Saturday, July 7, 2007

Slip you in the dozens, you papa and you cousin

Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls

You're much too beautiful girl
That's why it'll never work
You'll have me suicidal/Suicidal
When you say it's over

The Jamaicanisation of American culture continues with this little ditty which is, like, the fifty seventh reggae tinged single introduced to pop radio this month. Are the Carribean people trying to infiltrate out culture and take the States over? It's a terrifyin' thought. If the research I just invented is correct, you have to... BY LAW!... lie around on the beach smokin' pot for AT LEAST four hours a day? None of our corporate middle managers would survive that kind of lack of pressure.

And I'm sure there would be a down-side to this, too.

Anyway, I like this jam. It would be the feel good hit of the summer if the major hook was about happy, happy bunnies having rabbitsex or somesuch instead of offing yourself. Anyway it's got a kind of laid back Chuck Berry's Havana Moon type a feel to it with it's slowed down Stand By Me riff, full of soul crushing longing and despair but the mellow type of soul crushing longing and despair.

Some lyrical stupidity towards the end mars this song a bit: I'm losing my mind, and I don't think it's clever doesn't actually make a whole lot of sense, although I suppose it flows better than I'm losing my mind and AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! ELVES! ELVES CARRYING GIANT SPOONS ARE BUILDING CONDOMINIUMS IN MY PUBIC HAIR! AIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!

And, really, this tune is so damn SUMMERY that it might not have the same resonance when you're trying to find your car under six feet of snow in the middle of January, but right here and right now it's one of the highlights of summer music, circa 2007.

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