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okay and that's the last time I'll ever talk about that because fuck, the chinese culture is such a hypocritical drag. Apr 24, 2018 at 2:16 AM
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- What's the best thing about pop music?:
- I like all the different eras. Maybe I just like the fact that they've been organized into eras, but the eras are life-giving. I care deeply about them even when they're not imperial.
a few things that would help you learn about me, in ways telling you who I am NEVER could...
- What do you think would be the main pitfalls with eating a bun baked by Olly Murs?:
- he's good for nothing if not for sex...
have not been able to summon much interest in most music post-2000. my latest vested interest is Troye.
have no memory (or repressed due to trauma? :P) before age 4 or 5. my earliest memory ends up being the Peter Cetera song, Glory of Love.
often joke that my birth parents are David Foster and Diane Warren, because that's the music mix teenage me slept with.
teenage me had two sides: the angry, reeling, CPTSD side served by sarah mclachlan, duncan sheik and EBTG; and a much softer, smoother side served by sade, michael franks and what people call westcoast AOR in general. The older I grow the more the latter emerges as the real me.
have concluded that close listening is bad for my emotional health (I'm too empathic, angry music makes me violent) and so I use music in the background. I like stuff with good energy played from a distance -- smooth jazz is my genre, as is mellow jazz.
have a very strong affinity with the 70s, and the 90s somewhat. Am not a big 80s person unless you play "on my own" and I'll melt into a puddle on the floor and beg to be subsumed into Michael McDonald.
One day when I broke down and got on my knees to pray, the god I saw was Dan Seals, and I don't even listen to him all that much.
am eternally grateful to Mayer Hawthorne for making a whole album of yacht rock in the 2010s (where does this door go), complete with mullet.
favorite year for music? 1978, 1996, 2007...
has a very gossipy side that loves tacky remixes. this side is also served very well by anything stevie nicks did, sang or said. go ahead lily...you said you're a gyp-say, maybe once, maybe twice.
music and the musicians' lives always pack double meaning and lessons to me. my personal archetype is John Martyn - we share astrological birth charts that look surprisingly alike. not to compare my talent to his, but every time I read about his life, similarities hit me like a tsunami. "you cannot hide, not even from yourself"
John Martyn - Piece by Piece
Binocular (Kevin Rudolf)
Lesley Duncan - Moon Bathing
Robert Byrne - Blame it on the Night
Eric Tagg - Dreamwalkin'
Judie Tzuke - Secret Agent
Judie Tzuke - Queen Secret Keeper
EBTG - Amplified Heart
EBTG - Walking Wounded (my favorite and 'street cred')
favorite artists I can't be album-specific with
Texas (Sharleen Spiteri)
Fra Lippo Lippi (Per Oystein Sorensen)
guilty pleasure: the first Jennifer Paige album, and a discussion thread at datalounge.com called "Joni Mitchell's vagina here!"