Thursday, June 01, 2006

what does it all mean?

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.


The Mississippi River said...

It's too bad Jeff didn't swim as well as he sang.

Sissy said...

Oh - the shame in that comment! Yes, I couldn't agree more (not with what the Mississippi said)(well, yeah, I guess that too - I'd LOVE to see him live). The power of the words, voice, music is amazing. Thanks a lot to my wonderful sister to getting me completely hooked on a guy who will never be able to quench my thirst for more & more of his music....real nice sissy!

Sissy said...

And she is a closet "born-agian", don't let her fool you....

Anonymous said...

oh my god i want to meet jeff buckley.

Anonymous said...

wait i didn't mean for that to be anonymous. you can guess who this is though, right? mwahahaha.

Sissy said...

Tanya, but you better not plan on meeting him anytime soon!

tanya said...

no, that wasn't me. you know celeste, other people read my blog besides you and mom. or do you actually think the world revolves around you?

Sissy said...

Well exccccccccuuuuuuussssssse meeeeeee, whore. The mwahahaha & no caps got me. And as a matter of fact, yes, the world does revolve around me. Good Lord, it's about time you realized that! So who wrote that anyhow?

Mommy said...

It sure wasn't me. I have no desire to meet him. Yet!

Tanya turned me on to him too. The first time I heard him I likened him to eating broccoli. Broccoli has a strong taste but when you get used to it, you love it.

It's too bad when great artists like that leave us early. They leave you wondering what they would have done next.

Sissy said...

Jeff Buckley - - - - broccoli - - -

quite the comparison!