i went to bed thinking about something [a friend] wrote about not wanting to be angry for the rest of her life or spend it smashing the kyriarchy & how she just wants to make art but i can’t find it now (read: i’m too lazy to look) but ANYWAY i went to sleep listening to frank [ocean] and thinking about that
a long time ago on [a] blog i said something about how maya really inspires me as a musician because her music is not complex but powerful? and that she literally started from a drum machine. she saw peaches at a show and got a drum machine and turned into m.i.a. that’s still really inspiring to me
but the more i listen to frank the more i realize he’s kind of in that same vein. nostalgia, ultra had some moments where he was just taking music from other people and making it better. he didn’t sample hotel california, he made a new song out of it! and it was good! sometimes i think about how i really wanted to be make music as a child and didn’t know how and gave myself so much grief for not being a virtuoso or anything decent
when music is actually something that works from the ground up. and it doesn’t have to be amazing or important but you have to be okay with it. not even in love with it. just okay with it.
anyway just listening to frank and feeling really inspired txt it