I found this interview a looooonng time ago in paulbanks.livejournal.com and the source link is dead, it was from some Boyz magazine and … I don’t know, when I can’t see the real source, everything it’s doubtful. I’m so distrustful . oh my god hahahahaaslksjhd…
Last night before going to sleep, an interesting post kept me entertained. Entitled: ”The 30 Harshest Artist-on-Artist Insults In History”. The interesting thing about it is, how all these artists are world wide geniuses in the ambit of creativity as of now, but yet at the moment they all managed to feel the competition and cons of each other’s artwork instead of appreciating the different kind of artistic movements.
But wait :), that’s a topic for another post. The thing is, I discovered this band ”Foster The People” (I know they’re not that new but hey better late than never), and I found myself liking them very much but in a different kind of way from when I usually like a band.
They’re not specially passionate, no strong emotions, sweet and subtle topics, just which reflects their relaxing feel-good beats.
I’m usually one to fall for strong uncertainties in art (keep in mind my favorite band is placebo) so I found my self asking where to place this band in my soundtrack of life right now for I truly enjoy them in a laid back sort of way.
After listening to them the whole morning and pondering, a quote from last night’s article came to mind and I think it describes the situation perfectly:
Francis Bacon on Jackson Pollock: “Jackson Pollock’s paintings might be very pretty but they’re just decoration.”
Now of course I don’t mean it in a harmful or degenerative way. I mean it as in, their music is full of good vibes. It’s useful as a ”decoration” in life. Imagine yourself walking through a gloomy day and one of these songs come up on your Ipod, you can’t help but sigh and smile.
It has the same intention as a song in a movie. Except this only intensifies relaxation and feel good moments in your day.
Also, it’s not going to help you through hard times, it’s not going to accompany you in sadness, nor is it going to give you jitters of power (if you’re passionate over a band you’ll know what I mean). But it’s just fine even sane to like these simple things that aren’t so emotionally charged in life. Like I said it’s a nice companion for a nice calm day.
How to live a beautiful life: Stop living vicariously through others.
People are obsessed with other people’s lives. We’re always on the outside looking in. Tabloids are bad enough, but the internet is even worse. The way we use the internet has evolved so that it encourages this behaviour — we are prompted to be observers, not creators. Tumblr is a testament to this.
Sometimes it seems like 95% of the internet’s capacities are taken up with girls reblogging other people’s images, hundreds of them a day. Snapshots of beautiful moments. People in love, girls in great dresses, long nights full of revelry & the sunrise viewed from someone’s rooftop.
I appreciate photography as much as anyone else, but you have to draw the line somewhere. The whole thing makes me crazy simply because the pictures are all aspiration, & no activity. Baby girl, posting more pretty photos isn’t going to make your life any more magical or wonderful, I promise.
Do you want to know a secret?
The only reason your life doesn’t look or feel like a moment worth capturing on film is because you haven’t done anything to CREATE that.
A beautiful life requires work & effort! It means NOT staying in your pyjamas in front of the computer all weekend. It means getting in the shower, picking an outfit, choosing an activity & actually putting yourself out there. It means calling your friends to invite them out. It means staying in touch with your friends & making the effort so that you actually HAVEfriends to do things with! It means striking up conversation with people who may look weird or be different to you. It means doing things you’re not totally sure of, heart pounding, & heebie-jeebies creeping up the back of your skull.
I know that sometimes, staying in & watching a movie is more tempting. But I also know that when we finally extricate ourselves from our nests, we feel so much better about ourselves, & life in general!
There are no excuses. Even the smallest town can be a wonder; it’s all about perspective.
Don’t live your life vicariously through the internet. Those anonymous girls you worship? They could just as easily be you. Wouldn’t you prefer to be the person in the photo, instead of the person looking at it?
Do something wonderful this week. Surprise the people around you. Live dangerously. Take a risk. Amaze yourself.