Lifeguard by Daniel Petrie, USA 1976

Rick is in his 30s, but [vor allem: but] still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California [will ich auch! aber nur zusammen mit Rick]. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments [ich enjoye both, Hauptsache Sam Elliot ist ständig zu sehen]. However when he meets his divorced highschool girlfriend and her 5 years old son at their 15 years class reunion, he considers switching to a more “serious” job [ich rate davon ab, aber endlich mal vernünftig gesetzte und benutzte Anführungszeichen].

[Fühle mich bruce-weberig beim Verfassen dieses Eintrags.]

Link | 9. 10.2009 |  

While you wait for the others

Grizzly Bear: While You Wait For The Others (feat. Michael McDonald), Single B-Side

[Noch immer verliebt in Michael McDonalds Natural-Auto-Tune-Stimme.]
Interview mit Michael McDonalds
[Q: Who’s more difficult: Ed Droste or Donald Fagen?
MD: (laughs) Easily Donald Fagen… (long silence)]

Link | 7. 10.2009 |  

But people always ask me

“White people have a difficult time with mixed race. It’s like, my mother’s white – she’s so Irish, she loves Ireland, she’s like, yay, Ireland! Waving the flag and singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. And that’s great. I appreciate that and respect it. But there’s a whole other side of me that makes me who I am and makes people uncomfortable. My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black. But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl I had blond hair and they’d look at me, look at him, and be disgusted.”

[Interview mit Mariah Carey im Guardian]

Link | 4. 10.2009 |  

I no longer have a deep desire to share

“I’m at a point where I no longer have a deep desire to share my music with anyone, having spent many years imparting my songs to the public. Although I have great respect for the social dynamic of music — that it should be shared with others, that it brings people together — I now feel something personal is irrevocably lost in this process. Now, while I refuse to act wholly on this impulse (I refuse to take my audience for granted in spite of my mood), I’m still trying to find the value of the song in private.”

Sufjan Stevens interviewt Shannon Stephens

[Das ist eigentlich nur die Einleitung zu einer Frage, die Sufjan Stevens dann gleich noch stellt, hier aber nicht mehr steht. Aber ich fand seine Feststellung so nachvollziehbar und sympathisch. Weitere Sufjan-News: Im Dezember erscheint ein Instrumentalalbum von Sufjans Stiefvater Lowell Brams, auf dem Sufjan “Harmonium, Little Casio, Little Korg, Big Prophet, Prepared Piano, Unprepared Piano, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Autoharp, Drums, Bass, Reedless Woodwinds, Bells, Shakers, Tambourine, Hair, Duct Tape and Keys” spielt.]

Link | 4. 10.2009 |