Q:3785- though I know we're only recent mutuals.
Aye you’re right, I kept seeing you replying to the same posts I do and decided ‘I’m having more of that’. Still not quite sure what I think of you yet though, but hey, good time to start innit?
From your music posts I get the feeling that had I been born a little bit earlier you and might well be listening to exactly the same sort of thing, with early 90s altrock bands like The Frames featuring heavily. I therefore think I might be able to recommend something I enjoy - have you tried the Scott Walker inspired ‘Standing Next to Me' by The Last Shadow Puppets? I think you should
Ahaha. Tarysande is why I came to tumblr and why I started reading again. You’re why I started reading fanfiction, with Reminiscence. I can’t think of a better compliment than that
You’re all soundtracks mate! And according to your shuffle playlist post, they’re all the brash, full orchestral bombastic stuff. Fucking perfect. I’ve been searching for an excuse to post this, so I want you to steal a tank, get some loudspeakers and blast Michael Giacchino’s ‘Tiger Tank' from the Medal of Honour: Allied Assault soundtrack at ten million decibels and desTROY ALL WHO OPPOSE YOU
(Had to be an outlier. HAD TO BE)
At first I was like, ‘everyone’s reblogging you, so I gotta see what’s what’. I don’t regret it, and it’s a a breath of fresh air every time you post. A keen mind kept sharp, and a tongue and pen to match.
Now I know you love your classical, but honestly I’d be vomiting Einaudi at you all over again and I’ve been doing that for the past two years, so I decided to take a punt and find something that I think works well with your interpretations of various female characters from across fandoms - have a try of the dusky nu-folk Jesca Hoop’s ‘Murder of Birds’, or better yet ‘Born To' for something that says 'I'm only getting started'
You! You I like - you’re one of the first mutuals I had and that made me realise tumblr was in fact a social network. I could make friends here. Doesn’t sound like much but to me that was fucking liberating
Now music… I have literally no idea as your music tag is like five posts, so I’m just going to say ‘Four to the Floor' by Starsailor because I've been listening to their back catalogue lately
And maybe if we run into each other (sorry about the last time I tried!) we can discuss what you REALLY listen to
If memory serves me correctly you were one of the first few people on tumblr I started following. I have to reach the bottom of my dash all the time and as a result a lot of blogs get dropped, but I’ve come to the point where I’d feel like there’d be a gigantic hole if I were to remove you. And you do stuff with your hands, like crafts and pottery, but also photography, all proper brilliant.
Music! You haven’t got many music posts, but your shuffle playlist meme suggests I may have to give you Gregory Porter’s energetic crowd pleaser Liquid Spirit
I’m going to repeat the ask I sent you a few days ago, and post it publicly
I want to talk about the fact that finally knowing someone else in the same diaspora as myself who isn’t family is more meaningful to me than shared fandoms
Our tastes in music almost, almost, ALMOST match - I notice Beirut and Bastille, big names in indietronica, and both regularly making its way onto my rec lists on and off Spotify.
And then I remember you liking those remixes of Einaudi’s In a Time Lapse. Hello electronica recs! And say hello to Bad Kingdom by Moderat
There’s also that metal rock opera about Charlemagne that Christopher Lee was a part of.
Oh yeah, yeah, I heard about that, it was mentioned on QI. He’s about as hardcore a person as ever has existed. Fucking SOE shit, and he’s been quoted as saying some of the stuff he’s done is still classified. Compared to that metal must be really tame
EDIT: Wow… you… you people really like that meme in’t yeh?
You. You multi-talented dick. I can’t keep up with the number of stuff you do, but they’re all pretty fuckin’ legit mate. A rare example of a hedgehog/fox hybrid, knowing a lot about a lot, but you’re also level-headed and a fantastic person to talk to
You do metal. Not metal but Scandiwegian Metal. Which weirdly is a trait I find common among a lot of my engineering-inclined peers. And that poses a problem for me because though we both enjoy rock, I go indie/alt - I go up to 9 1/2, whilst you go all the way to 11. Point 2. I don’t go nearly that hardcore and I may well have thrown in the towel
So thank God for Spotify, which directed me to tell you that Christopher Lee wants you to listen to ‘I, Don Quixote’, even though I can’t find a YouTube recording of it. Or if you want to listen to what I’d listen to, consider 'If You Found This It's Probably Too Late’, by the Arctic Monkeys which is about as headbanging as you’ll ever find me
Well there are so many things I could say about you, but people know those already don’t they? Best thing I can say though is that before I read your stuff I hadn’t properly read fiction in years. I now have a tidy collection of books I’m going through, and I’m slowly relearning how to write fiction again. I can’t think of anything better than that to say about you
So music then? I recall you exploding over Sigur Ros - not my cup of tea if I’m honest! But I saw you posted your Shuffle Playlist and by the Holy Pope’s Breasts there are a lot of soundtracks, but you seem to like folk rock too, but particularly Mumford and Sons. Bon Iver then? Nah. Tracks as poetic as Holocene I think would work with your writing style of finding those quiet moments that mean all the world to your characters, but well, I’m sure you know him already. I remember you mentioning Olafur Arnalds - you and your Iceland-o-philia! - and I remember recommending Ludovico Einaudi.
Now I know his work very well, so I’m going to throw Nuvole Bianche at you, specifically the only version sung with lyrics, to reference Those Chapters from A Handful of Dust, and to possibly make you teary. Or no, how about the sinister, overbearing Newton’s Cradle for Life Signs?
Actually no, something happy, but intimate, and a track for when you post that last (hopefully happy) chapter. Onde Corte. Yessss… perfect