i apologize for the swearing rant earlier, but i was feeling a bit like a college student whose computer shut down in the midst of writing an unsaved term paper.
anyway, a few people have been asking/have asked about where the name of my blog came from. i realize it makes me sound a bit like a born-again christian, but i can assure you that's not the case, and figured it was about time i shared it with everyone.
it's actually a line from one of my favorite jeff buckley songs (mojo pin) and i thought it was appropriate because:
a) "born again" is a new beginning, which is what this experience has been for me
b) i assume the rhythm part can go without saying considering my musical experiences, but its purpose is really two-fold. i also interpreted it to mean the rhythm of life, or the new rhythm of life abroad. of course that was almost a year ago, which is strange to think about.
and finally, c) i love jeff buckley
surprisingly, the song isn't really about any of the reasons above, and the lyrics really sound quite sexually suggestive. here are my favorite parts:
precious, precious silver and gold
and pearls in oyster's flesh
drop down we two to serve and pray to love
born again from the rhythm screaming down from heaven
ageless, ageless and i'm there in your arms
don't wanna weep for you, don't wanna know
i'm blind and tortured, the white horses flow
the memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
black beauty i love you so
there it is, my jeff buckley obsession. i just love the intensity of his lyrics, and i've never heard anyone sing with more emotion than he does.