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02

Jul

"Cruel World"

OMFG, one of thee biggest Lana haters has finally converted!!!  Bob Lefsetz finallys gets it, understands the genius, the beauty behind Lana!!! 

I lowkey am getting emotional, choked up b/c I’m so excited that he now gets what her true fans have seen: the raw emotion, the true musicianship behind her artistry.  She exposes herself, leaves it all out there: the good, the bad, the ugly, the crazy! 

Lefsetz’s words ring true to what I’ve been saying for the longest!:

It’s like a modern day Doors record. It’s dark. She’s the female Jim Morrison. In tone, if he only sung when he was stoned and if she wrote slightly better lyrics.

Or she’s Lou Reed with a better voice.

Shared my body and my mind with you
That’s all over now

We do live in a sharing economy! But what’s striking is Lana’s the anti-Katy, the anti-Rihanna, she’s not employing post-feminist girl power, all about physique and outfits, it’s almost like she’s on drugs in a dark room and is telling you her story and doesn’t even care if you’re listening, which makes you want to!

And the track is nearly endless. 6:39. And although hypnotic, repetitive.

But so intriguing. It’s what music used to be, not playing to the station or the masses but just you, the individual, who wants to participate but is flummoxed by society. That’s what records used to be, comforters, even if they were metal, they were blankets to wrap ourselves up in to stay warm, to survive…

But the records today usually feature this same attitude, let me beat you over the head, let me throw everything at you, let me be overdramatic to convince you I’m better than you and you should pay attention to my explosion while I whore myself out to every corporation who’ll have me. But “Cruel World” evidences none of this.

Got your bible and your gun
You like your women and you like fun
I like my candy and your heroin
And I’m so happy, so happy now you’re gone

HUH?

Where did this come from? It doesn’t sound like the protagonist even has a Facebook account, she certainly doesn’t tweet, she texts to connect, but she’s not interested in the big world, only her own, which makes us want to delve in too, because we’re sick of self-promotion, that of others and ourselves.

16

May

The Party Monster's Return: Michael Alig Talks After 17 Years in Jail

Some crazy insight into Alig.  I didn’t know anything about this guy.  Am I the only one who feels a bit weird that a guy who committed a heinous crime is lowkey being glorified by the media?  I’m not saying don’t forgive.  But, he’s getting crazy media coverage to the point that you can’t miss this story.

04

May

JMSN - “Love Myself”

18

Apr

14

Mar

10 famous geniuses and their drugs of choice

Haha.  Cool read!

05

Feb

Not the greatest city by any means but damn proud of my roots in #Gardena. Seeing such negativity (deaths, drive bys, #drugs, #gangs) growing up gave me the fire to #succeed & dream for great heights b/c I didn’t want to end up dead or stuck in the vicious cycle I saw so many of my peers fall into. But, being raised around such surroundings gave me an edge, a mental toughness that has served me well to this day. As me n the homies say, “Lets #gangsta this shit & take over.”

#HumbleRoots #Graffiti #Hood #SouthBay #SouthBayPride

Not the greatest city by any means but damn proud of my roots in #Gardena. Seeing such negativity (deaths, drive bys, #drugs, #gangs) growing up gave me the fire to #succeed & dream for great heights b/c I didn’t want to end up dead or stuck in the vicious cycle I saw so many of my peers fall into. But, being raised around such surroundings gave me an edge, a mental toughness that has served me well to this day. As me n the homies say, “Lets #gangsta this shit & take over.”

#HumbleRoots #Graffiti #Hood #SouthBay #SouthBayPride

04

Feb

Russell Brand: my life without drugs

02

Feb

We’re angry, but we’re not sure we can win, so too often we turn to drugs. Which have been glamorized for no reason.

Is that how bad your life is, that you want to escape?

That’s the essence of intoxicants. And we all live so close to that line, and so far from satisfaction.

Bob Lefsetz, “The Super Bowl

25

Apr

@JustinBieber, Role Models, Parenting, & the Imperfect Hero

Justin Bieber is in trouble again because they found weed in his tour bus. The issue is that his manager and/or his camp seems keen on keeping this pristine image of the Biebs.  I say screw that and use this as an opportunity to have an HONEST & REAL conversation about drug use amongst young adults.

Bieber isn’t some 12 yr old anymore.  WTF do parents think young adults just get in a circle & have cumbaya sessions?  Lol.  Weed is literally mad normal and everywhere on college campuses.  Biebs should embrace an image of being a young adult w a little bit of edge.  That doesn’t mean being reckless rock star but just being himself.  He likes to have fun. What’s wrong w that?  That’s normal of his age.Oh he has young fans?  Hey you don’t think your kids haven’t heard of their friends smoking kush at age 13?  Lol c’mon.

Society puts some of these artists on a pedestal as role models but the issue is that we put them sooo high it’s impossible to live up to it.  As humans, were intrinsically flawed.  But that’s the beauty of our living experience.  The ups & downs.  Even MLK was imperfect as he cheated on his wife.  I still see the man as an icon regardless.  Parents need to be more accountable for their shortcomings & stop blaming media figures.

05

Apr

My #drug of choice: #Music

My #drug of choice: #Music