Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Look what I found in the bargain bin

Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch (with bonus DVD)
(Sire Records)

Price: AU$15

'Tis but thy price tag that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a bargain.
What's bargain? it is nor smelly CD rack, nor CD store's air-conditioning,
Nor oily-haired shopkeeper, nor 14 miles of cobweb on the ceiling, nor any other part
Belonging to a folksy chick. O, be some other price!
What's in a price tag? that which we call a bargain
By any other price tag would feel as cheap;
So Regina would, were he not Regina call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which she owes
Without that price tag. Regina, doff thy price tag (and thy album cover designer),
And for that price tag which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

Regina Spektor - Carbon Monoxide (from Soviet Kitsch)

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