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Wednesday, February 07, 2007


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Lacuna Coil - "Karmacode" (Century Media, 2006) [key tracks: Fragile, Our Truth]
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"I'll be there when there's nothing left. And night and day, holding you... harmony... deep inside your soul, meet me there."
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Day two and I am still pumped about blogging again. I am lucky enough to have already received 2 emails from friends I had long lost track of (stupidly), and even had a mystery comment. It was one word, but hey! Cristina, thanks for stopping by (I know you could care less about heavy metal records) and I will try and stay in touch! Matt, we'll get back together (it's stupid we don't do more wince we are in the same dang town). And Rich, Facebook? At your age? (kidding man, I'll chat with you later too)
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Lacuna Coil is an Italian rock band that sort of sways goth. It hurts me to say that, because it doesn't really tell you what they sound like, and the word "goth" sort of conjures a lot of negative (and ridiculous) images. First of all, the female vocalist, Christina Scabbia has an angelic voice. I'd rank her with Sussanna Hoffs when it comes to women who you'd fall in love with by voice alone. Second of all, the band is incredible. They play very tight, and can swing from angst filled ballad to metal thunder in a heartbeat. Third, Christina is the single most beautiful woman in rock and roll, EVER! Don't believe me, check her out here, with the band. Lyrically, nothing paradigm changing, but they are the best at what they do. They are usually compared to America's own Evanescence, who are pale and weak by comparison. Amy is less attractive, a worse vocalist, and her band as a whole rocks less that Lacuna. This import record was a rare find for me, as I have only ever seen one listed on Ebay or Gemm... and I bought from an Iowan record store. Check it out on CD... you get an amazing cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" and a hot poster of Christina (oh, and the rest of the band too).
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So I hate winter, okay? I am so tired of snow and cold... maybe moving to Arizona when I graduate is a good idea... And I am really starting to get bitter about not being in classes with my classmates. Between these two things, I spend days like today paralyzed. I have homework to do, I have all sorts of independent studies I could be working on (for both fun and credit), I could be boning up on Spanish or Japanese, reading books, cleaning the house, playing my Wii, or even watching some killer movies on DVD I haven't had time to see... but I don't do any of these things. I sit here, listening to records, mindlessly surfing wikipedia, and moping about being a P2.5 while I wait for Sandy to get home. Not a happy camper these days, and I hate that my hands are tied by being blue. I'm bound to get over it, getting back to blogging will help. At least I have my music, my soda pop, and MSN messenger. Horns up!
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said... well... unless we consider that it is Cristina without the H... :-)... it's a pet peeve of hers... horns up! D.

Matt said...

Arizona is way too hot... or maybe I'm just too fat