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EMPT Classics: Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

I am sure everyone is winding down from an incredible Thanksgiving, I know I am.  I chose this classic because when you’re with all your family and friends giving thanks, whatever anger and tough act you have been putting on lately seems to melt away.  You reach out to someone special regardless of the situation and regardless of whether or not they will reach out too you, it’s about letting the guard down and remembering the good times, not dwelling on the bad.

Re-enjoy!

Originally posted July 27th, 2009

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This song is about your classic amateur league lovers, you know, the ones so stuck in their insecurities and limitations that they feel the need to assume a particular style or attitude when it comes to love affairs. I’ve always found it amusing when my girlfriends, the kind and loving P.Y.T.’s they are, try to switch up on me and act tuff instead of just communicating their honest emotions…

 You been acting awful tuff lately, smoking a lot of cigarettes lately.
But inside, your just a little baby.
It’s ok to say you gotta weak spot, you don’t alway have to be on top.
Better to be hated, then loved, loved, loved for what your not.”

While the posing may seem necessary and even get you what you want at the time, your partner will never really know who you are and before you know it another relationship gone, another story is told…

It ain’t nothing really, ayo dun spark the philly…” – Mobb Deep (Shook One’s Part 2)

I’m sure all this sounds cliche but most of the worlds wisdom inevitably is. Enough ranting, here a fantastic song and video by Marina & The Diamonds, enjoy.

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

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Marina & The Diamonds – Lies

You’re never gonna love me, so what’s the use?
What’s the point in playing a game you’re gonna lose?
What’s the point in saying you love me like a friend?
What’s the point in saying it’s never gonna end?

You’re too proud to say that you’ve made a mistake
You’re a coward to the end
I don’t wanna admit, but we’re not gonna fit
No, I’m not the type that you like
Why don’t we just pretend?

Lies, don’t wanna know, don’t wanna know oh
I can’t let you go, can’t let you go oh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it’s all been worth the fight
Lies, don’t wanna know, don’t wanna know oh

You only ever touch me in the dark
Only if we’re drinking can you see my spark
And only in the evening that you give yourself to me
Cause the night is your woman, and she’ll set you free..”

Wow!  I couldn’t have said it better myself Marina, I swear sometimes I think this chick is in my head because these are exactly the lyrics running through my brain, You’re never gonna love me, so what’s the use? You’re too proud to say that you’ve made a mistake
You’re a coward to the end..”

Amazing how how an artist can say it so perfectly for some of us.  Lies reminds me of another Marina & The Diamonds track, Starring Role (which I listen too a couple times a week), is definitely in the same realm.  Marina has a knack for writing about love and the way it can break our hearts in two, but she always has such a strong and honest way of expressing it through her lyrics and her vocals so that she doesn’t sound like she is asking for sympathy or pouting, makes everyone actually want to listen and not run, it’s just all out there on the table with an amazing perspective.  Sometimes we don’t want to admit that we are hurting, and we just don’t even want to be honest with ourselves about what the real deal is; it’s hard to admit what is right there in front of you because you don’t want it to be the reality, you want to keep living in the bliss.

Seriously though I could go on and on about this because this track resonates with me in every way 100%…

As beautiful and capturing as the original is the Zeds Dead Remix definitely takes this track up to the weekend notch giving us a little more electro, gritty, sex and well you get what I am saying.  Marina’s voice never seizes to amaze me, you know?  We hear different artists all the time but sometimes we have a hard time telling them apart, at least I do since so many of them sound alike these days, but I can always pick out a Marina & The Diamonds song.  I don’t know if it’s because she just really resonates with her own lyrics which is such a big part of finding your voice, or the deep sexy strong as nails vocals that convey the lyrics…It’s not brain science, it’s definitely the combination.  I think when you can really find who you are as an artist and put it all together that’s when you have it and everyone else notices.

Thanks Marina & The Diamonds for giving me another track that I am obsessed with in every way and will be playing on all my electronics every day for a while, and to Zeds Dead for giving us all a great Saturday mix!  So what every you are doing today/tonight, whether it be thinking about an ex, getting over an ex, none of the above and just partying your ass off and loving being single so you don’t have to worry about all this love crap, whatever it is press play on both of these, I think it brings up a very good perspective whether you want love or not..ENJOY!

Marina & The Diamonds – Lies

Marina & The Diamonds – Lies (Zeds Dead Remix)

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Marina & The Diamonds – Starring Role

I’ve been a little under the weather the past few days but I guess that’s just the time of year that’s why I always like to find new tunes that are a little more upbeat but still have an aggressive message, I just think the majority of us are feeling a little more aggression around this time.

Marina & The Diamonds really hit home lyrically in this track.  I have to always stop and remind myself that maybe when we feel a distance from someone in our lives or anything in general its not necessarily us, but maybe the weather or the work and I am a firm believer in finding a way to communicate so d0nt turn and run like a Zombie or feel like you are always getting the short end of the stick.

you’re hard to hug, tough to talk to
and i never fall asleep, when you’re in my bed
all you give me is a heartbeat
i’ve turned into a statue
and it makes me feel depressed
cause the only time you open up is when we get undressed

I think we always want to feel like we are giving everything our all and clawing to stay on top, weather it be with work, family or your significant other.  I feel like there are more things to be said then just love in this track.   One thing in your life cant just  make you happy, most of has to be making sense and making you satisfied.  If work sucks, find a new job because your work situation could be affecting the others around and your mind mostly.  If your loved one isn’t making you happy put in some effort and spice it up because the emotional part of life can really cause a damper as well.

it almost feels like a joke to play out the part
when you are not the starring role in someone else’s heart
you know i’d rather walk alone, than play a supporting role
if i can’t get the starring role”

As cliche as it might now it’s better to be optimistic and look at things on the bright side even when its sh*&y outside!  We have too many options but if you need to vent and be a little aggressive then definitely hit play on this one and get the dirt out of your system…Enjoy!

Marina & The Diamonds – Starring Role

 

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Mai

They say time flies when you’re having fun, I guess that why it wasn’t till last week that I realized it’s been a whole year since Steph started the Le Miel du Mois series, wow. We’re getting a lot of new visitors lately so if you’re new to EMPT I recommend you to to the LMDM page and start right back at the very first installment of this series and work your way up to this months. Every tape has stands on it’s own and till this day I’ve never been able to pick a favorite and this month is no different. I know this is my site but I’m probably the biggest fan of this mixtape and since this is a big occasion and all I’d like to thank Steph for gracing us with such great music and taste.

You are appreciated” – Tupac

We’ll be announcing the official LMDM one year anniversary party soon so stay tuned…

Le Miel du Mois: Mai

This months LMDM is particularly special because it marks the one year anniversary for LMDM. The numbers of listeners streaming and downloading keeps growing each month and we hope every mixtape is like a special little present you cant wait to open every first of the month. This month’s tape is mostly dance tracks, my favorite. I like anything fast and loud that I can dance to and I hope you will agree that most of these get that job done. It finally feels like spring, and LMDM’s summer ahead looks danceably and rockingly amazing. Enjoy.

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download
Tracklisting:
  1. Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)
  2. Jai Paul – BTSTU
  3. Jamaica – I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix)
  4. Au Revoir Simone – Only You Can Make You Happy (Punches Remix)
  5. Sunglasses – Referee
  6. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
  7. 80Kidz – Frankie (Feat. The Shoes)
  8. Snowden – Black Eyes (La Castle Vania Remix)
  9. Coconut Records- West Coast
  10. Crystal Castles – Intimate
  11. Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl
  12. Pictureplane – Transparent Now
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Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)

This song is about your classic amateur league lovers, you know, the ones so stuck in their insecurities and limitations that they feel the need to assume a particular style or attitude when it comes to love affairs. I’ve always found it amusing when my girlfriends, the kind and loving P.Y.T.’s they are, try to switch up on me and act tough instead of just communicating their honest emotions…

 
You been acting awful tuff lately, smoking a lot of cigarettes lately.
But inside, your just a little baby.
It’s ok to say you gotta weak spot, you don’t alway have to be on top.
Better to be hated, then loved, loved, loved for what your not.”

While the posing may seem necessary and even get you what you want at the time, your partner will never really know who you are and before you know it another relationship gone, another story is told…

It ain’t nothing really, ayo dun spark the philly…”Mobb Deep (Shook One’s Part 2, 1995)

I’m sure all this sounds cliché but most of the worlds wisdom inevitably is. Enough ranting, here a fantastic song and video by Marina & The Diamonds, enjoy.

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)

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Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

This song is about your classic amateur league lovers, you know, the ones so stuck in their insecurities and limitations that they feel the need to assume a particular style or attitude when it comes to love affairs. I’ve always found it amusing when my girlfriends, the kind and loving P.Y.T.’s they are, try to switch up on me and act tuff instead of just communicating their honest emotions…

You been acting awful tuff lately, smoking a lot of cigarettes lately.
But inside, your just a little baby.
It’s ok to say you gotta weak spot, you don’t alway have to be on top.
Better to be hated, then loved, loved, loved for what your not.”

While the posing may seem necessary and even get you what you want at the time, your partner will never really know who you are and before you know it another relationship gone, another story is told…

It ain’t nothing really, ayo dun spark the philly…” – Mobb Deep (Shook One’s Part 2)

I’m sure all this sounds cliché but most of the worlds wisdom inevitably is. Enough ranting, here a fantastic song and video by Marina & The Diamonds, enjoy.

Marina & The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot