Weekly Song: Love You For A Long Time
I've been listening to lot of Maggie Rogers these past couple of months. She's a special talent. I love this video of Pharrell doing a review of her song Alaska when she was a student at NYU. His feedback on her originality:
I have zero, zero, zero notes for that. Because you are doing your own thing. It’s singular. It’s like when Wu-Tang came out. You either liked it or you didn’t. You couldn’t compare it anything else. You have to be willing to seek. You have to be willing to be real frank in your music and your choices.
Despite The Knife being my favorite Maggie Rogers song, I'm choosing Love You For A Long Time for this edition, my 100th of this campaign, as MailChimp calls it.
'Weekly Update 1' went out to four people on July 21, 2019 and included the following:
'I had set a goal to send this email out on Friday. It's now Sunday at 10:37pm. I've been afraid of writing things down and sharing. I like thinking! Communicating to be understood is hard. But I've done a lot of the easy stuff so I need to act on the hard stuff now. And, friend, thank you for holding me accountable for that.'
Communicating clearly remains challenging but the fear (and associated procrastination) has faded with time. When it comes to this weekly routine, I feel the same sentiment in the song. It 'came in like a vision from the old west wind' and I'm going to 'love you for a long time'.
Which is to say, thanks for enjoying Declarative Statements and, as I blow past 100 on the counter, I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon.
Love You For A Long Time by Maggie Rogers
Came in like a vision from the old west wind
Like a bright new dream that I was stepping in
I saw your face and I knew it was a sign
And I still think about that moment all of the time
You know that I could never make this up
I found the reason I'm not giving up
I felt the fever and I knew he was mine
Oh I, I'm gonna love you for a long time