"To classical, you listen stubbornly. Some mania is also of use. At the beginning at least. The tracks combine to larger chains of sounds and called funny Italian names. You should repeat listening to the sound-pileups even if you don’t like to. Especially if you don’t like to. Listening to classical is like listening to a tale told in a foreign language you’ve had no idea it existed. After the tale has been repeated a hundred times you still don’t understand the language, but miraculously you know, what the tale is about."
— Patefoni, on classical music.
While we’re on that,
Damn, I have tonnes of random songs downloaded. When was the last time I listened to The Young Romans? Ages ago. I did listen to all 69 love songs by Magnetic Fields but I remember only the Kuckoo song because it was the first track of the first part of the album. Mono kicks my fucking gut it’s unbearable. We The Living was my gym song (can’t believe I actually used “gym song” in a sentence, although to be honest it was 30 minutes trying to catch my breath, lets be real ok.) Guys, I have Taylor Swift — I don’t mind Taylor Swift. (This is probably the right time to confess that I also have One Direction somewhere, and today, while I was driving, One Direction was playing on the radio and !surprise! I was singing along.) Tonnes of OST, I am a soundtrack girl. I love soundtracks like I love my paperbacks. I hoard them and I love them and I overuse them and I share them. The past year, I’ve probably listened to Daughter the most because it’s my go-to music every time I do Maths. There’s Rachmaninov, Bach and Vivaldi; the only classics I downloaded but I honestly don’t know how to listen to classics. Carlos Paredes was a lovely, lovely rediscovery.
I like Bastille’s Oblivion. “Are you going to age with grace?” is what I ask myself every time I see the reflection in the mirror.
I was tagged by sexymnymphos!
Rules: YOU CAN tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod / iPhone / iTunes /Media player and write down the first 10 songs. then pass this onto 10 peopl
- Damien Rice - Sleep Don’t Weep
- Carlos Paredes - Variaçães Em Re Maior
- We The Living - History
- Magnetic Fields - I Shatter
- My Morning Jacket - Circuital
- Kenji Kawai - Making of Cyborg
- Magnetic Fields - Promises of Eternity
- Bombay Bicycle Club - Home By Now
- The Young Romans - Lemon Trees
- We The Living - Barometers
The shuffle option is freaky.
"The tragedy of love is not death or separation.[…]The tragedy of love is indifference."
— W. Somerset Maugham, from The Trembling of a Leaf (via litafficionado)
After some reflection, I’m very sure it is applicable to say “I like my man like I like my wine.” — old, and something I don’t drink i.e. unattainable i.e. gay.