Thursday, March 12, 2009

you can't get on my system cuz my system is the solar

10 Songs I'm Into At the Moment

I included on the playlist below the live version, because that's the one I prefer (the studio version, also good but more cluttered, is linked above). This is classic Funkadelic, with a demented story about a freaky little groupie with too much rump to bump over an extraterrestrial groove. The only thing I can't figure out is whether "undisco" is a compliment or insult.

2. "Phone Home" by Lil' Wayne
Speaking of of my favourite things about Lil' Wayne is his claim of being an alien, and this entire song deepens that idea. I've fallen in love with Tha Carter III, despite how predictable my love for it is. What isn't predictable is Lil' Wayne's rhymes - I've noticed that he'll intentionally mispronounce a word to make it rhyme with the previous phrase and then correct himself to rhyme it with the next phrase (see the "asaneen, damn, I mean asinine" in "You Ain't Got Nothin'" - so retarded it becomes genius).

3. "I'm A Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears
I'm definitely not breaking any new ground with this, and I specifically recall hating this song when it came out, but recently I've been throwing this one on all the time. It's so weird how my love for Britney has grown and grown over the past year. Never would've seen that coming when I was 12.
4. "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" by Busta Rhymes
First off, the video is beyond sick. His videos is what made me really start to appreciate Busta Rhymes. But, as his name would suggest, he can seriously bust a rhyme. Superbly.
5. "Tears Dry On Their Own" by Amy Winehouse
I'm a year or two behind on Amy Winehouse, but I'm falling hard in love. Her lyrics are just so sublime, unpretentious yet poetic and so real and relatable. Before I even actually would listen to this song, I had adopted the "my own best friend" lyrics as a personal motto.

6. "80's Joint" by Kelis
I guess you're beginning to notice that I've been listening to a lot of pop lately. I know it's not considered to be the coolest thing, but it's so emptily joyful and I can relate! The bass on this track is just killer.
7. "Country Girl" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
I used to dislike this song, but it has grown on me so much. When they finally reach the "Country girl, I think you're pretty", it feels like when you're deep in a swimming pool and swimming upwards and upwards til you finally break through the surface. Unfortunately, I can't find a clip to link you to, so seek it out yourself!
8. "Bathwater" by No Doubt
I recently discovered my old No Doubt CD's that I was obsessed with when I was 13 and have been enjoying the comforting nostalgia of them. I know No Doubt's touring this summer and I must say, sounds very tempting.
9. "Oh! You Pretty Things" by David Bowie
On a completely different page, this gorgeously simplistic number exudes Bowie at his "best" (quotations because, really, who can judge?).
10. "I'd Rather Be With You" by Bootsy Collins
I've been allll over solo Bootsy Collin's lately, and unlike most of his stuff, I find this song deeply touching. It almost makes me cry, but then again I'm just moody, especially around the full moon.

march 12/09


Anonymous said...

i love tears dry on there own!

Katelin said...

love that amy song. i think it's my fave off of her album. so good.

Eyeliah @ said...

Bathwater is seriously one of my fav songs ever, its awesome! I try to play it on guitar. My hubby makes me listen to Lil Wayne all the time,so I am starting to like it. David Bowie and Amy Winehouse, constant rotation. :-)

this wheel's on fire said...

girl i love this list and love you!! some great songs here...

Diana said...

Kelis! I thought everyone forgot about her. I love her.

Great playlist!

Keith said...

Hey Molly. Wow! Those are some cool tunes. I like them all. The song I'm really into right now is Chester French's "She Loves Everybody." Cheers!

Allison said...

Lil Wayne, yes please. I constantly break out of my indie cycle for him. He's fantastic - and after I saw him do the top ten on Letterman I fell a little bit more in love with him :)

And Britney and Amy? Effed up but fantastic.

Great list, girl :) said...

I'm a No Doubt fan, though I must admit, I can't listen to hip hop or rap or RnB, whatever labels.. it just annoys me. The only remotely 'rap' infused songs I listen to is the Gorillaz. lol. They're awesome.
Also, have you seen Watchmen? because that movie is just an excuse for awesome token good songs. This totally excludes the My chemical romance CRAP during the credits... but yes, I do think you would enjoy the soundtrack for the most part. :)

Twiggy Mod said...

I love our amy, it is a shame.

have a fab weekend x

Dooder City said...

I really do love Funkadelic. Such an amazing band. My mom saw them when she was younger and she told me stories of costumes and crazy s$#@ happening at the show. I have never really listened to Amy Winehouse (I know, wake up Deana!) but I hear she's great. As for Brit, I think her old stuff is pretty good. Her new stuff sounds like Wall E (not a fan) but I love the video for I'm a Slave 4 U.

Aretha said...

That Bootsy Collins song is one of my all time favs! Love the list :)

Maya said...

Mmmm, pop. I just realised how many tattoos lil wayne really has, I LOVE!

Crazy Eddie said...

Kelis, Amy and Britney. I can understand Amy, but I never in my wildest dreams thought you would have the slightest interest in Kelis and Britney.

I've been a fan of Britney since her high school Hit Me Baby One More Time days so its nice to see you share some interest in her. She's scandalously interesting and she oozes sex-appeal.

Jeez, am I really gay? Sometimes I wonder...

Besitos Molly love

PS. I tagged you.

WendyB said...

I love that Busta video.

Anonymous said...

great choices, dear. i myself am an avid amy winehouse fan. she has such a sultry, deep, rich voice. i love her. she reminds me of tango music for some reason...

jess said...

I love tears dry on thier own and bathwater.

WAT said...

I'm tempted to see NO DOUBT in concert too. Shoot, I still haven't even gotten my Britney ticket, and I don't know if I even will, for it is rather pricey.

That Bowie song is off HUNKY DORY! OH YES! Great album, great song, but me loving THE BEWLAY BROTHERS most of all.