Oh Yoshimi.

Her name is Yoshimi
she's a black belt in karate
working for the city
she has to discipline her body

'Cause she knows that
it's demanding
to defeat those evil machines.
I know she can beat them.

Oh Yoshimi, they don't believe me,
but you won't let those robots eat me.
Yoshimi, they don't believe me,
but you won't let those robots defeat me.

Brody made me a cd a few years ago. He titled it "Lyndsey's 5 Star Mix". And it was. It was my introduction to amazing bands like The Decemberists, Bishop Allen, Band of Horses, Mates of State, Flaming lips and Damien Rice. I really loved that cd. I listened to it all day, everyday, over and over, until Tom couldn't take it anymore. He begged me to play something else...As he always does after I find something new and obsess over it for months at a time. This would be the perfect opportunity to come clean to my parents about ditching sixth grade to come home and listen to my brothers Poison tape. I couldn't get enough of that song "Talk Dirty to me". We should talk later about why a sixth grade girl was listening to that in the first place. But that will have to be for another time... I will say though, I remember craving that song. Almost  feeling like I would die if I didn't get to hear it. So I would sneak home and listen to it over and over and over.(When I find something I love, I lose my need for variety.) Wow, I am sounding healthier and healthier by the minute... Moving on.  So for the sake of keeping my husband and children happy, I moved on to the next mix. Something about My chemical Romance, Blue October and a couple other gems. I listened to those to death and then of course, moved onto something else. Before I move on to the next part of this discussion, I will say that I do have self control. I will find those very special songs and make myself only listen to them once or twice and then I force myself to move on, so that I will not tire of it.
So why is Yoshimi the title of this post? Because I stumbled across my 5 star mix a few weeks ago and have done nothing but listen to it again. It brings back such emotion... (As all good music does)  And Yoshimi, strangely, was my happy song. So what do you do when you need to be comforted or cheered up? For me, I listen to the kind of  music that brings back those good emotions.
Those evil-natured robots
they're programmed to destroy us
she's gotta be strong to fight them
so she's taking lots of vitamins

'Cause she knows that
it'd be tragic
if those evil robots win.
I know she can beat them.

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