lady musician

I don’t think a lot of people understand the effort that goes into songwriting. There’s lyricism, putting those lyrics to a melody, putting that melody in a score, giving that score extra sound effects and beats at just the right moment for the effect you want, and all of those processes are time consuming and emotionally draining. You’ll spend hours combing through hundreds of songs you’ve written trashing 90% of your work just in the lyrical phase even if it’s good bc it’s not good enough and you’ll spend days making sure that melody is catchy but not annoying, conveys the emotions you’re trying to express, if you plan on singing it yourself you’ll make sure it’s in your range and compliments your voice, is it unique enough without being weird? Is it strong? Should it be strong? Could it be better? How can you make it better? Is this the best it can be or should I spend a couple more days working on it? And after that you have to write accompaniment. What instrument should you put it on? Can you add more instruments? Do you know anyone who can play some of these instruments while you perform/record/whatever you’re doing with it bc you can only play one thing at a time. What chords go with the melody? How can you make those chords more interesting to listen to? Is this really the best I can do? Could it use backup vocals? Who would back me up? Is that too much? Does it still convey the emotion you were going for? There’s a ton to think about. It’s an incredibly time consuming process and sometimes after going through all of it you still end up scrapping it. You don’t even know if any of your work will be seen. Ever. You then work insanely hard to find someone to record it for you (or save up money for your own equipment and find yourself a room and fix up that room to suit your needs, which also costs time and money) and hope and pray people like it if you ever get it out into the public eye. Bc after all the work you went through you still can’t make people listen you still can’t make people like it. Songwriters deserve more respect than being written off as lazy, privileged people who get payed way more than they deserve.

’…my eyes are greeeeen, cos I eat a lot of vegetables…it don’t have nothing, to do with youuurr neeeeww frieeend…’


He really is the whole package: a great, sophisticated songwriter with a point of view and an eye on the future, and also with a voice that could sell his ideas, and a line like, “Children round the world put camel shit on the walls” [from ‘It’s No Game (No 2)’]. It’s very rare that people have all three of those things. He wrote the best songs of the 20th century. He is the epitome of the mythmaker and of reinvention. You could look at David Bowie and not know if he was a human or an alien, a man or a woman, gay or straight – he played with all that ambiguity…

“If there’s one thing I got from David Bowie, it’s the idea that you can be a shape-shifter and never be pinned down – that if people get the same thing from you every time, then that’s actually disappointing. Some bands do well by being consistent, but for people like David Bowie, the fact that you didn’t know what you were gonna get with each record, each phase, that he was constantly reinventing and keeping one step ahead of everybody – that was very inspiring; he’s inimitable

—  Annie Clark on David Bowie


Cheer Up Post #4635 - G-Eazy Edition

lady-and-a-killer would like a post featuring rapper G-Eazy. Enjoy!

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looking for new blogs/mutuals!

hi! so i just basically made this as my debut photo/kpop blog even though i’ve had this blog for a long time. i’m basically looking for some new followers/mutuals for this blog! what i’m looking for is

  • nu’est 
  • bigbang
  • bts
  • taeyeon
  • iu
  • ladies code
  • bap
  • akdong musician
  • epik high
  • kpop in general
  • various k indie (standing egg, urban zakapa, eddy kim, coffeeboy, 10com, humming urban stereo, yunha, fromm etc.)
  • movies (can literally be anything, bonus points if they are from christopher nolan, david fincher, edgar wright, and quentin tarantino)
  • books
  • aesthetics (my aesthetics are flowers, cities at night, interiors, urban life, food, beaches, puppies) 
  • books 

bonus points if:

  • you’re already following me either here or on my main blog durararas
  • tag stuff
  • want to be friends

please reblog with the following that fits the criteria! if i follow you back i will be following from my main blog durararas. mutuals if you see this please reblog to spread the word thanks!

the signs as new wave/synthpop musicians
  • Aquarius: Gillian Gilbert (New Order)
  • Pisces: Martin Fry (ABC)
  • Aries: Ric Ocasek (The Cars)
  • Taurus: Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)
  • Gemini: Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
  • Cancer: Debbie Harry (Blondie)
  • Leo: Mick Karn (Japan)
  • Virgo: Morten Harket (a-ha)
  • Libra: John Foxx (Ultravox)
  • Scorpio: Adam Ant (Adam and the Ants)
  • Sagittarius: Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
  • Capricorn: Annie Lennox (Eurythmics)