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Monday, February 5, 2007

Stranger Staffers’ *Sexy Time* Albums: The Answers to Last Week’s Quiz

posted by on February 5 at 14:59 PM

The Stranger staffer who has sex to Modest Mouse’s The Moon and Antarctica is… me. Hard to explain. Especially because Modest Mouse is not one of my favorite bands. And there’s nothing sexy about them. Except that swaggering, aggressive male thing. Which is right for one thing and one thing only. Plus, it’s pretty and noisy at the same time. And those opening notes? Always a nice segue.

What about everyone else? You probably remember last week’s Line Out post about what albums Stranger staffers have sex to. It was done as a quiz. Here, at long last, are the correct answers.

Dan Savage—The soundtrack to The Cook, the Thief, the Wife, and Her Lover.
He explains: “It’s thumping. And it builds to a climax. Duh.”

Kelly O—Love Tara, Ericís Trip.
She explains: “I take all it back. After further research, I discovered Eric’s Trip doesn’t work anymore.”

Bradley Steinbacher—1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 2.
He explains: “It starts out with an 11-minute version of ‘Ocean.’”

Mike Nipper—ďI donít play music during that time.Ē
(That’s the big surprise on this list.)

David Schmader—Loveless, My Bloody Valentine.
He explains: “I took the phrasing of the question literally, and named the album I’d put on when it’s time to fuck. But ‘times to fuck’ are typically only reached via pre-fuck music, and after reading a couple comments about the lack of non-honky offerings in our sex picks, I realized nearly all my favorite foreplay music is by non-honkies, including but not limited to Tricky’s Maxinquaye, the RZA soundtrack for Ghost Dog, and the collected non-gospel works of Al Green.”

Erica C. Barnett—I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, Yo La Tengo.
(Could not be reached for comment as she’s at City Hall.)

Jen Graves—Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd.
She explains: “I would like to say something in my defense, but everything Iíve thought of doesnít really help.”

Chris McCann—Ńgśtis Byrjun, Sigur Ros.
(Could not be reached for comment as he’s changing his baby’s diaper—must work pretty well!)

Kim Hayden—Greatest Hits, Leonard Cohen.
She explains: “Leonard Cohen is fucking smooth, and that album reminds me of a rainy day, which is always a good day for curled-up-under-a-blanket-on-the-couch sex.”

Ari Spool—Reject All American, Bikini Kill.
She explains: “Let’s just say Bikini Kill is loud and proud. And I’m always proud of myself when I’m getting it on.”

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Well, not exactly changing the baby's diaper, but buying diaper covers (who knew?).

Anyway, listening to Ńgśtis Byrjun is like being in the middle of an ocean on another planet, the waves cresting and falling and cresting and... well, you get the idea.

Posted by Chris McCann | February 5, 2007 3:36 PM

I'm with Mr. Nipper. No, not WITH him, you pervert; I agree with him. Music during sex is distracting.

But beforehand, I agree with Mr. Schmader about Al Green. Well, it doesn't work on my sweetie but it sure as hell works on ME. Especially when he does that little glottal "nyarhw" thing. Jesus.

Posted by Fnarf | February 5, 2007 3:57 PM

hmmm, oddly thats is the ONLY time I don't have music playing...besides my bike ride in to work and while I'm sleeping. but i usta play CDs while I slept, until my GF nixed all night sleepy time sike CDs on repeat was so nice drifting to sleep with SF Sorrow, Pet Sounds, Skip Bifferty...etc! I miss it!

Posted by nipper | February 5, 2007 5:03 PM

What about the HeavyBreathing: The Sounds of Sex albums?

Posted by Clark | February 5, 2007 5:07 PM

modest mouse is also good for selling minivans. or maybe not? the "gravity rides everything" commercials disappeared fairly quickly.

Posted by josh | February 5, 2007 5:33 PM

When Loveless came out, I tried playing it on repeat while I slept. I had the sickest dreams and woke up crankier than God in hurricane season.

Posted by Fnarf | February 5, 2007 5:50 PM

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