Monday, November 2, 2009

Pink Martini & Splendor in the Grass

A few days ago, Pink Martini's new album Splendor in the Grass came out, and I finally bought it! Of course, it is super precious in the same way that everything by Pink Martini is.

I remember when someone bought my dad Hang on Little Tomato when I was in high school and I immediately fell in love with all of the cheesy, showy, over-the-top-ness of all of their songs. I don't know how else to describe their music. It is kind of jazzy, kind of lounge-y, kind of film-noir-y amazingness in a bunch of different languages, which just makes it extra cute! It always makes me happy to listen to music that isn't in English, especially when I can understand it! Even before I learned Italian, "Una Notte a Napoli" was one of my favorite songs of theirs, and even though I don't know Japanese or Croatian, I really love "Kikuchiyo to Mohshimasu" and "U Plavu Zoru."

I am listening to Splendor in the Grass right now, and it is definitely everything I could possibly want/expect from a Pink Martini album. "Ninna Nanna" and "Tuca Tuca" are in Italian (!!!), and the title track is just extra perfect. "Ou est ma tete?" is also precious, and if I keep going, I will probably just end up listing every song on the album.

Now it is time for me to finish my reading that I didn't finish because I fell asleep in the middle of it last night, and then I have to go to my meeting at the Career Development Office so that I can maybe be in Minneapolis in January (I will freeze to death, I am insane)!

Love, Jillian

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