WEIRDLAND: Overcoming fakeness with melodics

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Overcoming fakeness with melodics

Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore: SONIC YOUTH.

Sonic Youth and Wilco are two of my favourite indie rock bands, I own practically all their existent discography, and I've had the immense luck of having contacted some of their members in the past. I had sent Sonic Youth's former fanclub Sonic Death a letter, rambling poetry and a few drawings of mine made with Manleys.
Lee Ranaldo sent me a postcard from Italy, with a graffiti design writing me on it: "I hope you have a great life". Glups!

Sonic Youth - "Bull in the Heather"
Album "Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star"

Actual Wilco formation: Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, Jeff Tweedy, Pat Sansone and John Sirratt.

I've seen Wilco live twice in Spain, Zaragoza, (Sala Oasis), in 2005 and 2007. Jeff Tweedy sort of winked at me. I've been an user in Wilco Message Board Via Chicago, Jeff Tweedy's wife Sue Miller is registered there and posts from time to time and thanked me for my videos of Youtube I've made using some of Wilco's tunes as soundtrack.

As examples: "Wristcutters" video, Patrick Fugit video, Nora Zehetner (A Princess featuring "My darling"), Michael Cera -"I'm always in love", Emile Hirsch ("Alone"), "California stars" video, Lately, that's impossible since Youtube doesn't allow me using Wilco's songs anymore. Ironic, since Jeff Tweedy is a known spokesman for peer to peer music sharing and internet free downloading.
Anyway, Jeff has been one of my most laid-back crushes, and I loved him so much in Sam Jones' documentary "I'm trying to break your heart" (2002).

Sam Jones says of "Sunken Treasure" verses in the DVD booklet: "I'm not ashamed of rock & roll"... "Tweedy told me about how he ended up with those lines: "In the end, that was the punch line: the music is important".

Tribute to Jay Bennett. Jay Walter Bennett (November 15, 1963 - May 24, 2009) was an American guitarist, multiinstrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Wilco. On May 24, 2009 Bennett died unexpectedly in his sleep. Note from Weirdland: My favourite Wilco album is "Summerteeth", and Bennett's contribution in it was notable in its intoxicating sound.Sparklehorse is other of my fetish indie groups, and I included some of their most memorable tunes in my cherised homages to Kirsten Dunst ("Sunshine"), Michael Cera collage ("Sick of goodbyes", "Sad and beautiful world"), Michael Cera ("Comfort me"), Emile Hirsch ("Gold day") in youtube. Sparklehorse sent me via Myspace a message: "thank you for your support".
I worship Mark Linkous!

Nikki Reed attending a concert of her friends The Dills.
Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale in "New Moon".
"The M&Ms in her hand drop to the floor like marbles, her soft face crumples and she starts to cry. 'I have nobody. I have surrounded myself with people who are fake just because I need to talk to somebody.'
Nikki Reed with her best friend Kristen Stewart, they love "not in a weird way" each other.

'With girls, friendships are hard because you have to learn to get to a maturity level to love them but not want to be them', Reed says".

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