WHAT I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO…

before i start, what do you think it means when an editor tells you that he finds your writing interesting but has concerns about the fact that it “borders so heavily on the edge” and is somewhat “pornographic”? …especially when one considers the fact that BUTT mag suggested to me, a couple of years back, that my writing needed to be more “pornographic” for their consideration. frankly, i am puZZeld that the term “pornographic” seems to turn up so much when it comes to my “stories”

…o, it makes no nevermind.

instead, i think it is far more important to write about the tunes which have been pouring into my ears courtesy of my iPod. i’ve been listening to the above LP a great deal. it is by an artist called Pop Levi. I suspect he is a major part of the future. just an opinion. if i had to describe his sound, i’d say a little bit folk, a lot of T Rex and a whole lot more synth pop. some of his music is worthy of thought, but so much of it just makes one feel like snapping the fingers and tap’ing the floor. and, he is so totally cool. i’d bet money that my best-est pal, Ing, would like to date him! i shall slip in two of his vid-clips at the end.

and, then someone slip’d me a copy of the “new” release from alison moyet. i love alison moyet. essentially, she can sing anything and i am hooked. but, this LP is really quite good! AND, it allows me to hear a bit of the music she wrote and performed for that kathy burke play in which ms. a co-star’d with the uber-funny dawn french! (man, i wish i could have seen that!) …i even more wish that we lived in the UK so that i could see the final french & saunders tour — tho, i suppose, at the moment, i wouldn’t be able to get myself into a crowed theatre even it i wanted. fingers crossed that all of this crap i’m going thru might melt away one of these days.

…but, i’ve B, little bagel, lola, friends and music to comfort me.

and, then, there is the new EP by antony and the johnsons. it seems like it has taken him forever to get something out (other than the cool disco stuff he did with hercules and the duet with bjork last year. this small collection of songs are somber, but the stuff to make one melt. simply beautifully sad. i shall tack their new vid-clip at the end as well.

and, of course, i’ve been listening to my beloved Barbra. …and, to the sublime goldfrapp.

my finger is really healing now! tomorrow is therapy day. my stomach is churning like craZy, but this is part of the process to figuring it all out.

check out the clips below — if you’re of a mind to do so…

love and kisses,

matty

pop levi:

one more pop levi (my personal fave track):

and, antony and the johnsons. god bless ’em.

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October 27, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized.

10 Comments

  1. ing replied:

    Hey, porn king! Remember when you took me into that porn store and I didn’t know what to make of it? The place with the bracelets?

    Ummmmmm, YES I WOULD DATE POP LEVI!!! Except, I think he’s way too cute to be str8. But I wish he’d come sit on my washing machine! Yowsa! Adorable! He should fall in love with a girl. . . namely, ME! He’s somewhat Becklike. I LOVE his beard!

    The Antony vid is so gorgeous.

  2. ing replied:

    Motherofgod, I have found my next future husband!

  3. ing replied:

    Oh my GOD!!!

  4. Steve Rebooted replied:

    Perhaps I’m a perv? Cuz I’ve never seen your writing as pornographic.

  5. matty03 replied:

    Ing! Yes, I do remember our trip to that store! …we are both still banned — i don’t think they liked the fact that you screamed in horror at some of the DVD covers and kept insisting that cock rings were arm jewelry. But, it makes no nevermind!

    Actually, Mr. Pop Levi is NOT gay — he is quite str8 I do believe!

    I had been wondering why you were not the one who turned me on to Pop Levi as you normally discover this way cool artists before me!

    Steve! I don’t know why they found it so ‘edgy’ and ‘somewhat pornographic’ — but they seemed to sort of like it.

    …go firgure.

    Oh, and Steve, I do believe you are a perv. I thought you were proud of this title.

    love and kisses,
    matty

  6. Pants replied:

    I’ve been listening to Sebastien Tellier!!! 🙂

  7. matty03 replied:

    Pants! Sebastien Tellier is soooo awesome! …but, you MUST check out Pop Levi!

    kisses,
    matty

  8. Walter Briski, Jr. replied:

    oh spare me about what BUTT magazine says.
    i have been rejected twice, from being in that lower than low publication.
    and we both know, WE are BETTER than them. and yet, it hurts being rejected.
    your writing is immaculate.
    whether you decide to write a sex story, or review an album… quality is your language.
    just like my photography.
    even if i try to photograph some random joe i had sex with, my major concern will always be beauty.
    like yours, will always be, write impeccable stories.
    we are living a pop culture, where trash, seems to be the main dish.
    not quality.
    just trash.
    the same way digital photography became so main stream, to the point, that anyone is a photographer, anyone can take pictures, even with their fucking cell phones.
    be happy you have a talent.
    and you can write like no one else.
    in the end, if you should care, that’s what really counts.

    and i love anything you write.

    really.

    x

  9. joe replied:

    i tried to write porn, but it was just really bad. i tried to write lyrics, but that was really bad too. well, I can’t sing so well either.

    but at least the world’s got Alison Moyet!!!! wow, I’ve not heard her in ages!! 🙂 I’ll let her sing and write lyrics.

  10. matty03 replied:

    Walter, you’re the best.
    love and kisses,
    matty

    Joe! I always suspected you were a porn professional! You MUST take a listen to Ms. Moyet’s new CD!! …well, I think it might be a year or so old.

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