Monday, July 27, 2009

Gonna get better

Darlings, please excuse the long absence. I've been busy lately...

I give you my sister as Regina Spektor!

Shook it up

I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground

And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds
I hear in my mind

All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind all this music

And it breaks my heart...

Suppose I never ever met you
Suppose we never ever loved

Suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft
Suppose I never ever saw you
Suppose we never ever called
Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my own fall

Just to break my fall

Just to break my fall...

This time, I wanted to highlight Regina Spektor's "Fidelity," because it's the kind of music that mixtapes are made of. It's a song of new-found and hopeful love, and the singer's performance is very sweet, indeed.

Autumn's been a fan of "Fidelity" ever since she first watched the music video on a screen at her school's cafeteria. I don't intend to spoil anyone's summer fun, but the song often reminds me of school days. The line "I hear in my mind all these words" is like when I used to compose my essays in my head while walking on campus, consequently missing friends' frantic "hellos!"

Perhaps you'd like to know that Regina Spektor has a new album out lately, "Far," and that she'll be performing some of her new songs on the radio tomorrow morning. Please tune into KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" at 11:15 a.m. (You can also listen to the show on the website anytime afterwards.)


Rose said...

Sweet! So, So, So Sweet! Autumn's pictures are darling. Regina's voice in the song is so pretty and it is just so very sweet of you to put it all together, one can't help but smile.

grannybabs said...

My knowledge of current music is close to nil - but I will take your word for it!!

The pics are great too!

Le Na said...

Oh my goodness, is that a gigantic umbrella behind Autumn?! It took me a while to recognize it ahaha. Love Autumn's outfit, per usual!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Too busy? For your siblings!
It's good to know you have love somebody fully. And we love you!

Another great, and lovely, blog post & photos!

Anonymous said...

The photos in this post are great, really well done -- your sister is beautiful. It's a good idea to base the post on the video, too. (I'm glad that guy in the video finally recovered from his decapitation!) I like the song because it reminds us that romance is supposed to be fun, between two people that trust each other, rather than a contest between two opponents.

Laurie said...

Cool post, Ashley. Those images of Autumn are great -- love the umbrella.

Ashley said...

Thanks, everybody! Sorry that I was away for so long, but I hope that you like tne new post!