Monday, February 20, 2006

Are You Wicked?

Sorry its been so long since I posted, I have been busier than possibly ever before in my life, but I wanted to take a moment and do a book review.

Right now I am reading an incredibly twisted and enjoyable story called: Wicked~The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The title itself is what caught my attention, and then the picture on the cover, which is a drawing of the witch surrounded by animals. Or should I say Animals. You see in this story it seems that the 'wicked' witch just happens to be an activist for the Animals of Oz. Animals with a capital A are different than other animals because they are sentient, as in they can talk, think complicated thoughts.... like the Cowardly Lion. Although the Lion is not particularly brave, he can speak. Ever since the Wizard showed up, he's been taking away the Animals rights and trying to have them be treated as any other chattel.

The Witch, who's name is Elphaba, ends up sharing her University dormroom with the ever prissy and excruciatingly lovely Galinda (who later becomes Glinda), until, following the murder of one of their Animal teachers, they are put under a spell to do the bidding of a not so nice professor who may very well be at the heart of the murder. Glinda being the weaker of the two, does not resist, but Elphaba disappears into the Emerald City to fight alongside other activists in her own quiet and brave way... a green-skinned shadow.

This is an awesome book, richly written with flavor and feeling. I highly recommend this story to anyone who likes a good twist on an old tale, and who feels the pulls of the political poles in their blood, as I do. So pour a cup of tea, curl up with your Cat and enjoy!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Maroon 5

This is a post to declare that Maroon 5 rocks my world!! I have enjoyed the sound of this band since I first heard 'She Will Be Loved'. Something about that song really did it for me, and I loved the video. Then they came out with another good tune, and then another! This band seems to have the heat and talent to produce many great songs that just make you want to move your body. And move my body I do!

More then just laid-back dance tunes, their songs have a strange aphrodisiac quality to them. Listening to them often gets me feeling sexy and inevitably puts me in a hot state, with that excited feeling, you know, when you just want it. It reminds me of a lover I used to have, he had this quality that women just found irresistible. Yes that is the delicious effect that this band has on me, especially the album I am listening to as I write this: 'Songs About Jane'.

If you want a subliminal way to get your wife or girlfriend 'in the mood' put this album on softly while having a quiet romantic dinner, let me know how it turns out ;) I think it may be a mixture of the lyrics, the sultry way in which Adam Levine sings them, and the drifting, deep rhythm of the bass and drums. Yumm Yumm Yummmmm. Gimmie more baby.

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