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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
(only on a personal level. obvious things like world peace & cures for homelessness, starvation, and disease need not be mentioned, because...duh, of course.)
1. a queen sized bed
2. health insurance
3. a desk
4. a couch
5. a chair
6. a bathtub
7. a relationship
8. gummi bears
9. a manager
10. a european agent
10.5 a new laptop with no masking tape on it
13. the desert
Posted by Jay Brannan at 1:58 AM
Thursday, February 2, 2012
at the end of the day, i just love singing.
i'm looking forward to getting back on the road (and in the air) to start doing shows again.
and i cant wait for people to hear this new collection of recorded songs. i have put so much into this album. it's 10 songs, yet so much fucking more. and i'm really proud of it.
Posted by Jay Brannan at 12:51 AM
Monday, January 30, 2012
Posted by Jay Brannan at 5:13 PM
Monday, January 16, 2012
i know you'll never see this, but in the wake of your introduction to the U.S. market, and all the attacks circulating the internet, i want you to know i support you.
i'm really intrigued by the stuff you're doing so far. it's interesting & complex, but not in the usual assault-our-senses-over-the-top sort of way employed by most modern pop singers.
and regardless of how you or anyone may feel about your live performance on SNL, i don't really think it was any better or worse than what a huge majority of successful singers do live. at least you were making sounds with your vocal chords, and not just moving your lips to some overloaded backing track. that's more than a lot of people can say.
the "born to die" video is exquisite. i love it. and video games & blue jeans are really alluring songs.
i don't know the story of how lizzy became lana, but let's just speculate (this could be completely false, but for the sake of argument) that maybe you didn't completely like parts of lizzy, and lana is the person you wanted to become. people tell me all the time that if i don't like certain things about myself, i should just change them. i personally don't believe EVERYTHING in life is a choice, i think that's wildly oversimplifying. yes you can take certain actions to modify or improve or work on certain things, but i don't think you can just CHOOSE the way everything is or turns out in life, including parts of yourself. but if Lana is the person you want to be, and you are taking steps to become her, then you are very likely just following the advice of many of the people who will criticize you for doing exactly what they said you should. of course, those types of people aren't generally dimensional enough to even see that. all they ever do is talk out of alternating sides of their mouth as it serves them best in any given moment.
maybe you've developed a look & a persona for yourself, your life, your art... i don't know. but i can tell from your music that there is something authentic & dark going on underneath the lips and the nails and the hair, and i personally find it intriguing. i look forward to checking out your album, and i hope you don't let this cruel condescending world destroy you.
Posted by Jay Brannan at 2:17 AM
walking down the street to CVS at night is like running the fucking gauntlet.
i tense up my whole body, clutching my clasped hands to the center of my chest, and do my best to avoid touching all the rats, mice, trash bags, and dogs on the leashes of their rude owners.
the things i go through for a midnight pack of skittles.
Posted by Jay Brannan at 12:01 AM