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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

one of these things is not like the others

i'm not sure how many of you watch grey's anatomy. i try to remember what time it's on (and now even that's changing come fall), and whenever i see it, i like it. it's hard not to like the fact that the voice of (um jammer) lammy now has a physical presence on the show (even if my mom hates that particular character). but beyond the storylines and plot holes, i really like the music. i think that potentially means that i am either getting older, or tv music is getting better. it's really a toss up at this point, since i am not going to let myself admit that 30 is creeping up on me. two songs in particular that i've liked, and included on countless playlists came from mike doughty (yes, he was in soul coughing, if you're playing along at home), and the other was by the fray. to be honest, i didn't really like the whininess of the latter the first time i heard it. but then one night it was playing as i drove home late at night, and it grew on me. give it a chance, maybe you'll feel the same way. regardless, it seems destined to be played as a backdrop for numerous moving television moments over the next year or so.
in a completely different genre...it has come to my attention that not everyone knows and/or loves lady sovereign. i would be lying if i said that me enjoying her had nothing to do with the fact that she bears a slight resemblance to mel c (aka sporty spice, and if you didn't already know that, we need to talk). but just take a listen to this song, and in particular, the part where she (as the british say) takes a piss on nelly and chingy and all those other rappers who can't bring themselves to speak properly.

mike doughty - i hear the bells
the fray - how to save a life
lady sovereign - random