Niall: I think people were a little bit shocked by it, by the song and that. I don’t think so at all. I think that’s very Harry and I really enjoy it. I really like it. It’s a great song, I was listening to it earlier, actually, in the car. Um, yeah, it’s just very very Harry. And his SNL thing was brilliant. [laughing] it was very fun– that impression of Mick Jagger was genius.
DW: You’ve a lot to live up to there.
Niall: Ah, shut [laughing]. Yeah, so um, yeah! Just good times!
To make things clear at first, everyone is free to post or reblog anything they want, but there are also some limits to everything you do. Especially when you are taking advantage of somebody’s image to glamorize things that shouldn’t be glamorized.
To all the
What you’re doing is not grunge.
First of all, Grunge is a musical genre, a rock music subgenre. It was a musical revolution that happened in the early 90s, led by pure and amazing artists.
Grunge was never about: Tattoos, peircings, polaroids, pastel, fishnet stockings, blood, nudity, self harm, wanting to die, hating your parents, toilets, flowers, abandoned houses, walls with depressing quotes written on them, cigarettes, aliens and all those strange things you like to post
Second of all,stop using Nirvana/Kurt Cobain as your aesthetic. Just stop it. Why are you glamorizing his depression and his drug use? What do you find amusing in the story of a man who suffered a lot and ended up dying of mental illness? Let him rest in peace! Kurt Cobain had some fucking dignity and he didn’t die to have his pictures posted in some blog just because it looks “cool” and “aesthetic” for some edgy teens, or find Nirvana t-shirts, or even worse, his suicide note, worn by some hipster douchebags. He was a great artist and a wonderful human being and that’s how we should remember him.
By using Nirvana/Kurt Cobain as your aesthetics, you are:
Making Nirvana seem extremely overrated
Making Nirvana seem as the only grunge band to ever exist but in reality there are tons of other bands who definately should be recognized like Alice In Chains, Soudgarden, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Melvins, Tad and a whole bunch of 90s grunge bands who were great.
Making people believe that teens like to “listen” to Nirvana just because it seems cool and not because they are actually a great band.
Making people believe that Nirvana songs, or grunge songs in general are only about depression and teen angst
Making Kurt Cobain seem as a bad influence since you are only representing him as a self -loathing junkie who loves to whine about his depressing life and just a talentless fashion icon
Using Kurt’s image to glamorize drugs and suicide which is disgusting and very disrespectful
So please, stop associating your world with ours. I don’t really care about what you post. If posting the picture of a toilet makes you feel happy and edgy enough, then post the picture of the fucking toilet. But don’t post it under the “grunge” tag, unless you consider the fact that your “grunge icon” Kurt used it, which actually makes sense. Just leave us the REAL grunge fans alone, don’t associate your shit with us, because it’s simply not grunge.
And for anyone who’s reading this, please remember Kurt Cobain for what he truly was. Sure, his addiction and mental illness are a part of him and his image that we can’t deny, but he was also a talented artist, a big music icon and a source of inspiration for several artists. His music may not mean anything for some people, but it saved the lives of other people and changed it for the best. I, as a Nirvana fan, can proudly say that discovering his music was the best thing that happened to me in many ways. And besides, he was a major supporter for women rights and his quotes are still relevant to this day.
Don’t remember him as the person that “grunge” blogs are presenting, because that person was never the real Kurt Cobain.
you cannot convince me that Story of Tonight is not the most beautiful song ever
Dear Theodosia is the most beautiful song ever known to mankind
Best of Wives Best of Women is the definition of sheer musical perfection
Burn is the most gorgeous heart-wrenching song ever made
I will fight anyone who tells me that Blow us All away and Stay Alive reprise are not the most amazingly heart-wrenching songs ever thought of
it is still me:
The pain of Quiet Uptown knocks me out it blows me away I can't imagine anything being more tear-jerking than this
Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story is the most sole moving piece ever created and you cannot tell me otherwise
you cannot show me a song that is more fun and awesome than Satisfied
still me; there is no song that is more fun to sing than Helpless
there is no song more great than Reynolds Pamphlet
you cannot actually get any better than obedient servant
its me again:
no song can ever be better than Room Where it Happens
you just can't top the election of 1800
no song can ever be more hype and awesome than my shot
my final verdict:
you cannot tell me that listening to the Hamilton Soundtrack is not the most roller coaster ride of amazingness and feelings and that it doesn't destroy my heart and make me cry and so happy all at the same time
“(sott) is very harry. i really enjoy it, i really like it. it’s a great song. i was listening to it earlier, actually, in the car. his snl thing was brilliant, that impression of mick jagger - genius!”
‘it’s not a big deal not every song is literal his songs about sleeping with women don’t mean he’s actually speaking from experience’
okay great. that’s literally not the point of the discussion at all.
for weeks anyone who dared so much as suggest that maybe harry’s womanizer image wasn’t actually dead and gone and that there was absolutely a chance both his promo and his actual music would still pander to the het audience at least in some capacity was absolutely crucified (and as i’m sure you all know, i’m very much speaking from experience here).
the second it became clear harry was signed with columbia, the writing was on the wall but you weren’t allowed to say that because it meant you ‘hated’ harry.
for like the past year and a half the dominant opinion in this fandom was ‘harry won’t go solo until he’s totally free from het stunts (no more beards) and his music will all be gender neutral’. anyone who said anything that opposed that was mocked, patronized, and made to feel like an idiot.
hell, not even TWO DAYS AGO people were saying that tess was clearly only around because the album was going to be so so gay and blatantly about larry that they needed to beard him up to make it more palatable.
is it really surprising to see how many people feel like the rug’s been pulled out from under them when so many people in the fandom (particularly by those with the broadest reach and who claim to have ‘sources’ and ‘inside information’ about everything) were told over and over again that HARRY IS FREE and HIS MUSIC IS GOING TO BE SO HONEST AND GENDER NEUTRAL.
you can’t manipulate and guilt people into believing something and then get mad at them when the opposite of what you’ve been saying happens and all of the people who bought the shit you were selling feel confused and upset.
(Crack mixes are going on this blog where they belong)
Okay, so an asker over on @thebrightsessions official tumblr knows that I will make basically any mix if prompted, so I made a Damien-and-Mark-Bro-Out-On-A-Road-Trip Mix. I have no so many regrets.
Track listing, with commentary by yours truly:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi (the natural choice to start out any respectable road trip mix)
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Back to Black - ACDC (obviously)
Island - The Starting Line (pop punk is the next step after 80s classics IMO)
The Great Escape - Boys Like Girls (do you guys remember this band??? whatever happened to them? this album is great)
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
Run Away With Me - Carly Rae Jepsen (okay, someone on tumblr posted about how Damien would love Emotion and I can’t find the post anywhere but it has been HAUNTING ME because Emotion is absolutely an album that Damien would secretly love and I can’t believe I was called out like that. Also, Emotion is the best pop album in years, maybe ever.)
Shut Up and Let Me Go - The Ting Tings (the ultimate dancing while driving song)
Never Forget You - Noisettes
Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain (this is canon, don’t @ me)
Ready to Run - The Dixie Chicks (duh!)
Ride - Far Places (this whole playlist is a mix of silly things and great songs but they are all from actual road trip mixes I’ve made. This one is the newest addition - it is by Evan Cunningham’s band Far Places. Evan composes all the music for @thebrightsessions and is really awesome and you guys should buy his music)
Honorable mention: “Hold On” by Wilson Philips, which is the only song you ever need on the road but is too near and dear to my heart to put on this ridiculous thing.