Song Of The Day: Tool – Aenema

I had hoped to have a few really awesome picture-overdose posts for you guys, but unfortunately the camera and I couldn’t really get along and I had to return it. There’s a replacement coming in soon, but until then I’m just gonna stick to “the usual” ;) So today it’s time for another Song Of The Day;


I only “discovered” Tool 3 or 4 years ago, but it’s been love at first… Ear, I guess. Hypnotizing music, wonderful voice, amazing lyrics… I guess there’s hardly anything not to love, although honestly, the videos tend to freak me out a little.

It’s been pretty hard to pick a song for today, but I decided on Aenema because of this small part of the lyrics in particular:


Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car

It’s a
Bullshit
Three ring
Circus sideshow of
Freaks

We (as in, people in general) really tend to fret about bullshit. It’s ridiculous, don’t you think? I spent half of my day today being annoyed over a few freakin’ split ends! I mean… What the hell.

This song (and again, those lyrics in particular) has actually inspired me to write one of my first posts ever. Reading it back I find that it’s pretty silly how my self-consciousness has changed compared to when I wrote it. I guess it’s all those stick figures I’m working with these days! Damn.

Anyway… This isn’t supposed to turn into a rant about how fat I feel and what condition my hair is in, so let’s just get back to the subject. Right… Awesome song, awesome lyrics.

What do you think of the song and/or lyrics? And what are the silly things you fret about?

Thanks so much for reading and listening, I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Love,

ML-X

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Holy Mother Of Covers: IV – Hurt

Usually, I really don’t like cover versions of songs that I love, but today’s post is a little different. In fact, I think it’s one of the very few cover versions around that didn’t mess up the song for me but just added another beautiful dimension to it, making the original song even more awesome. Of course, I’m talking about Nine Inch Nails’ song “Hurt”.

I don’t want to ruin anything for anybody here by blabbing too much, so let’s check out Johnny Cash’s version straight away:

Isn’t it amazing? So full of feeling, so deep and beautiful…

Now, the original version, recorded by Nine Inch Nails:

Isn’t it awesome how different both songs are, yet still the same? Both of the versions just “grab” me, and don’t let go until I’m on the verge of tears, if not actually crying. It’s impossible to tell you which one I prefer, because I really can’t say. I love them both.

What do you think of this song? And can you pick a favourite?

Thanks for stopping by!

Love,

ML-X

Song Of The Day: Incubus – Under My Umbrella

Discovering new music is a bit of a hobby for me, and a while ago, a friend of mine introduced me to this song:

Now I’ve never been into Incubus, but this song… Wow. I have to admit that at first, the title put me off. It reminded me of… Yep, Rihanna. But after the first listen, I was sold! The music, the voice, the lyrics… THE LYRICS!

When I close my eyes
I can see for miles
There’s comfort in my dark seat,
And chaos in the aisles

These eyes are not your eyes
And these eyes are not the color that
Your arid eyes might be
No, I was not around
When those eyes of yours decided so
I refuse to kneel before the sights you choose to see

When I close my eyes
I remember why I smile
Under my umbrella
I’m an accomplished exile

These eyes are not your eyes
And these eyes are not the color that
Your arid eyes might be
No, I was not around
When those eyes of yours decided so
I refuse to kneel before the sights you choose to see

If this is right, I’d rather be wrong
If this is sight, I’d rather be blind

These eyes are not your eyes
And these eyes are not the color that
Your arid eyes might be
No, I was not around
When those eyes of yours decided so
I refuse to kneel before the sights you choose to see

If this is right, I’d rather be wrong
If this is sight, I’d rather be blind

I usually love songs with good lyrics, and these are… Well, maybe a little weird, but I love them. The first line -or actually the first two- are genius. So genius in fact, that my friend’s probably get them tattooed! But mostly, they got me thinking. And I love it when songs/books/people get me thinking!

Pfff… I could babble about this song for ages, but I really ought to get ready for the interview. Luckily I’ve found my huge umbrella (in case you were wondering why I picked this song today, blame the umbrella!) so maybe the rain won’t give me that lovely “drowned kitten” look. Yay.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the song, and feel free to share your thoughts/other songs/anything!

Love,

ML-X

Song Of The Day: Kanye West & Jay-Z Ft. Frank Ocean – No Church In The Wild

I know I might be overdoing it on the Kanye West/Jay-Z worship, but I really had to share this song! And since it’s been a while since the last “Song of the Day”, the time was just about right. This one here is one of my absolute favourites from Watch The Throne;

I’m not entirely sure what it is that attracts me to this song; it’s quite unlike anything else I’ve heard from Kanye. I don’t know, there’s just something hypnotizing about that beat. And the lyrics… Are sort of brilliant but weird as well. What do you think of it?

As I’ve mentioned in yesterdays post, I was wrong a few times during the “guessing game”, and this song was one of my wrongs. I’d expected it to be total crap. Oh boy, how wrong could I have been? Maybe I should just lay off the guessing.

So, what do you think of this one?

I hope you’ve enjoyed, thanks for reading!

Love,

ML-X