Thursday, April 19, 2007

Songs for the Weak

“Get Throwed” by Bun B (featuring Pimp C, Jay-Z, and Young Jeezy)
One thing Southern soul and rap have in common? Heaviness. A fat, greasy track like “Mojo Queen” by Ike & Tina Turner hits you like a ton a bricks, and so does this song. Maybe that’s why a nimble (yankee!) rapper like Jay-Z sounds out of place, while the sluggish Young Jeezy shines.
[Available on iTunes]

“Love Comes Quickly” by Pet Shop Boys
British bands in the '80s seemed to have perfect pop songs coming out of their ass. Can I get a source on this?
[Available on iTunes]

“My Moon, My Man” by Feist
Maybe it’s the gay talking, but this video is sexier than anything Shakira’s ever done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWrNCCx2p5U

“Lip Gloss” by Lil’ Mama
This video is like the lovechild of Missy Elliott and “Baby One More Time.” The colorful hallway reminds me of the bathroom at the Guggenheim Bilbao, which was my third favorite thing about the museum (the first two being its architecture and Jeff Koons' Puppy sculpture).

Lip Gloss:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUTIOjZejFI
Puppy:
http://singaporedreaming.com/blog/files/sanseblast-puppy.jpg
Guggenheim:
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/images/museu_gug.bilb.1.lg.jpg
Bathroom:
http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/people/robinson/Images/robinson2-17-19s.jpg

1 comment:

rebecca said...

I'm glad I'm not the only Lipgloss fan--I heard it on the radio a couple weeks ago and have pretty much had it in my head ever since. I especially like discoursing on the differences and similarities between it and "Grillz"