^ Vincent, I sent you a message on the CP forum weeks ago. You never replied back. : )
Where are you getting these bootlegs? I've been looking all over for one.
Perfect. After listening to her voice (and singing along, trying to make my voice sound like hers) every day since I first discovered her, then seeing her perform live, I was inspired to write something similar. Her voice does have an addictive quality, more than anyone I've ever listened to. I actually wrote a song about her voice today, and it's not that I meant to… it's just what happened...
Beautifully expressed. I adore her. I'm often compelled by a musical artist as much for their life's demeanor as for their music--or at least, that's what I think at the time, until I realize that I UNDERSTOOD their life's demeanor through the music. What I read in interviews with them then pushes that understanding into words. I remember reading/hearing how Elliot Smith (who I've also listened to every day for this past year) believed that a song had to be imperfect to be true to the moment in which it's performed, but also because there was more artistry in imperfection. I think there is also more humanity in that. Thanks for a lovely & original piece.
I 100% share your sentiment but have yet to see Chan live...yet. I have my tickets for the Houston show and absolutely cannot wait. Thank you for making that anticipation rise.
Thanks so much Paul, fascinating to read what you see.
Too soon, too furious
Limiñanas "Costa Blanca", Espectrostatic "s/t" & Jeffrey Novak's "Lemon Kid"
I see white people.
Not sure if the pictures are supposed to make these somewhat accomplished young artists look angry, angsty, or artsy, but I don't envy any of them. You can have your artists, I'll take my family and non-artistic contributions to society any day.
I feel like this is a list that is hyper focused on people who do 'cool' things that are self promoting or 'artistic'. Where is the space for people who do science research, work on non-profits, or do other volunteer initiatives? Are individuals pursuing other careers not interesting enough to be interviewed for this publication?
As a fellow Irish person and a great advocate of couchsurfing - having hosted and couchsurfered on many occasions, I have nothing but good things to say about couchsurfing. As I read through your article, I expected that you would have left after your first night of 'hell' as you would see it, but no, you went back to stay 2 more nights. Really, I would appreciate if you would not use couchsurfing as a punchbag for your lack of taking responsibility for your own actions. After all Peter, I always learnt that in life, if we're not happy with something, we empower ourselves by changing it. Perhaps you would like to pen an article on this topic!
As for couchsurfing, I again reiterate to all of those out there who are contemplating joining it - PLEASE do. You will meet the most amazing people and will have wonderful nourishing experiences.
@JOR It'd be sorta poor form to make a list of cool, successful people and just pick ourselves, but thank you anyway!
Where's Kirstin Iversen and Virginia K. Smith?
Too fast, too furious? lol
If this piece was supposed to have humor, I missed something. It's a damn Pixar movie. Dramatic Structure 101 - conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist unravels, with the protagonist winning or losing against the antagonist. The falling action typically containing a moment of final suspense, in which the final outcome of the conflict is in doubt. Sadly your article's analysis is skewed. How about writing us something entertaining. A high brow piece about, say how hipsters have aggressive emotional unavailability and that their lifestyle reveals a subtle sadness suffused by their ironically poor taste in clothing.
Hey thoughtful article but you sure dug deep to get this out of it.. My daughter didnt excel at soccer. She loved to play but she realized it wasnt for her and so she stopped but she stopped at peace with the decision and moved on to something she could be better at. I kind of disagree with your premise.. Sometimes you have to know what your good at and when to hand in the towel at something your not,
I'm a Kensington resident thinking 'this is the call to arms I'd hoped for'. If articles like this mean the neighborhood gets nicer to live in, that's fine with me.
It's also somewhat hypocritical Virginia that the entire existence of the L Magazine was facilitated by the gentrification of Williamsburg, so it was all nice and funky when you moved to Brooklyn a few years ago from Ohio. Surprised this simple irony escaped you.
So, come to Kensington, it's not perfect by any means but there are some huge houses with real potential for the same cost as a shitty 2 bed in other areas of brooklyn.
The residential highway block is 17th street between 6th and 7th avenue. Not 4th and 5th.
you asshole hipsters need to go back from where you came from. all this was here long before you got here and will be here long after you are hopefully gone. by the way tennis court is not a pun, one of the oldest tennis clubs sits right on the side of the large apartment building at the end of the street.
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