Aretha Franklin Mary, Don’t You Weep (Live)
Oo de lally oo de lally oo de lally ayy
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!
Tennis - Traveling
Songs that started off as reminders of my last months in France have quickly become anthems of my summer.
St. Vincent w/ Andrew Bird - Black Rainbow
Mystery Jets - Young Love
Mystery Jets have always found a way of creeping into different areas of my life. They played in my little hometown, made friends with some of my friends, became increasingly infectious on the radio, took over the London music scene when I moved there, they supported Brandon Flowers when I saw him last year and became an integral part of my American road-trip last Summer. In two days I am moving back to London and it seems only perfect that I should choose Mystery Jets to accompany me.
If I only knew your name I’d go from door to door
Searching all the crowded streets for the face that I once saw
Young Love is one of my favourite songs of any band. And yes, that is Laura Marling on the chorus!
This song holds such good memories for me. Kari and I found it while studying abroad in Paris three years ago and it reminds me of getting drunk and dancing around our house… and grocery store bag croissants smothered in Nutella, and Earl Grey tea. And it’s also how I discovered Laura Marling!
You should watch the video though, it’s super fun.
B*tches in Bookshops
Women-friendly / empowering music for your International Women’s Day.
Above: Destiny’s Child - Independent Women
India Arie - Video
Destiny’s Child - Girl
Jill Scott - Hate On Me
Barbara Streisand - Don’t Rain On My Parade
Tupac - Keep Ya Head Up
KRS One - Womanology
Common - Faithful
James Brown - This is a Man’s World
and of course,
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Jay Electronica, “Jazzmatazz”
Sick samples. Go MLK.
Adele - I’ll Be Waiting
singer of 2011 in my book.
My favorite song off of this album. One of the sadder songs I’ve heard in a while. But beautiful nonetheless.