Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Landon Pigg is my new favorite.


I prefer to start off all of my conversations with porn references. Especially when I’m talking to total strangers, or in this case Landon Pigg who I wish wasn’t a total stranger to me, because I’m quite sure we’d get along famously, in the non-famousy way, since you know I'm not famous? However, from seeing two of his performances in the past couple weeks I’m fairly certain he’s going to be all sorts of “famous” very soon. Magazine cover famous. AOL’s top ten hottest musicians famous. Rumoured to be dating some random Gossip Girl or Mary-Kate Olsen type famous. That kind of famous, though the latter would be tragic. He seems much too sane to make those types of bad decisions involving starlets or socialites.

But I digress. I know how your little minds work, where does the porn come in??

Before introducing myself to him (which I did by saying, "HI! we're both wearing plaid!" what the fuck? Can I not be such a tool for five minutes??), Landon played an incredible show at The Living Room in New York City. Unlike many artists who have tweaked or auto-tuned so much of their albums they’re unable to echo the sounds we’re used to and often fall short, Landon exceeded all expectation. Not only did his songs (the popular “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” which has never happened to me, though it sounds nice) sound exactly like his record, they sounded better. Not to mention that fact that he could have just stood on stage and chatted about random stories from life on the road and he still would have had the audience in the palm of his hand. From the looks of the table across from me I’m surprised bras weren’t thrown at high speed towards his face. Women (and men I’m sure) were in full swoon.

Landon’s lyrics speak in a way that are honest and relatable. He makes himself vulnerable on stage and has this whole elvin vibe, (ya know-like Lord of the Rings, yes I’m nerdy enough to think elves are hot) and impish grin that makes you want say, “Tell me more, tell me more!” (wow. I have officially referenced Grease and LOTR in one paragraph, I am awesome.)

At the end of Landon’s show and my emotional journey (if you haven’t heard “Great Companion” its the perfect song to accompany a good cry in a glass of whiskey) I felt like I should let him know I was going to write about him on College Candy, which had me mentioning that it is in fact, not a porn site. Though if it were, I’m sure I could still write an article on Landon and the porn industry, or porn itself. So Landon, as promised here are your two paragraphs on you….and porn:

I would say Landon’s album could be the soundtrack for a porn, but that would be a lie. Unless of course it was a very romantic porno and let’s be honest, porn’s are anything but romantic. His music would lend itself much better to a soundtrack for a movie staring Reese Witherspoon, or a Grey’s Anatomy episode where Mcdreamy and neurotic Meredith fight the urge to jump each other in an elevator, “Magnetism” would be song used in that scene.

Truthfully, Landon seems to have an understanding about women being objectified by entertainment and the unrealistic standards that are set. Which would include the world of porn, were women are perfectly blonde, perfectly large breasted, tanned, toned and for the most part, catering entirely to the desires of men. In the song “Dressed To Kill” Landon speaks specifically about what women go through in order to get attention and approval to feel validated, “I know I feed your desires, to wear red lipstick and be dressed for the kill, Yeah, I know I feed your desires cause now you’re murdering my soul. So you take off your glasses and highlight your lashes and it’s the beginning of a sad song.You lower your collar I start to notice and it’s the beginning of a sad sad song”……sad sad song indeed, especially since I spent an hour before his show trying to find the perfect t-shirt that made me look like I had the slightest bit of boob.

If only all men could think like Landon maybe women would be allowed to feel a bit more comfortable in their own skin, rather than trying to fit into a certain mold of beauty. So maybe his tunes aren’t exactly sextastic porno rhythms, instead they’re beautiful representations of what love and the different dimensions of life are really all about, and that is just fine by me......and fine, I totally swooned.

24 comments:

each of the two said...

i love it when people actually sound like their record or better, they immediately become favourite artists of mine!

Katelin said...

I definitely have one of his songs on my Itunes and I am a fan. And yes, like each said, it's always great when artists sound better live or as good as their recording, I love it.

Noelle said...

Maybe that's all my sex life is missing: some good porn music. I'll give a listen, he's new to me.

Anonymous said...

I've only just discovered your blog after linking off another. I enjoy it but, being the father of a very cute 17 yo girl who's going off to college, you've given me one more thing to worry about. ELVIN SEX! WTF!

Randy

Hillary said...

I love music reviews - thanks for sharing! Headed to itunes to give Landon a listen...

Princess of the Universe said...

I have no idea who this person is - but this post just made me swoon. Well done!

ToKissTheCook said...

Ok, I'm going to run the rumor mill for one hot minute. Things I have heard about Landon "through the grapevine":
1) He really is a genuinely nice guy.
2) The last girl he was seeing was actually a good but older than him and follows what you've perceived...beautiful girl but more of an au natural gamine than the alternative.
3) This isn't a rumor but I'm with you- he's got a lot of talent and I think people are just starting to catch on to that. Isn't it fun when that happens to good peeps??

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

tokissthecook-#2......interesting......

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

tokissthecook-#2......interesting......

mn said...

eh, a little bio pls like how old is he, where does he come from, just for us ignorant ones who are not in tune with the news of the music world...don't strike me yet! he looks like he's just a teenager.
how are you doing, by the way, so i don't appear rude to just show up on your blog. hope you are fine.

nicoleantoinette said...

I love porn, and should definitely wear more plaid.

Also? I'm going to name my son Landon.

ablogofherown said...

Grease and Lord of the Rings....my hero.

Other thoughts in list form:
He's cute.
I haven't heard his songs.
I want to hear his songs.
He's really cute.
I don't think I even own plaid currently.

I don't think I could ever date a man whose last name was Pigg. Even if he's really cute. And awesome. And famous. And talented.

Some lines just can't be crossed.

And, like nicoleantoinette...I too like porn.
And this post.

fin.

Meghan said...

I'm swooning just seeing the lyrics typed on your post. Off to go check out his music. Thanks for the heads up :)

bubblygirl said...

Here's a thought for you...
I literally spent four and a half minutes staring at lovely Landon's photo before I noticed you had also written a little something underneath it about the fact that he is also phenomenonly talented.
You have handed me my latest music crush.
Thank you, chelseatalkssmack, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
PS love the blog!

Ashley said...

Freaking hilarious. :)

And what a cutie! I love acoustic-y music - less processed the better.

Give me a cute boy with a guitar any day. :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

mn- uh. I don't know the story of his life, but I'm sure you could google it if it's really bothering you....? I think he's around 24? 25? Not sure. And I'm doing fantastic thank you ;)

bubblygirl- yes. he's quite adorable if I do say so myself.

Ashley- amen.

kris said...

It took me a few to realize that HE wasn't a porn star. He could probably give it a go, actually.

Julie_Gong said...

great companion. wow. just wow. total swoon for sure...

Mel Heth said...

I first heard "Falling in love in a coffee shop" on some TV commercial. I did some research, found Landon, downloaded him and then cried when I listened to the song in its entirety. I'm sure he's amazing live.

Elves and Grease? New level of awesome.

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Porn Music ;-)

Catalyst of fire said...

Def. agree with the Landon Pigg obsession yeah for me it started in 2007....such a significant time in my life....

<3 it!

Renee said...

Um, I need to hear this music. That is all.

~Angela~ said...

I will totally check this out...

But since we're on the subject of music... I, like you, am obsessed with it (current obsession: the soundtrack to "Dan in Real Life" by Sondre Lerche), and I'm always playing some. And when I open up a couple of tabs of your page from my Reader, suddenly there are three songs playing at the same time, and there's a massive cacophony being emitted by my speakers... Would you consider taking your playlist off of "auto-start"?

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