I already declared my undying love for anything that comes from the mouth of the splendid Theo Hutchcraft. I’ve also been a fan of Muse since my best friend introduced it back in… 2005? Powerful music moves me. So, I also like Imagine Dragons. I’ve gone through a punkrock and emo period as well but that was in high school. Anyhow, I like music with emotions, strong beats, singing voices that break the barriers. Mostly, I enjoy male singers. I’m much more pickier with the females. They really have to be something.
I can dance and listen to female singers if their voice carries the song well. I am not really into pop artists. They sound, well, kind of empty in some way. They tend to lac the power, the forza that I seek. I want the music to go straight through me. To shake me. To make me move. Literally. Not everyone can do that. But some do. And I cherish them. Listen to them. Submit to their music.
The women who shake me out of my routine are:
- Florence + The Machine
- Lana del Rey
- Janelle Monae
- Mimicry (from Estonia)
Is this really it? When naming male singers/bands consisting of men, I could come out with a longer list.
Who are your favourite female singers?
1. Own and live in a house.
Spent a day in the office and worked a little bit on this and a little bit of that. Building an e-store is not as easy as it seems but it’s a good practice before I start my IT developer course.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Same old, same old. Zadie Smith’s NW. But this time, I actually finished it! There is a story but I cannot really put a finger on the plot. It’s a bit like watching other people’s lives from afar. There’s not central story-line like in the crime thrillers. You are not eager to find out what the hell is going on, who’s guilty, etc. It’s just an account of people’s lives, trying to explain their acts by slipping into the past and then returning to the present. It’s a good read but it takes time to get into it. You need to want to love this book. I did.
3. Win a major race.
An easy run. 45 minutes in the forest. + some strength exercises in the gym. Still taking it easy. Post-marathon week. But my body feels quite good already.