Saturday, March 21, 2009

how green is my monkey?

Honoured I am to participate in the latest Green Monkey Music Project, brainchild of Splotchy, and this edition guest-hosted by Bubs. This time around, it's a theme that is near and dear to my heart. It's somewhere we have all been at one point or another, sometimes more often than we care to admit - a place that you know is so bad for you, but feels so good being there.

May I present my selections for the "Man, you know this shit's no good for you" edition, those songs that make you feel like maybe you are contributing to some form of evil just by enjoying them:

Stink | Arab Strap

It's your skin and your breath and your sweat and greasy hair,
the empty cans and makeshift ashtrays everywhere.

Strangers waking up in the Monday morning stink

- of course I feel sick, but it's not why you think.

Song for Clay (Disappear Here) | Bloc Party
We stroll past the queue, into the magazine launch party
I am handed a pill and I swallow it with complete disdain

kick drum pounds off beat high hats remember to look bored

we suck each other's faces and make sure we are noticed

the cocaine won't save you

Tent in Your Pants | Peaches
you lick the pole when it's cold and your tongue'll stick
so keep the party pumpin' and thumpin' and shit

rubbin' the club, legs in between

lovin' the scrub, keepin' it clean

we're gonna wash that pole

we're gonna wash that pole

Dead Man in My Bed | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
He used to be so good to me, now he smells so fucking bad
there is a dead man in my bed, she said

I keep poking at him with my stick

but his skin is just so fucking thick

there's a dead man in my bed

A Boy and His Machine Gun | Matthew Good Band
don't move stay just like you are
you look sane, motionless like that

so very flat

it's amazing what velocity can do

when human beings are in season

a boy and his machine gun

if you're quiet we might see some

Go here for all the downloads of these songs, plus all those other ones that the devil will be playing as your soul burns in the eternal fires.

Thanks Bubs and Splotchy. Twas great rolling about in the filth with you.


Bubs said...

I always try and bring out the best in people,and clearly I've succeeded here.

Great choices!

Wandering Coyote said...

I think I'd be way too embarrassed to participate in this one...

"Tent in My Pants?" Jesus...

Ha! Word verification = orable

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's one of your finer qualities, Bubs. You are a mentor to the stars!

It's the musicians who should be embarrassed, Wandering Coyote. You just encourage them with your listening.

Sean Wraight said...

This is terrific Barb! I like this a lot, simply because it's such a diversion from the regular challenges. Well done too. Your song selections are inspired and informed.

Not easy being original but you did it well! Curious though, what were some of the ones you edited out?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

You know, those were the first five that popped into my head, and I went with them, Sean. Oh, Iggy Pop's Nightclubbing was under consideration too.

Splotchy said...

Thanks a lot for all the nastiness. I haven't heard most of it before!

Word verification: rearset

bloody awful poetry said...

Filthy. Absolutely vile. Love it.
I've never heard that Tent In Your Pants song, but I think I like it. Not particularly subtle, is it?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was great fun, Splotchy. Thanks for organizing it.

It is about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the side of the head, BAP, agreed.

Dale said...

Thanks for adding to my musical sinfulness Barbara!