Shani-O at Post-Bougie has put up a post analyzing the lyrics of TV On The Radio songs, specifically the aggressive language choices Tunde Adebimpe uses to describe sexual desire. Since I’m only one half a cup of coffee in and it’s rainy out, I’m going to decline to offer an opinion on this one and suggest that you just read the post. It has inspired today’s Friday Genius Ten, a song that Shani-O calls one of the hottest (in the sexy sense) ever. The lyrics are also pretty funny, because this is the 21st century, and you have to have a little self-referential irony to pad everything.
Original song: “Wear You Out”—TV On The Radio
As a side note, TV On The Radio is one of those bands I’m glad I got into when they released their first EP, which meant that I was able to hunt them down and see them at a couple of shows before they blew up to the point where every show is so packed that you have to choose between relaxing at the show and being up front. Because they put on one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen them, just do it.
1) “Cowbell”—Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
2) “Sexual Healing”—Hot Chip
3) “Hated Because Of Great Qualities”—Blonde Redhead
4) “A New Name”—!!!
5) “Pieces Of People We Love”—The Rapture
6) “Mount Wroclai”—Beirut (Beirut is one of those bands that you wouldn’t think I’d like, because they are so pretentious and fancy, but just like with most things, if you do it well enough, you can overcome obstacles like that.)
7) “I Feel Like Going Home”—Yo La Tengo
8) “Apple Orchard”—Beach House
9) “Fireworks”—animal collective
10) “I Love Techno”—Soulwax
Videos and a cat picture under the fold. Hot Chip’s cover of “Sexual Healing”:
Now that it’s spring, I leave the sliding glass door open all day and just keep the screen door shut. This both makes the cats very happy and frustrates them. They spend hours staring at and fantasizing about murdering birds.