Monday, June 23, 2008

MUSIC: Santogold intrigues me ...

NOTE: This video is not really for young kids by the end.

Apparently the L.E.S. in Santogold's "L.E.S. Artistes" stands for New York's Lower East Side. According to Wikipedia, the song was written after Philly native Santi White (singer's real name) moved to New York City. The song "is playing on the fact that everyone tries to make things fancy and it's really pretentious" and "about being accosted by the New York scene and the scenesters and hipsters, who are really not artists and are just pretending to be. They're all about just being seen."

The fact that she just tells it: Awesome.
The video: Just as haunting as the song.
That we share a birthday year: Bonus. ... As my "day" approaches, I'm itching to be a bit daring. And I keep smacking into inspiration. Fantabulous.

Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes

L.E.S. Artistes lyrics

What I'm searching for
to tell it straight, I'm tryin to build a wall
Walking by myself
down avenues that reek of time to kill
If you see me keep going
be a pass by waver
Build me up, bring me down
just leave me out you name dropper
Stop tryin to catch my eye
I see you good you forced faker
Just make it easy
You're my enemy you fast talker

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for all the things that I believe

What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I'm here for myself
Not to know you
I don't need no one else
Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later
You don't know me
I am an introvert an excavator
I'm duckin' out for now
a face in dodgy elevators
Creep up and suddenly
I found myself
an innovator


Change, change, change,
I want to get up out of my skin
tell you what
if I can shake it
I'm 'a make this
something worth dreaming of

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