A little update & musical shout out

So, I’ve had oodles of free time lately, but not for any particularly fun reason. It’s really because I got my wisdom teeth removed and felt like crap. I’m feeling marginally less crappy now, and I figure that I need to get back into the routine of writing things , before I get too far gone and never write anything ever again. I do that a lot actually, hehe.

I’ve got a few little things planned out, I’m working on a follow-up to my fascism piece, I’m really looking forward to adding a follow-up to my communism piece (yay for commies ^^) and I’d like to get some stuff going about cooking, of course, that requires me to get back in the kitchen. This last week or so I’ve been subsisting on soup. Don’t get me wrong, I love soup, and I’m not even getting tired of it, the problem is that we’re running out! Last night I had a can of black beans for dinner, that was delicious, and tonight I’m planning to have a can of refried beans. Canned foods just make my heart skip a beat, joy ❤

Now, for my musical shout out: you know Suzanne Vega? Of course you don’t, but you know the only two songs of hers that got any radio play, “Tom’s Diner” (or as I like to call it do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do) and “Luka” (“My name is Luka, I live on the second floor, I’m an abused child, this song is catchy, but you’ll cry when you really listen to my lyrics”) Well! Girlfriend, I know you don’t have her album, you just downloaded those two songs off iTunes, but get that whole album! It’s called Solitude Standing and it’s the greatest thing I’ve heard in pop music in a while. I know, it was released in the late ’80s, but it’s just an amazing listen (plus you can probably find it marked down very cheaply, I got it for 8 bucks). Her lyrics are golden, they do something that I haven’t heard in pop music in such a long time: they actually paint a picture. They’re all narrative pieces, I’m a bit shocked that none of them are actual pieces of poetry, because that’s what they sound like. In particular, I want you to listen to Wooden Horse, it’s about a wooden horse that comes to life, it’s beautifully narrated. The other song I adored from it was Calypso. YES. YES, SHE IS MAKING A REFERENCE TO THE ODYSSEY IN A POP BALLAD. It presents the Odyssey from Calypso’s view. Magical.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Fellow Vega Fan on August 7, 2010 at 5:29 AM

    Oh, man, I heard Suzanne Vega recently while shopping. “Left of Center.” It re-blew my mind, made me remember my adolescence so acutely. And I realized how brilliant it was. You’ve reminded me to buy the CD.

    Hope the wisdom tooth holes heal quickly. Use the prescription mouthwash.

    Good luck!

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