“David didn’t want to hear her punching him and he didn’t want to hear Rooney screaming at the mugger,” Klyce insists. “He wanted the environment louder than the screams. To do that was quite interesting because it involved going from a place of reality to a more surreal place, yet the sounds were manipulated. I had recorded sounds in 2000 at subways in Tokyo and I used those tones. I had found an almost screeching sound from the subways that would fill in that void with frightening noises, and layered those with the click-clack sounds of the trains going over the rails. That would get louder and louder. On top of that I put the sound of the subway announcer, which was a piercing, concentration camp-type megaphone yelling in your ear.”—
“I like drinking coffee alone and reading alone. I like riding the bus alone and walking home alone. It gives me time to think and set my mind free. I like eating alone and listening to music alone. But when I see a mother with her child, a girl with her lover, or a friend laughing with their best friend, I realize that even though I like being alone, I don’t fancy being lonely. The sky is beautiful, but the people are sad. I just need someone who won’t run away.”—Unknown (via ciafa)
☆ crescent moons, green tea, wearing matching bras and underwear, rain, being submerged in the ocean, feeling rested, long hair, driving at night with the windows down, healthy eating, alternative music, bad boys, waking up with a flat tummy, random feelings of happiness, traveling, green eyes, falling asleep right away
Eve Ensler. From A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer.
I wanted to be funny. I wanted to be a funny, laughing, invited-to-the-party person. I wanted to be a little flirty, maybe, a little naughty, a little fab, mysterious, chic. I wanted to be fun—telling wild, crazy stories, jumping…
“Angels” by The XX // Coexist (Out Sept. 10, 2012)
The XX are finally back with a new track from their forthcoming studio album, “Coexist”. It’s suitably dark and sexy, like their best efforts. The track actually feels a little more subdued than I was expecting out of a first single, but it’s pretty tremendous all the same. Definitely something to get excited about for the autumn releases. Highly recommended.
Feeling very nostalgic for the past after the past couple of weeks. Starting to try to narrow down a list of about 50 schools. Taking cap and gown pictures. People talking about how different things will be a year from now. Help.
Why don’t people ever seem to like me as much as I like them?
I’ve spent years trying to cultivate a relationship with the soccer boys. Cheered louder than anyone else at every game. Invented bits for us together. Yet, they’re still “not my biggest fan”. Like, I am not even friends with Nick anymore. He is too flaky of a friend and I am not even interested in hanging out with him when all he does is act like a frat-boy asshole now. And Erika is in with the boys, and she’ll get to start hanging out with them, going to their parties. And I mistakenly thought that my position as Erika’s best friend might hold some weight here, but no. And it hurts so much to know that they just don’t like me. Don’t care to spend time with me.
And now Melissa flaked on me for tomorrow and I don’t even have anyone to go with. Like what’s the point of having a lot of friends if no one is ever available? And I just want to go with Amanda, and I miss her so much already and she’s barely even gone. I can’t even just go with my parents because they’re going to a stupid 21 and up concert.
And I had to see stupid Cole yesterday. And he never even said a word to me.