Archive for March, 2005

March 13, 2005

The Bravery, huh?

I’ve smoothed over my pretentious music snob edges over the years, I honestly have. But, this band makes me retch. Honestly, how is The Killers already an influence? It’s because every major label needs their own Killers or Franz Ferdinand now. It’s all basically raping “Blue Monday” by New Order or “To Hell With Poverty” by Gang Of Four.

The Bravery song is catchy, yes. I will admit that. But, it took little actual artistry or talent to write it. Those keyboard lines are basic, and the beat is the simplest beat you could put under a song. Look, I have more DJ mix CDs than most people own albums. I’ve been listening to dance music since I was 11 yrs old. I have a right to judge.

I’m also getting sick of all these bands with singers who put about 50 layers of processing over their vocals. They obviously can’t sing.

March 8, 2005

One of my favorite scenes ever.

Donnie Darko – 19:22 – 21:54

That’s nineteen minutes twenty two seconds into the movie, up to twenty one minutes fifty four seconds.

True poetry in motion.

This is what artistic vision looks like. This is what inspires me in life.

March 1, 2005

Automatic For The People

My favorite album of all time got rereleased today, containing a CD and DVD. I love this album as much, if not more than anything else I can think of. I’ve never heard such melancholy beauty in all my life. I once posted an entry explaining that some music sounds how I feel. This album, ever since I heard it when I was about 14, was the one of the only things that I felt understood how I feel. I know that may sound bizarre, but I will not make excuses. I took it out of the library so long ago, and made a cassette copy of it. I kept that copy until a couple months or so ago when I found out REM were rereleasing the second half of their career. I never get sick of this album. It never loses it’s beauty. If you love music like I do, give this album a listen. You should fall in love with it too.