#89: Humana – Zuco 103
Lilian Vieira’s sweet and sultry voice made me fall in love with her and the Portuguese language.
#88: I Alone – Live
Watch for the snake a couple of minutes in because I think that’s a
perfect analogy for Ed Kowalczyk. He’s a cobra ready to strike and he
brings that ferocity to his music.
Bonus: It’s Live, live! I was fucking AT this show, bitches.
#87: Get With You – DMX Krew
Years before she appeared on Mr. Show & later became a star on ’24′ as Chloe, I had a mad crush on Mary Lynn Rajskub (who I went to Art School with for a year). Ya that’s right ya Chloe-fevered schmucks… Go eat yer Neo-Con paltry thriller computer chipped hearts out. Man, I hate that fuckin show… but I digress… Back then, Mary Lynn used to perform strangely hilarious shy stuttering open mic poetry as performance art spazz comedy routines and one fateful night we ended up at a house party dancing together like freezing mongoloid monkeybots caught in a temporal tractor-beam. An opportunity had finally presented itself… I was dancing with the girl I had been dreaming about all semester long but here I was rattling and shaking like a busted-up animatronic idiot from Showbiz Pizza! Oh no It’s all coming clear now… I remember how she seemingly tried to reach out to me, by playfully mocking my robo-retardo moves… but in my completely flabbergasted stoned-ass state I kept on devolving my moves into goofier and goofier spasms and tics until we stood there miming a robotic Russian winter of 1812. It was fun and we laughed about it but I could hardly speak, no wit to twit… Damn You POt! Sometimes I can get too stoned and then throw a heapin helpin of nervous nelly nerves on top and… forrgeddabouttit… I lose the ability to put together sentences and resort solely on telepathy…
But nothing ever came of it. I had fizzled or she had had a boyfriend… regardless she graduated soon after in the spring.
Years later when I discovered the above track, it kinda strangely rekindled my long ago, but not entirely forgotten, unrequited crush and for a brief moment it became my mantra for my last hurrah! of how I was finally, Shockingly! going to woo her… but really it made me question why whenever I wasn’t with anyone, I would remember her and still hold out some goofy hope that someday someway in summertime something might happen between us? I guess I thought she was my ‘one that got away’ ha! what a stretch… But after all the years that had passed, this goofy song, of all things(?) was finally forcing my hand… I resolved that: “The daydream must attempt to become reality! Dopey delusions & daydreams be damned!”
- Dr. G
#86: Endless Nameless – Nirvana
The other side of the powerpop coin. Every kid who got Nevermind on CD also heard this as the secret song about 10 minutes after the end of the album proper.
#85: Thong Song – Sisqo
This song opened me up to a whole new world of unmentionables! Yeah I was in 7th grade when it came out, so what? After that you can be sure I was scouring every Rave and Forever 21 in search of the perfect string cheese wedgie panty.
#84: Let’s Get Drunk – The Click
#83: What Kind Of Monster Are You? – Slant 6
Great song! Everything they did was great. Too bad it was so short lived.
#82: Give Up The Goods – Mobb Deep
So smooth yet so hard. I bet it’s mostly bullshit too but somehow I buy it more than West coast hard-guy hip hop.
#81: Mistress – Red House Painters
No Explanation. (Don’t ask!!!)
#80: Tiger Trap – Beat Happening
You turn me on, rules, this is my riot grrrl entry, sort of.
#79: Everybody Everybody – Black Box
dude… everybody everybody, everybody everybody, everybody everybody, everybody everybody, OWWWW…. OWWWWW… everybody everybody, everybody everybody, etc..
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW…