11/09/2011

(to stand in the shadow of your heart)


(thrifted dolce & gabbana jacket, rodarte x opening ceremony cardigan, john's a place to bury strangers t-shirt, risto leggings, ebay'd ann demeulemeester boots. THIS MAH SRS FACE)

Oh hey guys, let's check out the righteous spot on my lens! I was far too lazy/busy/unconcerned to retake these photos, so imperfection will have to suffice for today. Deal with it. As the Earth's axis causes the seasons to change, I've been wearing variations on this outfit for my more casual days. I love how wearing a jacket over my Rodarte x Opening Ceremony cardigan makes it look like I'm wearing some kind of 70s shag carpet around my neck.
Noise rock band t-shirt + dust on my lens is SO FASHIN, U GUYZ.

Behind me you may notice our Loveless mini-shrine. Last week was the 20th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, so perhaps this an appropriate moment to show it off. As Stereogum noted, Loveless is largely "responsible for the warped nature of a large chunk of your record collection". It's so rare that music comes along that sounds as monumentally transcendental today as it did when it first released; nothing sounds like Loveless though many bands have tried. It's brilliance is  perhaps best felt in its widespread legacy, nowadays it is nearly impossible to listen to guitar rock without noting at least some influence from this seminal album.
Our Lady of Guadalupe candle, John's Fender Princeton reverb amp (which he bought from some dude for next nothing, but apparently it's a Storage Wars "wow factor" situation!?), Loveless on vinyl, 33 1/3 Loveless mini-book, Julie West and Kidrobot Dunny (series 4) vinyl toys, Tremolo EP, Gloomy Bear vinyl toy, MBV ticket stub from the 2008 reunion tour.

It's far too easy to say that this was the best show I've ever been to. This was a fully sensory experience that can only be understood if one was there, caught up in the moment, bathed in sonorous waves of sound that bounced off the glittering nighttime sky of the Aragon. Kevin Shields' guitars just completely enveloped me and took me to a place not of this world - indeed, to see My Bloody Valentine live is to escape the planet Earth for an hour. I'd always lamented being born too late to have seen my favorite shoegaze bands in their heyday, but being able to catch their reunion tour is one of my most treasured life experiences.

11 comments:

L. said...

I just need to give a planetary science high five on knowing that it's related to the Earth's axis.

(Even though I hate planetary science).

Lydia said...

I didn't even notice the spot until you pointed it out! Your leggings are so cool and yet creepy at the same time.

sarah said...

I think I've mentioned that spot before. It's been there a while.

That said, someday I'm going to steal those leggings. Maybe also the boots.


Love,

your occasional photo editor.

meagan said...

@sarah ilusm. upon further inspection, i think that spot may be a small scratch on the inner glass. luckily i should be getting a new lens soon...

Isabel said...

Bahhh, I just deleted like 63 posts off of my bloglovin' dash and yours was the only one I bothered checking. <3

Your shrine is awesome and so fitting. Only Shallow came on the radio when I was at work yesterday and I silently rocked out.

meg // morningmidnight said...

you have a piano in your apartment?!?! i'm so jealous. i think i'll finally consider myself a grownup in a grownup apartment once i can take my piano from my parents' house to wherever i'm living... sigh.

also love how the leopard print lining of the coat peeks out a little in contrast to the print on the leggings. love it!

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

discovered you via nicolette mason, your style is insane, so personal and so rock and rolla! i love a girl with a true fashion identity!

Syed said...

I thought that cardigan was part of the jacket! I'd love to have a collar like that, I could stroke it...not in a weird way, but like when you're wearing velour and mindlessly stroke your own sleeve.

rachel said...

I saw mbv in New York a few years ago, it was the best concert in my life ever, i'm definitely hearing impaired from it but it was worth it.

Magnet said...

You saw My Bloody Valentine? That's freaking amazing!! Quite jealous right now. I like that guitar... and your outfit of course.

ohhoe said...

Oh hay Meagan.

I'm only commenting because I saw another Rachel said she saw MBV in NY and I did tooooooooo