“OK YOU KNOW I LOVE SHERYL, like i’ve been listening to tuesday night music club so much recently (sleeper tracks that really do it for me “can’t cry anymore”, “leaving las vegas”, and “I shall believe”), BUT I do remember recently looking up youtube clips of sheryl live and being disappointed by ALL OF THEM. Her 1996 self titled as well as her debut demonstrated a certain grit, even grunge to her lyricism and voice. Certain tracks spoke of abjection and desperation, even political injustice. This sound in accomnaniment with a south by LA vibe with the mole, sharp jaw, curly hair, and bad girl at the rodeo romantics has made Sheryl an essential figure in my life. In fact, her 1996 self-titled was one of the first CDs I bought as a child, I remember looking through the CD pamphlet at the lyrics to songs like “Love is a good thing” which included “watch your children while they kill each other with a gun they bought at walmart discount stores” - would today sheryl’s dare utter such corporate heresy? Of course not, and the pop makeover and mainstream buy out is old hat, but at the same time I can’t help but grieve for Sheryl’s transformation. She might of lost her magic, irretrievably, I hate to say it, and might explain why shes playing with Gary Allen for $15. Lol JK, but I would go, but not jk she might suck live fair warning. I HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT SHERyLLlL SORRRY love y’all miss y’all”
— A friend’s response to an email thread debating whether or not we should go see #Sheryl live.
1:46 pm • 29 August 2013
Most relevant auto-result I’ve seen Google deliver.
11:41 am • 28 August 2013 • 3 notes
What happens to people who leave LA.
5:13 pm • 8 August 2013 • 1 note
“Stop the Adderall. I mean, that’s fucking speed, and she was taking it every day. And then when she gets too speedy, you have to cut it with some vodka. Great. That’s what we call a speedball. She’s not a drug addict in a conventional sense, I just think that with Adderall … well, I’ve been talking to people about it, and apparently it’s the most abused drug on college campuses by women.”
— Paul Schrader’s advice for Lindsay Lohan (via Vulture)
4:25 pm • 30 July 2013 • 6 notes
“In 1990–1991, Atlanta, Georgia, teenager Crystal Jones put out a call for two more girls to join her in a trio to be called 2nd Nature. Her request was eventually answered by Tionne Watkins, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, who moved to Atlanta with her family at an early age, and Lisa Lopes, a rapper who had just moved to the city from her native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with only a keyboard and US$750 ($1,318 today).”
— The trailer for the TLC biopic was just released, which inspired me to look at the group’s Wikipedia page. It’s cute that someone was kind enough to adjust the financial sums from the early 1990s for inflation. The $750 that Lisa Lopes brought to Atlanta from Philadelphia would supposedly be worth $1,318 today.
1:49 pm • 27 July 2013 • 1 note