Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely [TNT RMX] (f/Blackstreet) (16’22”16) | The A.K.A.’s - Christmas in Hollis (16’19”09) | David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (16’08”26) | Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World (16’04”45) | Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me (16’03”07) |
While this is the original, I still adore ‘Fix’ on the virtue of the music video, featuring Blackstreet, Fishbone and ODB all sharing the same tenament house. The remix of ‘Fix’ made for the video—featuring Fishbone’s nutmeg flourishes and ODB’s incomprehensible growl/yelling—is the one I hear in my head when I play the original. Makes it a *lot* better.
My brother and I *loved* Animaniacs. And—after getting the CD and Yakko & Wakko stuffed animals for xmas at a embarrassingly old age for being thrilled with stuffed animal gifts—we learned the songs. Both of us can sing this song, in entirety, if asked. But please don’t. It’s as embarrassing as the story. …And we prefer to sing Schnitzelbank, anyway.
It took me 3 years to track down this song. I first heard it on bootlegs of Bela Fleck’s career-launching 1985 appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, then again on a 1996 bootleg. Neither with names, and both live recordings with unclear vocals. But I finally tracked it down. Absolutely amazing lyrics, and impressive bluegrass arrangement (better live, of course) and Maura’s voice is endlessly beautiful. I need to learn to sing this one karaoke, on the off chance some songbook somewhere has the original Paul Brady version.
I’m sad. You gotta love any paper claiming to be “America’s Only Reliable Newspaper” and gives you a classic “I’m having bigfoot’s baby” story. Here are some good ones, let’s have a last laugh for old time’s sake:
The only song on the ‘Trainspotting’ soundtrack that isn’t heavily dated. But it also might be a clue to where the Killers found their sound—who my age *didn’t* have the soundtrack on repeat from ‘96 into ‘97?
Ben Folds Five - Steve’s Last Night in Town (-32m)Ben Folds Five - Cigarettte (-35m)Ben Folds Five - Smoke (-38m)Ben Folds Five - Kate (-42m)Ben Folds Five - Selfless, Cold, and Composed (-47m)Ben Folds Five - Song for the Dumped (-52m)Ben Folds Five - Brick (-56m)Ben Folds Five - Fair (-1h1m)Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces (-1h6m)Béla Fleck & The Flecktones - Big Country (-1h11m) (via iTunes Playlist, Hourly)
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The stand out tune from a hell of an album. The liner notes for Voodoo, by the phenomenal poet Saul Williams, channel lots of ideas about the legacy of sexy reverence from D’ and the likes of Marvin Gaye, like dirt, salvation, grit, soul, redemption and sex. ‘One Mo Gin’ is what he meant, mos definitely.
I prefer the live verison of ‘Living in Clip’, but the lyrics are still seductively fantastic in the early days. One of the best encores I’ve ever seen an a show. I know one guy who likes this song, and he’s a pearl of free thinking, in my book.
'Nother great hook, that's nothing but better when The Roots play it live. I could wish for more evenness and story in the lyrics, but it's a battle rhyme and some of the best verses from Malik B before he vanished from the group.