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A Little Lost
Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell
Sufjan Stevens — “A Little Lost”
(orig. Arthur Russell)
I like “A Little Lost” because it’s all about kissing. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. [….]
Arthur’s music is all over the place, but most of it seems to be about embracing darkness (loneliness) and ambiguity (confusion) with the biggest bear hug in the world. Catharsis! He didn’t give a shit about fads or fashion even as he was influenced by popular music, club music, and all that shitty art music at the Kitchen.
He kind of cobbled it all together to create his own diverse musical language, He was funny as shit (a wordsmith, a master of the innuendo), but also dead serious (and blunt) about the deepness of his feelings, unafraid to express affection in his songs, without pandering or cliche. Arthur was real as shit. You can’t fake realness.
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Gemini: This week, you might feel wild, you might feel like changing your whole life, you might feel like moving to a new city or a new country or a new planet. It’s a week for growing wild, it’s a week for learning to use your own best magic. It’s a week for learning to hold and use the wild forces that flow through you. It’s a week for remembering your dreams, and spending your days thinking up ways to make them real, thinking up ways to live the way you want to.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.