Bunch o' Songs
MP3:The Lucksmiths - T-shirt Weather
Perfect, happy summer song.
MP3:Ultimate Fakebook - Inside Me, Inside You
I love Ultimate Fakebook. That's all you need to know, isn't it? It should be!
MP3:Stereophonics - Dakota
Great tune -- even some people who don't usually like Stereophonics might well like it.
MP3:Eisley - Sea King
Adorable. Possibly to be avoided if you hate that kind of thing. Not all their songs are quite this cute.
MP3:Underground Lovers - Losin' It
I don't know whether the song was inspired by the movie by the same name starring a sanity-challenged cult member currently on a mission to convert the world, but who in the movie just wanted to go to Tijuana and lose his virginity. I haven't seen it, so I don't know why foreign travel was necessary for sex in 1983, at least in Losin' It's version of 1983. Did all the American teenage girls and young women within an appropriate age range leave that geographic region for some reason? Were they all uninterested in Cruise's character, at least in a sexual way? Did he find all of them in some way lacking?
Okay, I am a curious lass. Info aplenty in this photo-enhanced review. Cruise's character is named Woody. His pals are Dave and Spider. Ah, 80s movies... Katie Holmes should take a look at her fiance's filmography before letting him veto her own roles. Looks like the simple answer is: they go to Tijuana to visit a brothel. Easier than dating, I suppose... or so they thought!
Hmm... ever wonder where Cruise gets his inspiration for all his great lines? Yeah, me neither, but look...
Cop (Losin' It, 1983): "I told you to go home and learn some manners kid, now you'll learn them here."
Tom Cruise (Sixty Minutes: Australia, 2005): "You're stepping over a line, you know you are. I'm just telling you right now - put your manners back in." Almost eerie.
Okay, back to music.
MP3:The Go-Betweens - The Clock
Why when you come here
Does the rainbow turn black?
MP3:Starsailor - Four to the Floor
Music, good. Lyrics, somewhat less so. For instance:
Four to the floor I was sure, that she would be my girl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little girl
Okay then. Hey, song-writing can be tricky. What else could they have? A quick consultation with a trusty rhyming dictionary and one of the following alternatives could have been a reality:
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little curl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little whirl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little pearl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little seed pearl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little spit curl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little shopgirl
We'd rent a little world, we'd have a little hurl
Songwriting is like totally hard. No wonder some people don't even try to make their songs rhyme.