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…speechless. My broken burnt skin is covered in goosebumps as this track plays on repeat. Over and over. Since 5pm. Makes me want to jump in my car and just ride. Wind and open roads are needed to maximize this experience for sure. An ingredient all my past favorite Killers/Mr. Flowers tracks lack. Pity I couldn’t post it earlier. Really wanted to, but my new desk is not mine yet. Monday. Shooting for Monday. Come back then.
Was in the driver seat all day today as I was hit by fire, after fire, after fire. Not complaining. Was very happy. Strange, I know. But I love learning by experience. My XP meter must’ve ‘dinged‘ at least 5 levels by 3pm. Theoretical level 10 deep as Graphic Coordinator compared to my all star / elite 100 in the old gig. Yes, life is like a video game. Gotta keep hustling to the next patch. At least I think so.
Still kind of bothered they are adding two *new* jobs on top of my current position. Long story that I don’t bother repeating, but one I’m just playing a guinea pig to their new idea and the second is a fusion of a job that is being left by another quitting coworker. Later is 95% permanent. My big bosses are milking me for all I’m worth. Can’t say I’m surprised.
Enough about work! Sure you’re problems are 10xs worst/cooler than I can possible dream of. One thing we share in common is the music. As you know — from my last post — spent all my free time before bed listening to Channel Orange and tweeting my thoughts on the tracks as it played. Out the gate, overwhelmed soulful production. Passion too. ”Sweet Life” stole my heart immediately because ”Why see the world, when you got the beach? And the water“. Went ape shit crazy indeed. It was like hearing ‘nujabes‘ for the first time. All my musical friends agreed as I stared at their Facebook posts appearing on their ‘timelines’.
The controversial “Bad Relgion” felt like George Michael heartbreaking ballad — “One More Try“. Delivered with the same indescribable love lorn lost as the master himself. You won’t find rainbows, just downpour of emotion. It’s also the song that caused him to ‘step into the light‘. I’m happy for Franky and respect the way he did it. As much as I do my favorite singer — Darren Hayes. Think all music fans do too.
If you do have the chance to read Pigeons & Planes critic on the album and the events surrounding it. Sums it up better than I can.
I’m not one to judge cause I haven’t walked in Mr. Ocean’s shoes. Nor am I professor of ambiguous sexuality but music has always been asexual to me with musicians being the empty vessels. Thus no judgement of hate should ever be passed onto them. Well, if the music sucks then maybe but the song above is one of the best of 2012 so far. You’ll hear it again. Please, try not to judge. If the music is great, then I will be sharing/writing about it. Promise that. For history has shown us that a masterpiece of art surpasses all. Which, Channel Orange has done on all counts. Pity all this other crap had to follow. Congratulations and fuck the homophobic haters.
This is the sound of me applauding.