The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

“I am selfish, private and easily bored. Will this be a problem?”
bbook:

In Nicholas Ray’s wonderful film In a Lonely Place, Humphrey Bogart as Dixon Steele says, “A good love scene should be about something else besides love. For instance, this one. Me fixing grapefruit. You sitting over there, dopey, half-asleep. Anyone looking at us could tell we’re in love.” And when it comes to cinematic depictions of the heart’s great affliction, we’ve seen everything from the existential romantic longings that crush our soul, the ecstatically thrilling tales of love that spans lifetimes, the beautiful friendship of soul mates that never fades, and the most brutal and horrific heartbreak that one never fully recovers from. For all the myriad ways love can transpose itself, cinema has offered us portraits that reflect our own unrequited desires and expose the true feelings residing inside us. But of course, any good love story would be incomplete without a soundtrack to linger through it and heighten our most visceral emotions.
Soundtrack for an Imagined Love Story

bbook:

In Nicholas Ray’s wonderful film In a Lonely Place, Humphrey Bogart as Dixon Steele says, “A good love scene should be about something else besides love. For instance, this one. Me fixing grapefruit. You sitting over there, dopey, half-asleep. Anyone looking at us could tell we’re in love.” And when it comes to cinematic depictions of the heart’s great affliction, we’ve seen everything from the existential romantic longings that crush our soul, the ecstatically thrilling tales of love that spans lifetimes, the beautiful friendship of soul mates that never fades, and the most brutal and horrific heartbreak that one never fully recovers from. For all the myriad ways love can transpose itself, cinema has offered us portraits that reflect our own unrequited desires and expose the true feelings residing inside us. But of course, any good love story would be incomplete without a soundtrack to linger through it and heighten our most visceral emotions.

Soundtrack for an Imagined Love Story

Karen O featuring Ezra Koenig – The Moon Song (Studio Version Duet) (394,645 plays)

In this new rendition of “The Moon Song,” Karen O is joined by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. “I wrote the song as a duet,” Karen O explained. “I was really excited at the prospect of getting to record it with a male vocalist. Ezra was super cool and open, he slipped into character like a champ and damn he’s got the goods.”

A special three-song EP of “The Moon Song” arrives this week on iTunes. 

(via Rolling Stone)

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jennyburtons:

i must admit i miss you terribly. the world is too quiet without you nearby → a mix for beatrice baudelaire and lemony snicket; for typewriters, unsent letters, fires, ashes | [L I S T E N]

01 RUN / DAUGHTER [the fire is coming, i think we should run] 02 THE SWORD & THE PEN / REGINA SPEKTOR [what if each to his lonely grave?] 03 GHOSTS / FLORENCE + THE MACHINE [i’m not calling you a ghost, just stop haunting me] 04 THE VIOLET HOUR / THE CIVIL WARS [instrumental] 05 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE / BASTILLE [i love to read the words you used] 06 HARBOR / VIENNA TENG [the answers are out there in the drowning deep] 07 ELEMENTS / A FINE FRENZY [you show up like a hurricane] 08 A VIOLENT YET FLAMMABLE WORLD / AU REVOIR SIMONE [we fold like icicles on paper shelves] 09 GOODBYE ENGLAND (COVERED IN SNOW) / LAURA MARLING [i wrote an epic letter to you] 10 GRACIOUS / BEN HOWARD [gracious goes the ghost of you, my dear] 11 3 ROUNDS AND A SOUND / BLIND PILOT [i could not give up on you] 12 YOUR EX-LOVER IS DEAD / STARS [live through this and you won’t look back] 13 BRIONY / DARIO MARIANELLI [instrumental]

jennyburtons:

i must admit i miss you terribly. the world is too quiet without you nearby → a mix for beatrice baudelaire and lemony snicket; for typewriters, unsent letters, fires, ashes | [L I S T E N]

01 RUN / DAUGHTER [the fire is coming, i think we should run] 02 THE SWORD & THE PEN / REGINA SPEKTOR [what if each to his lonely grave?] 03 GHOSTS / FLORENCE + THE MACHINE [i’m not calling you a ghost, just stop haunting me] 04 THE VIOLET HOUR / THE CIVIL WARS [instrumental] 05 THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE / BASTILLE [i love to read the words you used] 06 HARBOR / VIENNA TENG [the answers are out there in the drowning deep] 07 ELEMENTS / A FINE FRENZY [you show up like a hurricane] 08 A VIOLENT YET FLAMMABLE WORLD / AU REVOIR SIMONE [we fold like icicles on paper shelves] 09 GOODBYE ENGLAND (COVERED IN SNOW) / LAURA MARLING [i wrote an epic letter to you] 10 GRACIOUS / BEN HOWARD [gracious goes the ghost of you, my dear] 11 3 ROUNDS AND A SOUND / BLIND PILOT [i could not give up on you] 12 YOUR EX-LOVER IS DEAD / STARS [live through this and you won’t look back] 13 BRIONY / DARIO MARIANELLI [instrumental]

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Kanye West – Blood On The Leaves (105,895 plays)

catscatalan:

im-heem:

Kanye West - Blood On The Leaves

"I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. … So when the Grammys nominations come out, and ‘Yeezus’ is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?” -Kanye West (source HuffPost)

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