Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The little things give you away...

In terms of music, I have to say that I'm a little picky. Maybe not only with music, but anyway. I woke up today thinking, what do people look for in music?

I ask people around what they look for when listening to some music, and get different answers. Most of the time related to the rhythm. Some people are more into lyrics.

When I am listening to music, I also look for lyrics. Can be even a single verse that would say something to me, or a full story that the particular song is telling me. And it needs to have a very good music behind it.

Sometimes I just feel that I hate on things people in general love, like U2, for instance. I actually have a trauma from the past, when a friend of mine would wake up everyday singing "Lemon" in my bedroom. I don't like U2, and I don't like how they lobby for restricting even more the ridiculous copyright enforcements laws and treats around the globe. It is like "oh, I saved Africa, now can you please help me to put people in jail for downloading music?". Same for Metalica. Same for Coldplay, which was one of the first bands to release DRM enabled (and not CD standard compliant) album.

In Brazil, there was Marisa Monte. I really loved her, but then she released her last two albuns DRM enabled, and my love started to fade.

Anyway, I really love to try new music. I have been looking for new sounds, and new lyrics, and new experiences in music. A lot. For me, life need to have a soundtrack. I think I already talked about it in an earlier post.

A few days ago, I felt like an alien, because a friend was telling me how excited he was because he managed to get a couple of tickets to the sold out "Linkin Park" concert. And I could not relate to that AT ALL. I would like to have seen my own face in that moment. Sort of "what the hell is that" face. Linkin Park? Who are they? People said "listen to the music, you'll recognize some stuff, they are really popular". There I went. But, as one of their own lyrics say "Don't want to reach for me, do you? I mean nothing to you". They don't.

The thing is, if my life has soundtrack, it is very unlikely it will be some music that has lyrics that I can't understand or relate to.

I have been listening to Jamie Lidell. He sounds good, and his lyrics are great. So, Jamie Lidell it is, for today:

Another day, another way
For me to open up to you

Another day, another way
For me to open up to you

I used to always... I would wake up all day
Only to find there's nothing more to say

Now I'm letting silence to the talking
Now I'm letting silence to the walking

Another day, another way
For me to open up to you

Another day, another way
For me to open up to you

I used to scream when a whisper would do
Only wanted yours, all over you

Now I'm letting silence to the talking
Now I'm letting silence to the walking

Another day, another way
For me to open up to you

Another day, another way
For me to open up to you

1 comment:

=) Pri!!! said...

Olá espero que você leia em português, rs
achei uma delicia seu post... sou das que responderia que procura nas letras uma identificação... mas tenho fases, fases de querer apenas que a música tenha palavras mas que não me digam nada, ou que eu possa inventar os sentidos... passei uma fase dessas ha uns tempos atrás e comecei a ouvir música francesa... bom, não falo francês, logo era uma otima experiencia para criar meus próprios sentidos... porque tudo isso? Você CONHECE CAMILE? http://www.camille-lefil.com/
bom vale a pena... e tem a rose também que é mais popezinha, mas é uma delicinha de ouvir... sei não se irrite parece que não li a parte da não apreciação da música mercadologica... mas nem tudo que se vende é ruim... ok baixa o nivel... e muitas muitas vezes, mas nem sempre... não vou dar exemplos; opniões são achismos e pronto. Enfim... e aqui no Brasil mesmo tem um pessoal que chama café damu, coffe damu, algo assim que é bom também... vale olhar...
a fase revisitar o passado também é legal, porque na maior parte das vezes você vê com olhos tão diferentes que o velho vira novo.