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star-rice reblogged babushka
babushka -

the only reason i don't listen to Queen a lot is because the amount of raw power in its songs is enough to incinerate me on spot


star-rice reblogged star-rice
star-rice -

One of my favorite things: happy sounding songs with a real good bear that, if you listen for half a second, is filled with so much spite.


star-rice -

@naiad

The two immediate songs I was thinking of are "Don't Ask Me" by Ok Go and "It's Not My Fault I'm Happy" by Passion Pit, but honestly, Passion Pit is just really good at that genre in general. They have some good, happy sounding vent music. Take A Walk isn't spiteful, but it's definitely some story telling with lots of emotion at the heart (also, if you're to have heard one of their songs, that's one of the ones I'd bet on).


star-rice -

Ooh, idk if "spite" is a good word for this song, but "Dreaming" by Smallpools definately is pretty happy sounding if you're not paying attention and its definately filled with some strong ass emotions.


star-rice reblogged star-rice
star-rice -

One of my favorite things: happy sounding songs with a real good bear that, if you listen for half a second, is filled with so much spite.


star-rice -

@naiad

The two immediate songs I was thinking of are "Don't Ask Me" by Ok Go and "It's Not My Fault I'm Happy" by Passion Pit, but honestly, Passion Pit is just really good at that genre in general. They have some good, happy sounding vent music. Take A Walk isn't spiteful, but it's definitely some story telling with lots of emotion at the heart (also, if you're to have heard one of their songs, that's one of the ones I'd bet on).


One of my favorite things: happy sounding songs with a real good bear that, if you listen for half a second, is filled with so much spite.


star-rice reblogged awepossum

i went hysterical over this


star-rice reblogged megafauna
megafauna -

truly and genuinely love how joywave has like 30 songs that are just destruction but with slightly different openings and my favorite is the version with the ending seconds backwards as an opening that they just titled "why"


star-rice -

Dude, that shit confused the hell out of me when it started popping up on my Spotify radio stations, because I was familiar with Destruction, but not that particular hell album and I looked into it, tried to find some weird underlying meaning or message and was just left completely stumped. I still don't know if there is it if it's just that dude being eclectic. I may never know.

However, Destruction stole my wallet the first time I heard it, so it has every right to be weird and redundant on it's own album.


So much of my attachment to music hinges directly on my past exposure to it.

(Tl;Dr - music is super powerful for me and my brain likes it bc of memory recall)


I was literally vibing to Dirty Laundry (Don Henly) exclusively because I heard the tail end of it in the radio and it reminded me viscerally of The Order Of Death (Public Image LTD.) which I like a lot because if the cinematicly masterful scene Mr. Robot put together with it.

Most of my experience with oldies? If I am familiar, I like it bc it's what my dad listened to. I recently made a whole 10 hour playlist of dads music bc I wanted to have something to put on while im in the car with him because singing along with my father is one of the great joys in my life.

I will stop listening to music for similar reasons. If someone I fell out of favor with introduced me to a song, that immediately becomes sort of bitter now. If I notice I keep feeling negative about a song, I'll just nix it. There's a lot of pop some that I liked but then actually listened to the words and they freaked me out. There will be songs with similar themes that don't bother me, but once that feeling digs in it's almost impossible to counteract it.

They're are.... A few songs that remind me now of problematic shit I did to myself (Weak by AJR and All Time Low by Jon Bellion are both songs that REALLY helped me through those tough times, but now I'm having a complicated relationship with them because it takes me back to when I was really not taking care of myself). It really does take me back, whether that's a good thing or not depends. A lot of the music I listened to growing up (all American rejects, good Charlotte, our emo trio Fob MCR PatD!, Etc) has stuck with me in some indescribable way. I could not explain how it makes me feel. There's no reason it should make me feel so safe other than that's how I felt when I was imbuing it into my soul as a child. What I still can do with it though is find new meaning to those lyrics I honestly want paying attention to when I was younger. I also now have context for why those songs were written and honestly, that's let to me falling even more in love with them.

I could go through I good majority if my music and give you essay after essay about why that music is important to me and 90% if it would be "this was where I was at in my life or how I encountered it". I'm even having to relook at Mother Mother because I was in a bad place and using it cathartically when I feel in love with them (and that was when I first joined wf).

Anyways, music is incredibly powerful.


How was Elton John so goddamn good. Like. Istg it doesn't matter what fucking song it is, this goddamn angel can always take me a level higher.


star-rice reblogged babushka
babushka -

LANY's new song is out and why is it a "nice guy" anthem?? Where did we go wrong i thought we started out alright??!


babushka -

I just wanna give you everything
Show you I'm a southern gentleman
All I wanna do is let you in
But good guys, good guys never win

wut.


star-rice -

(I haven't listened to the song at all, might later, but no rn)

Any chance its like 'Night Vision Binoculars' by Passenger where our main narrator is suppposed to be read as creepy or morally askew? Any chance its trying to criticize the 'nice guy' trope instead of put it on an altar?


So i was thinking about that Piano Man post on tumblr (the one where its suggested you listen to the song as if he's playing in a gay bar and he's just super oblivious to the fact that its a gay bar) and decided I'd give the song a listen because I hadn't really heard it in a while (or at least really sat down to pay attention to it).

Firstly, the tumblr post is right, it is super entertaining to think of it all that way. It all works out quite nicely and you can run with these assumptions unhindered by any lyrics in the song.

(under the cut bc I get a little rambly (a way I haven't really been in a long while) and I break down some heteronormativity and indulge in gay fantasy)


What super gets me though is that the song was written through this male lense of "only lonely men who have either lost their way or are down on their luck or stuck in loneliness go to this bar" and its a common enough vein in American society that we all go "yeah, we're familiar" which is just another one of those funny things where its so male centric that when you flip the situation it can also be read as very very gay (whether intended by the author or not). What really got me thinking about this was that line that tumblr initially was laughing about "And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"

From the perspective of said piano man (not through our queer lense) we're supposed to understand that this song is about people finding stability and togetherness through their (very different but) shared struggles and circumstances. This is what the Piano man is seeing and thats why he's here offering his music as a way to encourage that (and its implied he's also like them despite offering none of the anecdotal evidence for himself as he does the other bar occupants). They ask "dude what are you doing here" and he plays dumb for them because that outsider perspective is hard to give to one of the participants.

Putting on the queer lense throws a bit of that out the window (unless you want to read it as, he is somehow seeing all these deep connections but his mind is so heteronormative that he can't see the very very obvious one, which i get is also a mood for dealing with straight society, but I like to have more faith in our author than that for me to truely vibe with it unironically). Its a little different if you assume the author intended for this queer lense and wrote the piece in just this way as to appeal to the primarily straight audience (but still wiggle in the intended nuance for a non-hetero audience). Which is very not unheard of at all. For example: Queen, Elton John (any queer performers that got extremely popular before 2005). If you wanna take the comparison to a different subject, say race, look at any "black media" that is there for an audience of poc, but needs to cater to its white audience most of the time for its existence to even be possible (Fresh Prince, Cosby Show, Family Matters, the list is very long). Star Trek is also similar in this way (ie, aliens as a metaphor for racism, but theyre aliens so its just not literal enough to pass through the filter imposed on most widely distributed media.) The question on if Piano man fits this is a matter of 1) - asking Billy Joel, really or, for me 2) - pondering if the, imo, deeper message worth obscuring (because sure, queer people can be at a gay bar for all these same reasons, but the end take away for the audience of "he is actually like them" doesn't apply as much) so you can make fun of straight men while endearing this gay fantasy.

Now, I am not seriously insinuating that you cannot both A) - enjoy the """intended""" reading of the song and simultaneously B) - jest about this alternate comedic lense for pure queer enjoyment. I'm actively doing both. I just wanted to ramble a bit about a sort of "what if it was an intended reading of this media" and why that sort of falls short (sadly). Because oh what if that was the intended reading. But its Billy Joel, he wasn't exactly known for being a bi-icon. Its just the very titilating habit of lgbtq+ peeps taking straight media and repurposing it because we often have a lack of represention for ourselves so we gotta make our own or twist popular media to make it more enjoyable/relatable.

Because come on, its very very funny imagining this peppy dude having a crush on our main man and him continually buying him drinks not because he provides a very endeared service for the bar (as is implied), but because he's pining and the place that he'd rather be is at either of their houses being gay together and thats why its killing him and thats why the smile ran away from his face. He knows its just a fantasy. How fucking goddamn relatable is that, especially in the time this was written (1973), where being gay wasn't nearly as common and usually not even a thought for people who're straight and used to everything being heteronormative as far as they know.


So I feel like most people know of the song Rock Lobster, but Im mostly certain pretty much everyone doesn't know/remember how fucking god awful weird the back half of that song is.

Like it's just so fucking ferally odd that the begining almost seems normal and not at all strange.


star-rice reblogged fungus
ok-computer -

As much as I love watching music critics on youtube and stuff, my ultimate opinion is that the best music is whatever makes someone happiest


thoughts -

shoutout to toby fox for making me discover new emotions ✌️


fungus -

the only criteria that matters is 'did i like* it'

*where like can mean anywhere from 'would experience a million times over' to 'i never want to experience that again but god. damn.' to 'this is unplesant. i'll have another'


star-rice -

"this is unpleasant. I'll have another"

Looking at you Sleigh Bells.


star-rice reblogged persephone
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be honest if you liked mcr as an embarrassing teenager who was ur crush

mine was gerard, no shame


Tame Impala dropped a new album this year!? And its so funky!?


star-rice reblogged naiad
naiad -

Take Me Home Country Roads
John Denver

Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home, country roads

All my memories gather round her, miner's lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky, misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home, country roads

I hear her voice in the morning hour, she calls me, the radio reminds me of my home far away
And driving down the road I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home, country roads

Country roads, take me home to the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home, country roads

Take me home, down country roads
Take me home, down country roads


star-rice reblogged naiad
naiad -

i erase the genre of all the music in my collection the genre is just "things i like"


I hate specifically having to look up the "meaning" of a songs lyrics because ideally what I'd search for is "relevant context". Meaning is something for me to figure out on my own. Especially if the artist hasn't said anything public to the piece.


star-rice asked:

I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers

This literally has been stuck in my head all day. Like, since I woke up this morning, this has been the background music in my brain.

stuck-in-my-head -

[https://youtu.be/8twpQTna_9w](https://youtu.be/8twpQTna_9w "https://youtu.be/8twpQTna_9w)


Song: So you know Jack White and his prowess with a guitar?

Me, looking at the White Stripes and the Black Keys: Surely

Song: How about Violin?

Me: What.

Lazaretto: -does that-

Me: Oh my goooooood.


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