hey guys and gals,
I totally missed last week’s tunes of da week cause I was busy with something called life so you know, shit happens. So this week I’m amping it up, hopefully this will get you in the weekend spirit!
sidenote – I’ve been working on a new feature script and decided to do something I never do, a cliche hollywood romantic comedy. And let me tell ya, it’s been a blast so far. Everytime I stop and think “no, I can’t possibly use this in my plot, it makes no sense!”, I picture the trailer VO and I say “of course this works!”. Also picturing my dialogue being spoken by either Jennifer Aniston or Kate Hudson works really well. As a tribute, here is one of my all time fave hollywood romantic comedies:
“yes you are a guy… quite a guy… oh my! oh that ryhmes. yikes… bikes!”
“are you in special ed?”
On to the main event!
Come and Go by The Reason
I first heard these guys back in 2006 and wasn’t too impressed, but this Kings of Leon vibe they are sporting is fitting and makes me want to drink a beer so therefor it’s going on my playlist. Now I want to drink beer on a patio. Damn it!
Guilty Filthy Soul by AWOLNATION f. Wale
wwwwooooozzeeerrsss, this makes me want to put on my heels, wear a sequenced blazer, paint my lips red and down a bottle of champagne I can’t afford at some record industry party where I fall into the pool at the end. Thank god it’s friday!
Guineafowl by Botanist
Still unsure of how I feel about this song but it keeps coming up on my playlist and I never skip over it. It’s growing on me like a slow summer tan. That’s a lie, I never tan with these German genes.
King of the Beach by Wavves
Recently discovered these guys live which was ridiculous. They are terrible musicians but had the whole crowd of underage scene kids going batshit crazy that one could only applaud them. Plus, surfer rock is due for a comeback.
White Blank Page by Mumford and Sons
Lets slow it down here and appreciate these talented bitches. This song may have to be the most brutally honest song I’ve heard in a long time and I die a little every time it comes on. Marcus Mumford’s trembling voice in this makes me think he suffered a terrible, terrible heartbreak and is punishing himself every time he sings this. Mr. Mumford, please come on over for a hug and a shot of whiskey, I think you need it. But this song is gorgeous beyond words, especially when you spite out “you desired my attention, but denied my affections”. Godspeed you wounded man… godspeed…
BONUS GUILTY PLEASURE SONGS
Y’all know my weakness for top 40 jams, so here are my pop hits of da week.
On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez f. Pitbull
Jlo… JLO!!! Where have you been hiding? I mean I know you had twins and all with rat face Marc Anthony, making shitty romantic comedies and now laying down the law at American Idol, but DAMN GURL. I remember when you were the IT girl dating Puff Daddy. You always had great dance songs and this is no exception. Welcome back, this beat is sexy and so fucking catchy I’m gonna play it again. Next time though, leave Pitbull out of it, you don’t need him.
Coming Home by Diddy
Speaking of lost artists from late 90’s and early 2000’s, Diddy, I don’t care if you are a shitty rapper, this song is dope, even if you are channeling your inner Kanye. I know everyone thinks you are lame, but I remember when everything you touched was gold. Plus you were the only funny part of Get Him To The Greek for me so, welcome back.
E.T Katy Perry f. Kanye West
Speaking of Kanye, he is the guy who can touch anything now and make it into gold. Katy Perry is either strongly hated or loved, and she’s actually grown on me with her Teenage Dream album (which by the way, Teenage Dream has to be the most amazing, perfect, flawless pop single this year. I don’t care what y’all say). This is a sly little number so put on your cutoff jeans and sunglasses and write about your crush in your journal sipping lemonade that’s spiked with vodka.