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Reviews for "I Heart Your Brain"

I Heart Your Brain
by Kara Square
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Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 1:31 PM
 
Admiral Bob
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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. :)
 
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permalink   Kara Square Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 2:09 PM
Haaaaa! :D Must we choose? (Thanks for the laugh… and for listening!)
annabloom
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permalink   Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 2:52 PM
great song, and i love the word creation
 
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permalink   annabloom Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 2:53 PM
or should i say i heart the title (if i got it all right)
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:32 AM
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. :)
Jeris
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permalink   Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 7:21 PM
Not sure what I like more…the song or the tags : )
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:33 AM
:D Thank you, Jeris!
Camburn
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permalink   Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 8:08 PM
Very pretty vocals. lyrics, and music.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:34 AM
Thanks, Camburn! (I did a little pitch correction on the vocals- usually do. I always try to fix them w/o making it noticeable.)
sLow_starteR
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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!!
 
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permalink   sLow_starteR Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 10:29 PM
lol ok— i just went back and read more carefully…
“pop culture“—D’OH!!! okay,
i will guess that one Steve Martin movie. :D
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:44 AM
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!
 
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permalink   sLow_starteR Sun, May 20, 2012 @ 4:34 AM
“Or I can just spill the beans and give bonus points for trying!”

OK, pls spill those legumes already!!
:D :D :D
Is it connected to ‘WALL-E’?
 
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permalink   Kara Square Sun, May 20, 2012 @ 8:10 AM
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.

Whew!
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:40 AM
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.
CiggiBurns
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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.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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.
timberman
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permalink   Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 9:13 AM
Charming, warming and so sweet
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 10:40 AM
I thrice thank you.
Donnie Drost
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permalink   Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 11:31 AM
Once a again, very creative extraordinary song, very entertaining.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 12:47 PM
Thank you, Donnie! :D
Speck
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permalink   Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 4:45 PM
I heart your style. Tuba even.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 6:57 PM
I thank you, Speck. Kindly.
Javolenus
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permalink   Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 10:27 PM
Totally brilliant—should be made compulsory.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 6:58 PM
Love really should be should compulsory, eh? And I seem to have a compulsion to write about it. Thanks, Jav!
SackJo22
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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.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 8:37 PM
…fab use of tuba too!
 
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permalink   Kara Square Sun, May 13, 2012 @ 1:59 PM
What a lovely, love-filled review! Thank you for sharing your touching thoughts…

I’m esp. thrilled that you dig the tuba… I tried extra hard to make it sound real for this lil’ ditty.

Thank you, SackJo.
unreal_dm
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permalink   Fri, Jun 1, 2012 @ 5:38 AM
I’ll try to do something without spoiling it completely.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, Jun 1, 2012 @ 7:46 AM
Impossible! (You spoiling it, that is.) I look forward to hearing what you do… :)
AIR_LOMEG
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permalink   Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 3:28 AM
GLORIOUS!!!!!
 
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permalink   Kara Square Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 2:35 PM
Thank YOU!!! You’re so kind!
TheDICE
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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
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 9:06 AM
Thank you! I had fun recording this… Yes- a rock n’ roll band could make this… ROCK! :D
 
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permalink   TheDICE Thu, Jul 5, 2012 @ 5:12 PM
lol :)

In the end, i created a “soft” mix. Congratulations again, i loved the remixing journey with this song.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, Jul 6, 2012 @ 5:48 AM
Your “soft” mix is LOVELY! Thank YOU so much for remixing me, TheDICE.
Steven M Bryant
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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.
 
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permalink   Kara Square Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 9:46 AM
Thanks, Steve! I’m seriously glad to keep you laughing! :) The whole point of this uke album is to spread some love- in my book, laughter counts!