To live is the rarest thing in the world.

Rock’s saddest diva has gotten darker in Ultraviolence. With references to money, power, glory, violence and scattered childhood memories, Lana Del Rey has replaced her trademark huskiness to more conventional pretty vocals to force you to engage with her persona before the content of her songs.The album is shrouded in constant sadness and a romanticized sense of isolation and loss. It inches into the tragic artist territory with masochism, self-hatred, drugs and melancholy. But they’re songs that would make no sense if anyone else sang them.Ultraviolence dares you not to like Lana Del Rey, but she still remains an irresistible pop music original.

Rock’s saddest diva has gotten darker in Ultraviolence. With references to money, power, glory, violence and scattered childhood memories, Lana Del Rey has replaced her trademark huskiness to more conventional pretty vocals to force you to engage with her persona before the content of her songs.

The album is shrouded in constant sadness and a romanticized sense of isolation and loss. It inches into the tragic artist territory with masochism, self-hatred, drugs and melancholy. But they’re songs that would make no sense if anyone else sang them.

Ultraviolence dares you not to like Lana Del Rey, but she still remains an irresistible pop music original.

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Tonight, Russian Circles created a wall of graceful sound in a thought-provoking atmosphere with their emotional riffs, intense drum hits and whirlwind of mood shifts.

Just when they’ve driven things to a thunderous climax, it quietly simmers down. The unpretentious songwriting is comfortably perfect.

They’ve set a new standard for post-metal.

capdepardals:

i… ZAS!

In love with the gothy vocals of Teri Gender Bender of Mexican grunge punk outfit Le Butcherettes. We also share the same birthday. Tauruses rock.

capdepardals:

i… ZAS!

In love with the gothy vocals of Teri Gender Bender of Mexican grunge punk outfit Le Butcherettes. We also share the same birthday. Tauruses rock.

Flying Solo is Good for the Soul

1) Make a list of all the things we want to do and move through them one by one without ever having to stop and ask another person if they are okay with doing it.

2) Experience the exquisite company that is taking a good book to a dinner out by ourselves, getting so lost in the precious solitude that we begin to forget the world exists at all.

3) Move to wherever we want and start completely fresh, giving ourselves the ultimate challenge of learning how to develop and create a new safety net.

4) From sleeping through the night, to feeling good about ourselves, to trying new activities and meeting new people.

5) Dedicate nearly all our social time to developing and enriching the friendships which sometimes fall by the wayside when we are consumed with a relationship.

6) Throw ourselves fully into our work and enjoying it, without having to worry about it coming at the cost of the relationship.

7) Get to spend extended periods of time wandering around, reading, people-watching, drinking tea, and just being.

8) Everyday we live holds the potential of starting an entirely new chapter in our lives.

9) Have more cash in the pocket. Let’s be honest - relationships are expensive.

10) We don’t have to feel guilty about being the most important thing in our lives.