Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Nico, sexy lady

I am obsessed with Nico. If I could pick one person to sound like when I sang, it would be her. I think I have a girl crush on her, just from hearing her voice. If you don't know who Nico is, I'm sure you've heard of The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed), who she sang with too, back in the 1960's. Last night Bill got me hooked on the soundtrack from The Royal Tenenbaums, which has Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, my boy Bobby D, Nico and Van Morrison on it. All of the songs are sad and depressing, I just wish I has a reason to be depressed right now, it might make the music more appropriate. But Nico's voice is awesomatic (thats right, I stole your word bitch). You just know she's one of those English ladies with dyed blonde hair, super skinny and has a perma cigarette in her hand. Very mod looking. Well that's what I imagine her looking like in the 60's, god knows what she looks like now. Probably the same, only with more wrinkles. Or maybe she's a Brazilain fatass with black hair and is allergic to cigarette smoke, who knows, that's just the mental image I get. I need to get a boyfriend ASAP so I can fall madly in love with him, have him break my heart, and then cry to this soundtrack for a week straight. Sounds like a good time to me. I remember one time when I was probably 17 or so, listening to John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" 100 times in a row, and crying to it. What the fuck is wrong with me, I haven't had a boyfriend since I was 16, and I get overdramatic at sad, break-up-esque songs. At least I know I'll be ready when the time comes. Anyways, download these songs if you want to feel depressed. Nico could be singing about the best time shes ever had in her life, and she still makes it sound sad. All four are by Nico. Well the last one is with The Velvet Underground, but same difference.

These Days
I'll Keep It With Mine (a Dylan cover!)
The Fairest of the Seasons
Femme Fatale

I expect a full book (song?) report from everyone who reads this. Due tomorrow bitches. Or just go watch The Royal Tenenbaums, it's a great movie.

3 comments:

The Boo Guy said...

Igby Goes Down, Made, and anything by the Coen Brothers. These should be a nice ride into more movies in my favorite genre, if you haven't seen them. I don't even know what the genre is called. I guess it's "Dark Comedy"? Granted, Made and The Big Lebowski are more on the "guy flicks" end of the rollercoaster...
Drunken nights, what a passing dream...I'm busy trying to get a job as a car salesman. A CAR SALESMAN!!! so much for graduating with honors in econ and poli sci. i currently work at the detestable-to-all-chicagoans Uno Chicago Grill. i would be embarrassed if i was from Chicago and had that nonsense representing me. well, regardless, hello. glad you stopped by my blog.

Sal said...

if you're listening to elliott smith, among others, you have good taste in music. if you'd like i can send you my favorite elliott smith album since you seem to have trouble getting one. just think of it as a reward for not listening to crappy music.

Bill B. said...

Yeah that's right Katie you can thank me for your wonderful taste in music. Don't worry I don't mind passing the torch on to you. It's something special. AND PS DID YOU GET MY TEXT MESSAGE......I QUIT WOOT WOOT.