Just finished everything on my "to do by midnight Sunday" list...and it's only noon on Tuesday! Woohoo!1
I got a Pizzicato Five album. (About time, right?) The Fifth Release from Matador. It's a happy, slightly frantic sound collage. The singer has a classy, restrained voice, which makes it all the more thrilling when she lets loose with some vibrato here or a little squeal there. (I don't understand any of the lyrics, except for little snippets of English here and there.) I guess that some people dismiss this band as too weird, but what struck me as I was listening to it was how much it reminded me of Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything? Of course, that album is also too weird for some, but it's got the same electronica-jazz-cheese-pop collage sensibility, and both albums share an utter lack of inhibition. I love it. I'm soaking it up.
- If this reads like "Yay, I'm five days ahead of schedule!", let me assure you that that isn't the case. It's "Yay, I'm only two days behind!"