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August 5th, 2009

emotions seriously @ 08:41 pm

I want to fill Tom's shuffle the rest of the way with indie folk country sad ballads

amazed
Elliot smith
Lloyd Cole
stephin Merritt

of course

people who are able to wield emotions so deftly
do they take them seriously?
as they play with them...
play
it's a game
such heart-wrenching feelings
right?


of course
that is why I should be writing pop songs
to play with emotions

obviously I take emotions too seriously
terrified by them
stifled
not exactly paralyzed
but made insane

but not to numb out to them
to delve into them and wield them
yes?


just playing
making art
just playing
 
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From:leafshimmer
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Get Townes van Zandt for more of a country edge (hope I've spelled his name properly).

I love Nick Drake too. Sad music actually makes me happy.
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From:leafshimmer
Date:August 6th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
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PS. Today (August 6) is Elliott's birthday. He was murdered in Oct. of 2003 (it was made to look like a suicide).

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