i've been listening to a lot of new music. bob dylan has become my FAVORITE although i feel that highway 61 revisited is a bit overrated. the man is a singing songwriting god for sure. I'M CURRENTLY WORKING ON A PRESENTATION ON his life and his influence FOR MY HISTORY CLASS AND I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO SOME HIS CLASSIC RELEASES. I LOVED THEM EVEN MORE A SECOND TIME AROUND. THE MAN IS TIDE OF TRUTH AND ELOQUENCE. DYLAN REALLY SPEAKS LIKE NO OTHER.i still will always have a deep love for elliot smith. songs such as "Say yes", "angeles" and "the Last Hour" are some out of the many beautiful compositions of his material. i've been getting into aphex twin since thom loves him a lot. selected ambient works i and ii are both great works. he is a goofy as hell and he has an eccentric sound to him. i had to go back to one of my favorite albums, "dive" by tycho. great sleeping and ROAD TRIP music. james blake released his fourth album, "assume form" and it sounds fantastic. he ends his record with the song, "LULLABY for my insomniac". it might be one of the best synth/electronic compositions in the last decade. Of course i can't not talk about rap and HIP HOP. i've been RE-LISTENING to some of jay z's classic tracks and they still sound better than most of the stuff put out by the current rap heavyweights. listen to dead presidents ii, roc boys (and the winner is), heart of the city. songs like his still have a certain tone of success and confidence that even his protege, kanye west has been able to emulate or maybe halfway considering tat kanye produced heart of the city for jay. HE WAS AFTER ALL MY FIRST RAPPER, HIM AND EMINEM. both men are released albums recently. one is a fantastic and personal rap record while the other is a cringeworthy attempt at politically conscious, pseudo-intellectual rap. you can sort who's who yourself. jay's spouse's album is a pretty pop record. lemonade is beyonce's best work. other artists which are intriguing to me in the genre are people like playboi carti and jpegmafia. both artists have a certain energy to their music and they both emulate a hardcore punk, no holds barred feel. the aggression and moroseness is translated well to me. carti might be the more lighthearted one out of the two where as, peggy is close to a goddamn satirist and social critic with such witty critique on social media, the internet, and even the alt-right which. i haven't heard this from anyone. i still have my love for new order. morrissey just announced his first canadian tour in fifteen YEARs. i hope i can get tickets as the resale opens tomorrow. i've also been listening to a bit of classical music. it's beautiful beyond compare. "the lark ascending" by ralph vaughn williams, "piano concerto no.21 in c major" by mozart, "gymnopedie no.1" by erik satie and "liebestraume" by franz liszt are some of the many classical works i enjoy. i soon hope to attempt to get into opera as i enjoy puccini a litte bit but i'll have to do my homework on the medium itself.
sorry i've been away.
regardless of everything that has kept me busy, I still want to take photos, show you my work and introduce you to my world. This year so far has been crazy and now that I turn seventeen i do reflect a little. I think one should. from new people to new music. new places to new heartbreaks, this year has been colorful for me yet a bit daft. don't think i'm not grateful, i really am. i just need a LITTLE MORE peace and quite to think about what's next. to know what is coming but i really think that this would all be pointless if i stopped and tried to predict what was coming my way. that is the beauty. the surprise, the suspense and the shock when you face it. the future, holding many surprises in its arms for everyone. logic is retiring. many are passing away. people are quitting. complaining. there is pretty little angst inside all of us. we want to jump, scream, shout out what we feel. what we truly feel, not the words of THE mask we've been wearing for some time.people change, the world changes. sometimes i think of how i can not get left behind. sometimes i decide to sulk and stay with the dismal times. but i think it shouldn't be that way, we need to find our passions, our hobbies, and our loves. we need to hijack it and use it to make ourselves happy, to tell stories and to change the world.so i guess i am hopeful, a little optimistic, for a better year, a better MILLENNIA for the future.
~make the most~d.a
I've been executing my objectives severely these days with the whole photography thing. I linked up with a classmate and we down to downtown Vancouver and we got some shots. I'm still editing the set but I'm excited to show you guys so stay tuned for that. I had an epiphany that I needed to switch up my style, if I had any in the first place. I don't know. I've really been thinking about all this and I'm really pondering over the fact that, do you really need a specific style. Half of me is trying to include a theme or symbolic message through all my work but the other half is just that kid in me with a camera in his hands and a vision in his mind to take cool photos. I am optimistic though. Hopefully I'll blend these two mindsets together and finally end with the feeling of satisfaction. Only time till tell.
i watched Taxi Driver and Trainspotting for the first time. Both brilliant films so watch those two if you're looking for something new to watch.Yes the election results terrified me too but I'm glad to see protests spreading throughout the US and if there's anything positive to come out from all of this, its the Obama & Joe Biden memes. Now those are gold.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. - Aaron Siskind, American abstract photographer
To me, photography is just a device to capture those cherished memories and keep them with us forever. Aaron pretty much sums up the motive of many photographers, writers, musicians and artists in general. To photographers, a camera is just like a hard drive where they can store as many memories as they want. Years later when they take a look at photos they once took, they'll reminisce about not only the photo but the subjects, the places, the time and the things that happened and the things that were said. There's no fact that photography has always carried strong element of nostalgia.
sad about Travis's new album, what a disaster, he rushed it. can't wait for the 2nd season of stranger things. at least I've got community to keep me busy. "don't eat the crab dip, yeah yeah!" Your a star if you understand the reference.