gangnam style came on the radio again
this sounds like a post apocalyptic diary entry
LADY LOVE | two full hours of love songs sung by ladies to ladies | listen
because aren’t you tired of love songs about him? about the way he makes you feel? here’s two hours of power pop for girls who love girls - nary a male pronoun in the whole batch.
tracklist: girlfriend // icona pop | i love you // the pipettes | biology // girls aloud | fearless // taylor swift | sex rules // sky ferreira | bad romance // lady gaga | cosmic love // florence + the machine | ours // taylor swift | americano // lady gaga | i’m with you // avril lavigne | beautiful ‘cause you love me // girls aloud | acoustic guitar // the magnetic fields | 1901 // birdy | glitter in the air // p!nk | whatever you like // anya marina | wherever you are // ke$ha | teenage dream // katy perry | washington d.c. // the magnetic fields | us // regina spektor | sprawl ii (mountains beyond mountains) // arcade fire | halo // beyonce | make you feel my love // adele | maps // yeah yeah yeahs | who’d have known // lily allen
are you being the person david bowie wants you to be?
Working on it.
i’m pretty sure david bowie wants all of us to be androgynous space aliens
Look, we *said* we were working on it.
I’ve always love dolly parton’s Jolene and I finally realized why
the song isn’t about a woman terrified of losing her husband to another, more beautiful woman
the song is about a woman transfixed with desire for a red haired woman named Jolene whose voice is “soft like summer rain”
and the only way she can voice that desire is through a plaintive entreaty not to “steal her man”
an entreaty during which “the man” is never described, while line after line praises Jolene’s beauty and allure
and in which the singer admits to Jolene “my happiness depends on you” and “I could never love again”
it doesn’t matter that after each stanza on Jolene the singer quickly inserts a hetero relationship
because it’s all there in the song, and how it’s not called Don’t Leave Me [insert generic man name] or Don’t Take my Man
it’s called Jolene
and you can’t sing it without lingering yearningly on her name over and over again
what ultimately terrifies the singer is not her man leaving her for Jolene
but what happens after the man has left
and she still can’t stop singing about Jolene
what happens when there’s no tenuous hetero relationship in place which can cloak her very real, very queer desire
for a woman whose “beauty is beyond compare”
I think it’s one of those nights when we probably all need to watch a tiny almost-romantic video about two faerie people in dustbins missing each other.
And so I am posting one. The video is to the song QUICK by the Magnetic Fields.
Get me a drink of something quick between your outrageous remarks
Like the mating calls of sarcastic sharks
Quick, before you can’t take that back
Just before it all goes black
You better think of something quick before the midnight bell chimes
You’re living in dangerous times…
R I S E | » songs to listen to while overthrowing your government. [ listen ]
1. uprising - muse / 2. blackout - breathe carolina / 3. radioactive - imagine dragons / 4. the phoenix - fall out boy / 5. jumpstart - these kids wear crowns / 6. you are (the government) - bad religion / 7. death to my hometown - bruce springsteen / 8. marchin’ on - one republic / 9. revolution roulette - poets of the fall / 10. revolution - jim sturgess / 11. the revolution starts now - steve earle / 12. talkin’ bout a revolution - tracy champman / 13. children of the revolution - t. rex / 14. the resistance - muse / 15. dangerous creatures - the tiger and me / 16. youth - daughter /