Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sexy Sounds // Marina & The Diamonds / SCHMIDT / Lana Del Rey / Gotye / Orsten

Marina & The Diamonds - Sinful

This is an unreleased song from Marina Diamandis. Not too sure why she decided to hold this one back, but it's absolutely beautiful, and the lyrics are fantastic, like always. She's been scaring me a bit lately, watching videos of her live performances and the pictures of her chopped off dyed messy blonde hair. She's looking like she's starting to go over the edge a bit, but in the music world, we all know that's when the best music is released.

Orsten - Fleur Blanche

This song is just perfect for my mood lately. That haunting dark alone sound, where the piano is slowly played and each time a key hits a new hair on your body stands straight up. My dear friend sent me this song via Spotify (a download I don't overly suggest, but is marvelous for trading songs back and forth.) Anyway, the heavy kick throughout the song gives the creepy sound a contemporary feel, splendid for the days you just want to sit down, drink a cup of hot tea and write.

SCHMIDT - Sin City

Oh my dear darling SCHMIDT. Her voice is one of the greatest sounds my ears have set upon in quite some time now. I absolutely adore the 1920's Berlin burlesque and flashing lights sound she has in every one of her songs. Can't you just see a great Bob Fosse routine to this song? It's absolutely perfect.

Lana Del Rey - Lolita

Oh dear, Lana Del Rey. Although she can't even for a split second perform live remotely well, I still fade back into listening to her prerecorded mp3s. She may suck so so horribly live, but we KNOW it's in there, right?! That beautiful voice in hiding somewhere underneath her collagen enhanced lips and marvelous wig....come on, LDR, show us what you can do!!

Gotye - What Do You Want

My most recent obsession, Gotye. Such wonderful music, something I have been waiting for these past couple months. This song in particular caters to the sexy, burlesque-y feel I'm trying to get across through all of the songs in this post. His voice is so like...longing, you can see his facial expressions every time he forces a raspy syllable out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Tunage

SCHMIDT - Shadowman

OK there was a while that went by where I wanted to put up a song by Chrysta Bell, I think I may have added the video, but it was a dark and sultry song by a super sexy lady. This one is just like it, and the girl singing is not at all what you think she would look like. She's young, from Berlin but London based, and beautiful. Her voice is so rare, and the beat of the song makes me think I'm in a 1940's detective movie. Love those.

Mickey feat. Monarchy - Love for Sale

Yes, yes, and yes. After I fell in love with song "You Don't Want to Dance with Me," I've kept my eye on Monarchy. And this song is a severe reminder why I've kept my eye on them. I am so anxiously awaiting a remix by like Style of Eye or MSTRKRFT or something, right?? How good would it be, elongating the song to drop something crazy during the chorus, really drowning out all instrumentals and focusing on the piano and vocals for a good 45 seconds then just smacking us in the face with some killer dance beat. Why am I so inept at FL Studio, I'd be so good.....

Scissor Sisters - Shady Love (feat. Azaelia Banks)

Holy hell I hate the name of their band. The Banks girl completely makes the song. Oh man I want to dance so badly to this song, it's a lot more... quicker paced electronic for a typical Scissor Sisters song. Honestly, I don't have much to say about this one, it's just such a random attraction for me, I'm not usually into their music. I'm tellin ya, Banks was a song saver for me.

Studio Killers - Ode to the Bouncer

The first time I heard this, I saw the video with it and was completely entertained (disturbed). All these animated videos taking over, I don't know what to think anymore...cartoons are not what they used to be. The song though, the song is just great. The beat is tasty and the lyrics are so on point. I for see so many remixes springing from this and it being the number one dirty dance club mix.

SBTRKT feat. Little Dragon - Wildfire

My friend Colleen had sent me this song such a while ago, and it just sat on my Spotify. I came across is again because some lame dubber remixed it and ruined it, then I remembered how GOOD the original was. This beat is so dirty, and the vocals are perfect. Picture this blasting in some really dark and dimly lit bar in some off street of NYC, mmm...that image sits so well in my head.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fatboy Slim VS Duran Duran

Best contrast of videos I've ever seen in my life.

Duran Duran - Girl Panic!

Duran Duran - Girl Panic! from Jed Root, Inc. on Vimeo.


Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim (feat. Beardyman) - Get Naked

Controlling Fate

First of all, I would like to apologize for my ridiculously long absence. It's been a crazy move, crazy holidays, crazy job findings. Crazy Crazy.
Anyway, the other day I saw my moms friend and she said something that has not left my head since the day she said it. She was telling me about how she wants my mom to get on Facebook, and how my mom refuses because it's just a personal invasion on somebody else's life, blah blah. She then said "you know I was talking to a priest about Facebook one time and she said it was such a destruction of life because through Facebook, your past, present and future all meet. Life's not supposed to be that way."
That is one hell of a true statement if I've ever heard one.
So I've been thinking about it since then and I've come to the realization that Facebook (and other social media outlets along with Skype, phones, texting, etc..) are almost taking the place of fate. And yes, I'm fully aware that I'm writing about this on a BLOG and use all of the above.
But before Facebook and all this nonsense, think about relationships between people, moving, and life in general. A significant part of our lives and experiences revolve around moving on and leaving things behind. We develop as a person from learning from mistakes we've made in our past, and using the future to start a new chapter, with new people, new friends, new cities. Facebook doesn't allow us to do that to the fullest extent. (I'm using Facebook only as a popular example.) We always have access to our past, through pictures, looking at ex boyfriends profiles that don't keep them on private, reading old messages and always being able to contact people. It's the same when you leave a city and you fly somewhere else. Now planes have WiFi that support Skype ON the flight. You're never alone. You can never have a chance to just say goodbye and be done. Once you're off the flight you're on your phone texting/calling and you're still always (via technology) with the person you just said goodbye to. You're never alone. You can never just be by yourself to reflect on what you've just left. There is always constant access to a memory...well that's just it there almost isn't such thing as a memory anymore. You can always look back at a picture, or talk to a person that's supposed to be out of your life. How often to you hear "man, I miss him/her I wonder what they're up to..." and have it be left at that. The next step is..."FACEBOOK HIM/HER." It's taking away from imagination, it takes away from wonder. Why do you think so many people are in messed up relationships now? You can never get away from anyone toxic or damaging, you surround yourself by them always. Fate has no say in how things turn out for us anymore, we're in complete control. Life's not supposed to be that way.