Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hey Eugene

Have you ever met someone and instantly felt an amazing connection? I'm talking about one of those situations that blows you right out of the water, where you seem to be connecting on all levels with that other person, so much so, in fact, that all you can think is, "wow!" And then, a little while later, something happens that makes you realize that perhaps, although you're completely baffled by how you didn't pick up on it, the connection wasn't mutual. How could this fact have slipped by you? You are now left perplexed, wondering, "what was that all about anyway?" Well, here we have it, Pink Martini performing possibly one of their best songs about just that. Please join me in listening to, "Hey Eugene."

20 comments:

TK Kerouac said...

Great song, don't you hate when that happens?

Fede said...

Good morning Carla, interesting post. How much does it come from a personal experience? I guess a lot, and if it is the case I am right there with you. I am in the "front-end" of the process you just mentioned. The feeling of a strong connection and the anticipation of a next step...I am crossing my fingers.
I enjoyed the song...and also all the others that YouTube recommends.
Connections at different levels? Rare and precious. And precious because they are rare. I guess we do a lot of filling the gaps...I suspect that as soon as we feel intrigued and attracted, for some reason we project the same feelings into someone else, just like if we wanted to confirm ours. It is a process of generating assumptions that makes life better. We basically project feeling that we know will confirm ours...Isn't it criminal?
Big hug knocking at your door.

Carla said...

Tracey, Of course I do. Doesn't everyone? Glad you like the song.

Carla said...

Fede, I'm crossing my fingers for you too. Hope it all works out. I think you're absolutely right about our tendency to project what we feel. This, of course, is complicated if we have an intense feeling for someone, and in turn, their response seems to mirror back, for whatever reason, ours. It then becomes hard to imagine that they don't also feel the same connection. I'm glad you enjoyed the song. I like the vulnerability in it. Thanks for the hug. I appreciate it.

coloursofdawn said...

An interesting situation and one to common. After listening to her song, I wonder if there was a connection, but he got spooked before he called her back thinking perhaps she was too drunk to recall (blood shot eyes). Sometimes in a moment, we really connect with someone, but life gets away from us and we let opportunities pass. There are also people (and Eugene may be one of them) who live in the moment, and whatever they say in the moment is what is in their heart and they are sincere, then when the moment is gone, so is everything with it. I have a dear friend from high school (my not best friend I have referred to), who is just like that. She has improved over the years with my constant badgering about saying what she means and following through, but back when, it is a wonder I kept her as a friend. I had to recognize and accept this trait about her. She is so lucky to have me:-).

sirdar said...

I've never heard of Pink Martini. Interesting song. Most guys can relate all too much to that feeling that you describe :-)

Carla said...

Dawn, You raise some interesting points. I have a feeling that there are more than enough ideas here to provide ample discussion in quite a few different directions. Of course you are right, there are those who live so in the moment that they give no thought to anything beyond that. And then, of course, there are those who "chicken out" or are unwilling to take the risk. They see obstacles as daunting and get overwhelmed...perhaps paralyzed by their fear. Of course, in this case I did think that perhaps Eugene had simply lost that soggy napkin. Perhaps it was in the pocket of his blue jeans and ended up going through the wash. Who knows?

Carla said...

Sirdar, It's nice to know that the song hit a vein that many can identify with. It is kind of an off beat interesting song, isn't it?

Pamela said...

I can't remember that far back...
but I sure love this group. My late BIL had bunches of their albums.

Carla said...

Pamela, I really like this group too. They're pretty cool.

Steffi said...

It´s a nice and interesting song but unfortunately I never heard of Pink Martini.

Carla said...

Steffi, This group is fairly new to me as well.

Peter said...

For some unknown reason I am unable to view any videos ???

I wonder if it is a Linux thing??

I feel sure it would have been a most enjoyable video to view too....

Carla said...

Peter, I know nothing about Linux. Pity you couldn't see the video.

VE said...

Oh...I could totally relate and I really...wait...I don't drink Martini's...never mind.

Carla said...

VE, What if the band were called Brown Beer, or Pale Ale? Then I suppose you would totally get it.

Guilty Secret said...

It is so weird when that happens. Leaves you feeling so... open.

Carla said...

Guilty Secret, Yes, it most certainly does. Very vulnerable.

jeanine said...

I love Pink Martini. Thanks for sharing the video.

Carla said...

Jeanine, I agree, Pink Martini is awesome. Thanks for stopping by.