Sunday, August 29, 2010

The NSFW Song of The Summer

Joining the growing chorus, I can not get enough of Cee Lo Green's NSFW summer hit.  From its neo-pop/soul intro to its infectious and ribald chorus, the song is a joy and demands repeated plays.

Using the quintessential two-word expletive as the title and driving force, Cee Lo tells the common tale of a girl falling for a more upscale guy - a theme passed down for generations including rock classics, "Satisfaction" and "Rosalita." Also, does he really cite Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield?"

Much like "Hey Ya!" led both soccer moms and their brood to "shake it like a Polaroid picture," this song has the goods to unite us all behind this immediate reproach for the times.

Too much analysis already.  Just get in the car, roll down the windows, blast the stereo and let Cee Lo do the talking.

Fuck-You” by CeeLo Green (mp3)(Buy)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Summer of Our Discontent

These are the dog days of the our summer of discontent.

The typical bread and circuses have not been so satisfying - especially when you are short on the bread.  There is plenty of anger to go around, but apparently not enough to get folks off the couch

It is hard times, my friends.  But its been worse and its been crazier.  As Brother Jimmy was fond of saying, it is time to "break on through.

To help us on the ride, I offer this crunchy little gem from The Greenhornes, The Cincinnati-based band is better known as being Jack White's bandmates for his unstriped diversions. But Jack knows his stuff.  These guys are the real deal. This track from their 2002 album Dual Mono is a garage-fueled thrill.