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"20th century girl" [Feb. 3rd, 2004|11:22 am]
Lindsey Kuper

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.


  1. 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!"
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From: arielgodwin
2004-02-03 12:04 pm (UTC)
What languages do they sing in? Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Burushashki... ?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-02-03 12:57 pm (UTC)

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Japanese. There's also a little French for variety.
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[User Picture]From: vitamorsque
2004-02-03 08:34 pm (UTC)
nifty.
verrryyyyy nifty.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-02-06 03:13 pm (UTC)

Good picks

I started listening to Pizzicato Five and Todd Rundgren because you mentioned them and I'm thoroughly enjoying the experience.

-- Will
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-02-08 05:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Good picks

I still have to make that mix CD for you. I was thinking of putting some of each on there (as well as a lot of other stuff, of course).

Sorry I haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm just way too frickin' busy.
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