Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The only thing that hurts more than a paper cut is a cardboard cut. I have two huge honking cardboard cuts on my hand and it feels like I have a throbbing basketball attached to the end of my arm.


Hahaha this morning I made the kids in the carpool listen to Belle and Sebastian. I'm sure the lads didn't know what to make of the lilting melodies, Stuart Murdoch's soaring angelic voice singing about the stars of track and field wearing their terry underwear, and the horn section wailing away.

They never know whether I'm going to torture them with the Dead Kennedys or Martha Wainwright or the Constantines or Joy Division or the Soft Pink Truth, or whatever fresh hell I put them through. Some days it's the most fun I have, sadly.

Chad, of course, is immune to it all, as he's always plugged into Brazilian hair metal. He's very specific in his musical genres, that way. Who knew Brazil had so many hair metal bands?

4 comments:

michelle said...

Brazilian hair metal? Sounds like some kind of exotic barrette...

No cd mix yet but yours is on the way! I am giddy over the anticipation, I cannot tell you just how desperate I am for fresh tunes. When I start dreaming about music I've never heard (it's true) I KNOW I'm so close to Haldol I can sense it optiolfactorauditorily. <-- that's something like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Mine is on the way, Michelle?? Ooooo, I'm so excited. Yours was mailed Saturday, so I hope you'll get it by Friday (Monday latest).

I love this cd exchange concept, by the way. It's a really good way to get a peek into someone's psyche, I think, as well as hear new music presented in a new way. It's like a cookie exchange but a lot less work and a lot less fattening.

Optiolfactorauditorily is now my new favourite word. I think the only reason I went into science was for the big words. Oh the sweet nothings you whisper in my ear...

michelle said...

Oh indeed, GOB and I each made one for ya. There is absolutely no way in hell that we could have made one cd, our tastes are too different!

I concur, there's nothing like listening to what another person sees and feels through music. Music truly is the universal language of cookies, shamelessly using your brilliant analogy.

I hear you about the big Latin and Greek-derived words. I took a Latin course at university called Bioscientific Vocabulary and OMFG I wet myself with excitement. Take it as you will and you'll be right... it was that fun! We need to get a blood test done Barbara, I think we were separated at birth.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Michelle, that would explain a lot. Biosci Vocab sounds perfect. I was considering a Latin couse in university at one time, but it was heavy-duty Latin grammar etc. I opted for Women's Studies as my Arts option instead.