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Tiny E on the Turntable

July 7, 2007

Ella loves Coldplay. I’ve never really been a fan, and I’m stuck remembering the time I was watching some MTV Awards Whatever show, and Justin Timberlake was giving them an award, and raving about how much he loved them, and that there was just nothing as great as just putting their CD on in the car and just cranking it while driving around, which just seemed dumb to me and kinda disingenuous, since I can’t imagine that JT drives himself anywhere. But my anti-JT bias shouldn’t affect my daughter (who, unlike Justin, loves Britney– but that’s a story for another day).

Anyway, we had A Rush of Blood to the Head on the computer, and played it once while she was eating, and she chilled right out and threw down all of her food. Ever the troubleshooters, we began substituting other music to see if it worked as well (like U2, since Coldplay always seemed like U2 wannabes to me…), but to no avail. The Girlie loves her Coldplay with dinner, so whaterwe gonna do? I mean, it’s way better than Barney, Britney and Baby Einstein, right?

But we started getting a little weary of A Rush of Blood, so last night we downloaded X & Y, and it just doesn’t seem that she likes it quite as much. I’m gonna stop short of calling her ungrateful, but I did give her the standard lecture that if Coldplay just remade A Rush of Blood To The Head in 2005 instead of trying to explore some new creative territory with X & Y, she and I would both be calling them lame and derivative. We need to let X & Y grow on us, even if it isn’t such a perfect fit as A Rush of Blood, and give it a chance. Maybe just a few songs at the beginning of lunch, and we’ll see how it goes. Then we can settle into A Rush of Blood, which I have to admit that I like better. Just calm down and give it a fair shake, ok?

The Girlie likes Clocks best, mostly because of the driving rhythm and soaring vocals, and I like God Put a Smile Upon My Face, because I love acoustic tunes that move, and because the lyrics are intriguing to me:


Where do we go nobody knows
I’ve gotta’ say I’m on my way down
God give me style and give me grace
God put a smile upon my face

Where do we go to draw the line
I’ve gotta’ say I’ve wasted all your time, honey honey
Where do I go to fall from grace
God put a smile upon your face, yeah

Now when you work it out I’m worse than you
Yeah when you work it out I want it too
Now when you work out where to draw the line
Your guess is as good as mine

Where do we go nobody knows
Don’t ever say you’re on your way down, when
God gave you style and gave you grace
And put a smile upon your face, oh yeah

Now when you work it out I’m worse than you
Yeah when you work it out I want it too
Now when you work out where to draw the line
Your guess is as good as mine

Where do we go nobody knows
Don’t ever say you’re on your way down, when
God gave you style and gave you grace
And put a smile upon your face

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3 Responses to “Tiny E on the Turntable”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I’m with Ella! Love me some Coldplay. Love God Put a Smile Upon Your Face. My favorite is Fix You (which I think is very Pink Floyd, not U2). Don’t Panic is really a great one, too. Give em a chance! :)

    Shonda

  2. P3T3RK3Y5 says:

    i think ella has excelent taste in music. and i agree with her that X&Y; doesn’t quite get there… other than track one.

    i’d suggest running ‘dirty vegas’ by her next – also excellent music for driving to.

  3. Ryan says:

    Anything is a step up from Britney.

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