I am woman, hear me growl and shriek and bitch and sigh and grumble.
I love Fiona so so so much, and I am obsessed with "The Idler Wheel...". I actually think the one-two punch of "Anything We Want" and "Hot Knife" shows a lot of growth and, hopefully, healing for our girl. They're sensual without the grime and shame of "Criminal" (not to say that I don't love "Criminal" for those very qualities). Also, "Werewolf" is kind of a revelation for her in saying, 'look, you hurt me, but I allowed you to hurt me, and the end of a relationship is not the end of the world' ("nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key"). I was also a bit worried that she'd lost some of her glorious, righteous rage ...until I heard "Regret". Wow. What a punch in the gut. I love it. Not just the lyrics, but her vocal delivery. I've always admired how she uses her voice to convey raw emotion in a way that I've never heard from another artist. And some of my favorite lyrics in recent memory (plus vocal delivery) come from "Daredevil": "Seek me out, look at me look at me look at me look at me, I'm all the fishes in the sea. Wake me up, gimme gimme gimme what you got in your mind, in the middle of the night." Ugh! I mean...I wish I could write songs, and I wish I had written every Fiona song. Love her. Thank you for this post.
"Redford was born in Santa Monica, because of course he was." That's the best sentence I've read in a while! I love SoCH so much, thank you, AHP. :)
Edith, I'm glad you mentioned "No Light, No Light"--that's my favorite song on the album.
"Vancouver will do nicely." Is anyone else seeing that one? What exactly does that apply to? Vancouver will do WHAT nicely? Whatever, I'm just gonna go watch Encino Man on TV.
@psychedelicate Yes, Mysteries and Scandals! The one on the Black Dahlia deeply disturbed/fascinated me.
"But he won't be...The Main Course". *smiles and slowly turns head* Um, was anyone else expecting her head to rotate all the way around, Exorcist-style?
@LMac Or her Color Me Beautiful color-matching sessions, where she learned her contouring skills? (I'm a Spring, in case you were wondering.)
@Chris Roberts@facebook WE do. WE care. No yawning over here, man. Now get out of here, juicebox.
I'm always fascinated by SoCH, and I squealed out loud when I saw that it's on Fatty Arbuckle.
There was an INCREDIBLE series on Turner Classic Movies called "Moguls and Movie Stars", about the inception, rise, and fall of the Hollywood studio system. I DVR'd all of the episodes; they have an episode about Fatty, Buster, Mabel, the Marion Davies/William Randolph Hearst affair, and the rest of that time period. SO GOOD.
"Don't mistake proximity for love, or even respect."
Wow. I wish I had read that statement about a year and a half ago! Brilliant. I feel like I've just been punched in the face, but in a good way. Things are so clear to me now! I'm going to repeat it to myself 20-30 times a day, and 20-30 more right before I go to bed. This along with that New Years' Resolutions list and thread, and 2012 is going to be the year that I break unhealthy patterns once and for all. I've already quit smoking, and sober me loves the feeling (drunk me gets very angry about it).
@dsol@twitter Whoa, you better be joking! We don't allow such hateful remarks on The Hairpin. This is a judgment-free zone. Keep that ish to yourself, please.