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  1. ednafrau

    Yayo

    absolutely spot-on! ♥ "yayo" is still my favorite song of lizzy lana's
  2. it really is unbelievable. i'm sending good vibes to you from argentina. what the fuck has happened to our countries to come to this??? i sincerely hope everyone in brazil rallies together to vote against bolsonaro. we're on the brink of dystopia
  3. maybe it was her fantasy, which later became a reality. or it was about another power player. the problem with denials that have later been proven as lies on the part of her management and sources is that you just can´t be sure what to believe.
  4. guys, i won't repeat what others have stated, but even the "i know your wife, she wouldn't mind" fits: The American actor Heather Graham wrote in Variety that Weinstein implied she had to have sex with him in order to get a movie role. She said he had offered her the chance of choosing a script. “Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy.” She was never hired for one of Weinstein’s films. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/11/the-allegations-against-harvey-weinstein-what-we-know-so-far most of us who were around here in 2012 knew about her "working relationship" with harvey - and yes, "hit and run" is also pretty obviously about him: Hollywood and New York, mister major. And there's me, Little queen of the stage, yeah. He's a God, One the stars call creator. Hail the king of the industry players. Take off your business suit, Sitting in your lap for my interview. https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lanadelrey/hitandrun.html gross. if it were all against her will, would she write about the affair in that light? so many were victimized, but i'm not sure this is lana's case (it would seem she was turned on by his power). although if it wasn´t, better, i guess, so that she isn't traumatized...
  5. Definitely AKA. She was at her most experimental there, both profound and playful, free and unencumbered by expectations of a certain style or genre. I'd like to hear her creating from that inner space again, playing with words and sounds and themes. Since she no longer has the impunity that anonymity grants (pun intended), you'd think it would never be possible again, but maybe she is at a level of fame now - past so much scrutiny - that she's free again, almost beyond reproach, so she could very well truly do whatever she wants now. I'm really curious what music she'd make with David Kahne or Steven Mertens now
  6. i agree. i liked the IG video where she sings "to feel young and have love in your heart". WHY didn't she make that the lyric, at least in the final chorus? it's a much deeper sentiment and it would've transformed the message of the song into something more all-encompassing.
  7. you make a good point. even so, i hope lana explores other themes in her new work. i liked "honeymoon" but, at times, it's soporific, and there's only so much you can elaborate on repetitive subjects. writing in another frequency could be stimulating for her. she's always questioned reality, not just metaphysically, and she's as accute an observer as she is occasionally solipsistic. i think this change in her songwriting could be interesting: she admires many musicians, as well as writers, that have been able to express both broader and/or more singular experiences beyond their own. i'm not saying she should totally abandon her more personal, introspective lyrics, not at all, but if she is really inspired and moved by what's going on, i think she could write songs from different perspectives, capturing the zeitgeist, or maybe with a combination of imagination and an informed point of view, she could compose songs putting herself not in someone else's shoes, but trying to truly imagine through a profound empathy, how she would feel, as an "other" (which, in a certain sense, she has felt). protest songs can be existential and not explicitly political. it's a difficult, artistically (perhaps commercially) risky feat, but if done right, as she is lana del rey, she could reach a pop audience that could really benefit from awareness and compassion. the time is right for this shift, in my opinion, but i don't know...i'm rambling and in need of caffeine to help articulate my thoughts
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    Book Thread!

    "confessions of a mask" by yukio mishima.
  9. regarding the mystery of AKA's lack of sales or repercussion, i can't say i'm dumbfounded: her music was hard to classify, and thus was poorly marketed (5 points definitely didn't excel at that), starting by chuck's hideous artwork and the amateur design and fonts*. i think she would've found her niche with time, but it's hard to fathom that without the whole persona to accompany the sound she would have been the worldwide phenomenon she has become. *they are now endearing to me, but objectively i don't think they are on the same level of quality as the music, and i can't imagine people being drawn to the album at a record store without prior information on it. whether we like it or not, aesthetics do play a part in intriguing you enough to reach for something unknown (hence the later success of LDR).
  10. @@sparklrtrailrheaven @@longtimeman please correct me if i'm wrong, but i think i was the first to find that article way back in the day! you know, david nichtern is also one of the foremost buddhist meditation teachers in america, and i hope his practice was a useful tool to deal with the - to me - unjust hand he was dealt. without his (and his label's) gamble on lizzy/lana we probably would never have discovered her. it's likely she would have eventually achieved mainstream success in one of her incarnations or facets, but i know i wouldn't have been such a huge fan without "AKA", which is still my absolute favorite album of hers. imagine a world in which that record never existed, or amounted to simply a handful of demos in lana's laptop! i'm so glad that wasn't the case, and that you created this thread @@sparklrtrailrheaven, because even though we longtime fans, many of us from the original LDR.FM, are well aware of these facts, it's great to have them grouped together coherently, with evident love, for everyone - oldtimers and newbies alike - to discover and revisit both the information and the album, and celebrate its wonderful, bizarre "cohesive yet kaleidoscopic" glory! ♥
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    Vince Staples

    wow! i'm so glad you liked mick! he is still pretty underground and definitely deserves more recognition here's another older song of his i like: oh, you are going to love kendrick! he is so incredible i don't even know where to start!!! if you enjoy jazz-inspired productions, then "to pimp a butterfly" is for you, though the previous album, "good kid, mA.A.d city", the one i discovered him with, is also indispensable ♥ just a couple of highlights: "alright" "swimming pools (drank)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLCqSMDEQsA you might also enjoy his collaboration with flying lotus (a producer who is john coltrane's great nephew): is there any good french hip hop you'd recommend? i remember alliance ethnik from the 90's
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    Vince Staples

    vince is awesome! i went to see him live while i was in san francisco in february he was great, albeit a little pissed off (duh, right?) let me add my favorite, "blue suede": i love hip hop, too aside from the amazing kendrick lamar, i can recommend another artist you might not be familiar with: mick jenkins (i also saw him live in new york, and he rocked)! "jazz" "P's & Q's" this whole album is fantastic (i think lana would enjoy it): he's been around for years and not too many people know him, though macklemore sure did check out "value village" from 2011: @@annedauphine i don't mean to jack your vince thread, just thought i'd echo the praise and introduce you to someone i consider kind of kindred to vince ♥ (maybe you already knew him!?)
  13. ednafrau

    Flo Morrissey

    @@National Anthem it really is! this is my current favorite: SO beautiful ♥
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