This is kinda huge for me besides the fact that Anthony follows me on twitter
it’s true what they say about your first love. you never ever forget it.
Believe me, I’m an incredulously huge fan of Lights, been so since ‘09, but I was actually really disappointed with Siberia Acoustic. It didn’t sound as raw as I had expected. I dunno there was something about it.
Most of you guys are so sectarian and don’t have an unbiased dynamic view on her…
Lights didnt want to put out a live performance cd, she couldve done that. She wanted a complete album with multiple instruments, guest vocal parts, and lots of harmonies. I think she tried use the songs to their full acoustic potential with plenty of never-before-heard add-ons, yet keep a stripped down feel to the album. In this, i really feel she was successful. However, i do get what you mean when you say the album isnt raw enough, but i think the super-intimate versions of her songs with just her and her guitar are best saved for the stage
I understand what you’re saying, but at first when she “hinted” about the album, not even announcing or defining there would be one, she said if she were to have this album it would be completey stripped down , similar to her Acoustic EP. It was a hard adjustment listening to this album, it was great, but just very different. I guess I wasn’t ready for such a “drastic” change. Her vocals are stronger but so different and it wasn’t until after the release of the album that she said she didn’t intend on those features, but she was considering them as well as the extra instruments to which she finally made a decision. Also, I didn’t say anything about a live performance cd, I wasn’t expecting that. She already did something like that with the iTunes special. But after I saw her perform And Counting on the piano in Salt Lake City last year, I was afraid to even listen to Siberia Acoustic. In all, the album didn’t do her justice. That’s all I’m really trying to get at haha
there’s so many problems in my family and it sucks cause i have absolutely no one to talk to them about cause all of my “friends” are self absorbed and fake and unreliable. for instance when my mom told me she wanted a divorce a few months ago i told a friend of mine and she was just silent on the phone, i asked if she was still there to which she responded “yeah im just in the middle of something. that sucks. but ill call you back later, Emily wants to hang out right now.” am i supposed to be okay with that? and it’s nights like these that i feel alone. i haven’t been in contact with any of my friends since literally the day i graduated and so much shit has happened throughout this summer so far that i feel unstable at some points. i feel lost and scared and hopeless. i don’t know what to do.
I honestly feel bad for people who can’t create a personality for themselves. It’s the people who have gone all throughout high school and are in college stillll following the crowd. Never depicting their own taste in music, never creating their own fashion sense, never making decisions on their own or for themselves. It’s sad. I feel like if you’re that way once you’ve graduated high school you’re never gonna change. What an unfortunate waste of a human soul.