Don’t let yourself get caught up in popularity contests. When you care about winning a popularity contest, or maintaining some kind of popular status, you make pleasing other people more important than being true to yourself.
One of the keys to happiness is not having a fuck to give about popularity contests or worry about what THEY will think. THEY don’t know a goddamn thing, THEY don’t care about who you are when you wake up terrified in the middle of the night. THEY aren’t worth your time and energy, so don’t put your sense of self worth and control of your happiness into their hands.
Be kind. Be honest. Work hard. Speak up. Be honorable. Be silly. Be you.
Whenever someone tells me they’re not going to [read | follow | subscribe | whatever] because I’m not dancing precisely the way they want me to, as if I should listen to their threat and immediately modulate who I am to please them, I usually think, “oh how adorable that you think I have a fuck to give for someone who thinks being popular is so important to me that I’ll do whatever it takes to keep their (conditional) approval”. So I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, and I thought I’d take a stab at putting those thoughts into something affirmative that I wish someone had said to me when I was younger, and worried all the time about being popular and cool.
I may work on this a little bit, and see where it leads, but this is off the top of my head in about five minutes.
An entire video of Sherlock insulting people. Happy Sunday.
la-boniita asked: Hi Ameriie, I just wanna tell you: I love your music, keep it working hard for your next album :D I can't wait but while your music keep me so dope :P Well, thanks Ameriie for be the soundtrack for my life. Kisses :D
Aw, thank you so much. Music is often the thing that holds our memories together, so it makes me so happy that some of mine could do that for you! ^_^
thxnicole asked: What were your fav moments in "First Daughter"?
The entire experience. Forest Whitaker was great and taught me so much, as did Michael Keaton. Katie put me on to soy chai lattes, and made me feel comfortable about my first acting experience. Lots of fun!
thxnicole asked: what is your favorite flavor of ice cream? do you eat seafood (meaning not allergic) and what inspired you to write "Every Time" and Cymatika to date?
My fave ice cream flavor…hmm…I have a few: pistachio, strawberry cheesecake, cookies and cream, green tea, and coffee! I wrote Every Time while I was driving on an extremely sunny day in LA. The nostalgia of the track and the blue sky inspired me. I usually come up with songs while driving or running. No matter how they come, though, I always record in near pitch-black darkness, and I rarely write anything down. I like to keep everything in that intangible realm. I keep the recording booth and the engineering room almost completely black. Maybe a single candle in the engineering room. In the darkness is where I get the majority of my inspiration.