NEW LAURA MARLING
One in the air for the people ain’t here.
Two in the air for the father that’s there.
Three in the air for the kids in the ghetto.
Four for the kids that don’t wanna be there.
None for the n***as trying to hold em back.
Five in the air for the teacher not scared
to tell those kids that’s living in the ghetto
that the n***as holdin back that the world is theirs.
Yeah yeah, the world is yours.
I was once that little boy
terrified of the world,
now I’m on a world tour.
I would give up everything, even start a world war
for these ghettos girls and boys I’m rapping round the world for.”
— Lupe Fiasco, “Show Goes On”
Aretha Franklin Mary, Don’t You Weep (Live)
Bob Dylan covers “It Must Be Santa.” From his Christmas In the Heart LP.
This is the weirdest, and possibly my favorite, Christmas song.
LOLZ. I’m not entirely sure what just happened, but I like it.
you have my attention, sir.
The Scissor Sisters - “Let’s Have A Kiki”
Full disclosure: I’ve probably watched this video about ten or eleven times over the last week. And I might have the choreography halfway memorized. And I might be building a shrine to Ana Matronic in my closet. But seriously, I’m not even gonna pretend to apologize for liking this song. It’s like an entire dance party in music form; how can you not have a great time?
Those of you that are longtime fans of Jake Shears and the gang probably regarded this song as standard fare, but being totally new to The Scissor Sisters, I was pleasantly surprised by how vibrant and glam their sound is. If you’re into this song, I’d definitely recommend giving Shady Love a listen, which features guest vocals by the ever talented Azealia Banks.
See you next Wednesday!
Photo: Nick Michael/NPR
Tennis - Traveling
Songs that started off as reminders of my last months in France have quickly become anthems of my summer.