deftones - poltergeist late night tmi on another reason i love the absolute shit out of music (deftones in particular). in november, koi no yokan released and the lyrics to this hit me like a brick:
what can i say? i think your head’s fucked! go on, drive me wild! this time, there’s a constant theme. this time, there’s a common thread: keep me hanging tight and tell me something’s right. what can i say? i’ve fuckin had enough! i think you just play what you play, knowing that i feel sick. come on, just say it! just say you like to play this game ‘cause it drives me wild.
somehow, while being abstract as chino tends to write, they articulated the mental drain of a negative relationship i had been trying to save better than i’d ever been able. i suddenly realized with a weird clarity that i was letting myself be tricked into preserving a cycle of selfish games and disappointment.
i’d fuckin had enough. thanks, chino (and the other dudes for sounding massively brutal).
first thoughts: sounding a bit like a low key engine down.
more accurately, maybe, like an excellent conglomeration of engine down and denali. excellent guitar/drum interplay. bass lines that i will risk sounding like a tool to call contemplative. keys filling out the spaces with stuff. kinda soaring vocals with a little breathiness. but then with the bonus of having ryan frederiksen on the gitbox.
Thou wouldst be loved?—then let thy heart From its present pathway part not! Being everything which now thou art, Be nothing which thou art not. So with the world thy gentle ways, Thy grace, thy more than beauty, Shall be an endless theme of praise, And love—a simple duty.
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity myth is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The fetishization of female purity in a world where catcalls are an acceptable form of communication telegraphs one thing very clearly:
“Women, stop sexualizing yourselves—that’s our job, and you’re taking all the fun out of it.”
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise it’s “sluttiness,” and sluttiness is agency and agency is threatening.
hello. i'm stev(en). i like music and other stuff. i live in or around los angeles. i'm great at speaking english, kissing, and remaining upright when thrown off balance. i feel, in most cases, that women should keep their hair long (because it's gorgeous). also, i'm one of those agnostic people. that might come up from time to time (though generally only when i'm attacked about it in real lifes). we'll see.