Do you commonplace Then you’re going to love what we’re working on! “It is very helpful to read with a commonplace book or reading-diary, in which to put down any striking thought in your author, or your own impression of the work, or of any part of it; but not summaries of facts. Such a diary, carefully kept through life, should be exceedingly interesting as containing the intellectual history of the writer; besides, we never forget the book that we have made extracts from, and of which we have taken the trouble to write a short review.” -Charlotte Mason, Vol. 5 p. 260
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In the new music video for St Vincent’s “Fast Slow Disco,” singer Annie Clark finds herself amidst a sweaty and pulsing all-male grind session. Or as I like to call it... most Saturday nights. She smiles as she crowd surfs over a pile of harness and jockstrap laden leather pigs. It seems a perfect homage to gay pride month—if you didn’t know who Annie Clark was by now, you’d figure she’s just one of the boys. However, this is a relatively new face to her public persona as an artist; that which has up until now been at times a sullen songbird, a quiet tornado, a pilled-out housewife or an ennui-armored mourner. On Clark’s most recent album “Masseduction” we see the artist as a sorrowful sexpot—she dons a smirk and some skin-tight latex while she sings about loving and leaving. At the closing of the album we hear the mournful, quiet, and tender voice of someone who is ghosting away from a relationship, all set to violin strings as Clark croons “don’t it beat a slow dance to death” It’s a breakup anthem, undoubtedly, as she leaves the listener “dancing with a ghost.” Several months after the release of Masseduction, Clark returns to the song Slow Disco with a new identity: a faster, stronger, and upbeat dance floor anthem. She turns the song inside out, and changes it from a slow and sad french-exit to an electronic hailstorm of beats that make you want to have sex with a dude. It’s audio witchcraft, and it’s Clark at her most ambitious transition to date. Clark is more than an ally to the gay community (and of course a personal hero to me), she is one of us. On her hit single “Los Ageless” she whispers with begrudging acceptance “I tried to write you a love song, but it comes out a lament.” Months later, she returns to change said lament into a love song by making Slow Disco... fast. Thank you Annie for sharing with the world the fact that you can turn a sad song into an anthem if you try—and well, shit... Don’t it beat a slow dance to death
Happy Pride month, fam. And thank you @st_vincent .
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It’s Friday! For those of you in an office, here’s a little break at the beach for you⛱
📷 by @blunderwood