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The other day, I remember wondering what ever became of Natalie Imbruglia. She had a few hit singles, then disappeared off the face of the earth. I can't remember what prompted that thought, but let's just say there was a reasonable explanation for it, and move on.

So, mp3.com sends me a link to her new single this morning, and I figured I'd give it a listen. It was titled, appropriately enough, "wrong impression."

The drums are instantly familliar, and the guitar's tone sounds more or less on like her last album. But the chords are more complex - she never had this kind of harmonic dissonance before. Then the vocals come in, and I'm not sure if I would have recognized her voice without knowing ahead of time who I was listening to. The chords, the melody, the vocal style... They all scream out "Lisa Loeb." This song must have either been written by her, or written for her.

When the dust settled on that disconcerting realization, I started to wonder what ever became of Lisa Loeb. Turns out she's got a new album too, but I'm afraid to look into it in case she sounds like Bryan Adams now.

(And now I'm wondering what's become of Bryan Adams. Great...)

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speedball
Mar. 5th, 2002 04:04 pm (UTC)
Damn...
I really shouldn't be buying anything new right now, but I've loved everything Lisa Loeb has done in the past...I'll have to check out some samples of it at CD NOW once I'm at a computer with speakers again...

Kurt
No music at work...
self
Mar. 6th, 2002 05:14 am (UTC)
Huh.
I remember buying music. But I can't remember the last time I actually did.

(witness me abandoning my career as a musician until the industry settles on some sort of payment plan that makes sense)

I actually listen to very little music these days. While I'm walking or driving, I'd rather talk to myself and bounce ideas around. At my computer, I might check in occasionally to see what the guys at Overclocked Remix have come up with, but that's about it. And while I'm sleeping, why bother?

In fact... I'm trying to remember the last time I did anything strictly for pleasure.

...and it would have to have been in Elementary School.

Ah well. I was young and stupid. Not much to be done about it now.
vdkapenguin
Mar. 6th, 2002 02:59 pm (UTC)
Natalie
I think the most recent thing Natalie Imbruglia did was get a song put on the GO soundtrack. The song wasn't on a single or her album, you can only find it on the soundtrack. So I guess she's still trying, but not really getting anywhere.
self
Mar. 6th, 2002 03:15 pm (UTC)
Go
Loved that movie. Don't remember her being on the soundtrack. Coolness all around.

Anyway, she seems to have a new album now (yesterday was the release date). That link I gave lets you listen to the single, or click over to her official website for more info.
(she'll be performing on the Rosie O'Donnell show this coming Monday, for instance)

It's good to see she's still trying. My concern is that she may be trying too hard.
(this new single really sounds like Lisa Loeb)
thestagemanager
Mar. 9th, 2002 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: offset...
The event in question would've been when we were driving along listening to Torn in the car.
self
Mar. 10th, 2002 12:27 am (UTC)
That sounds right.
Was this in your car (on one of your famous mix CDs), or mine (on one of the extremely rare occasions I had the radio on)?

Just curious how much of this thread was random chance, and how much of it only seems that way due to my inability to keep details straight. =)
speedball
Mar. 20th, 2002 11:45 am (UTC)
Another update...
From Comic Book Resources' Comics 2 Film page:

"Brian Michael Bendis [writer of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic, and exec. prod. of the animated series set to launch on MTV] posted a Spider-Man animated show update on his Message Boards revealing the lead actors who have been cast in the show.

Bendis confirmed Neil Patrick Harris is the voice of Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) while Lisa Loeb is voicing Mary Jane Watson."

Kurt
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