The Groupie Psychology: Wallace Vanborn – Cougars

So I went there, finally, not caring at all. I had tossed their flyer - "Come and play after the show" - on the elevator floor. I was totally ready to do this thing. This power groupie thing. This "see? this is how attractive I am"-thing. I mean, how cool is it to actually f*ck … Continue reading The Groupie Psychology: Wallace Vanborn – Cougars

Genius and Aloneness: Tokyo Myers – Angel

'It's not me, it's you', she had said. She had looked at you in pity, down in Donnie Darko's good ol' fashioned downtown's diner, where you two first met. You thought she was different, unique. Why else would she have been in that shabby ol' jazz diner? At the time, you thought you could lose … Continue reading Genius and Aloneness: Tokyo Myers – Angel

To That Special Someone (You Know Who You Are): Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo

  I’d wake up every morning and before I’d start each day, I’d take a drag from last night’s cigarette that’s smoldered in its tray, down a little something and then be on my way. This song’s all about loving that certain special someone throughout life. Life is painful, and rough, no matter who you … Continue reading To That Special Someone (You Know Who You Are): Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo

I Write Truths and Never Fiction: The Score – Stronger

'Kim', Nadya is surprised to see me, she looks up at me from the red café couch. After I approached it, she had suddenly stopped talking to her friends. Friends that used to be mine. 6 months ago. Too long ago. Ages ago. 'You're here', she's trying to sound normal. 'I didn't think to see … Continue reading I Write Truths and Never Fiction: The Score – Stronger

On Being Determined: Sia – Chandelier

"Chandelier". Probably the most deeply sad yet powerfully motivational song in the modern pop landscape. Somehow it manages to combine sadness and anger and use those two emotions to cook up the Ultimate Determination Song. In the case of this music video, the director has chosen to further empower the message of the audio by … Continue reading On Being Determined: Sia – Chandelier

Come Dance With Me: Oscar and the Wolf – “Moonshine” live @Pias Nites

  The moon lits up the whole terrace. There's something magical about waking up at night, stepping out into the winter cold, listening to the city silence, growing a tobacco cigarette and thinking of that same old same old piece of writing wrapped up in your wollen jacket pocket. You look at the ink on … Continue reading Come Dance With Me: Oscar and the Wolf – “Moonshine” live @Pias Nites

Go for The One Who Doesn’t Like You: Martin Solveig – Rejection

  So I read an article the other day. About romance. Don't go for the one who obviously doesn't like you. That's what I learnt. Cause you deserve better - ... Wait. ... Wait. ... I'm sorry. I had to restrain myself from laughing my ass off there. Aaaaahaa ... Rejection. Yes. Rejection. It hurts, … Continue reading Go for The One Who Doesn’t Like You: Martin Solveig – Rejection

Mind Tricks in Relationships: Warhaus – Love’s a Stranger

  In love, we all want to possess that one loving perfectionistic mask, the ultimate partner for life, the soulmate of my own mask, behind which lies the ultimate mess. The things one can do with artistic vulnerability and a 300€-camera. They say it's naive (how we're passing by) trying to look the entire world … Continue reading Mind Tricks in Relationships: Warhaus – Love’s a Stranger

To Exist is Simply to Survive: GUTS – And the Living is Easy

Revival of the comic book-like 2D animation video: Director Sébastien Bellaval does it marginally eloquently. Best part of a music video? When visual movement fits the audio. Like in this video, when Tarzan and his monkey are jumping from cord to cord. Or a bit later in the vid, when that spider is playing its … Continue reading To Exist is Simply to Survive: GUTS – And the Living is Easy

Fight Club But With Words: Charles Pasi – Farewell My Love

  You treat me bad, you make me weep and more, ... you drive me mad. That's what my girlfriend says. And apparently she knows this place couples go to. It's a place somewhere underground called a "fight club". And couples go there for couple therapy. They punch each other with words in the comfort … Continue reading Fight Club But With Words: Charles Pasi – Farewell My Love