Thursday, June 7, 2007


See, this is an interactive post. I ask you a question, and you respond in the comments section. Otherwise you can call me and give me your answer. Those are the only two options. This is what I'm wondering:

Off the top of your head (or you can cheat and use the internet, see if I care) what is the funniest lyric you can think of?

I probably should have thought of an answer to this question before posting it. Ok. . . so maybe I'll go the Stephen Malkmus route. I was listening to his self-titled solo album the other day, and this line from "Jo Jo's Jacket" always amuses me:

“Perhaps you saw me in Westworld, I acted like a robotic cowboy”

Yeah, so, I guess that song is from the perspective of Yul Brynner. I have just looked up the video clip on YouTube. I suggest you see it, because it is entirely ridiculous.


Outerbridge said...

The next half hour was the same old thing
My mother buyin' me clothes from 1963
And then she lost her mind and did the ultimate
I asked her for Adidas, and she bought me Zips!

- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 1990

Karen said...

I notice that you use the word "album"; is that a record or a CD?

alice said...

I guess I use "album" as a catch-all for any full length release, regardless of format. This is probably because people listen to music in so many different ways (usually on mp3 now, I suspect). When I do listen to things on record, I guess I do specify, by saying "I was listening to that record the other day." That's mostly because I keep every other piece of music I have on my computer, but I haven't converted any of my records to digital format. My parents tend to use album or LP to refer to an actual record though. As in, "your father took that album when he left. It probably even still has my name written on the back."