November 13, 2008

Pop Quiz Kid's November 13th at 1:33 PM Shuffle

Oh, hello.

Don't You Evah - Spoon

This song is alright, not my favorite evah Spoon song, and I'm a fairly solid fan. The opening chords sound sorta Yo La Tengo mellow-jammy to me, in a good way. Reminds me of the 18-hour train ride I took during college, from Williamsburg, Virginia, home to Birmingham, Alabama. I ate some cinnamon Teddy Grahams, took 2 Tylenol PMs, and listened blearily to "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out" on repeat, on my Sony Discman.

Play Your Part - Girl Talk
I'm sorta bummed I missed this show last month, but it was a verrry late show, packed with verrry drunk kids, and I'm too old for that shit. Also, when I get drunk and dance I fall over! I don't love each and every Girl Talk mash-up but in general they're fun and cool and make me happy nostalgic. When I figure out where a sample's from I feel like I got a POINT. This track has some lovely moments, like when the music opens up and slows down under "west side walk it out, east side walk it out, north side walk it out..." and later when a "Nothing Compares" sample pretties up the dirtydirty lyrics.

The Pioneers - Bloc Party
Not my favorite Bloc Party song - the high register of his voice stresses me out - but the refrain, like a lot of Bloc Party refrains, makes my heart ache in that awesome way. "We promised the world, we'd tame it, what were we hoping for?" ooooooh, right?

Hey Ma - Cam'ron
In case you're too new school to know this song, here's the chorus:
Hey ma, WHAT'S UP, lets slide, ALL RIGHT, all right
And we gon' get it on tonight
You smoke, I SMOKE, I drink, ME TOO, well good
Cause we gon' get it high tonight
Got drops, GOT COUPS, got Trucks, GOT JEEPS, all right
Cause we gon' take a ride tonight
So ma, WHAT'S UP, let's slide, ALL RIGHT, all right
And we gon' get it on tonight
Pretty much word-for-word my conversation with War Machine the night we met.

And finally...

Mr. Brightside - The Killers
I can't listen to a whole Killers album in one sitting, too repetitive, but this song always gets me movin.

Afterthoughts: Without War Machine's awes. ome. gift of a fully loaded (cute! red!) iPod Nano last Christmas, I wouldn't know what any of you were talking about, ever.


Mona said...

Great list! Don't get me started on Girl Talk shows. His NYC ones are sold out this weekend : (

I too how he dirtied up Sinead's song with someone talking about getting some (you know what). haha.

Mona said...

I too love* how he...