Music has to stop. There are too many good new releases. This month we were treated to:
New Pvris track Winter. Best one so far!? The album is lovely too of course.
New Alazka track Ghost. Again, best one so far!? Previous ones, not bad. So looking forward to the album release, which, by the way, is tomorrow.
Brilliant new Foxblood release, Bittersweet:
This alternate version of Xcert’s Feels Like Falling in Love I’m absolutely mad about. Melancholy with a Thåström-type piano. (A fave type of piano playing, because I ♥ simple. You may want to compare and contrast with Thåström’s Sönder Boulevard btw, it’s a fun little exercise.)
Happy Spotify is keeping me up to date? Not sure.
As if that wasn’t enough. Suddenly learned to love Stray from the Path. So I like hardcore now???
This quite recent NIN show:
Had an epiphany. Or. It made me realize that Korn’s current setlist does makes sense. (Wasn’t entirely sure in this here post.) Because, Korn playing the entire of The Serenity of Suffering, (which is what I would like) would be like NIN playing all of their most recent release forsaking all others. That wouldn’t be great.
Also. WHY did I bother with Korn when there’s NIN? (The answer is of course Jonathan Davis, but never mind…)
…I’m just hoping no one who was ever in NIN will ever release a biography. Ever. Because I suspect they were/are no better than Fieldy. And if any of them already did, don’t tell me, I don’t want to know.
Oh my god I’m off track now, let’s get to the point already: How have I still not seen this band live??? There has to be something wrong with me. Need Europe dates asap!
Meanwhile. Amity Affliction + Casey + Alazka and Architects all have tour dates coming up. How to choose???
If we could just get back to the watching theme of this section…
YouTube finally recommended me Jamie Genevieve. Because how else does one find anything? Been binge watching like a madwoman.
She makes me want to make an actual effort when putting on makeup + buy all the things. So. Good and bad all at the same time.
American Gods. Got the DVDs because I couldn’t figure out how to stream in Sweden. (Other countries yes, Sweden no.) It’s…do we like this??
Twitter was great
Imagine it’s 1992 and Axl Rose tweets this about Metallica/James Hetfield:
That should give you some idea of the position Amity Affliction + Architects hold in my universe, and explain why I find this tweet insanely entertaining. Because Axl Rose would never ever have said this about Metallica, or vice versa, even if there had been a Twitter in 1992.
A favorite from Muralgranskaren:
English: This, my brothers, is in Truth Black Metal-Singing.
(And yes, it is weird use of language in Swedish too.)
Just one more! My fave feminist:
English: Humanism—when you want to make yourself look like a nice person but not change anything.
And. Nobody missed SamArchitects doing the right thing, as per usual, right?
Basically. Architects just keep making everyone else look really bad. Have I mentioned lately that I love this band? L O V E.
But seriously. If this wasn’t in your feed, there is something very wrong with your feed. Hell, Stylist Magazine tweeted about it. Lord knows why, but they did.
If you haven’t read Roxane Gay’s Hunger yet you need to get to it!
The shade Maple in the kinda horrible Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette. It looks like it should be brown/orange, but on me it’s definitely 100% a red/pink bruise type shade. And it’s amazing. The shade Thunder is also not bad. Excellent crease color for blue looks.
20,000 days on Earth. I usually love the Nick Cave documentaries, this one just didn’t speak to me at all. Until now.
Urtekram lotion that smells like rosemary. It doesn’t sound too exciting but I love this scent.
Monthly menstrual report
Menstrual cup research, this one’s great if you feel like you want some encouragement:
Unfortunately, I then went on to watch a few less positive videos. Currently unsure that a menstrual cup would work for me. Because:
a. Cannot find my cervix for the life of me.
b. Cannot be having something that might be pushing on my bladder because if I pee anymore frequently, I may as well move into the bathroom. All liquids seem to just go straight through me. (Unless I drink too much tea. Can’t be it?)
Good news: stopped being regular sooo there is hope yet I won’t have to resort to the menstrual cup!?
And in the event I’m back to regular, I’ll just refer to this Tweet:
English: The menstrual cup is great and all, but could people stop making women’s bodily functions seem like environmental problems?
Unlikely though. My period was especially sneaky and difficult to predict this month. None of the usual symptoms and random point in time. Not that it matters much, it was of the light flow variety, so not really something worth spending this many words on. Probably. I ♥ talking menstruation tho. So. Ja.
Don’t get cats, they die on you.