Saturday, June 14, 2008

an annoying little meme from an annoying little person

Yeuch, my tiresome boyfriend has sent me a meme that he hasn't even been invited to do. Seven songs that I have been listening to recently.

'List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.'

So here goes;

Electic Feel - MGMT

I bought tickets to go see MGMT after hearing this and Kids and being unable to get them out of my head. This is slinky, cheeky indie-dance at it's niftiest. I like. Shame youtube won't let me embed the official video, which has the MGMT boys dressed up like a cross between J M Barrie's Lost Boys and Duran Duran's Wild Boys, frolicking in a rainforest, riding motorbikes and eventually splitting the moon. Genius.

How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down? - The Silver Jews

Hopefully I will actually make it to see MGMT and not miss them, as I did with The Silver Jews. Fair enough, I was enjoying and exhausting myself in the Lake District... but still. This is shallow, daft, throwaway and oddly innocent jingle-jangle stuff with a great example of boy/girl vocals.

Fascination - Alphabeat

This is shallow, daft, throwaway and oddly innocent jingle-jangle stuff with a great example of boy/girl vocals. Oops, I said that already. What Rod, Jane and Freddy would sound like if they were still making music. More addictive than smack.

Anthrax - Gang of Four

I cannot wait to go see Go4 at Southbank Centre on Friday as part of Massive Attack's, frankly stunning, Meltdown line-up. Squealing, crunchy guitars, heartbeat drum and bass and a subtly menacing vocal track consisting of two deadpan, competing, aggressive, and yet weakly masculine voices. Gets better with every listen.

In A Sentimental Mood - John Coltrane and Duke Ellington

I have had this on my i-pod for ages and, being a jazz ignoramus, had no idea what it was. Everytime it comes on, it's like my entire body gives a great big sigh and swoons "lovely!" It's also brilliantly cinematic. I can't help but listen to it as I'm walking through Clerkenwell on my way to work and imagine great wide lens shots of me striding romantically through the city in wearing impossibly high-waisted flares, a fitted shirt, tie and big floppy hat, with a tiny, funny little Jewish man by my side struggling to keep up with me. The very definition of mellifluous.

Bonnie and Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot (or, even better, the Mick Harvey and Anita Lane English cover)

A relatively recent trip to the BFI to see the hilariously sexist wankfest that is Serge Gainsbourg's pervy semi-delusional love letter to Jane Birkin kicked off a revival of all things Serge for a while. Featuring fevered, shrieking strings, groaning, swooning vocals and with a baroque appreciation for all things sexy and criminal, plus, yes, my fave again, boy/girl vocals, this is the stuff of wet dreams. Plus, as you'll see from this ace video, the 1967 film is a rhapsody in sartorial elegance and Faye Dunaway's weirdly remote and earthy beauty. An all-round stunna.

Pin - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Only recently revived in my CD collection, following Dr Batty's inclusion of the YYYs in his 7 songs. Nasty. Brutal. Short. Dark, cute and witty animated video too, from none other than TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe. Is there nothing that man can't do?

Okay. Fin. Beware my friendly bloggers...I shall begin hassling you with this meme shortly. Now, where's my dinner?


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