I AM ACTUALLY NOT A ROBOT.

June 2, 2009


Have finally got to point where don’t care about pop anymore. Don’t mean pop music in general but rather the pressure to be pop and to have an album full of choruses. JUST. CHORUSES.

Love it that record labels are so obsessed with an act having 12 ‘POTENTIAL NO.1 SINGLES’ on an album that they actually forget that there needs to be a tiny bit of soul in the music in order for ‘the dumb masses’ to swallow it. NEWS FLASH: It is not 1987 anymore.

Heard the other day that one particular major label is starting to look for acts again that have 3-4 hot single songs and 8 great album tracks. That is quite refreshing. I am very glad to be back in the realm of i-dont-care land again and think I shall stay here for a while. Not even bothered about when album is released-as long as the timing feels right and I am 100% confident that I am delivering a gem to whoever buys it (Hello again, Mother..). Don’t even find failure that scary when I imagine myself being 100% convinced that this record represents me and not 50,000 other people’s sounds. Imagine if you compromised on an album because you thought that would make it successful, only for the album to fail. You would want to kick yourself in the cranium, wouldn’t you. Imagine sitting in your fat-man sweat pants in front of ‘My Super Sweet 16’ for 7 days crying because you could have ‘succeeded’ if you’d done it your own way. Nobody likes a gal in sweatpants- EVERYBODY likes ‘My Super Sweet 16’.

Am open to the idea that my album may come out in January. Feel no need to rush- for who??? Who is the rush for?. Aware that these days the ”dumb masses” move on quickly and everyone likes ‘hit me hit me quick with the big fat chorus’ tracks but I’m not really into that. One day I will post (for hilarity alone) one of my old songs, before I even knew what a chorus really was (this was only 18 months ago. I started late. I WAS NO BRITNEY). Writing songs for the joy of writing and not because you are writing them so that you can be a Poop-Star or get love on radio 1. My true dream is to one day maybe become successful for what I do naturally, proving to people that you do not have to replicate an artist’s perceived successful qualities in order to become popular yourself.

Sometimes feel like I don’t have the energy to do the whole ‘I’m a perfect shiny pop star’ act. And sometimes feel guilty for that. Obviously I sound cynical but that world does not satisfy me because it is hollow and shitty and fake. It feels almost sinful to contemplate spending my life on things like that. I dont think I can imagine trying to get into the celebrity magazine culture and making sure I was ‘spotted’ going shopping or whatever to stay ‘current’. Find it kind of boring and the schmooze-factor of such worlds leaves me feeling angry that I just wasted ‘x’ hrs talking to a bunch of dick heads when I could have been thinking about something awesome on my sofa at home. That is why I prefer to talk to bloggers, because they are like me and don’t care if I a spot on my face/ don’t know or care what is the hottest new designer bag that is obviously going to fleece you of your cash for. I feel like there is a time and a place for the shiny pop act and I am sure my time and place will come.. but I think there is a lot more to life and a lot more to the ‘dumb masses’ than we give ourselves credit for.

Apologies for the subject of music tonight on the bog Have liked steering my blog away from it but we all slip up.

Back soon.

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OASIS.

June 2, 2009


Hello

Dont know if anyone would like to, but I’m doing a free gig at the Oasis store in Covent Garden on thursday at 7pm if you want to come. I’m doing 4-5 songs and it should be rather fun.

Here are the details if you’re mid shopping spree and fancy a diamond shower: ❤

I am playing at Oasis’ Fashionably Late event on Thursday 4th June.

There will be lots of fabulous and free treats across 3 floors of summer fashion, including a free cocktail bar by Annex 3 and Brockmans gin, summer nails by butter London, make up by benefit cosmetics and hair by Therapi!

Destination: Oasis, Unit 12-14 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7NT

For free tickets to our live gig email: late@oasis-stores.co.uk

Tickets are limited- email in soon to avoid disappointment.

YOU ARE NOT V FUNNY PERSON.

May 30, 2009

There are a selection of small videos taken from tour/ radio 1 big weekend and mtv on youtube now.

Here are my faves i.e. the ones that I do not come across as a total dick in.

THIS GUY HAD MY JACKET ON

HUW + MARINA = AKON. I was bit drunk.. :-/

MTV

SMELL IN COLOUR.

May 26, 2009

Been thinking about Synaesthesia today. As usual.

At one of my brief stints at ‘University’ when pretending to be music student, I vividly remember catching a lecture where I was led into talking about how I thought sounds had colours and tastes. Had originally gained entry to said-university by filling out my personal statement with a theory on this and how I experienced music solely through colour, texture and smell. Was not sure if this was normal but was pretty sure it was not Freakville, Ohio either and that other people out there might experience the same thing.

Did some research today. Got bored with scientific side of it very quickly but apparently synaesthesia is most commonly defined as when people perceive letters or numbers as inherently colored.

I feel very strongly about the days of the week having colours, as do I about numbers.

For example: ‘My BrAiN sEz’ that:

Monday = Red
Tuesday = Green
Wed = Blue
Thurs = Yellow
Fri = Red
Saturday = Orangey brown
Sunday = Yellow


Numbers:

Three- Green (SO fucking green)
Four- Purple
Five- Red
Six- Blue
Seven- Gold/ Yellow
Eight- Deep Purple
Nine- Brown
Ten- Black
Eleven- Silver

I do not agree with the below photo. What a joke.

Also see names and people in different colours. Also feelings and countries. Also smell scents that I absolutely know do not exist in the room at that time but not sure if that relates synaesthesia or something very different.

Below:

These are the colours some freak on the internet thinks the numbers on his Barbie-Phone represent.

He is totally wrong.

What a joke.

Do any of you diamonds think like this? I love (and equally hate) to hear what colours people think of for certain days- e.g. feels so wrong when one person thinks Monday is purple when it is so obviously red. Have had fights with people in past on this. Cannot punch anyone over internet though so please feel free to leave your thoughts.

SMELL IN COLOUR.

May 26, 2009

Been thinking about Synaesthesia today. As usual.

At one of my brief stints at ‘University’ when pretending to be music student, I vividly remember catching a lecture where I was led into talking about how I thought sounds had colours and tastes. Had originally gained entry to said-university by filling out my personal statement with a theory on this and how I experienced music solely through colour, texture and smell. Was not sure if this was normal but was pretty sure it was not Freakville, Ohio either and that other people out there might experience the same thing.

Did some research today. Got bored with scientific side of it very quickly but apparently synaesthesia is most commonly defined as when people perceive letters or numbers as inherently colored.

I feel very strongly about the days of the week having colours, as do I about numbers.

For example: ‘My BrAiN sEz’ that:

Monday = Red
Tuesday = Green
Wed = Blue
Thurs = Yellow
Fri = Red
Saturday = Orangey brown
Sunday = Yellow


Numbers:

Three- Green (SO fucking green)
Four- Purple
Five- Red
Six- Blue
Seven- Gold/ Yellow
Eight- Deep Purple
Nine- Brown
Ten- Black
Eleven- Silver

I do not agree with the below photo. What a joke.

Also see names and people in different colours. Also feelings and countries. Also smell scents that I absolutely know do not exist in the room at that time but not sure if that relates synaesthesia or something very different.

Below:

These are the colours some freak on the internet thinks the numbers on his Barbie-Phone represent.

He is totally wrong.

What a joke.

Do any of you diamonds think like this? I love (and equally hate) to hear what colours people think of for certain days- e.g. feels so wrong when one person thinks Monday is purple when it is so obviously red. Have had fights with people in past on this. Cannot punch anyone over internet though so please feel free to leave your thoughts.

AND SUDDENLY IT ALL MAKES SENSE.

May 22, 2009


New song ‘Girls’ is now available for full streaming on my myspace!

hope u all enjoy. Actually, if you don’t it doesn’t really matter. Think you either ‘get’ this or you don’t.

AND SUDDENLY IT ALL MAKES SENSE.

May 22, 2009


New song ‘Girls’ is now available for full streaming on my myspace!

hope u all enjoy. Actually, if you don’t it doesn’t really matter. Think you either ‘get’ this or you don’t.

H8 TWITTER. LOVE TWITTER.

May 19, 2009

H8 real human interaction, love electronic-marriage.

You have your very own club on Twitter now, Diamonds.

It’s called ‘The Diamonds Club’.

Wow.

Yeah I know. Can’t help it if I have big, imaginative brain.

Sorry, dont be jealous, etc etc.

H8 TWITTER. LOVE TWITTER.

May 19, 2009

H8 real human interaction, love electronic-marriage.

You have your very own club on Twitter now, Diamonds.

It’s called ‘The Diamonds Club’.

Wow.

Yeah I know. Can’t help it if I have big, imaginative brain.

Sorry, dont be jealous, etc etc.

COMPREHENSIVE INTERVIEW.

May 19, 2009

Q+A for Nialler9: i like that blog.

http://www.nialler9.com/2009/05/19/interview-with-marina-and-the-diamonds/