This will be a dull year for me as Ed Sheeran decided to rest and stay off social media. Being a celebrity is a lot of noise and a lot more nonsense, so I would understand avoiding the public eye, but withdrawing from such a glorious product is somewhat depressing. However, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and the break will make the reunion that much sweeter when he returns this fall.
Been listening to his old works from the 5 albums he released before he got mainstream (‘Lately’ is a sick tune you need to check out). As per usual thinking of him since really, he is a spectacular human being.
1) True love isn’t blind. I have to acknowledge that his hedonistic views on life aren’t compatible with mine. His liberal philosophies are none too wise, but everyone has room for improvement, eh?
2) He also does his best to be nice to all his fans because the way celebrities treat people create lasting impressions. He claims anyone should be able to turn off aggression or negative feelings when meeting crowds. It’s only been a few years of stardom my dear, wait for a decade and see where you land, because paparazzi and fans can be unbelievably rude and annoying!
3) I appreciate the looping and unique energy of his faster songs, therefore I’m not into Thinking Out Loud or Photograph. Brilliantly written lyrics, yet the music and style were kind of lame compared to his other works. The music videos, on the other hand, are stunning works of art!
The + girl
Most people would love to be immortalized in a song or movie, but if it’s based on intimate moments, might be strange. I wonder what she’s like, the one that inspired all the words and am thankful for her existence because without her, we wouldn’t have the honest experiences of love that he shared with the world.
Seeing him develop and step up his gear over time is so gratifying, life is good when you get to upgrade.
Self haircut → salon most likely
Ratty guitars → custom ‘X’ guitar sets
Homeless → Tennessee mansion
Random picks → custom ‘X’ picks
Store loop pedal → custom model
Acoustic scene → large screens
Of course, he always adds on his tattoos, for better or worse.
Loop boss puts it down, the twists and turns and extensions of his songs are nothing like what you hear on the radio. He wrenches your heart as you get lost in his ballads then forces adrenaline when he rocks out to his fast beats. The way he handles the timing by himself onstage is incredible, working like a maniac the whole time. And the way he grasps the mic and pours out his feelings, you just feel jealous of the mic.
He’s off when he wins, maybe a little antagonistic and condescending saying that such ceremonies are all decided upon by big wigs that dictate trends without knowing what talent, skill, or sacrifice mean, but we all knew it’s politics and show. Much to the delight of Sheerios all over da world, our darling just won his first Grammy! Cue sighs and tears of joy.
Happy birthday, my ginga ninja! You shine and make me thankful to be alive!