hungry and hollow ; james buchanan barnes(listen) (keep)
I will turn myself into a gun, because I’m hungry and hollow and just want something to call my own.
judge and jury, audiomachine (instrumental) ◆ seven nation army (remix), the glitch mob (I’m bleeding / right before the lord / all the words are gonna bleed from me / and I will think no more.) ◆ welcome to bangkok, brand new (space cadet…pull out.) ◆ intro, the xx (instrumental) ◆ american x, black rebel motorcycle club (there’s nothing here that is left to be saved / take a bow to the warrior state.) ◆ bahnhof rumble, the chemical brothers (instrumental) ◆ parentheses, the antlers (arm in a sling, / I don’t owe you anything / I’m a bad amputee, / with no phantom memory.) ◆ earth death, baths (come kill me / I seem so brittle / come kill me / I seem so little.) ◆ anybody’s ghost (the national cover), silver swans (said it was not inside my heart, it was / said it should tear a kid apart, it does.)
When trance music was first starting out in the early 90s, Klaus Schulze designed a computer program to automatically generate trance music and it’s been running continuously since April 8, 1994 and contributing the world’s supply of trance ever since. It makes about 700 minutes of music a day.
To celebrate the incredibly exciting news that Janelle Monáe and Kimbra will be touring Australia together, I plan to listen (and dance) to their cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” all day.
Even in the 21st century, Steve is still living in the middle of a war story — or a post-war story, with Steve failing to get the closure he needs because he never really “came back” from WWII. The movie soundtrack even includes a classic wartime love song about missing and then being reunited with your sweetheart, It’s Been A Long, Long Time:
“Haven’t felt like this, my dear Since I can’t remember when. It’s been a long, long time.
You’ll never know how many dreams I’ve dreamed about you. Or just how empty they all seemed without you. So kiss me once then kiss me twice Then kiss me once again. It’s been a long, long time.”
Steve has a copy of this song in his apartment, and the lyrics really could fit with anything: Peggy (“Kiss me once again.”), Bucky (“Haven’t felt like this since I can’t remember when.”) or even just his old life in general (“You’ll never know how many dreams I’ve dreamed about you.”). Honestly, it’s quite astonishing how much misery this movie manages to pack into two hours of mostly action sequences and espionage subplots, particularly since Captain America is supposedly one of the “lighter” superheroes, compared to the unending grimdarkness of Batman. I guess this is the difference between “manpain” and “a man in legitimate emotional pain.”