Thursday, 2 January 2014


I made a Tricky mixtape, which is up and to the right in the sidebar. 

Tricky's music unveils the beauty, the rawness and the darkness of our world. He makes sound tangible, a wave of sweet, deep sea washing over the listener. He collaborates with female singers of ethereal voices, layered over his own tender growl-whisper. Pairing such contrasting voices creates an intimacy with the listener and a suggestion of a dark underside to beauty, a beautiful underside to darkness. His songs meditate on life, death, authenticity, love, heartbreak, individuality and despair. Tricky mixes cultures and genres in a completely original and natural way, sampling snippets of other songs and films (like Chet Baker's 'My Funny Valentine' in Tricky's 'Valentine') and working around the vibe. The lyrics in his songs are poetic, hypnotic and honest. 

"I rue the day that I ever met you/
And deeply regret you/
Getting close to me.
I cannot wait to deeply neglect you,
Deeply forget you/
Jesus, believe me/
You might have been my reason for living,
I gave up on giving/
Gave up everything.
We were a right pair of believers,
A couple of dreamers/
So how come you hate me?"

"How does it feel like to be so heartless?/
Why are you breaking me for no reason?/
Don't you know there are things I never learnt/
Teach me how to speak your sign language"
(If Only I Knew)

"Your eyes resemble mine, you see as no others can/
Here, inherit my kingdom, speak of our people's plan"

"I can't breathe/
And I can't see/
MTV moves too fast, I refuse to understand/
You go your way and I'll see mine/
Feels like wasted time/
And it feels like I must be blind/
How'd you like yourself?/
You don't know yourself"

"Take me kindly/
She is dark-eyed/
Never saw, never saw/
She's the lifeline to the heartbeat/
Can't feel the heartbeat"

It's good to write about things again. I was worried I had become incapable of legitimately analysing things that I love. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2014 sounds so weird! I hope it doesn't go as fast as last year did, and that it'll be a memorable, glorious year for us all.

I guess I've given up on the whole 'New Year's Resolutions' thing
(who even achieves any of their goals?? lul not me), but I do want to read and write more, appreciate/love things fully, make some new friends, practice guitar more/focus on my playing/make a band, and be slightly less pessimistic. Also I want to cut my hair, just for some kind of drastic change that I still long for in the very depths of my brain.


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