“Teardrop”- Massive Attack and Why I am so nervous

Time has slipped away from me. A month ago I thought this day would never come. But here it is and I am so nervous. What is so special about today you ask? It is the day I leave for my first MD/PhD interview (aka my post-undergrad schooling) at Penn State. By Sunday, I will be meeting other student, being interviewed by professors, doctors, and science researchers alike. Although I am a bit a lot nervous, I am also excited to get off campus/out of the extremely small town where my school. I literally haven’t been over 10 miles away from the campus in almost three months. So…. getting a bit claustrophobic.

As good luck for my interview, I decided to feature my “doctor” song that I used to play right before physics exams to remind me why I wanted to be a doctor: “Teardrop” by Massive Attack and the theme to the TV series House.

Elizabeth Fraser’s voice in this video is amazing. It has the ereathral, utterly beautiful but powerful quality that I have never heard duplicated. She has also done four other songs with Massive Attack and all are some of my favorite songs from the group.

Fun fact: Madonna was suppose to sing for “Teardrop” but Robert Del Naja and Grantley Marshall both wanted Fraser. Another fun fact (aren’t you luck, two today!): Fraser is also a member of the The Cocteau Twins and has sung songs for The Lord of the Rings Soundtrack. I’m falling in love with her even more!

Ugg, now all I want to do is watch The Lord of the Rings trilogy all over again. Maybe over winter break with my brother. We have already done The Matrix and Harry Potter. Why not a The Lord of the Rings marathon?

What is a song that you play for good luck?

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3 responses to ““Teardrop”- Massive Attack and Why I am so nervous

  1. Alenka

    I’m a little late, but GOOD LUUUUUCK! They’re gonna love you. 🙂

  2. I am a little late though. I’ve been freaking out all week to finish a draft of my thesis and figure out if I can graduate on time or not. Still not sure!

    I hope that all went well, and that State College, PA, was all you’ve ever dreamed of. I’ve never been, so I can’t say what it’s really like… but it may be different from Iowa.

    Good luck song, hmm. Not sure, but whenever I need a pick-me-up, I put on Dilly by Band of Horses, or Brighter Still by Ron Sexsmith, or I Didn’t See it Coming by Belle and Sebastian. I’m a softie. Oh yes, or perhaps Beastie Boys’ Hey Ladies.

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