“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” —Haruki Murakami
While we have a WAYLT thread, I don't really think it's that conducive to discussion and every time I open a thread my laptop shudders in horror trying to load all those music links and we post songs but never really talk about why we care about them. So what about just a general thread to chat about music and our feelings about it?
Two things for me:
- 1. The New Yorker just did an interview with M.I.A. about "MATANGI" that is worth a listen. I personally really dig her aesthetic, there's something super ironically lo-fi about it and in the interview she says "I want to re-invent the 60s hippie" which is kind of interesting. ...........I also just really like angry girl music.
2. I'm not a huge music listener myself, so a lot of the music I listen to is tied with the people who bring it to my attention. So I can't listen to "Oops I Did it Again" without thinking about my childhood girlfriends who used to sing it on the playground to harass the boys. "Get Free" is tied up with my friend Jack who enthusiastically recommended it to me at 4 am one morning over facebook messenger while high. I think about averagefruit when I listen to Vitalic and C2C. And so on and so forth.
The songs I mentioned are follows: