Tuesday, January 17, 2006

post the fourty-first

I feel the need to share this with all of you.

If you're having a bad day, you need to listen to "Heartstopper," a beautiful song by the talented Emiliana Torrini. I guarantee it will cheer you up and just make you feel better about life.

If you're having a good day, I think you should listen to this song anyway. It's just so sunny and cheerful that you'll have an even better day for listening to it.

If you're having an indifferent day, well, it couldn't hurt you to listen to the song. It's just wonderful. I highly recommend it.

In any case, you can probably find it on iTunes or some other mp3 distribution center, although if you'd like, I could just email it to you. I have it here. My email address is theboardoptimistic at gmail.com. Go ahead and drop me a line and I'll pass it along to you.

Guess which sort of day I'm having today.

Edit: You can check out the video here if you really want to be in a good mood. It's just wonderful. I wish I had a better adjective with which to do it justice; regrettably, I do not.


fine print said...

I looked her up--good music. I might just have to buy it now. Thanks a lot. I like her name, too. I'd be okay with that as a nickname, though as you know I'm generally opposed to such things. I looked it up and she's half Icelandic, half Italian. Neat, eh? And she's now based in London, which goodness knows rates high in my book.

lanada said...

thanks again for recommending fisherman's woman (via the board, if you've forgotten). it's currently in my top ten most-listened-to cd's. "today has been ok" indeed.

Petra said...

My day has been ok. Yours?

Thanks again for this CD. I'm still very much in love with it.

Tolkien Boy said...

Petra shared this CD with me. I must admit I was impressed. It made a lonely night of homework much less lonely. Or maybe that was Petra.

jambarama said...

I really do like Emiliana Torrini, her first and second album (to my knowledge the only ones, plus she's on LOTR). But I found a few things about shifting tastes.

When I was young (teen) I liked/tolerated harder music. I went from Weezer to Deftones. I liked 'hard' techno (orbital, chemical bros et all) and hard rock. Well I mellowed out a bit with age, around 17 or so (when I went to college) I really calmed down. Which was good.

I settled on strictly on musicians who were talented performers. They were great writers too, but they could all also perform. Like Ben Harper, Ben Kweller, Ben Folds, DMB and others. But then I started wanting to meet a girl, you know, the feeling you don't want to be alone.

So I moved on to stuff like Radiohead, Emiliana Torrini, Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice, Teitur even Dido and Nick Drake. I still really like them all (esp Damien). Just a bit less than before. They spoke to me then, they still speak to lots of people now.

Since being married I've shifted once again. I've moved towards people like Beck (his album Guero), Oceans 11/12 soundtracks, Guster, Franz Ferdinand, Sufjan Stevens (thanks for that tip!). They were a bit faster, a bit more optimistic, err not that but I suppose a bit more fun really.

I guess the point is that things change. Musical tastes (in my case anyhow) seem to mirror where we are in life. You can tell a lot about a person by seeing what they are listening to now.

Thanks for the link to the music video, it was nice to see a beautiful woman in a music video who can make it being modest.

Squirrel Boy said...

That was a great song. Thanks for the link, Optimistic. I think I needed it today.