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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

M.I.A.

I guess I need to get back on this whole blogwagon, but shit, lately, I just ain't been feeling it. Nothin' to say. I did finally get around to listening to Arular, like, 3 minutes ago. It only took me a week and a half. I like it. I think. I need another listen to decide on all of it, but I'm definitely already enamored of "$10 Dollar," "Hombre," and "Galang." HOAS is right. She's a bit ADD. I also kept thinking, "Gwen Stefani + Neptunes -superproduction + Tamil Tiger daddy = M.I.A." I also noticed Justine Frischmann was credited with co-writing "Galang." That seems so wrong somehow. Like learning The Donnas helped pen, well, nope, that was going nowhere. Also, come to think of it, it doesn't seem all that odd, considering the mind-jacking catchiness of "Connection." Meh. Justine Frischmann had a fucking awesome haircut. This is why I cuss a lot and mock things and don't review shit. Even I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.

10 Comments:

At 7/06/2005 09:07:00 AM, Blogger K. said...

Hey don't dis The Donnas. Their last couple of CD's have been pretty good.
M.I.A.? I dunno. She seems a bit too overproduced for my tastes, but I have not heard enough of her to really judge. But maybe I'll check it out.

And even though I've been posting lately, my motivation has been pretty "meh" It's like I'm posting about any ol' crap just to do it. So don't fret. We'll still be here.

 
At 7/06/2005 09:20:00 AM, Blogger Zantiferous3 said...

The Donnas... blecch... can't get with them. Don't know MIA... but now you've intrigued me. =)

 
At 7/06/2005 09:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Sid. Rob from Chicago here. Hey, I wanted to add to list of quotes as posted below. "You make your own luck." Never found that to be anything but true. Oh and the Donna's are dirty, dirty, dirty girls and I love them for that. =)

 
At 7/06/2005 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Sid said...

K-I don't particularly thrill to The Donnas brand of throwdown, if you knows what I means. (I sure as shit don't.) But I'm not saying they ain't no good, neither. I'm just saying I don't think I want to throw them into a studio with Ziggy Marley and Punjabi MC and listen to the results, nahmean? But if Galang is what could come of that sort of pairing, well, maybe I do want to listen to the results, just, I don't wanna know how they came about. Uh, wha?

Also, I don't know if she seems overproduced so much as already fucking overexposed, to me. Because, like HOAS was saying, every music critic ever insists you must like her, and she's like, the future of music and shit, and that would ususally guarantee immediate hatred on my part of most any artiste, because so many music critics have their heads so far up their own assholes I think they can't hear music quite right. Hm.

Same for you. too-we'll keep rading. Also, when you post "any onld crap," it's always still really good and interesting and on point. I have yet to develop that particular skill, lol.

X--where the hell is you at? If you ain't in NYC, well, I guess I could send you a few tracks. She's definitely interesting.

Rob--you are so right. Sosososoright. I just wish I could have a little elf on hand to make mine for me. THat shit is hard work!

 
At 7/06/2005 12:17:00 PM, Blogger Sid said...

Keidra, this should go without saying, but I just wanted to clarify that I did not mean "same for you--head up ass" but "same for you--keep posting, we'll be here." I am so not smooth in my delivery of anything. Goddamn.

 
At 7/06/2005 05:33:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

Don't worry about it. I got what you meant. Hee!

 
At 7/06/2005 05:41:00 PM, Blogger Viv said...

Sid, you're like Doritos. I can't stop at one post. But I'm willing to sit on my impatient ass and wait. While screaming "REFRESH YOU BASTARD!" as I hit the reload icon in hopes that you've posted something in the past 30 seconds.

Yes, I have no life. Why do you ask?

 
At 7/06/2005 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous J said...

Not a big Donnas fan, either, but they are playing a FREE show w/OKGO (whom I do like) at Pier 54 on 7/21...

http://ultragrrrl.blogspot.com/2005/07/cmon-cmon-husky-gent-sent-over-this.html

 
At 7/06/2005 10:17:00 PM, Blogger Ross A Lincoln said...

Also, come to think of it, it doesn't seem all that odd, considering the mind-jacking catchiness of "Connection."

To be fair to your sense "meh", don't forget that Justine was sued by the band Wire for ripping off "Three Girl Rhumba". Justine was always too junked out to be that good of songwriter.

Louise Wener from Sleeper on the other hand, amazing songwriter, wrote songs as catchy as Elastica's, and didn't rip off post punk forebands.

Plus, Louise is a pretty good novelist. Strange life.

 
At 7/08/2005 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Sid said...

Ross, J--Thanks for the tips. I thought very, very hard about going to the show that was on last night, but in the end I couldn't drag my ass that far downtown, even for the free. I will check out the next show, though.

 

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