i fell asleep while watching "the brainiac", a 1960's mexican B-movie, at Robin's house yesterday.
I am deeply touched that Jill & Robin & My Advisor and so many other people care.
I was also thinking about music recommendations. Somebody said that they would like to hear my opinions on music after I translated those italian song lyrics. So here's one album that I truly enjoy:
Count To Ten by Frogpond. This 1996 musical powerhouse is so emotional and raw and awesome. The lead singer's voice is indescribably cool. It truly sounds androgenous and charcoal-like, which makes the music even more interesting. Plus on their 1996 album, Frogpond was an all-girl group (as compared to their 2001 album "Safe Ride Home" which is also really good but has a bit of a different flavor to it). "Count to Ten" has some amazing hooks and guitar riffs; I like to play it loud. Some of the songs perfectly capture the angst of my highschool years (LOL, but whose highschool years weren't full of angst?) Talk to Me is a great one for that.
Count to Ten is minimalistic, the words are spare and barely used, but incredibly powerful. I mean, if I type the lyrics out here, they don't sound like much... Count to Ten Don't give in Count to Ten Don't give in Wait (repeated 3 X) See my eyes Count to Ten
etc. etc. But it's awesome. Because they use these sinister guitar chords that build up to a musical crescendo of menacing goodness that finally lets go in a positive way...it's a very cathartic piece of music.
Another great song off the album is "Trust?" simply because I love the guitar chords. "Waiting for a Friend" is great because the way they structure the repetition of the words, it emphasizes the message of the song: that ultimately, you have to tell yourself that "I'm okay" (this is a message to myself as well). And "Be"? That's the ultimate PMS song. I'm highly recommending this album. Gets 2 thumbs up!