Oct 302012
 

I escaped the Big Storm mostly unscathed…many of my Bubble Crew seems to as well so far. My body is still recovering from the tremendous flare-up that rolled in before the storm did. We only have one family section to worry about, who are on Long Island. It’s sounding like the town and possibly the house are in bad shape and I am very concerned but not as concerned as I was for my mother. I suppose it is because my mother is widowed and frankly…not very strong anymore. Indeed, last year’s flood nearly did her in.

I did a buttload of laundry in preps for the power to be out, thinking I could fold/put away when there was nothing else better to do. Except, the power didn’t really go out and I can find LOTS OF OTHER THINGS TO DO. Poor laundry. So neglected.

In other news  e[lust] seems to be back on track. I admit I’m not ready for it, but I’m also not ready to give up on it.

Today I’m playing music that seems to be fitting in with where my head is at recently…..Strong, supported, and laughing at the stupidity I am seeing. (in related news, I’d give my left big toe to be able to sing as well as these ladies)

But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I’m so movin’ on, yeah yeah

I’ve loved this next song for a long time. I heard Fiona’s Extraordinary Machine when it was leaked and “unreleased”. A good bit got changed when it was officially released and I’m grateful that I had the unreleased version. There’s something both simple and utterly complex about this version with nothing but her, the piano and an orchestra. It portrays every emotion perfectly. While I like the video with Zach G, I hate the song. It’s….manic and messy and it loses so much. When I listen to the “original” version I suppose though that I might look like an orchestra conductor on crack. :) Goddamn it’s just so powerful this way.  The way the piano pedal stands in for a thump of a bass? PERFECT
 

 
Conversation once colored by esteem
Became dialogue as a diagram of a play for blood
Took a vacation, my palate got clean
Now I could taste your agenda
While you’re spitting your cud

And it doesn’t make sense
I should fall for the kingcraft of a meritless crown

……
Turn on my heels
Step out of this sight
Try to live in a lovelier light
 

I’ve loved nearly everything by Fiona, but I’m not sure about this album yet.  Lyrics are good though….as always.