Posts Tagged: Grimes
The fest has grown far beyond its humble punk origins
‘We won’t finish the song unless you come back to my hotel room.’
When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…
‘In Art Angels, Grimes is coming, to a large extent, from the world of 2000s pop, but she creates a giant, esoteric, viable world teeming with all sorts of poisonous Jurassic life. My problem — my personal problem — is that I grew up prejudiced against 2000s pop…,’
‘Pop is just another genre. Some of my songs are influenced by pop music. Some of them are not.’ She declared to the Guardian a few days ago. ‘the whole purpose of Grimes is that it’s genreless. Trying to constantly put a genre label on it makes no sense and then you are always eating your words two months later. So, why bother?’
In the double video, Grimes changes costumes more than Lady Gaga or Rihanna, from French-revolution marquise to angel, among other outfits, she dances in bed and on a tennis court, and if the colors are great, there is too much of that raspberry fake blood for my taste, and it sounds and looks like a cross vision between many things you may have seen before, like a collaboration between Rihanna and Taylor Swift
‘I get threats constantly—all female musicians do. People want to, like, rape and kill you. It’s, like, part of the job. One time I was backstage at a show, and there was this random guy in my dressing room, and he just grabbed me and started making out with me, and I was like, Ah!, and pushed him off. Then he went, ‘Ha! I kiss-raped you’ and left.’
Entropy – Grimes And Bleachers – This is where Grimes makes her move back on the charts as a mainstream popstar with help from Jack Antonoff, making both popsters better on this bubblegum downer of immense proportions – A-
‘I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology.”
She read some reviews and listened to her fans…. and she heard them. After releasing her new single ‘Go’ and a video to go with it, the reaction was not positive at all. The tune sounded too much like this Rihanna radio-friendly mainstream R&B to be even remotely interesting – not very surprising as the song was originally written for Rihanna.
I am not a big fan of EDM music – this is the least I can say – and although Grimes is easy on the eyes, this boring rhythms and mellow pseudo-R&B melody, which could have easily been sung by any sexy hot number of the moment, do not excite me at all
She doesn’t want drugs to be part of her narrative, although this interview exists, it took me 2 seconds to find it. She really said this, and it was only 2 years ago. She simply could have said she regretted saying this, it’s okay to say ‘I was wrong to glorify drugs’, ‘I was wrong to do this to sell my album and become famous’, but it’s not okay to say people are assholes because they are just reposting her own words.
Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers – In feverish anticipation for the Allman Brothers last stand (I got a ticket for the penultimate night, despite all my efforts), I’ve been jamming this Duane Allman piece of roughshod blues from a 1970 gig – A