Music for Melancholia
In a consumerist society, we are how we consume; and Angora sometimes chooses her music like your step-mother chooses men. Fueled by the cutting-edge science of Dr. Sigmund Freud, Angora Holly Polo explores the unhealthy side of her relationship with music through vigorous psychological study.
I was listening to Indie 101.5 the other day on my morning commute, as I usually do, and with the help of an Airborne Toxic Event song I discovered how to work your listenership into a lather of histrionics: simply sing the last verse and chorus one octave higher. It gives any song instant drama and makes what you’re saying seem highly important on a deeply emotional level.
Take the super emo tale of lost love, “Sometime Around Midnight” by Airborne Toxic Event. So dude lost his girlfriend, she’s all hot, and he sees her at a show or something after they’re broken up and he wants to sleep with her. Not a subject matter that’s too mind-blowingly unique. But then he’s shout-screaming “When your friends see you, they say you look like you’ve seen a ghost” one octave higher, and suddenly I’m tearfully embracing my speakers in a drooling heap on the floor.
Other Triggers: Pulp’s “Common People,” Patrick Park “Life’s a Song,” Nirvana’s “Lounge Act,” and one just for pure emo goodness, Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin”