Monica Bielanko
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This Is A Test

As I have been lost in music (and wine.. and nachos.. and let's face it, episodes of Reba on Lifetime) lately, I'm working out how to post songs I'm digging or various bits of whatever.. Since the theme for this blog, "Just A Junk Drawer Dream", is based on my favorite Marah song (The Surge's band) I figured the first song I would post would be Phantom Eyes. In usual Monica digression, the import of the song was chronicled here and here.. Did you click? I know, it's a lot of clicking today. But if you did, that's right, ALL syrup baby. Not the sardonic asshole Monica you've grown to know and - er... love? This isn't the original version you're about to hear.. but a version played for me at a live Marah show. Yeah, I know. You TOTALLY care. But this blog is for me - a record of my life since getting married and moving to NYC so it's goin' up. Suck it up voyeurs! If I can figure out all this high-techery, that is. Here goes nothin'.

Just click on the speaker if you wanna have a listen. (Except for you Mom.. Who is still using the piece of shit computer I gave you a million years ago and choosing to buy creepy raffia dolls and fake fruit for the kitchen instead of just buying the goddamn computer speakers already and actually listening to shit.) Right. So, enjoy!

Reader Comments (17)

Hey Monica, Help me. I read on your website somewhere a while back a verse out of a book that was your favorite verse or Surge's? I don't remember what...but I liked it at the time and never went back to find out more. It was in the beginning of your "courtship" I think. Gosh, this sounds weird...I know. Ha. Can you remember this?
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCass
Was it from Great Expectations? Dickens?
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Yes! I think it was! Do you remember it?
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercass
This one?

"This was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same way with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day."
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Ahhh, Monica you are the best! That's it. It fits perfectly with something going on in my life....and that's why I remembered it. You made my day....
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCass
Glad I could help.. and good memory! One of The Surge's favorite books is Great Expectations.. He told me to read it the night we met. I got to one of the chapters that explained how Pip felt the night he met Estella. Dickens summed up how I felt when I met The Surge so beautifully that I sent the passage to him at the end of one of my emails. Am glad you're feeling that way about someone.. or something..
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
I love that song. Nick loves that song. Oh, that made me want to go on Thursday night!!! Alas, I'll have to wait for Saturday. Great version. Thanks for sharing it.
October 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterEDW
I love that song so much I named my blog after it. :-)
October 26, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdu_dragons
Ok I listened! Great song. But I don't get it! :(
October 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJen
I was at the show they played this song at. Such a sweet moment. This is one of my top favorite Marah songs as well. Great blog du_dragons!
October 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterStella
I love love that song! Which CD is it from?
October 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAimee
Let's Cut the Crap and Hook Up Later On Tonight.
Buy it, it is a GREAT CD.
October 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRichelle
LOL i type this blog name in google and found a review about this blog! the girl who review; haha. I don't realy get it but your famous!
October 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHamad al-Khalifa
Hamad--you are mean and petty. I don't know why you post here. I love that you fall back on the "I don't really get it" excuse that somehow you haven't mastered the idioms of Americanized English. You know exactly what you are doing and I wish you would go away.
October 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDada
Naughty naughty Hamad! Now listen to Dada. He/She means business and this is his/her blog! Oh, wait. It's Monica's blog. Oh, now I'm confused......
October 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBeg2defer
'Hamad's' shtick isn't even slightly amusing. Just pass over his comments... no need.

Monica, any word on the fabulous job prospect????
October 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaren D.
This song never did much for me until I heard it played live in Asbury Park last winter. Now it is one of my favorites. I would love to hear them play it again.
October 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersean

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