so i went and saw the great gatsby, which is apparently supposed to be terrible but i rather enjoyed it? it stayed pretty close to the book really, and for anyone complaining about it being too flashy well… look into america during the 1920s sometime.
anyway i was quite delighted to find out the soundtrack is going to be released on vinyl this june, and i figured i’d share my favourite song (and favourite version) from the movie.
so janelle monae’s new music video has been making the rounds on tumblr recently. which is great since i think everyone should listen to her and see how amazing she is.
however, i’ve also seen a bit of discussion about the song revealing aspects of her sexuality. if that is the case, then boy howdy because the music industry definitely needs more positive lgbt role models as driven and amazing as she is.
even more so though is that if that is what the song is about, she addresses it in the most striking and fantastic way possible. how even if her sexuality or identity isn’t heteronormative, she doesn’t want to be so simplified as to having another label to replace it. if anything, she rejects the idea in place just being true to herself and asking to exist as such.
which wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing? just having to be true to yourself rather than living up to the expectations and convictions of others?
p.s. janelle monae is and forever will be my senpai.
Song: Suite For An I-Jin
Album: R.O.D OST
just gonna lay this down pretty darn quick.
r.o.d/read or die is my favourite anime series of all time, partially due to the fact that its concept and story is cool as fuck, but also because the soundtrack is amazingly fantastic.
if you don’t believe me, then listen to this most wonderful music suite.
atoms for peace’s album is really fucking good and you should listen to every track of it right this second.
Song: Before Your Very Eyes...
i may or may have not gotten my hands on an early copy of amok.
shhhhhh, listen to the first track and enjoy.
Song: I Won't Let Go
Album: The Audition
the best part about my sempai, not only is she an amazing singer, dancer, visual icon, story teller, and all around classy lady. she is also a brilliant composer.
its one thing to be a pop icon, but when you can make the claim and can show how you’re able to write beautiful music as well.
then frankly, you’re probably one of the best human beings to ever have lived.
i’m pretty sure this is the kind of music i’d want to make love to.
Album: High Times
here’s a song.
classical music friday.
a mendelssohn piece. the last from the “songs without words” suite, and my personal fave, as it’s a very haunting bit of piano music, but is never sad or dreary despite its minor key. it just has this very enigmatic vibe to it.
its something i’m quite fond of with pieces that are done in minor. its very easy to make a minor piece sound sad or scary, but when you are able to bring it to a level of ambiguity like that… its pretty fantastic, for a lack of better words.
Song: Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash remix) - Thomas Gold - Sing 2 Me / Red Carpet â Alright
Album: Until Now
i generally manage to listen to this song at least once a day.
its one i personally derive a lot of influence from.