Rocky celebrated his birthday quite recently, with a touch of geekiness, Pottermania, Foreign Adorkabletude and Japanumami. Prince found himself in a situation where his life could have been in danger. Thankfully, both events turned out okay. And while there are occasional moments of confusion and uncertainty, there are things that shine bright and cannot be denied.
Tori Amos has released a new song too.
Called Flavor, the song seems to remind me of her musical approach during To Venus and Back.
Admittedly, I am still kind of hoping she steps back towards the glory days of Under the Pink and Boys for Pele. I doubt she will ever match up to her intensity in Little Earthquakes.
Sadly, Gold Dust (her upcoming album) doesn't have that many new songs.
2. YES, ANASTASIA
3. JACKIE'S STRENGTH
4. CLOUD ON MY TONGUE
5. PRECIOUS THINGS
6. GOLD DUST
7. STAR OF WONDER
9. FLYING DUTCHMAN
10. PROGRAMMABLE SODA
11. SNOW CHERRIES FROM FRANCE
13. SILENT ALL THESE YEARS
14. GIRL DISAPPEARING
"Gold Dust is about celebrating over 20 years of all the conversations that have happened which inspired many of these songs and it's a collection of new recordings of where they are now and who they have become."
I love you Tori, but this feels sort of like a cop out to me. The album has far too many old stuff in it. And seems to once again be trying to keep things in a safe side. Where's the daring and fearless approaches you've shown before?
Had a fantastic massage. Needed that for quite some time. And while the family business was juggling another mess, I found myself still happy to know things aren't as dark as they felt they were a month ago. While I used to struggle to grasp the silver lining behind the clouds, this time, the rays of light were like a rainbow of promise.
While Coron and Boracay fell apart (along with around Php10,000 down the drain), and while my bank accounts are still reeling from nearly being reduced to barely a third of their savings, we've already prepped for, Rocky and I have made reservations for a trip to Singapore. We're keen on catching Jersey Boys and while it isn't til November, I feel pretty good about it. In as much as November is still quite a while away, and Rocky and I aren't exactly back together, I don't feel that out-of-sorts about it. I guess there's a bit more optimism now.
Life goes on.
I've walked 500 miles for sure.
And I'm going to walk 500 more.