Posts tagged ‘music writing’

June 24th, 2012

persephonette: Okay I have 2 more LDR thoughts, sorry I’m not sorry, the internet. 1. Like, I…

persephonette:

Okay I have 2 more LDR thoughts, sorry I’m not sorry, the internet.

1. Like, I refuse to engage with the question “how dare this talentless woman buy her way into the music industry in order to become famous?” when we are not asking the same question of say, LMFAO, who, if we’re talking quality of content, are pretty bottom of the barrel? When similar conversations are STILL being had about say, Courtney Love? You know? (Disregarding for the purpose of this example that there’s definitely an analysis that the first male “talentless rich kid pop star” that came to mind was the son/grandson of Motown’s founder, and that’s problematic in itself.) 

2. Every time I listen to Video Games I am captivated by this:

It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you
Everything that I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do
I heard you like the bad girls honey
Is that true?

I read it as satire always, because even if it’s not satire it’s such a caricature that it unintentionally crosses some critical threshold between genuine and hyperbole. She has this “I go for the bad boys” thing going on that is easy to pick up on and heavily documented in reviews of her music, but just read that. Bad boys like to say they go for the bad girls, but a real bad girl would never say something like “tell me all the things you wanna do” - and the way she intones “is that true?” implies that she knows that. She’s portraying this unrealistic fantasy of the woman whose desires rely entirely on fulfilling the desires of someone else; She has no autonomous want of her own but to please the object of this song. It’s a typical image of the ideal trophy girlfriend, the tabula rasa that can be filled with whatever you want and dangled off your arm while you’re busy being a bad boy. Practically a blow-up doll (with lips to match). “Bad girls” (bad bitches) don’t play that, and as pop consumers we know this trope. So then it begs the question, is she faking to make a satirical point? Is she faking so she can kill him later? Is she faking at all? I’m inclined to say no, because her girls come first. But either way I love this so fucking much.

April 9th, 2012

flowerscrackconcrete: David Geffen by Sonic Youth Other than…



flowerscrackconcrete:

David Geffen by Sonic Youth

Other than the Mike Kelly cover on one record, this is the only thing I have ever found interesting about Sonic Youth.

April 8th, 2012

This is the story.



This is the story.