distraction: Elastic Heart

On January 15, 2015 by theseventhsphinx

I was impressed by the video for Sia’s Elastic Heart, found it so bizarre and compelling. This track is great, too. It features that kind of repetition I not only don’t mind but wish went on and on.

And Shia LaBeouf: damn. Looking so good with this beard/fitness situation. Getting so many points for doing this strange video.

playlist: still burning

On November 22, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

My taste is all over the place across the board, really, but especially when it comes to music. Here are some tracks I’m liking lately, with Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ the reigning favorite dance track.


1. Ella Henderson – Ghost

2. Iggy Azalea – Black Widow ft. Rita Ora

3. Parliament – The Motor Booty Affair (classic funk, no one else seems to like this song quite as much as I do, which is baffling)

4. Bloc Party – She’s Hearing Voices (and old favorite)

5. The New Pornographers – Challengers

6. Tom Petty – Zombie Zoo (caught this on the radio around Halloween and have been listening to it ever since)

7. Modest Mouse – Dashboard

8. Cansei de ser Sexy – Music is My Hot Hot Sex

9. Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ for You

10. Le Tigre – I’m So Excited (great cover)

11. Darius – Velour

12. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (cutesy but damn catchy)

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all about that bass

On September 24, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

Just want to be sure you know about this Meghan Trainor track, which I find eminently catchy, and which has a fine message for women of all ages. Pretty great video, too:

That’s all.

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on repeat: Stevie Nicks

On August 24, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

Stevie Nicks has, to me, the most sublime voice. I discovered this track, ‘Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You’ (how had I not heard it before?), while watching American Horror Story: Coven, which so good. Cheeky and aesthetically spot on, witchery-wise. Angela Bassett so tirelessly gorgeous.

[And Stevie Nicks makes guest appearances, to the credit of all parties.]

Lovely, no? A child of the 80s, to be sure, with an overdose of synthesizer here and there, but a beautiful ballad.

My favorite Nicks track might be ‘Stand Back’. Maybe. Might be. Or possibly I’d have to go into Fleetwood Mac territory.

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on repeat : Luther Vandross

On August 14, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

This track has completely charmed me. OK, the narrative boils down to: I told a girl I loved her and she said loves me back (though things are a bit hazy, maybe at first she didn’t but there was some crying and now it seems she does). Making me so happy, I must sing. With trumpets.

It has that innocent, 80s bounciness I always go for, as if it so easily could have been Whitney Houston singing here.* 1982.

Also, how handsome is Luther Vandross and his gigantic smile?

I love at the end (4:25) where he repeats: this man is a doctor, this man is a doctor. Really, though. I suppose it’s a sexy metaphor but I just like the lines, coming out of nowhere. I need a doctor, I think, is what he’s getting at.

[Mental note to make an appointment with the dermatologist. Where would I be without you, Luther?]

*Speaking of. My favorite song ca. 14 years old (and do I like it any less now? Uhhm. No.)

How will I know? Good old Whitney, asking the hard questions.

[This video, however, I cannot even remotely get a handle on.]

I’m going to have to alternate between the two of these now.