Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ice cream and musical sleuthing.


Just as a PSA, if there's a Baskin-Robbins near you, tonight is 31-cent scoop night! Baskin-Robbins chocolate-peanut butter has been one of my favourite ice cream flavours since I was like, seven years old. So I'm drooling in advance about getting a scoop of that and a scoop of Jamoca Almond Fudge. And then coming home to watch America's Next Top Model. (I watch it to observe the photoshoot process, I swear! ...Actually, I really do. I'm so fascinated to see the photoshoot itself and then the final-product photos they show at the judging panel.)

I'm already having a pretty awesome day today, between the promise of 62-cent ice cream and the fact that I just found some music I was looking for! I was channel surfing last night and came upon an episode of Fringe (a show I don't watch), and they were playing a song I liked the sound of. So today, I counted on the show's fans to be awesome and detail-oriented and fired up google! I wasn't disappointed! I found this helpful index of music used on the show, and poked around on youtube until I found the right song from the list.

The song turned out to be Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge. (That link will take you to its music video on youtube. This video was apparently directed by Joaquin Phoenix, and I kind of like it---it utilizes these weird, mostly unpunctuated subtitles instead of audible dialogue, and I found myself being really interested in the effect.) The best part, though, is that as soon as I heard the song in full, out of the TV-episode context, I realized that it was a song I'd heard on the radio, at least a year ago, and hadn't been able to find at that point because my memory of the lyrics wasn't specific enough to use google to dig it up, so now having found it is doubly sweet. (And a little disturbing, now that I'm hearing the lyrics more clearly. Luckily, I think sweet and slightly-disturbing are a pretty good mix.)

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