Song Favorite Lyric and Book of the Day, Unrelated
posted by May 3 at 13:30 PMon
From the stellar “Good Friday” off of Why?’s latest album, Alopecia:
“Sending sexy SMSs to my ex’s new man ‘cause I can”
Jesus! Just look at that thing! Look at the internal rhyme and consonance involved. Look at the amount of narrative and character crammed into just 11 words. Check out how he says “SMSs” when a lesser MC would’ve just said “text messages.” When you listen to it, it sounds like Yoni Wolf’s voice is climbing a up little hill, then falling down, flat. That is one hell of lyric.
Also, on an unrelated note, I just finished reading Carl Wilson’s 33 1/3 book on Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love, A Journey to the End of Taste, and, to add my voice to what I’m sure is already an exhausted chorus of consensus, it is required reading for anyone who has ever cared (too much) about music.