Blue October

Pasó mucho tiempo desde que escribí la última vez -y es que pasaron muchas cosas offline que no me dieron tiempo ni cabeza para ponerme online.
Peeeeeeeeeero a lo que nos compete, este tiempo estuve escuchando cuasi-obsesivamente a la banda Blue October. Dios mío, no sé cómo era mi vida antes de haber escuchado esta música.
¿Quiénes son? Bueno, son unos texanos con cero pinta de vaqueros que están juntos desde el '95 . Son, siguiendo la foto de izquierda a derecha, C.B. Hudson (guitarra principal y coros), Matt Noveskey (bajo y coros), Justin Furstenfeld (voz y guitarra), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolina, piano y coros) y Jeremy Furstenfeld (batería y percusión).

¿A quién le ganaron? Hasta hoy tienen cinco discos de estudio editados, más dos en vivo. Son: The Answers, de 1998 y editado a pulmón de los padres de Jeremy y Justin; Consent to Treatment, en 2000 y bajo el sello Universal que los largó en 2002; History For Sale, lanzado sin discográfica en 2003 pero relanzado más tarde por Universal que es re veleta y los volvió a contratar; Argue With a Tree, un disco doble en vivo lanzado en 2004; Foiled de 2006, Foiled For The Last Time, otro disco en vivo de 2007; y Approaching Normal del año pasado.

¿Qué onda? Lo que hacen es un rock alternativo que empezó más inclinado al country y ahora se ha vuelto un tanto indie. Según yo. Justin, quien compone y canta, es bipolar y hay muchas canciones interesantes sobre eso a lo largo de los discos (una de ellas es la que elegí para ilustrar a la banda: "Hate Me", de Foiled). En el último álbum, hay también canciones dedicadas a su hijita Blue.

Video oficial de Hate Me:


Hate Me en vivo:


Letra:
Nenes:
If you're sleeping are you dreaming
If your dreaming are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me.

Mensaje de voz:
”Hi Justin, this is your mother, and it's 2:33 on Monday afternoon.
I was just calling to see how you ware doing.
You sounded really uptight last night.
It made me a little nervous, and a l... and... well...
It made me nervous, it sounded like you were nervous, too.
I just wanted to make sure you were really OK,
And wanted to see if you were checking in on your medication.
You know I love you, and... Take care honey
I know you're under a lot of pressure.
See ya. Bye bye”

I have to block out thoughts of you so I don’t lose my head
They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed
Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that I’m alone
Playing movies in my head that make a porno feel like home
There's a burning in my pride, a nervous bleeding in my brain
An ounce of peace is all I want for you. Will you never call again?
And will you never say that you love me just to put it in my face?
And will you never try to reach me?
It is I that wanted space

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you

I’m sober now for 3 whole months it’s one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I won’t touch again
In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I’ll drive so fucking far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you

And with a sad heart I say bye to you and wave
Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made
And like a baby boy I never was a man
Until I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hand
And then I fell down yelling “Make it go away!”
Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be
And then she whispered “How can you do this to me?”

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what’s good for you
For you
For you
For you

Nenes:
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming,
if you're dreaming are you dreaming of me.
I can't believe you actually picked me

Chica:
Hey Justin!
Hey Justin!
Hey Justin!

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