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Reblogged » Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic: Lana Del Rey: Born To Die: The Paradise Edition

lana del rey (3)Reblogged: Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic: Lana Del Rey: Born To Die: The Paradise Edition.

Not only is the blogger from Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic one of my favorite writers on the genre that is part of his sobriquet, but his compositions on music are nonpareil. He puts so much thought and depth into to it that I cannot help but be drawn. And he did it again to me this week with his look at an artist that only caught me this year (better late than never, I say).

“I tend to discover music before most of my pop-reared family.  Bastille and Josh Kumra were two of my recent discoveries.  My son turned me on to Imagine Dragons.  Of Monsters And Men’s My Head Is An Animal (2011) was derided by my family initially when it was in heavy rotation in the vehicle.  It wasn’t until it broke on pop radio with Little Talks that my son had a change of heart.  Likewise, my daughter and The One To Be Pitied finally gave Lana a second look upon hearing sleeper hit Summertime Sadness on radio this year.  Why are people slaves to the radio?  Hasn’t the Internet changed all that?  Summertime Sadness made the rounds on pop radio and garnered a little, much deserved attention even if it’s not one of her very best from her instant classic Born To Die (2012; fifth best seller of that year) recording.  It’s still incredibly good.”

See what I mean? I recommend you take a gander at his Lana Wood – Born to Die: Paradise Edition post, if you’re into this lady with the haunting vocals, or just music itself. And to help pull you in, listen to the hit SFF remarked upon. Written by songwriters Elizabeth Grant and Rick Nowels, it’s a grand one for this after-Labor Day Friday:

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you the best

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare Honey, I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

Two, three, four

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness

Oh, oh oh oh oh

I'm feelin' e-lec-tric tonight
Cruising down the coast goin' 'bout 99
Got my bad baby by my heavenly side
I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare Honey, I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

Two, three, four

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness

Oh, oh oh oh oh

Think I'll miss you forever
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies
Late is better than never
Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive, drive, drive

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness

Oh, oh oh oh oh

Kiss me hard before you go
Summer time sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadnessOh, oh oh oh oh
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9 Responses to “Reblogged » Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic: Lana Del Rey: Born To Die: The Paradise Edition”

  1. The Sci-Fi Fanatic

    Cheers Michael. Wow. What a kind surprise this morning. Your thoughtfulness knows no bounds L13. You are one of the most generous people I know.

    And you and I are so simpatico when it comes to our love for music.

    It’s hard to stick hard and straight to sci-fi when we love music so much.

    In college I spentmy years writing for the school paper and much of it was covering music. I simply love it.

    And you, yourself, consistently cover music enlightening my love of it fruther.
    Chers my friend
    G

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    • le0pard13

      Well, I’m about promoting great work, if I can help it. And yours, in general, and this, in particular, surely qualified. It is a great piece of writing about music and a worthy artist. It’s great we share of passion for music, G. Many thanks, my friend.

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  2. The Sci-Fi Fanatic

    By the way, I have not seen that video until now and it truly conveys much of what I was tryinng to say regarding the cinematic and forbidding qualities of Rey. Thanks for sharing that video.

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    • le0pard13

      It is a great video. Whoever is producing them is doing a fantastic job of translating her music into a moving pictures. Thanks, G.

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  3. ruth

    Awesome video! I was quite obsessed w/ Lana Del Rey after listening to her Gatsby song. Her voice is just gorgeous, which suits her looks I guess 😉 Nice one, Michael!

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    • le0pard13

      Isn’t it? Y’know, I have you to thank for turning me on to Lana Dey Rey, too. That Gatsby clip you blogged on was that moment. Many thanks, Ruth 🙂

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