Friday, July 31, 2009

Carrie Brownstein on lyrics vs. poetry, featuring Color Me Badd!

Carrie Brownstein muses about lyrics versus poetry on her monitor mix blog for NPR. Not only does she make a sound point (that the "original power [of lyrics] likely came from the marriage between them and the way they were sung"), but she manages to bring Color Me Badd into the mix.

Fun fact: I owned Color Me Badd's 1991 album "C.M.B." on cassette and remember grooving to "I Wanna Sex You Up" on the back deck of a vacation house that belonged to the people my twin sister and I used to babysit for when I was 12 or so. This family took us on vacation with them to watch their kids. This was not a good idea. The music or letting the 12-year-old me babysit. But we all lived through it. And now I'm a mom myself and "C.M.B." is available used for 1 cent at Coincidence?

Also, have you seen Thunderant, Carrie Brownstein's comedy duo with Fred Armisen? My favorite is sketch is The Feminist Book Store.

Thanks, Laura, for the tip.

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