June 25, 2008

"Music inspires fashion, but without fashion the music icons are dead"

^^From Nylon.

Thank you for all the helpful advice and comments on the last post! It really does mean a lot, and I'm so glad there are many understanding people in the blogosphere.
So, I confronted the friend that was being all two-faced. She tried denying ever talking bad about X, but finally owned up to it and clearly felt bad. She was speechless for a while, and we didn't really resolve anything because then she explained how she hates getting in fights and found herself a way to avoid the situation. Blah.
I think I just need to make peace with the fact that friends come and go, and just move on. Not let it get to me is what I'm saying. But a cyber hug to all of you and your meaningful advice, I'm sure it'll stick with me for a while.

In shopping news, I went to Goodwill yesterday with my mom. I found the perfect studded belt, but decided not to get it because it just didn't seem like "me". Then, after getting some fabric for a skirt I'm making, a decent swimsuit at Target (not really worth posting), and stopping at Home Depot, I decided I wanted the belt. I NEED the belt. We went back, thinking it closed at 8 rather than 9, and was relieved to see it was still open. So here I am, happily sitting with my belt :) My mom doesn't really like it, she said it was too "aggressive". Excellent!

Anyways, I've been tagged by Picked Pics! She's awesome, check her out.
Here are the rules:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

I've decided to use a cool trick Fazed-Girl taught me and display my iTunes. So, in not any order, here are my picks:

1. Heroin by The Velvet Underground
Lou Reed talks in this song more than he sings. I think that's why I love it, other than how he says heroin is his wife.
2. I am Trying to Break Your Heart by Wilco
The weird buzzing noise at the end is the best part. This 7 minute long song is probably my favorite song ever, other than...

3. Buckets of Rain by Bob Dylan
Some people complain about his voice, but I couldn't imagine his songs any other way. I've been listening to this one intensely because I'm learning the finger picking pattern he uses on guitar.

4. Your Cover's Blown by Belle & Sebastian

It's fun, and long, and upbeat, and somewhat eerie, and I love it.

5. In The Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
This song makes me smile :)

6. Silver Stallion by Cat Power
Her smoky, chalky voice goes so well with this song. I say this hesitantly, but I think Cat Power is the only singer where I usually like her cover better than the original.
7. Letter From An Occupant by The New Pornographers
Probably the most upbeat of all of these, and way too catchy.

I'm tagging....
1. Sugar Pop at Meet the Freak
2. Bianca at Upside Down
3. Gabster at Zebra Spots
4. Nita at Little Sneak into My Life
5. Kirsty Lee at That's Just my Vibe
6. K at K-Line
7. Jillian at Nova.Style

Whoever else would like to do this is more than welcome!