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Cover Battle – “Jump Around” April 18, 2014

 

The group House of Pain came out with the song “Jump Around” in 1992. Whether you’re a rap/hip hop fan or not you couldn’t deny the infectiousness on display. To this day, I can’t help bobbing my head in tune, despite my inability to understand the majority of the lyrics.

 

I have a hard time taking Insane Clown Posse (and their whole “juggalo” lifestyle/mythos/concept/whatever) seriously, and their version of “Jump Around” is no exception. This may be the only time I’ve actually listened to them. And hopefully it shall be the last. (See the things I do for you guys?).

 

This is horrid. At least the original had bite and authenticity to it. ICP just seems like a wan, poorly executed parody, done by posers.

 

Speaking of horrid – let’s have Vanilla Ice take a stab at it. It’s kind of a thrash metal garbage plate full of unpleasant pointlessness.

 

And now we have Limp Bizkit’s contribution. Nothing really noteworthy happens during this. It was fairly inoffensive, pretty much lacking in artistic merit and full of meh.

 

Founding House of Pain member Everlast, performed a toned down acoustic version on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. His voice is older and more gravelly, and I really like that. He sings with the voice of a man who’s lived, and not a young teen full of braggadocio. It’s very considered and chill. And … I’m still bobbing my head to it.

 

   

   

 

Booty Call June 21, 2013

Filed under: poetry — jerzygirl45 @ 12:08 am
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Just trying something different here. Totally not my normal style. The first couple of lines just randomly popped into my head and I ran with it

   
   
   

you between shawties

& I’m between dudes

so why don’t we get together

and you & I can screw

 

you know you got the digits

so hit me up sometime

i’ll let you put it on me

and we can have a grind

 

i’ll work ya like a pro

that i can’t deny

you be nuttin so hard

you think you ’bout ta die

 

so come check out this cutty

i’ll check your piece a wood

gettin’ down to bidness

then we can ride it good

   
   

 

Well said March 31, 2013

   

   

 

The Daily Hotness – Timbaland January 2, 2012

   

   

   

Tim “Timbaland” Mosely on IMDB

Timbaland on wiki

Timbaland Official site

Everyone Wants Timbaland

Timbaland: ‘I Was In Love With Aaliyah’

   

 

#whitegirlraps August 19, 2011

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For the Amy Poehler video, skip to 0:57. The first part is just a bunch of talking heads.
   


   


   

   

(Notice Gwyneth is nowhere to found. But you can click on her name if you really want to be subjected to her “rap”)
   

 

I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC November 23, 2010

 

 

Okay – that’s not really true. I like it, but not at Christmas. It’s like an overdosing of love and peace and joy and “happy, happy, happy” and forced familial frivolity (ooh –alliteration) coupled with Black Friday/Altamonte-level stampedes.

 

 

I can listen to it, at length, in the summertime. Weird, huh? And it’s not the usual stuff that get’s musak-ed to death, either. I prefer the nutty, Dr. Demento-type songs: Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo and Patsy, Christmas Don’t be Late – The Chipmunks, The Twelve Days of Christmas – Bob and Doug McKenzie, Santa Claus and His Old Lady – Cheech and Chong, Walking Round in Women’s Underwear – Bob Rivers, Fuck Christmas – Eric Idle, Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC

 

Or just other non-traditional songs cover versions: Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney, Don’t Shoot Me Santa – The Killers, Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms, Do They Know it’s Christmas?* – BandAid
(although it feels wrong to just cheerily sing along), Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys, Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles, Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins, Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town
by Bruce Springsteen, So This is Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon, Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley, Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano.

 

My favorite, though, would have to be Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. I found it on Youtube. That led me to cover versions that I never knew existed: one by The Donnas (not bad) and one by The Spice Girls (um … no!)

 

Listen and let me know what you think in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

*Do They Know it’s Christmas- BandAid. I have no musical cred whatsoever, but I think this is much better song than “We Are the World”. It’s just not something that lends itself to being played at any time of the year.

 

The Daily Hotness – Everlast November 6, 2010

Everlast (Erik Schrody) at IMDB.com

Everlast at wikipedia

 

 
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