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26 April 2003 @ 04:18 pm
Effulgent...  
...I am not. And that's my sop to subject lines. I get sick of subject lines, but I can't seem to make myself post without them. And here I am, thirty-two words later, annoyingly meta.

Am going with A. to see "Identity," the new John Cusack movie, in about twenty minutes.

I am the owner of much less hair. I am wearing clean clothes. I have showered. Yay, me.

Clearly I feel the need to chart the course of my day here, regardless of how boring this is for all the rest of you.

In the car this morning, en route to pancakes, the radio played a song I'd never heard before, "Harder to Breathe," which google suggests is by Maroon 5, i.e., "Who...?" Peppy. It reminds me of Prince's "Kiss," which seemed exciting and addictive to me when I was fourteen (at the time, watching the video was a ritual teeny orgasm), but now strikes me as just another high-frequency, frivolous pop bleat.

Still, I think I like "Harder to Breathe," especially if I don't listen hard to the lyrics, which on inspection seem rather dumb. I thought the song might be by one of those boy-bandy guys, and was looking forward to telling my sparkly friends: I like one of your songs! Alas.

I'm slowly compiling a list of popcorny songs I want, including Chad Kroeger's "Hero," and that new cover of "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray? ...who?).

I am just killing time here.


 
 
 
Essene: pantsessene on April 26th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC)
Identity
Oo! Oo! Hey let me know what you thought of it. I saw it yesterday.

Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Identity
I posted a review of it in another entry. :)
the keeper of the wolf vodkaspuzz on April 26th, 2003 06:01 pm (UTC)
Maroon 5 is a great band. They used to go under some other name, till they changed it. I suggest you get their CD you can find it pretty cheap, around 8 or 9 bucks. The rest of their CD does not sound like "Harder to Breath" which is really staccato in beat.

Anyway, sorry to babble on a strangers journal.
Just thought to tell you, not a pop/boy band.

Lauren
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Interesting. Will have to add them to my Wish List. :)
Tuesday Has No Phones: angelbotthebratqueen on April 26th, 2003 07:23 pm (UTC)
Harder to Breathe rocks. You can get it off the band's website as a free MP3 if you just need to listen to it again and again to get it out of your system. Tried downloading their other free song and found it to be meh.
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 11:45 pm (UTC)
Wanted to thank you very much for this! I went and downloaded and have listened to it many times now--I am indeed trying to process it out of my system. Am, er, listening to it now for the seventh time.
Tuesday Has No Phones: angelbotthebratqueen on April 28th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
No problem! Helping those in need is my... well you get the idea. ;)
for you I'd bleed myself dryboniblithe on April 26th, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC)
I've had a half-finished Lex vid to Harder to Breathe for about three months now. It isn't cooperating. *kicks vid*
Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, dude. It's definitely a kick-ass vid song. Would like to see that w/Lex.
RivkaTrivkat on April 26th, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
iTunes says I also like The Sun, Tangled, Not Coming Home, Sweetest Goodbye, and Sunday Mornings from their CD "Songs about Jane." None are spectacular, but I find "Harder to Breathe" somewhat engaging.
Pouncerthepouncer on April 27th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC)
I bought Ted Hughes Selected Poems 1957-1994 on Friday. I was reading the first few pages when stopped at lights on the way home. From 'Famous Poet' (third stanza):

First scrutinize those eyes
For the spark, the effulgence: nothing. Nothing there
But the haggard stony exhaustion of a near-
Finished variety artist. He slumps in his chair
Like a badly hurt man, half life-size.


(emphasis mine) I daresay Mr. Hughes would not have understood why I giggled.

Anna S.eliade on April 27th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC)
Wow--that's absolutely fantastic! {g}