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The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
I've posted this before, but SOTD
This is one of my favorite songs (listen to it in Real Audio).

Music and Lyrics by Magdalen Hsu-Li
C. 1999 F.H.A.A.S.S. Music

I've been a torment to my mother and father
A loser, reject, dutiful daughter
Brutalized and terrorized, and ostracized by some
I've been open eyed and criticized,
Demoralized, and demonized by all the lies
Objectified, and fetishized by some
I've been a painter, dancer, lover, whore
An emblem of the dirty score
That lives inside of all of us
A shadow that won't go away
I've been raped and frightened to my knees
A good little girl who wants to please
Free as the breeze I laugh with ease
At the way we view social disease

Redefinition of identity

I am a drummer, singer, player, and writer
A person of intense inner fire
A music maker, a booty shaker, a big risk taker
I was the person who gave you free refills
When you were high on dope and drugged on pills
A superwoman all bluster and bluff
A wimp who can barely pick herself up
I've been yellow with pride and white at the gills
Black with anger and burning with skills
Red with passion and brown with age
Cause my mind is a set but my heart is a stage
I've been pushing and pushing all of my life
To evolve through truth and to change by might
I will never be done until I begin
To redefine who I am once again

Redefinition of identity

Well maybe you dream of being rich
As you're chasing after that big bright star
But do you really have insight and clarity?
Do you really know who you are?
It's a sea of sharks and charlatans
As you navigate round the bends
And sometimes you don't even end up
With any money, power, or friends
So I am rolling the dice as you call my name
I've got nothing to lose and no one to blame
I am young but with foresight I can see
A wider vision of equality
I am picking steam.ahead of the game
I don't know who you are but I know who I am
I am nothing like all of your other girls
I am thinking ahead for the rest of the world

Redefinition of identity

I just posted new info in magdalenhsuli about pre-ordering her new albums. I sent my letter and check last Friday, considering sending more next time I'm paid...

I am: wistful
Current Media: Magdalen Hsu-Li: Redefinition of Identity

chemical_pocky From: chemical_pocky Date: July 6th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
What type of music does she sing? (MP3 sample? ^^;) I've heard her from somewhere before, since her name is kinda unique, but I don't fully remember...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 6th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Unfortunately all of the samples on her site are RealAudio and I don't know how to go about converting them.

She's an independent chinese-american singer-songwriter and her style is compared to Tori Amos and Ani DiFranco a lot. But it is different too, there are lyrics to a lot of her stuff on her website too.
impactbomb From: impactbomb Date: July 7th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Oh. Whoa.

She feels like Ani, but different enough that I couldn't feel fair comparing the two.

Nice. Does she have any albums out in major circulation?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 7th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Two - 'Evolution' and 'Fire'. At least one is on Amazon, and there are links on her site to several online shops that sell them.

For a link to her site, and info on pre-ordering her two new CDs, check out <lj comm="magdalenhsuli'>. :-)