The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not.
— from How Music Works,
by David Byrne
(Source: girlfromtralfamadore, via berlin1991)
i need to estivate on a white beach with clear water.
i just conferenced called with the girls about thailand plans, and i am so excited. i might just stay there forever and not come back, because what is there to come back for?
i don’t know what my aesthetic is because i wear big headphones playing gangster rap but i also wear a bird caller around my neck
girl, understand why.. see it’s burning me to hold onto this. i know this is something i gotta do, that don’t mean i want to. what i’m trying to say is that i love you, i just..
really wanna work this out
hate the thought of her being with someone else
sending pages i ain’t suppose to
can ya feel me burnin’?
i know some stuff about sex
me and john are going to lie down and listen to the first four motion city albums together