Thursday, November 10, 2005

You're amazing! You should fight crime!

Fallout Boy is stuck in my head. I've been going down swinging, being number one with the bullet, and cocking and pulling it since yesterday. I'm not even a huge fan of the ban, its just that chorus and the accompanying riff is so catchy. I don't like anything else they do, I swear it. How do I know? I've never heard it, and I know all music that is good.

I think if I ever master, or wait, get good enough to know what the heck is going on with, my guitar, I'd like to write a catchy song. Something really catchy. There are lot of catchy songs. Franz Ferdinand's first hit, Take Me Out. I can hum that riff in Siberia while sipping vodka with my comrades, and I swear they will recognize it. Or say the opening notes to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Classic. Like a finely aged wine.

But that's the weird thing. One hit wonders are basically just that. Catchy songs. Here's a classic one hit wonder. Young MC's Bust A Move. It doesn't get any better than that. He didn't have anything else explode. But that break beat with the funky distorted electric guitar and the breakdown? Catchy. I still remember words to it. Another catchy one hit wonder was Gary Newton's Cars. Catchy. Very catchy. Or the Cardigan's Lovefool. Accomplished band with several albums but only one chart topping hit. Why? That song's catchy. Its got the girl whining "love me love me" and the guaranteed clincher: the distorted talking voice. Remember, I cry, and I cry, and I beg for you to.

In this city ladies look pretty/Guys tell jokes so they can seem witty/Tell a funny joke just to get some play/Then you try to make a move and she says, "No way"/Girls are fakin goodness sakin/They want the man who brings home the bacon/Got no money and you got no car/Then you got no women and there you are/Some girls are sadistic, materialistic/Lookin for a man makes them opportunistic/They're lyin on a beach perpetrating a tan/So a brother with the money can be their man/So on the beach you're strollin real high rollin/Everything you have is yours and not stolen/A girl runs up with somethin to prove/So don't just stand there bust a move

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have no clue why I said anything to you about your site tonight. But it's done. You know who I am now. Not that it's a big deal or anything. Oh yeah, Sunday, if ya make it, hope ya do, I'm just telling folks to bring something food wise. I could have sent all this in an email, but....I don't have your email address. If you have any questions...let me know.

Javann said...

If it makes you feel any better, I already guessed it was you. You're not clever at all you know. :)

Anonymous said...

I figured you'd figure it out. I guess I need to work on that. So ya coming tomorrow or what?

Anonymous said...

Well, sorry you missed this evening. It was a fun one. A whole lot more fun than doing laundry. :)

Javann said...

The laundry had to be done. And I'll do it again.

Anonymous said...

I was just messin with ya. I'm glad you have clean cloths.

Anonymous said...

Werent you out playing pool not doing laundry?!?

Javann said...

No, at five thirty, I was doing my laundry. Pool didn't happen till seven thirty. I finished it in time to go play pool.

Tiffani said...

I didn't make the comment about you playin pool. If you want to know what I thought about it, then read what I wrote at
www.flamesofthought.blogspot.com

I'm glad you were able to finish in time to have some fun.

jonathan said...

So... was "Tiffani" the anonymous one this whole time?