Saturday, 4 September 2010

Do you miss the blend

I was going to post a review of our trip up to Leeds for the Sunday of the festival, but I have just started listening to "Jesus Christ" by "Brand New" and now I'm in a funny mood.

I don't quite know what to say, but I know for sure that it definitely won't be a review, this song always does this to me, it makes me reflective. Maybe it's the tone or the melody, it's airy and reminiscent of those wispy tunes just before really corny  flashback sequences you will find in 1980's American sitcoms. It makes me think, think about the things I wouldn't normally think about i.e reflecting on human nature and the like.

It makes me wonder how good you actually have to be to be able to write something like that, something that influences moods so freely and quickly that it almost takes you by surprise. The context of the song isn't even about reflecting on those things, from my understanding it's about what it would be like too die, or another theory could be what it was like for Jesus to die. It is a genius piece of song writing from Jesse Lacey, who is probably one of the best lyricists of the past decade.

Back to my reflection, I made a discovery recently that being nice doesn't tend to get you anywhere in life. Sure it makes you feel good for the short period that you need to get through the day, but in the long run it just makes it easier for people to walk all over you. That may be a cynical point of view, but I am a cynic so bite me, I also think there is truth to it. People will see you as the person who does things for people because you like to be polite, nice, and want to get on with everyone and will therefore gather around you like a flock of problematic sheep in need of sheering. I am by no means saying that being a tool is the way forward, because then you'll just become a prob-sheep (c), and end up having to swallow your pride and seek assistance from the very people you are nasty too.

Balance is the key, but it isn't an easy thing to master and for most people, like me, it's not in their nature to flitter between good and evil (exaggeration, but it fits in nicely with the whole set up I have going here) like some butterfly with one wing. So what is the answer? Master the balance? Dish out the good with the bad? Cruel to be kind?  Is it hell, the answer is to fade into the background so the problem doesn't occur in the first place. You see, people get the impression that the quiet ones are the weirdo's, but what they don't understand is that we are far more intelligent than they give us credit for. staying in the background, keeping your head down and not sharing problems is the easiest way of not being forced to chose the good or evil path. Sure, it fucks with your head and inevitably you will end up shelling out thousands of pounds on intensive therapy later on in life. But hey, at least you'll be comfortable in the knowledge that you have control of your own sanity as opposed to other people.

Love 'n' Stuff



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