how is any of this considered blogging
I will never get over how badly she won that one.
This is just adorable and sweet.
Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance - Vampire Weekend
well, I guess I feel comfortable talking about what that song means because a lot of people have accurately identified some of those themes. and I think when I was graduating from college, I was very stressed out about what I wanted to do – because I certainly wasn’t a professional musician and the idea of becoming a professional musician seemed totally impossible to me. eventually, I decided to do Teach For America and be a teacher. but at the time I had a lot of friends who were going into finance and stuff and part of me wanted to be… you know… look down on that and be like “that’s total bullshit” and that you’d have to be a total parasite to have to go and want to work in an investment bank. but I had to be honest with myself: there was a part of me that was jealous of the idea that somebody would immediately be making real money out of college, and get to choose what neighbourhood they wanted to live in, and get to, you know, eat sushi multiple times a week. and I had to be honest about that fact.
and I feel like I grew up with, like, my mum kept her maiden name, she’s a real ’60s feminist type and my dad’s a ’60s type too and they’re very liberal people. and I always wanted to make sure that despite the fact that I agreed in those ideals, I never would look down too easily on people. because certainly, not my parents, but I know plenty of people in my extended family who kinda grew up like… hardscrabble in Brooklyn and then worked at Citibank or something and it’s… it’s really a real question: what do you make of people like that? you know?
and I started to think on a certain level, with all of the shit that gets thrown at you, all of the fear that gets put into you of squandering an expensive education – especially an education that you personally perhaps are paying for out of pocket, month-to-month for the next 10-15 years, it really… there’s so much coming at you, it becomes really hard to judge somebody who makes a decision to make real money. and I had to be honest with myself: as much as I wanted to look down on those people, I did kind of feel like there’s not… there’s not a lot of choice in the matter.
I don’t think that that song gives a clear-cut view of it, but I was… thinking of my peers who are going on to make a lot more money than me. and were going into very solid career paths. and I was kind of questioning myself about how do I judge these people? and ultimately what I came up with was it was hard for me to judge them.
and I did kind of feel like there’s an element that there’s not a lot of choice in the matter, you don’t have a chance, you’re put on that track, you’re put into debt, and you… why would you say no to those things? so obviously, if you can tell by the way I’m talking about it, this is something that I still think about and I don’t think I’ve totally figured it out. but that’s how that… the genesis of that song.
- Ezra Koenig on this
Ezra Koenig’s response to the question: "In ‘Step,’ you talk about the gift of wisdom. What’s your best advice for teens?"
maybe she’s gone and I can’t resurrect her,
the truth is she doesn’t need me to protect her…
all of my followers are dalmations
cruella deville strikes again