Humanity, Music, Trans, transgender, why

Need this

The song by Garbage “Beloved Freak” came up and I need to hear this. While there are many songs by them that have lyrics and a sound that resonate with me, this is just what today was best to hear early on.

First a link to the Garbage YouTube video on this.

I did not see an official video, but here is one I quickly located.

Why not a couple photos?

Audio, Music

For a Cool Person

While I know more than one “cool” person that is very deserving of kudos and accolades I am singling one out here. (nope, I won’t call them out.)

As this story goes, I am a music fan and I can be picky to put it softly. Now that is not saying I am snobish or have a limited scope. I just want to hear what I want when I am in the mood for “it”. I like DJ sets but not all by far. Remixes of 80’s tracks can be good. Newer/ish ‘pick your genre’ can be nice as well. The real test is how does it fit with me right now? If my mood and the tone, lyrics (if any), tempo and general gist match where I am on an emotional point, well, it is probably what I am listening to. Like art “Art is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” It is an emotional experience not simply enjoying something pretty and nice. Let’s get in your face, make or push you think and question what you think you know. Push some damn boundaries and Punk IT! but please be human when you are not in a mosh-pit and stay away from Ambulance, EMT’s, Firefighters, {Do I have to say it, err…deep breath} Police and ER’s. You get the idea I assume or guess and at least hope so.

I am fortunate to have a set of nice headphones and I did find an excellent pair of used KEF LS50’s to hook up to my Bel Canto AMP/DAC (older model) to fill my small apartment with a full balanced sound that can massage my emotional ears or push them to bleeding if I chose, though it might be from my neighbors that the most blood comes from in the form of WTF anger. I do limit sharing good music with neighbors without a proper warning anyway.

As I have been listening to some sets from my fav’ DJs like La Fleur, Nina Karviz or Peggy Gou I mix it up often. I recently discovered Banks after my short stay in LA not far from Tarzana where her bio claims she is from. But I am heading towards a rabbit hole.

A touch of Folk but I can be extra picky here as the lyrical nature often does not fit well or look good in any way on my mood. Downbeat or downtempo have my thumbs up. Some I am not sure or can be bothered to look up where they sit in the genre tree, like Emily Wells or TOKiMONSTA, which are both worth seeing and hearing live! Post-Punk or Synthwave can be just what I need at that moment. and the playtime has been increasing recently after the one this post eludes to mentioned a playlist with a few photos stapled to an email. I realized what had already been happening.

I realized my recent Post-Punk tendencies on my second cup of coffee when a track came up in the queue I thought ‘I need to ask them about this one’. So, what about The Cure “Plastic Passion”? Oh, whatcha think of Psychedelic Furs? I have a love / hate / leave me alone I am feeling depressed attachment.

I tend to not listen to much rock as I do not gravitate to guitar driven sounds, and I would be remiss if I said I had any understanding of hip-hop / rap, etc.

As a queer person I do need some Garbage in my ears from time to time.

So, smash your TV, get some nice add-free, hopefully lossless beauty making perfect energy for you in that moment for your ears to pass into mind and on to spirit and soul.

So just ’cause I am that mood a few images I, well borrowed from out there. (I might have changed some part of something, this or that.)

Calmness, peace, love, find balance, have fun, look good doing it if only to you, don’t piss people off too badly (if you must do so with style and NOT fashion) and share what you know.

Music, San Francisco

Track Selections from ‘Sad Walk’ playlist

Here are a few tracks from the playlist I listened to while walking the streets of San Francisco on Thanksgiving.

Just in case anyone has an interest or curiosity….

A link to the playlist:

And for good or bad measure a couple YT videos from this stuff.

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