Friday Genius Ten “All Your Temper Tantrums Are Belong To Us” Edition
Awesome and hopefully correct analysis of the Obama campaign trying to provoke John McCain into one of his famous temper tantrums during the next debate. It’s worth mentioning that the Bush campaign delivered the mortal blow in South Carolina by agitating McCain’s famous short temper. Of course, they were dirtier about it, spreading rumors that McCain’s daughter is the product of an extra-marital affair with a black woman and that his stint as a POW left him mentally unstable. Obama’s just calling him a coward, which is fair, because McCain is in fact a coward.
Anyway, continuing the random ten by using the Genius function on my iTunes. Play along in comments, or leave the traditional random ten.
Original song: “Shockadelica” by Prince. I couldn’t find an original on video, but Ween quotes the song extensively in their song “Let Me Lick Your Pussy”, to the point where it’s basically a cover song.
Genius gave me a superb mix:
1) “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got”—Bettye LaVette (a Sinead O’Connor cover, which is funny, because O’Connor’s most famous song is a Prince cover)
2) “Super Stupid’—Funkadelic
3) “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”—Aretha Franklin
4) “Anti Love Song”—Betty Davis
5) “Take A Letter Maria”—R.B. Greaves
6) “Poet”—Sly and the Family Stone
7) “We Party Hearty”—LTD w/ Jeffrey Osborne
8) “Champagne and Wine”—Otis Redding
9) “Slave to the Rhythm”—Grace Jones
10) “We Can Work It Out”—Stevie Wonder (Beatles cover)
Lauren turned me onto “Anti Love Song”, which sounds like it was made about, oh, yesterday, because it sounds so fresh. But it was actually recorded in 1973.
The Bettye LaVette album I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise is something a reader sent me, and it’s amazing. She’s a great soul singer covering a diverse group of songs that have female songwriters in common. Her version of “I Do Not Want” is acapella. It’s stunning. There’s two songs on this, “Sleep To Dream”, and then “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got”, under the fold.
She completely remakes some great country music, too. Here’s her version of Lucinda Williams’ “Joy” (also “Let Me Down Easy”)
And Dolly Parton’s “Little Sparrow”.
And for you cat lovers, here is a picture of Molly engaging in one of her hobbies, which is blissing out on the sweet, sweet smell of a stinky shoe.
An overhead shot where she looks guilty, which makes sense. Something that feels as good as foot smell wafting through your nostrils can’t be right, can it?