The first time I spun this disc I thought "instant classic." Every song is so catchy and listenable but not in a hooky terrible saccharin way. I think that some of it is derivative--very derivative---of both the Beatles and the Beach Boys for odd, conflicting reasons. The first song "My Patch" reminds me of "For You Blue" by the Beatles, but somewhere near the middle morphs into Beach Boys-style harmony. Also, "I Wanna Be in the Key of C" sounds like "Octupus' Garden" for some reason. Maybe because of the "I wanna be..." phrasing that it shares with "I wanna be under the sea in an Octupus' Garden, in the shade." Or perhaps after the first song, I was just locked in to hearing Beatles' similarities. If it is intentional, awesome! But if it's unintentional, it's still awesome because it's not like the Beatles at all. Difficult to categorize, "Tower of Love" is going to be one of my favorites for a really, really, really, really long time. Download "I wanna be in the key of C" and try to NOT GET ADDICTED. It is pure cocaine for the ears.
On a Philadelphia Flyers note, I don't want to make any outlandish predictions--> but if we play even better on Friday than we did last night, we should have no problem winning. I have heard a lot of talk, saying Buffalo is clearly the better team, which I think is a completley unfounded statement. They have had more success with special teams in the regular season, and they had a lot of success in Game 2, but honestly the Flyers killed a lot of penalties in Game 1 and some extremely pivotal penalties in Game 3. Aside from Game 2, the Flyers and Sabres look to compliment each other in terms of who is the better team. They are both bringing different styles of play to the table and on any given night the game could go either way, but I feel like the Flyers have a bead on what's happening now, I think a lot of the veteran experience on the Flyers is going to win out over the rather young Buffalo squad. Of course, there are young kids on the Flyers as well, but it's not as widespread as Buffalo, not to mention, all our guys were on the Phantoms when they won the Calder Cup, they've got sort of an idea of what playoff hockey is like.
Anyway, I have a lot of confidence in the Flyers, I think they just were shocked into responding in Game 2, and before you knew it, they were down a ridiculous amount of goals and throwing the game away.
With that said, here are the top five most repeated phrases heard while Lauren is watching a Flyers playoff game:
1. "ATTACK THE PUCK! ATTACK THE PUCK!! ATTACK THE PUCK!" (screamed mostly while the Flyers are trying to kill a penalty and just standing around in their own zone waiting for Buffalo to make a move)
2. "Nice facial hair, Lindy, really, I like it."
3. "SAL FA SA NO!" (It works for every occasion)
4. "WHERE'S THE PENALTY!!!!???"
5. "AWW COME ON RATHJE YOU SUCK!"
Also, the ridiculous nicknames that I shout at regular intervals: Fors, Gahn, Hatch, Um, Rich, Jay-Z or Jeff, Rath, Kanub, Freddy, Pit, Desj, Eschey, Neds, Aaron's brother(Brian Savage, since Aaron Rowand and him are brothers), Kap, Niko, Han, Brank...
LET'S GO FLYERS!