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April 30th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Seems like most days there’s a song that keeps bouncing around my head; I figure I may as well start inflicting these on y’all.  Today, it’s Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope”:

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Helen // Apr 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I firmly believe this is the new Hey Ya.

  • 2 sarcozona // Apr 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Janelle Monae is 5 kinds of fabulous, but until I saw this post I hadn’t realized she was just what I needed to write the last paper of my undergraduate career.

  • 3 MochaMike // Apr 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Julian, Julian, Julian
    Speaking on behalf of the lunatic liberal fringe, that group with whom I’m most comfortable, I feel obliged, yes sir, obliged, to inform you that intellectuals are not entitled to have private lives apart from their blogs and certainly no interests that might suggest they actually have fun in the world.
    I know, I know…with this posting we learn of your vulnerability to catchy dance music and, from time to time, we hear about your interest in graphic novels/comics, and these diversions go a long way toward humanizing the blogger I’ve recommended to friends only to be met with ‘ughs’ and groans when my brief ‘you need to check out this website’ intro is followed by ‘affiliated with the Cato Institute.’ As shocking as it must be, some liberals are, in fact, judgmental. I, on the other hand am not, well, except for my profound displeasure that your worldly interests do not align perfectly with my own. Which brings me to my real point, why the hell don’t they?
    Would it be a terrible inconvenience to start one of your posts with, “I’ve been reading this amazing novel…” or “If you haven’t read, …?” Do I really think you’re obliged to write about subjects that only some of your readers might have an interest in? Of course not. Do I think you should be writing about subjects that you’re not interested in? Absolutely not. Do I think you should be writing about subjects that only I’m interested in—those subjects that don’t send me scurrying to my dictionary? Well, of course, but, I appreciate the Webster-informed postings, too.
    Since this post was in a ‘casual mode’ I felt it permissible to add my less than two cents worth. Looking forward to whatever you’re in the mood to write about next. Oh, by the way, update your Current Consumption—My Picks suggestions; I don’t want to have to drive all the way to DC, hunt you down (I’m way too lazy for stalking), and compel you, with force if necessary, to comply with my suggestions/requests, as i really don’t have those ‘with force’ skills anyway. I can, however, turn pages with the best of ‘em. Thanks for the vid.

  • 4 Greg N. // Apr 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Helen’s right.

  • 5 MochaMike // Apr 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Egad! My paragraphs have congealed. So much for copying from Word.

  • 6 Saif // May 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    “Seems like most days there’s a song that keeps bouncing around my head; I figure I may as well start inflicting these on y’all.”

    Mission Accomplished

    * clicks Replay

  • 7 Daniel // May 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Alyssa Rosenberg wrote some really insightful thoughts on Janelle Monáe

    As for Tightrope, it really is one of those songs you get in your head but never out.

  • 8 RickRussellTX // May 3, 2010 at 2:27 am

    It is uncommon in these modern, higglety-pigglety times to name a song after the dance it describes.

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