Rest in peace.
Born: December 10, 2010
Laid to rest: March 28, 2017
Thursday, January 21, 2016
This afternoon was a movie. I am walking towards the nearest Union Bank and everything was gray. Stark gray. Overhead, dark unknown birds hovered across the sky. It was post-apocalyptic. That scene where the world has ended but humanity hasn't even figured it out yet. A jogger continues his pilgrimage towards good health not knowing that he might need every ounce of his energy once zombies start spilling into the world. An eerie sunlight manifests this current Earth that I am in. And I continue to walk towards the bank. Although money is not really a necessity when everything collapses.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Lana del Rey's Honeymoon is like a lighter shade of Ultraviolence. Yes, the noir is still prevalent, but a tinge of color and hiphop is clearly shelling out as note upon note wriggles into the air. My current favorites include High by the Beach (the most Born to Die in the entire album), Freak (an ode to Ultraviolence's Florida Kilos; a love child maybe), Religion, Salvatore (very, very, depressed-girl-singing jazz; like a 1930's film) and The Blackest Night (this year's ultimate breakup ballad).
The Honeymoon era is relatively sweet compared to Ultaviolence's depression, and although the darkness is still there, you can sense a phoenix rising our of the previous album's ashes.