Today, my brain is consumed with hateful thoughts about the [insert myriad profanity here] execs at AIG and Bank of America. And, as much as I would love to write a million paragraphs about my fear and loathing, I look at this stuff all day at work. Sooo, I move on to something totally and completely unrelated...

Rachel Yamagata.

{photo cred: rachaelyamagata.com}

This girl has got it going on. Last year I saw her in concert, which resulted in a serious lady crush.

I purchased her most recent album, Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart, when it came out in October '08 . But, it wasn't until last night that I really gave it a full listen, beginning to end. Wow, have I been missing out. This angst-ridden starlet can really articulate heartache.

My faves are Sidedish Friend and Faster. But, I also love this quote-worthy line from Elephants:

"... So for those of you falling in love
Keep in kind keep it good keep it right
Throw yourself in the midst of danger
But keep one eye open at night... "

Rachel Yamagata is brilliant. Period.

Have a listen, if you will.


March 19, 2009 at 8:47 PM Snarky A. said...

Wow, thanks for a great new listen. I'm been longing for something new (to me) for a while, and this was awesome.

I would totally agree: Rachel Yamagata has it going on.