Lana Lovin’

Your proxy to love of addiction

“She captures the paradox of attempting to seek liberation through ultimately enslaving obsession. She loves her men as a junkie needs a fix, as supplicant needs a miracle. And although she looks to them for salvation, she's met with sickness because she romanticizes destructive forces that fortunately cannot last — love like lightning, sex like tornadoes, pillow talk like thunder. It takes a certain kind of genius to be that foolhardy.”

NPR article -

This may be one of the best articles on Lana Del Rey. And I don’t say that because I agree with it – which I do – but because she is an easy target for criticism and, alternatively, a hard subject to pin down. Barry Walters is on point.

Inspired by this article [Darkness Comes Alive: The Paradox Of Lana Del Rey], I wanted to share a favorite song of mine which I was surprised to see cited in the article, a song overshadowed by her many hits – “Born to Die”, “Videogames”, “Young and beautiful,” “Ride” but no less great.

  • kleitia

    Nje artikull i papare…ky fundi qe ke cituar ti me kujton mbase rreshtin me te bukur nga Numphomaniac i Lars Von Trier kur karakteri kryesor thote “I always expected more/too much from the sunsets’ (dicka e tille…). Eshte deshira per te jetuar me shume se c’te duket sikur te tjeret jetojne ose ndjejne qe ka dhe trimeri dhe patetizem brenda. Dhe ne meyre te cuditshme kjo lloj deshire mbinormale (e jetuar ose e “sajuar” ne art) lidhet me poezine e Walt Whitman qe ke vene perpara. C’te them – une te njoh shume mire dhe prape me habit me zgjedhjet interesante!

    • kleitia

      Po po eshte definitivisht “drama queen” po edhe ate e kuptoj…fatkeqsisht. Po pjesa e “sajuar” ose e shtuar dhe e kerkuar, me sakte, me kujton keto lloj personazhesh – protagonistet e Deep Blue Sea, Nymphomaniac, Lana Del Rey and co.

      • joravaso

        Kleitia, me pelqejne permbledhjet qe ben per cdo jave…jane tashme nje pjese shume e rendesishme e blogut tim!