Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Youth are starting to change

"Are you starting to change? Are you together?"

Yes; I am together. I've been going through the change of having a second surgery on my gums, and trust me, it isn't very fun. I can't smile, I can't eat any hard foods, and I can barely talk without sounding extremely strange. I sound kind of like a squeaky mouse right now, except a lot less cute (but were mice ever cute in the first place? I have no idea). Enough with my complaining. I've been pretty tired lately and not doing much. I love summer, but I'm kind of looking forward to school again. Then I'll get to see everyone everyday. I'm kinda bored right now, since Frankie is at water polo camp and Hannah is...somewhere...haha.

I AM OBSESSED with music. Anyone else?? I thought I'd share a few songs that you should definitely take a listen to.

The Youth by MGMT- my current blog post title! The Youth is an amazing song, please check it out. I think it's one of the best by MGMT. They're very psychedelic and groovy, and this song is just...pure amazingness. I love the lyrics, they're simple yet still beautiful in their clarity.

Flashing Lights by Kanye West- Uhmm sincerely awesome song. The voice of the lady saying "flashing lights" is uber sensual, and the (synthesized?) violin line is to die for. As usual, Kanye spits some tight rhymes while the chorus has some somewhat thoughtful lyrics (As I recall I know you love to show off, but I never thought that you would take it this far, but what do I know?). Even though this may "just be a rap song", it's haunting.

Fuck the Pain Away by Peaches- All I have to say is lolz. It's good though.

Punkbitch by 3OH!3- I'm obsessed with the synthline, and how they use my favourite slang adjective - mad. "We datin' mad models and popping mad bottles tonight." I don't really like the band's overall music itself though.

You should also listen to Mirah, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Panda Bear, Röyksopp, MF Doom, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, the Blood Brothers, The Magnetic Fields, The Pipettes, Benassi Bros, Ratatat, YACHT, and much much more that I'm not thinking of right now.

I will leave you with the incredibly sexy video for Flashing Lights by Kanye West. It reminds me of an old movie from the 50's but way sleazier.


LCL said...

Red Nerd Day, huh?
that sounds kind of fun actually
maybe I'll have to get something similar started...
anyways, thanks for the great music recommendations
I needed to get something new in my iPod

Hannah Cheeto said...

No Lil Wayne or T-Pain on that list Victoria? Haha I am obsessed with Flashing Lights too (well thanks to you) and Peaches is just haha.

Richel said...

I LOVE MGMT. SOOO MUCH. THEY'RE TOO FANTASTIC. I think Time to Pretend is my favorite song by them. I really love The Youth as well!

rohit said...


you are fantastic!!!

really nice blog
fabulous fantastic

Steven K said...

Time to Pretend by MGMT is pretty great, but so is The Youth. AHH YOUR BLOG IS AMAZING. Definitely an upgrade from the last one.

Shade said...

thanx for the comment. Ugh GUM Surgery!!!???? NOT FUNN!

Liam Walds said...

Wait, there was a "last blog"? Missed out on that one.

Anyway, I'll definitely check those songs out. And the Flashing Lights video is hot as hell.

Was the "Rocket In the Sky" post referencing Benassi?

sunset said...

You have a really entertaining blog to read. And I love the Pipettes also! It's so sweet and fun that I'm surprised more people don't celebrate that 50's go-go feel kind of music.

Vintage Vinyl said...

I am obsessed with music too. The Youth by MGMT is a great song for sure.
Thanks for the comment on my blog a while back! I've just returned to blogging recently. Where have you gone?

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