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Vans Girls Music Crushes: Brianna Collins

Meet the soulful singer and keyboardist of the alternative/punk/indie band Tigers Jaw, Brianna Collins. The second we heard her sultry voice and beautiful piano melodies, we were instantly hooked and had to know more about her. We met up with the Pennsylvania native and roamed the streets of Long Beach, CA in our Old Skools, scoping out vintage thrift finds and rare records while chatting about tour, writing, and her band’s new record.

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The typical Mercury–-Neptune person has a gift for distorting reality, which can be either highly creative or dangerously misleading. For Mercury-–Neptune the truth is adjustable. This type has a talent for manipulating the light of a situation. This can subtly change someone’s way of thinking or feeling, and perhaps undermining their opinions or inspire them in a new direction.

The typical Mercury–Neptune person is excepti onally sensitive to external influences. They can often seemingly infiltrate other people’s minds. The boundary between their thinking and everyone else’s seems very weak. This gives an innate talent for psychology. In the process of infiltrating another’s mind, the Mercury–Neptune person seems capable of not only perceiving what is there and absorbing it for themselves, but also of subtly changing it.

Neptune commonly undermines the rational, objective function of Mercury, but in return enhances the individual’s non-rational perception and ability to communicate, especially non-verbally. Thus the individual often has a gift for images or music. This may be the person who can convey images through words or one who bypasses words altogether and communicates through some other art form.

Those with hard aspects often feel easily discouraged about their capacity to express themselves in the written word. Certainly the hard contacts are common in the charts of dyslexic people or in others who have learning abilities. Typically things like spelling, map-reading, math, and following formulas don’t come easily to the Mercury–Neptune person. They need to be taught imaginatively, and to be inspired. Mercury–Neptune is blessed with a highly imaginative and fertile mind. To attempt to put this into a straitjacket is sacrilege, for the type needs to have its imagination captured before it can learn.

Music is perhaps the language that Mercury–Neptune people can understand. Even on a basic, ordinary level, these people often have great ability to carry a tune. While those with the soft aspects may appreciate and enjoy music, it is those with the hard aspects that are really musical, and are often driven to create music in some tangible form.

anonymous asked:

Would you date me? I'm pangender, 6'2" and kind of scrawny. I have really killer cheekbones, blue eyes and tons of dark, curly hair. I'm also covered in tattoos 😏 I love avant-garde fashion and artwork, and I play guitar/sing. I'm obsessed with heavy metal and new wave music, and I really like female-driven screamo bands. I recently converted to veganism, and my friends all say I'm really funny and dramatic.

marry me? like, honestly? right here right now 😭😍💘


The whole point of ever being a band for us is to create music. It’s cool to go and play live, it’s cool to get to see the world and do all these things, but really it’s about making new music. We’re driven by that, we’re not really gonna be a band if we’re not making new music.

“I still got jazz, when I’ve go those blues.”

What’s your favorite song? “Terrence Loves You.” Why? “It’s jazzy.”

“I’m a big jazz aficionado. Hopefully my next foray will be into jazz.”

“I’m your jazz singer, you’re my cult leader.”

“I stream KJazz wherever I am on my phone. That is the only thing I listen to.”

“My jazz collections rare, I can play most anything.”

“I’ve been touring for the last three years and it gets lonely. That’s the reason I really only have script on my body; I’ve got Nabokov and Whitman and things like that. I just like the idea of carrying someone with me on the road. So I’m bringing Nina [Simone] and Billie [Holiday] on the road. I believe in Amy Winehouse. I know she’s not with us anymore but I believe she was who she was and in that way she got it right.”

“I love jazz. I love Chet Baker’s documentary Let’s Get Lost, which influenced my video for “West Coast,” which Bruce Weber shot. I love Nina Simone and Billie Holiday like everybody else.” 

“All I hear is Billie Holliday, it’s all that I play.”

“For years it was all music driven. I really loved Nina Simone.” “I like the way Nina Simone sings.”  

“After doing a cover of ‘The Other Woman’, I like summarizing the record with a jazz song. I'm having fun with my interpretation." 

“‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ and ‘The Other Woman’ are my favorites, I’m so so much a fan.”

On her song Big Eyes -  “Melodically, it was something that came quickly to me and I liked the idea of trumpets coming in for the chorus, making it a little bit weird and jazzy.”

dolokhovisgay  asked:

5, 24, and also 25 :P

5. If you were to make a your own production of your favorite musical with complete creative rights, what would you change?
okay now i’m gonna answer this for les mis uhh. i would staunchly KEEP the revolve because i know productions are gradually getting rid of it in favour of the newer staging and i’m just desperately clinging on to the west end production. i’d cut at least one verse from master of the house, i’d give little cosette back her second verse in castle on a cloud, and i would order the actors playing les amis to be as utterly uncharismatic as possible, except for some EXCELLENT chemistry between enjolras and marius because that’s still a disgustingly underrated ship, just out of spite. i’m like 90% kidding about that last point

24. Top three women-driven musicals?
waitress, fun home, and it really says a lot that i can’t think of another women-driven musical uhhh shit. i know i’m definitely forgetting something really obvious and someone’s going to add something in the replies and i’ll punch myself in the face then swiftly delete my blog

25. Are you more excited for Spongebob: The Musical or the Broadway adaption of Frozen?
honestly a hard neither i’m not really excited for a whole lot in the upcoming broadway season (is frozen even upcoming this season???) and i almost wish that a couple of the shows from this season had been postponed until next season both to make next season a bit more fun and because then we could have avoided some of this year’s hellish discourse. if i had to choose though i think i’d go for frozen because as horrendously overrated as i think the movie is i do think that given a new lease of life with some good staging and a new performer let it go could potentially be really exciting onstage. also they’re probably going to have to add a lot of new numbers so i’m interested to see what would happen there. that said as i was typing this answer i just realised they’re going to make someone wander around in an olaf costume and now i want to die

“The funny thing is that my style is something that no one ever asked me about until a couple of years ago. For years it was all music driven. I really loved Nina Simone; Kurt Cobain was my driving influence; I listen to everything Bob Dylan did … But in terms of actual style icons, female icons? No. I was impressed with what someone like Karl Lagerfeld built and did and the house that he made, but there was never really a female figure I wanted to emulate.”

I don’t have a girlfriend. I don’t know if I have a type, but I really like girls who are driven. I really care about music, so I like it when a girl really cares about something too. Whatever it is they are into, I’ll be their biggest fan.
—  Hunter Hayes 

i didn’t really expect Beyoncé to win. she did something unprecedented and in doing so made a lot of the archaic music industry obsolete. did anyone really think that award ceremonies aren’t driven by corporations & capitalism? they weren’t going to reward something that they perceived as losing them money, and they certainly weren’t going to reward a black woman for doing something groundbreaking.

i don’t really have anything against beck, i listen to his music, but he didn’t deserve the award. he was just rewarded for doing absolutely nothing new, which is exactly what the music industry wants.