Here’s the cover for a new song I’m working on with my ‘online band’ Coldest Fall.
Thanks to NPR Music's blogroll, I now have a bunch of great blogs to fill my dashboard. Time to unfollow you tiresome rebloggers.
“On her 22nd birthday, Kimbra sashayed onto the stage at Webster Hall, in her first bona fide concert in New York, while her band vamped on a campy movie theme. She wore a short pink party dress with poofy sleeves and her hair in bangs and a flip, a retro 1960s do. She looked doll-like, a brunette version of Alice in Wonderland from a Disney film, but showing off more leg than Alice would. And when she began her first song, “Cameo Lover,” an upbeat plea to her man for intimacy, her voice was anything but innocent.”
I would order like five, ten thousand dollars’ worth of gear every time we had a session. Maybe more like 7,500. Because you’re ordering from all these different places, you’re renting things. And eventually it’s like, wait a minute, I could just buy the fucking thing for 2,500 or whatever. So then we would have all this equipment in different studios, equipment I was buying.
One of my engineers was like, “I’m telling you, you can just get Logic, you’ll have all this shit over here.” The first day I made this track—the first track I made, I loved, I’m actually going to put it out next year. Using all stock sounds, but it just felt good. That’s what really convinced me, is what I was able to achieve in the first go-round.
And it was Apple. It’ll be a minute before someone peels me off of Logic.
If it’s good enough for Pharrell, it’s good enough for me.
"We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, and underestimate what we can do over a long period, provided we work slowly and consistently."
I’m a supporter of marriage equality, but this article is a disgrace.
The derogatory tone towards a people whose legal system is clearly a mistery to the author who wrote
'Institution' instead of (presumably intended) 'constitution' and
"By the way, it’s a nice touch on mentioning females before males, eh?", which is both sexist and an indication of no understanding of the Croatian legal system, as well as Constitutional Law in general whatsoever.
“Do you remember the way the girls
would call out “love you!”
conveniently leaving out the “I”
as if they didn’t want to commit
to their own declarations.
I agree that the “I” is a pretty heavy concept.”
Does Justin Bieber draw his own tattoos and if so, why?
Tumblr is a perfect platform for us kids raised in a capitalist society. We have our own sites, post for notes and followers, steal other people’s content, and work around the clock to do it!
Then Facebook would be for kids raised in socialism/communism?
Everyone gets the same thing, you don’t get to choose anything, somebody else is making a profit off what you do, you’re constantly being encouraged to share, there’s no hiding from ‘the man’.
"In the end, we felt that his presence in the movie would be very distracting.” "What led us to that conclusion was the last three movies that he’s made – The Dictator, Les Miserables and Hugo – in which he makes outstanding performances, but they’re very much Sacha Baron Cohen performances," May said. "And we thought there has to be no distraction in the Freddie movie. You have to really suspend that disbelief – the man who plays Freddie, you have to really believe is Freddie. And we didn’t that could really happen with Sacha." –Brian May [via Rolling Stone] by Miriam Coleman on October 20th, 2013
“It would have all been about him and not about Freddie.”- Roger Taylor [via The Daily Record] by Rick Fulton 11/1/2013
Before reading this, I felt that Cohen’s publicity (positive or negative) would’ve been beneficial to the film’s popularity.
Now I fully understand and support Brian’s and Roger’s decision. Their creative choices have never disappointed me (except for the incident known as Paul Rogers, that one continues to baffle me) so now I can finally look forward to the movie with enough certainty that it will do Freddie’s legacy justice.
Really enjoying these Vintage Travel Posters. Here’s a bunch of others.
Today is the first time in months that I felt my heart stop racing. I’ve been feeling anxious and afraid, my mind was constantly running wild with plans, theories, ideas, principles I must apply to my life in order to adapt to the way of living that I have always thought to be right.
I’ve always felt the obligation of being as good as I can possibly be- i.e. the best in everything I do, "I must not disappoint", if I can do something as good as it can possibly be done, then I did not find any reason for me not to do it exactly like that. I have never had any disabilities, my family is of good financial standing, my parents have given me everything I need and more so there was absolutely no reason for me not to do the best I can. And for as long as I can remember, I have, of course, been told that I can do everything. This practice has served me well all throughout primary school and high school, as I regularly received straight A’s, excelled at many diverse extracurricular activities and often received praise for being so multitalented and being able to “do it all and do it well”.
As I became older and more aware of how my choices are what defines my life, I started to increasingly develop a fear of “missing out” if I choose one thing over another. I enrolled into “the best” high school in my city, but changed it after two months. My “great talent” for playing the piano started suffering as I was teaching myself how to play the guitar. I tried several sports, then played field hockey for seven years and made it to playing for my country’s national team. I didn’t want my schoolwork to suffer, but I couldn’t help but join the school choir.
Then came the decision of choosing a college, and again, having perfect grades enabled me to easily enroll into Law school in the top 1%. So there I was, being asked every day by students and teachers alike, do I aspire to become a lawyer, an attorney-at-law or a judge. Luckily, students and professors at the Faculty of Law are way too self-absorbed to genuinely listen to what others have to say so I only got a few suspicious looks when I gave my answer, which was "Neither."
As I was faced with that question time and time again, the feeling of anxiety and being maladapted grew increasingly strong. The Question "What do you want to be?" haunted me constantly, disabling me continually from acting upon my instincts and creative urges in fear of "wasting time which would be better spent studying" because, after all, I have to choose that one thing I want to do for the rest of my life and stick to it in order to master it.
Right? If I don’t become an expert in (at least) one thing, how am I going to compete in this fierce job market? And it should be even easier for me, since I have so many talents, I can do anything! Any one thing. All I have to do is choose. Make the decision.
Then, today, I stumbled across an article that set my mind at ease. As my eye caught a glimpse of the title Renaissance People Don’t Want to Choose Only One Career, it immediately resonated with me. After months of feeling ill-adapted and terribly anxious about it, this article was indeed godsend. The article led me to discover the wonderful Emilie Wapnick and her website Puttylike. I watched her video and related to her words:
"I remember being a little kid, not knowing what I would be when I grew up. I wondered the same thing in my teen years, and again in college. Sure, all of my interests would make for wonderful careers– just not on their own.
Would I have to settle on a “practical job” and pursue my various passions on the side or choose among my interests and just commit to one thing?
Both options made me my heart ache… I knew I could be doing more– that I had more to offer the world.”
Researching further into the topic, I found terms like "Multipotentialites", "Scanners", "Polymaths" and "Renaissance People" extremely reassuring, as they were saying that there was nothing wrong with me. That I didn’t have to choose. That I was born like this and that there are many others like me. And that it is possible to pursue a kind of lifestyle that suits my multipotentialite mindset.
I found many other resources on this topic (along with the ones already linked in the text):
- Underutilized Talents, Too Many Aptitudes
- Gifted People and their Problems
- Internal barriers, personal issues, and decisions faced
by gifted and talented females
- 'Undeclared for Life' Manifesto
- Kickass Creatives
- 'Refuse to Choose!'