Before I decided to write this post, I suddenly remembered that a few weeks ago, a friend of mine had deeply insulted The Smiths. I'm no one to judge the universe's music taste, but I've got to admit I was a bit broken by her words. I was dancing in my room to "Jeane" - as I often do, and she said that Morrissey had a horrible voice, and the music made no sense. Then, she just as I was about to turn to her and tell her that she was the only person who made no sense, another one of my friends came into my room. She asked me what I was listening to, and I replied by "Why?" and she said "It's horrible!". Sometimes I want to kill my friends, but I love them nevertheless their horrible music taste.
Anyways, the other day I accidentally deleted a whole folder of playlists (maybe 10 or so), and I was very sad. I couldn't retrieve the one I had prepared for this blog post, so I thought I would just post the one that is in my 'Listen To' playlist.
1. Young Blood - The Naked And Famous
2. Trial Of The Century - French Kicks
3. Time & Place - Last Dinosaurs
4. Puddle Jumpers - Big White Clouds
5. A Postcard To Nina - Jens Lekman
6. On A Train - Yuksek
7. I Want The World To Stop - Belle & Sebastian
8. Honolulu - Last Dinosaurs
9. Feathers (Don't Change On Me) Absofacto
10. Colours - Grouplove
11. California Birds - ABADABAD
12. Alps - Last Dinosaurs
This is probably my worst playlist to date, but I'm still overcoming grief and trauma, so please give me time to recover.
I just want to talk about Jens Lekman for a bit. He's a lovely Swede, makes synth-pop music, in a cute storybook style. His songs are amazing, and I feel as if I can understand all of them. If you're a fan of him, you've probably heard "Yours Arms Around Me" in the film Whip It (2009), (it's the scene where Ellen Page and whatshisface are in the pool, making out). A few years ago when I was really into Girls Like Boys and Fallout Boy and Paramore, I hadn't really listened to the lyrics of the song but more the melody and how "cool" it sounded - even though now I know the lyrics made total nonsense. Now that I have started to understand music in a deeper level, I've started to listen closely to the lyrics. In the song "Your Arms Around Me", I especially love the bit that goes: what's broken can always be fixed, what's fixed can always be broken. How true is that!
Anyways, enough of my rambling. Have a nice week!