These were my favorite songs of 2015 with photos by Brittanie Loren
I also liked the new Grimes album.
+ Roy Orbison : Dream You.live
+ R.E.M. - Redhead Walking
+ Roy Orbison She's a Mystery to Me (studio demo) - you can hear Bono producing the song.
+ U2: She's A Mystery To Me
// photo.cred: "Svetlana Cluck: WHEN HER SPIRIT LEFT HER BODY, HOW IT SPLIT THE SUN"
Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction “love”?
— In her preface to LOLITA, Mary Gaitskill reflects on a review by Vanity Fair’s Gregor von Rezzori in which he calls the novel: “The only convincing love story of the century”
[ Okkervil River: Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe ]
My whole world
The pressure's on
The pressures' on
This whole way's
The pressure's on
[ James: Pressure's On ]
“She danced three fingers on his wet lips—and escaped.”
Vladimir Nabokov, ”Ada, or Ardor"
[ Elbow: Press Your Lips (Newborn) (El Presidente mix) ]
“Look at me across the sea, for I go radiant, look at me across the night through which I sail, and sea and night are those eyes of yours. I have not left you when I go away.”
Pablo Neruda, The Captain’s Verses
"I think Prince should be president of the United States....It has been said that Prince presents nothing: he's dead, an image. But who do you think you are? Are you real? Such reality is false. You can only be who you’re taught and shown to be. Those who have and are showing you, most of the controllers, are shits. Despite that, how can you hate you or the image? How can you be who you're not and how can you not be? Prince accepts his falsity. We must be conscious in order to fight outside control. Make Prince, who may be conscious, the next president of the United States."
bryant eslava, Ada or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov
“A change of environment is the traditional fallacy upon which doomed loves, and lungs, rely.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
“Well, let us grope and hope.”
“In reading, one should notice and fondle details.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature
“I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.”
Aldus Huxley, A Brave New World