220 on myself 220 on her
i'm rainy and this is my sideblog for all the music i love.

|LISTENING TO EVERYTHING T.A.T.U., BIRDY, AND LANA DEL REY|

ta-tu:

"Close, But Far Away" featuring Julia and Lena

Everyone wants love. Everyone wants to be loved. But sometimes not everything is how we would want it to be. Gregory and Alena met when they were 14 years old and have not been apart since. But now there are 3,000 kilometers between them. Different faculties, different universities, different cities. The only thing that has not changed is their love. However, Alena does not know everything about Gregory’s life…

April 22

"It’s a terrible love
And I’m walking with spiders” 

April 21

Lena Katina’s Interview in Women’s Advice

ta-tu:

Lena Katina: “It was hard to start from scratch…”

Despite her youth, the ex-member of the famous duet, t.A.T.u., Lena Katina, could write a memoir by now. In her “arsenal”, the singer has worldwide popularity, creativity, mixed relationships with those around her, marriage, and love…

image

Lena, you recently planned to  unite with the second member of t.A.T.u., Julia Volkova, having even performed together at the Olympics in Sochi. But then your paths split once again…

Yes, we performed “Not Gonna Ge Us” and even planned to go on tour together, once again as t.A.T.u.. But, Julia, as I see it, did not behave nicely, unexpectedly telling me when we were already at the airport that only she will decide everything in our duet and I will just be…next to her. And if I did not agree to everything with her that she would simply get another red-headed girl to take my place…Obviously, I did not agree to such absurd terms. I have my own creative work, my own songs, I am a grown person who does not need to be pushed around. I have experience and my own opinion, so from now on I will continue to work on my solo project. t.A.T.u. will forever remain in the past…

t.A.T.u. was practically the only Russian project that was known throughout the whole world. How is life after such popularity?

Life is wonderful! I am busy with solo work, recording new songs, touring! In autumn my single and video for “Lift Me Up” came out. I am getting ready to release my album in English and Spanish languages, I have been performed some solo concerts in Mexico, Brazil and am often in Russia on tour. Yes, the popularity of t.A.T.u. was stunning, no other Russian artists has yet to reach such success. Now, everything is different! It was hard to reconstruct and start everything from scratch, but I am very happy with my life! It is, undoubtedly, a creative development and a great experience. When you are 14 and suddenly you are hit with such popularity, it is very hard to really appreciate it. Right now I do not have such insane popularity in my life, but I value everything that happens to me much more!

When fame collapses during such a young age, it is a huge test, and “fame-sickness” can occur very fast…

Yes, there have been moments when fame had intoxicated me and I overestimated my popularity. But I always had people around me, who, so to say, put my mind back into place, and I am very thankful for that! I am always surrounded by my family, I am used to listening to their opinions. If people recognize you and ask for an autograph it does not mean you should see yourself as above everyone else! I hold the opinion that every person should be treated with respect, whether it is a waiter, janitor, or a prime-minster…

Was it hard to play the role of a girl with a non-traditional orientation?

Oh, we were so young and did not realize that we were participating in some sort of propaganda. I remember we stood in front of the microphone screaming, “Not gonna get us!” and our producer, Ivan Shapovalov, suddenly said that we are missing something. “You are going to kiss!”, it dawned on him. Julia walked up to me and our kiss on stage somehow happened on its own. It was just fun for us then and nothing more. And then every time we needed to kiss we began to laugh. Of course, we learn to “portray” love- we needed to start monitoring our image. But, we fell in love with only guys, of course.

Lena, your parents and grandmother are creative people. How did they view your shocking fame?

My parents have always been and are happy with me. I am very attached to my family because it is the most wonderful one! And they viewed my image in t.A.T.u. normally, they knew it was just a role. I have been on stage since childhood since being in Neposedi, so I have always received support from those close to me! My parents have a wonderful summer home and I love to go there. We thought up the project ourselves, we spent three whole years building our house…We hung up my grandmother’s, artwork, my father’s mother- Asia Nikitichna Katina, a professional artist. And it is so quite there, so great to sleep! During the summer we make shish-kabobs, call our friends over, and during the winter we sit around the fire. We can sing or dance there- we are a musical family, after all. We have a piano there and a guitar, so we play music together. My mom is great at playing the piano…my parents home is for me- this is a place where I can take a breath from all the hustle. I fly in from L.A., where I live, and rush to our summer home. There, I sit in a rocking chair, which my best friend gave to me as a gift, light the fireplace and look at my wonderful collection of angel figurines, which I have been collecting for a while now. When I have children, I will definitely bring them there. I am certain that they will love our home as much as I do…

You recently got married to a Slovenian musician, Sasha Kuzmanovich. You met a long time ago during t.A.T.u. and then there was a wedding after all these years! 

Yes, we have known each other many years, we met back in 2003 on MTV in L.A. Then we communicated, but rarely. And then we met again during the period of my solo career, and actually, randomly, at a bar. He is friends with my musicians and one Friday we all went out together. Everything happened so fast that I moved in with him after a month and after three years we were married! Sasha is a wonderful singer, a talented composer, and a loving, thoughtful husband! We are whole together and are very happy together! He is learning Russian because of me and now we can communicate not only in English. 

Your husband is older than you, does the age difference have an influence? 

Sasha is 9 years older than I and, of course, this is only a plus for me! Before him I dated people the same age as me and I can honestly say that it is like heaven and earth! It is a completely different relationship! So, for me he is everything, he is the best! I think that Sasha is very handsome man.

You received a degree in psychology. Does this knowledge help in communicating with your husband, at work?

I cannot say that I attended all the lectures- it was a high level of work. But I tried to keep up as best I could. I really wanted to receive a second profession. Yes, the knowledge remains in my head, but without experience there is less and less of it left…I can say that I intuitively feel the way I should behave and what I should say…I think that wisdom comes with reading books and life experience. 

3 days ago
marie-snowfalls:

danskwad:

This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

its not a new photo, its from the voice in romania 2012 :)

Thank you! :)

marie-snowfalls:

danskwad:

This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

its not a new photo, its from the voice in romania 2012 :)

Thank you! :)

3 days ago
This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

April 20

in-the-name-of-matsumoto:

 Julia Volkova + Love In Every Moment『Любовь в каждом мгновении』
April 19
Anonymous asked: What happened at the sf show?

teamlanadelrey:

Terrible, awful things.

It was mainly the line situation. Security demolished the line and made it a crowd instead which makes no sense. Then they had us push up at 8am and we could hardly sit. Then at 3pm, they made us push up even more and we were body to body with no room to move for 4 hours and it was the most terrible experience ever.

Not to mention making it a crowd rather than a line completely screwed over people who camped out. Me being one of them. I got there at midnight, yet people who got there at 10am somehow ended up in front of me. Security didn’t care that people couldn’t breathe in this line, didn’t care that people were leaving because of it, didn’t care that it was the most uncomfortable situation, didn’t care about people crying because of it.

All of this just created the most negative energy. Everything was going perfectly fine, but then they just left us there is crushed crowd where we had to fend for ourselves. When they opened the doors, the entire crowd rushed forward and it was a disaster.

Somehow I managed to get front row, thanks to a few good people who let me take their spot up there. Which is good because I didn’t spend the night sleeping on the concrete for nothing. However, a mass amount of people had to be carried out so I spent most of the show having my view being blocked by security, hearing people scream, or getting kicked in the face by people being carried over the top of my head. I didn’t hear or see West Coast at all because the entire time three people right next to me were getting carried over and security was blocking my view and all I heard were them screaming. I know it’s beyond their control and I don’t blame people, but having 98765789087 people carried out really ruined the show. 

Lana herself was great, it’s just a shame I didn’t really get to experience it. I had one good moment where she came right over to me and took my letter from me. She forgot to take it with her and left it on the stereo though haha.

Lana nor the crowd are to blame btw, it was really the venue and event management. The whole line situation set the tone for the night.

5 days ago
henny-booboo:

Lana Del Rey performing in San Francisco 4/18/14

henny-booboo:

Lana Del Rey performing in San Francisco 4/18/14

5 days ago
default album art
Today
The Smashing Pumpkins • Siamese Dream
26931 Plays

"I was really suicidal. I just thought it was funny to write a song that said today is the greatest day of your life because it can’t get any worse." - Billy Corgan

April 18
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PERFECT ENEMY (Live Studio Version)
t.A.T.u.
146 Plays

t.A.T.u. - Perfect Enemy (Live Studio Version)

April 16
220 on myself 220 on her
220 on myself 220 on her
i'm rainy and this is my sideblog for all the music i love.

|LISTENING TO EVERYTHING T.A.T.U., BIRDY, AND LANA DEL REY|

ta-tu:

"Close, But Far Away" featuring Julia and Lena

Everyone wants love. Everyone wants to be loved. But sometimes not everything is how we would want it to be. Gregory and Alena met when they were 14 years old and have not been apart since. But now there are 3,000 kilometers between them. Different faculties, different universities, different cities. The only thing that has not changed is their love. However, Alena does not know everything about Gregory’s life…

April 22

"It’s a terrible love
And I’m walking with spiders” 

April 21

Lena Katina’s Interview in Women’s Advice

ta-tu:

Lena Katina: “It was hard to start from scratch…”

Despite her youth, the ex-member of the famous duet, t.A.T.u., Lena Katina, could write a memoir by now. In her “arsenal”, the singer has worldwide popularity, creativity, mixed relationships with those around her, marriage, and love…

image

Lena, you recently planned to  unite with the second member of t.A.T.u., Julia Volkova, having even performed together at the Olympics in Sochi. But then your paths split once again…

Yes, we performed “Not Gonna Ge Us” and even planned to go on tour together, once again as t.A.T.u.. But, Julia, as I see it, did not behave nicely, unexpectedly telling me when we were already at the airport that only she will decide everything in our duet and I will just be…next to her. And if I did not agree to everything with her that she would simply get another red-headed girl to take my place…Obviously, I did not agree to such absurd terms. I have my own creative work, my own songs, I am a grown person who does not need to be pushed around. I have experience and my own opinion, so from now on I will continue to work on my solo project. t.A.T.u. will forever remain in the past…

t.A.T.u. was practically the only Russian project that was known throughout the whole world. How is life after such popularity?

Life is wonderful! I am busy with solo work, recording new songs, touring! In autumn my single and video for “Lift Me Up” came out. I am getting ready to release my album in English and Spanish languages, I have been performed some solo concerts in Mexico, Brazil and am often in Russia on tour. Yes, the popularity of t.A.T.u. was stunning, no other Russian artists has yet to reach such success. Now, everything is different! It was hard to reconstruct and start everything from scratch, but I am very happy with my life! It is, undoubtedly, a creative development and a great experience. When you are 14 and suddenly you are hit with such popularity, it is very hard to really appreciate it. Right now I do not have such insane popularity in my life, but I value everything that happens to me much more!

When fame collapses during such a young age, it is a huge test, and “fame-sickness” can occur very fast…

Yes, there have been moments when fame had intoxicated me and I overestimated my popularity. But I always had people around me, who, so to say, put my mind back into place, and I am very thankful for that! I am always surrounded by my family, I am used to listening to their opinions. If people recognize you and ask for an autograph it does not mean you should see yourself as above everyone else! I hold the opinion that every person should be treated with respect, whether it is a waiter, janitor, or a prime-minster…

Was it hard to play the role of a girl with a non-traditional orientation?

Oh, we were so young and did not realize that we were participating in some sort of propaganda. I remember we stood in front of the microphone screaming, “Not gonna get us!” and our producer, Ivan Shapovalov, suddenly said that we are missing something. “You are going to kiss!”, it dawned on him. Julia walked up to me and our kiss on stage somehow happened on its own. It was just fun for us then and nothing more. And then every time we needed to kiss we began to laugh. Of course, we learn to “portray” love- we needed to start monitoring our image. But, we fell in love with only guys, of course.

Lena, your parents and grandmother are creative people. How did they view your shocking fame?

My parents have always been and are happy with me. I am very attached to my family because it is the most wonderful one! And they viewed my image in t.A.T.u. normally, they knew it was just a role. I have been on stage since childhood since being in Neposedi, so I have always received support from those close to me! My parents have a wonderful summer home and I love to go there. We thought up the project ourselves, we spent three whole years building our house…We hung up my grandmother’s, artwork, my father’s mother- Asia Nikitichna Katina, a professional artist. And it is so quite there, so great to sleep! During the summer we make shish-kabobs, call our friends over, and during the winter we sit around the fire. We can sing or dance there- we are a musical family, after all. We have a piano there and a guitar, so we play music together. My mom is great at playing the piano…my parents home is for me- this is a place where I can take a breath from all the hustle. I fly in from L.A., where I live, and rush to our summer home. There, I sit in a rocking chair, which my best friend gave to me as a gift, light the fireplace and look at my wonderful collection of angel figurines, which I have been collecting for a while now. When I have children, I will definitely bring them there. I am certain that they will love our home as much as I do…

You recently got married to a Slovenian musician, Sasha Kuzmanovich. You met a long time ago during t.A.T.u. and then there was a wedding after all these years! 

Yes, we have known each other many years, we met back in 2003 on MTV in L.A. Then we communicated, but rarely. And then we met again during the period of my solo career, and actually, randomly, at a bar. He is friends with my musicians and one Friday we all went out together. Everything happened so fast that I moved in with him after a month and after three years we were married! Sasha is a wonderful singer, a talented composer, and a loving, thoughtful husband! We are whole together and are very happy together! He is learning Russian because of me and now we can communicate not only in English. 

Your husband is older than you, does the age difference have an influence? 

Sasha is 9 years older than I and, of course, this is only a plus for me! Before him I dated people the same age as me and I can honestly say that it is like heaven and earth! It is a completely different relationship! So, for me he is everything, he is the best! I think that Sasha is very handsome man.

You received a degree in psychology. Does this knowledge help in communicating with your husband, at work?

I cannot say that I attended all the lectures- it was a high level of work. But I tried to keep up as best I could. I really wanted to receive a second profession. Yes, the knowledge remains in my head, but without experience there is less and less of it left…I can say that I intuitively feel the way I should behave and what I should say…I think that wisdom comes with reading books and life experience. 

3 days ago
marie-snowfalls:

danskwad:

This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

its not a new photo, its from the voice in romania 2012 :)

Thank you! :)

marie-snowfalls:

danskwad:

This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

its not a new photo, its from the voice in romania 2012 :)

Thank you! :)

3 days ago
This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

This was taken from Daniel_Duff’s twitter, who described it as a new pic of them in Moscow. The tweet is no longer on his page but it can still be found on my twitter. Can anyone confirm if this is true??

April 20

in-the-name-of-matsumoto:

 Julia Volkova + Love In Every Moment『Любовь в каждом мгновении』
April 19
Anonymous asked: What happened at the sf show?

teamlanadelrey:

Terrible, awful things.

It was mainly the line situation. Security demolished the line and made it a crowd instead which makes no sense. Then they had us push up at 8am and we could hardly sit. Then at 3pm, they made us push up even more and we were body to body with no room to move for 4 hours and it was the most terrible experience ever.

Not to mention making it a crowd rather than a line completely screwed over people who camped out. Me being one of them. I got there at midnight, yet people who got there at 10am somehow ended up in front of me. Security didn’t care that people couldn’t breathe in this line, didn’t care that people were leaving because of it, didn’t care that it was the most uncomfortable situation, didn’t care about people crying because of it.

All of this just created the most negative energy. Everything was going perfectly fine, but then they just left us there is crushed crowd where we had to fend for ourselves. When they opened the doors, the entire crowd rushed forward and it was a disaster.

Somehow I managed to get front row, thanks to a few good people who let me take their spot up there. Which is good because I didn’t spend the night sleeping on the concrete for nothing. However, a mass amount of people had to be carried out so I spent most of the show having my view being blocked by security, hearing people scream, or getting kicked in the face by people being carried over the top of my head. I didn’t hear or see West Coast at all because the entire time three people right next to me were getting carried over and security was blocking my view and all I heard were them screaming. I know it’s beyond their control and I don’t blame people, but having 98765789087 people carried out really ruined the show. 

Lana herself was great, it’s just a shame I didn’t really get to experience it. I had one good moment where she came right over to me and took my letter from me. She forgot to take it with her and left it on the stereo though haha.

Lana nor the crowd are to blame btw, it was really the venue and event management. The whole line situation set the tone for the night.

5 days ago
henny-booboo:

Lana Del Rey performing in San Francisco 4/18/14

henny-booboo:

Lana Del Rey performing in San Francisco 4/18/14

5 days ago
default album art
Today
The Smashing Pumpkins • Siamese Dream
26931 Plays

"I was really suicidal. I just thought it was funny to write a song that said today is the greatest day of your life because it can’t get any worse." - Billy Corgan

April 18
default album art
PERFECT ENEMY (Live Studio Version)
t.A.T.u.
146 Plays

t.A.T.u. - Perfect Enemy (Live Studio Version)

April 16