mandag den 28. oktober 2013

Can We Talk About This?: Lou Reed

A total musical legend and poet extraordinaire passed yesterday.
My friend told me yesterday and I spent all night listening to Velvet Underground and his solo stuff. My whole tumblr dash was just full of black and white pictures as well as fans crying. I still feel really strange and melancholic. Lou's always been on my list with Bowie and Iggy and all the other legends that are actually still alive and the fact that he's dead now makes me miserable. It's so different from artists that are already dead when you get to know them, where you can be all "oh damn, I wish they'd lived longer, wonder what they would've done." And then there's artists that are still alive and they're basically these far away glowy creatures. And then one of them dies, and you think about what you could potentially have been doing while fucking LOU REED took his last breath. Maybe I was on my way home or eating an apple in the kitchen, probably doing something super menial. It's really strange to think about.

Ugly cry picture with my Transformer record </3
The summer in between 9th and 10th grade I listened almost exclusively to The Velvets. A lot had happened to me in 9th grade and I was pretty emotionally damaged for a lot of reasons and I'd just listen to their first three albums all the goddamn time. I've basically been pretty infatuated with the VU and the factory days for a while and this feels eerie.

Candy came from out on the island
In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

torsdag den 24. oktober 2013

There's more to the picture/Than meets the eye

 Vintage leather jacket, vintage shirt, Diesel jeans, Underground creepers

This is sort of an old outfit type thing that I took pictures of ages ago. Outlet jeans forever. Still rocking the middle part from time to time. The shirt is an old favourite I bought in a great vintage store in the hutongs in Beijing. Beijing is actually pretty rife with good vintage shops that feel really genuine. My personal favourite will forever me Mega Mega Vintage, a fuckin gem.
School has been mad crazy (still is, but I'm taking a well deserved break from work), anyone taking the IB will agree that right now is hell. And the next couple of months will be as well, BUT THEN IT WILL ALL BE OVER! I'm in the midst of writing my extended essay and crying because universities. I've made a very pivotal decision recently to study fine arts after my gap year, which is scary and really exciting, because I never had the confidence before to even consider it. Related, I've started a sort of art sketchbook type tumblr, mainly because I can. I call it Gritty Grimy Artist and I mostly post pages from my many sketchbooks. If I get more into it I might post some serious pieces that I do for school, but I like the idea of sharing a sketchbook because it's much more raw and simple compared to things that are well thought out. Sketches are also quite personal as well, let's all share and stuff.

Have some Neil Young live action, it is so so good.

onsdag den 9. oktober 2013

Wave of Mutilation

Thrifted jacket/top, Cheap Monday jeans - me trying to emulate my Buzzcocks poster

The transition from mirror pics to timer pics happened pretty abruptly.
I really wanted to wear this jacket but then I was all "oh god shirts shirts shirts" and I got stressed so I just decided to wear my jacket as a shirt, hooray. You can solve anything in life through cutting some corners, I swear. Got the jacket in some 2nd hand shop in Sydney for something like 5 Aus $$$ nearly two years ago, total steal.

Also, guess who's going to see Pixies next month, HELL YES IT'S ME