The last two songs on the CD are kind of a departure from everything else on it. "Ladybug Waltz" is a pretty song themed just like it sounds, about ladybugs in one sense and using a ladybug as a vehicle to express feelings in another. Kinda deep I suppose, but a pretty song nonetheless. The final cut, "After A While" is about pain and a place of security in a mad world, in which it is so easy to "never feel good enough," about the person behind the self-assured, grinning mask that we wear for public consumption. Is that too about Bif? I don't know, I never saw that part of her. Remember these interpretations of her songs are mine and maybe not at all what she intended. If that is the case, then you go ahead and make your own interpretations. In any case, it is good music from a very talented artist.
Bif will be playing Rothko in NYC this coming Saturday (April 22nd) at 8 PM. Yes, I will be there too, so if you are in the city, come on out; I know it will be a good time. The rest of her tour schedule is available on her MySpace page. You can probably pick up a copy of Superbeautifulmonster at the show, at your local music store, or through Amazon via the link on this page. Finally, if you are in a band yourself, I ought to mention that her record label, Bodog Music is currently sponsoring a million dollar "battle of the bands" in the US so if you want to join in the battle you can get more info at Bodog's Myspace site.