will be remembered. i guess i'll still think about disney channel shows and miley just being miley and the jonas brothers' purity rings and that crazy three-year-old crying over justin bieber and those robert pattinson panties and taylor swift when i'm finally an adult for good (which means in a few years i suppose). the most part of it is crap, yes. it's not even positive. miley turned into a slut of some kind, justin bieber cut his hair and robert pattinson might be facing a major nervous breakdown (read that vanity fair interview of him, it's half-depressing, half-hilarious). though, in the middle of it all is taylor swift. she's not so self-centered. she's obsessed with a lot of things and talks about it like it's normal. she writes and sings songs about her previous and most of the time catastrophic relationships. she's way too tall. she's just... likeable.

i don't like taylor swift's music - i don't even listen to it, though her music videos are pretty fun to watch when you're half-asleep feeling so tired you might as well be drunk or on drugs or something. i just enjoy listening to her talking about herself. taylor swift is self-depreciating and funny and she says crap about most of her former boyfriends and that's for good. if you read this taylor (and i doubt you ever will), please stay that obnoxious weird giant girly person. for some reason, you're what's best in american mainstream teenculture right now.