Reviews for "I Heart Your Brain"
permalink Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 2:06 PM
Lovesick zombies, or just the sincere amour des intellectuels? Won’t know until you lurch undead-like or not, I suppose. :)
permalink Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 2:52 PM
great song, and i love the word creation
Thank ya’, thank ya’!
“i heart the title”
Yup, you used it perfectly!
I wish I could take credit for the word ‘heart’ used in this way. I’m not sure where it started, but it’s been in various movies and t.v. in the U.S… “ I Heart Huckabees” is the earliest use I can think of… (Great movie, too! Isabelle Huppert is brilliant in it.). When I used it here, I thought of it as a silly/geeky nod to it’s use… as I’ve never heard it in reference to someones brain. :)
permalink Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 7:21 PM
Not sure what I like more…the song or the tags : )
permalink Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 8:08 PM
Very pretty vocals. lyrics, and music.
permalink Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 10:10 PM
Are the ‘obscure references’ in the lyrics or the sound? To me at least, I always hear some similarity to Natalie Merchant, tho’ I like your singing much better, & your delivery has more nuances and real personality.
I guess—-lyrics-wise—-I’m thinkin’ maybe Tony Asher, & especially the tuba & iconoclastic pop instrumentation make me smile & reminds me of “Smile” era B. Wilson tracks or those immediately previous.
Your standout chorus shares the same strengths of those types of pop classics. Or, maybe even a bit of a skylark to Partridge & Moulding? Ok, I probably flunked the obscure references quiz—lol. Dunno…what really counts is in the end it’s pure Kara Square, and delightful 2 listen to repeatedly. D@mn perfect vocals Kara (and instr. accompaniment), can’t wait to hear how the resident studio wizards will re-interpret this when they surely do!!
Ooo… which Steve Martin movie? Now I’m curious. (Though this isn’t what I’m purposely referencing.) Here’s a hint- there are 2 movie refs. and 1 t.v. show ref… And another hint- 1 is in the 2nd verse (ending with “la, la, la, la, la”) and the other 2 are in the “Oh my lovely” part. Or I can just spill the beans and give bonus points for trying!
You got it!
The verse that goes “I love the way you connect the dots… la, la, la, la, la” is a nod to… Pee-wee Herman!
“Do you feel the intensity?” is a nod to the movie “Lost in Translation.” There’s a wonderful scene where Bill Murray’s character is doing an ad for a Japanese adult beverage (can’t remember if it was whiskey or other) and the director keeps saying “More intensity!”
“I’ll love you for all eternity” is a nod (can’t think of a better word for it) to Curb Your Enthusiasm. There is an entire episode where Larry David and his wife are going to renew their vows and his wife says she’ll love him for all of eternity… he doesn’t want to return the sentiment. He’s fine with committing to this life time but… not eternity.
Well shoot, thanks for thinking about it so much! It’s cool to be compared to Natalie Merchant- I loved her in the 90s. Being compared to Brian Wilson/”Smile” is incredibly flattering. I’ve never heard of Partridge & Moulding…. hmmm… Thank you for all of the compliments… very kind.
permalink Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 9:09 AM
As usual, I’m completely captivated by your words, your voice and the wholly original style you’ve invented. This is so utterly delightful! I love the ooo-ooo-hoos (bet they get used a lot in mixes) and the tuba is the perfect touch! Simply fantastic from start to finish.
I’m glad the tuba stood out- I was mighty proud of that one when I was done. (It’s midi, but I’ve played brass in the past, so I tried to picture playing it and made the releases sound authentic… to me anyway). ‘Brass from the Past’ would be a great band name, eh? Thank you, as always, for your mega-touching support.
permalink Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 9:13 AM
Charming, warming and so sweet
permalink Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 11:31 AM
Once a again, very creative extraordinary song, very entertaining.
permalink Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:45 PM
I heart your style. Tuba even.
permalink Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 10:27 PM
Totally brilliant—should be made compulsory.
permalink Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 8:36 PM
Once again you are delightful and enchanting. I keep wishing I was on the other end of this series of songs because they have all been filled with so much love they ooze love — love is just oozing out. But not gooey love — lovely love. Lovely.
permalink Fri, Jun 1, 2012 @ 5:38 AM
I’ll try to do something without spoiling it completely.
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permalink Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 6:28 PM
Wonderful! I like a lot the chorus and the bridge. Congratulation Kara, another beautiful song
maybe in a rockroll band this could even more “powerful”, i will play for sure
|Steven M Bryant||
permalink Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:44 AM
I’ve heard some of the offshoots from this one but this is my first time hearing the Original. Once again Kara ( Sorry lol ) I was lol while Listening. This time it was a combination of things. Little subtle touches with the music…Loved the choices of instruments by the way…And those cool and clever lyrics.This one is a Gem.