Monthly Archives: April 2009
So here it is, the new Diafero Collective blog. If you don’t know, Diafero is an evolution of the old IdiomLife.com. Although the Idiom Life site is still up and running, updates to it have not been made since late 2008 and the entire project is being phased out. It didn’t allow me to pursue the things I’m most passionate about because I had to worry about too many other factors with it. But do not fret my friends, all the blog entries, articles and interviews are going to be archived here on the Diafero Collective blog.
Diafero is basically all the things I loved about Idiom with none of the extra weight and a little extra help from some guest contributors. Now without all the bells and whistles, that was IdiomLife.com, I have more time to work on the things I truly love.
So here’s to new begins and what will hopefully be a great new project that I can share with you all. Thank you for the continued support.
“I’ve had a little bit too much
All of the people start to rush.
Start to rush by.
A dizzy twister dance
Can’t find my drink or man.
Where are my keys, I lost my phone.
What’s going on on the floor?
I love this record baby, but I can’t see straight anymore.
Keep it cool what’s the name of this club?
I can’t remember but it’s alright, alright.”
The verse above comes from Lady Gaga’s smash hit “Just Dance”. The soul-less dribble found in this song makes the text messages of 12 year old girls sound like intricate scholarly poetry. This music is obviously trash, but who is Gaga, and where did she come from?
According to ladygaga.com, Lady Gaga is a stage name for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. The New York native derived her stage name from the Queen song “Radio Gaga”.
“I always loved rock and pop and theater. When I discovered Queen and David Bowie is when it really came together for me and I realized I could do all three,” claims Gaga. It’s one thing to make extremely catchy dance music with trite and senseless lyrics, but it is flat out ridiculous to call this shit “rock” and claim it was Bowie and Queen inspired. When TI shows up in the Lonely Island song “I’m on a Boat”, we all laugh and secretly tolerate his horrible music a little bit more. But Gaga really believes that she is making credible and progressive art, and that truly makes her a joke. So Gaga, I Rebuke Thee!!! Avoid this music at all cost. If you are looking for accessible dance music with lyrical depth and wit, might I suggest MIA, Of Montreal, and LCD Soundsystem.
Here is the ridiculous video for “Just Dance”. Try to stick with it until she sings, “why can’t I shut my playboy mouth?” Hilarious.
MIA – Jimmy
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
Of Montreal – Gallery Piece
The Indie-hippie outfit Animal Collective have done something wonderful:
In an era of populist angst and discontent, Animal Collective has recorded an album that is brimming with vibrant color and optimism. The trio blends electronic beats and synth soundscapes with complex pop harmonies to form a progressive yet accessible sound. In “My Girls”, front man Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) makes an argument in favor of modern simplicity: “I don’t mean to seem like I care about material things, like our social status. I just want four walls and adobe slabs for my girls.” “Daily Routine,” a highlight on Merriweather Post Pavilion, unravels from an ultra catchy pop anthem into a gorgeous dream of a song.
In the midst of trite and mediocre pop, Merriweather Post Pavilion is a towering success. It very well could be one of the greatest albums of the last ten years.
Animal Collective – Daily Routine