Friday, November 21, 2008

Broken hearts and wind-up toys

I started getting into the band Psapp (I pronounce it like "sap"). They're a boy/girl duo from London whose music is described as "toytronic" - electronic music with quirky toy instrument sounds. And they throw stuffed animals at their audience.

I watch this video and can't help but think of my ex. It's nerdy, cute, and weird, with circuit components that come to life. Watching this transports me to our old apartment, his collection of resistors and capacitors meticulously organized in tiny drawers next to my jar of knitting needles and the wind-up toys we bought each other.

Psapp's "Hi" from the 2006 album The Only Thing I Ever Wanted

My favorite part is when the screws unscrew themselves and walk away.

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