Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow… but you know what? “I’m just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker” as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor.
i just really luv dis quote. i hope his identity is only revealed to me after i die and have inherited all the answers to the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries; like what happened to amelia, how the pyramids were made, if lady gaga really DOES control the illuminati, and if jeff mangum really went back in time and fell in love with anne frank. that’s all.
I’ve been reading Haruki Murakami’s The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, which is so subtle and dreamlike that all of its supernatural elements add up to seem totally normal. like how in a dream it’s completely natural for your sister to take the form of a duracell battery, or for anne frank to hide from the nazis in an eggshell.
during the day i’m mostly alone, so when i read this book it can really dictate my mood. i get into this comfortable melancholy and i just want to listen to music that perfectly fits that feeling, even though there’s almost no way to describe how strangely nuanced that feeling is, whatever it is.
but i found a perfect companion!
Angel Olsen is my new obsession. her striking voice is deep, old fashioned, and kind of patsy cline-esque. her lyrics are dark and haunting- they make you want to lie in bed and maybe cry like only one tear because life is so beautiful and hard sometimes, right?
I read an interview with her, and she’s super interesting in that she keeps saying that she’s really not such a dark personality, that she’s happy and jokey but drawn to write songs that highlight the darker themes in her own, and others’, lives. I can totally relate to that though, i find that a lot of the things i end up creating or really connecting with have this kind of dark streak. (the video below is of one of my favorites, The Waiting. I also really like The Tiniest Seed!)