Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Have You Reached a Verdict?

Yes we have, Your Honor.

Weighing all available facts, this jury has determined without a doubt that Book of Love's "Boy" is the greatest '80s New Wave song ever. Those church bell sounding synthesizers, drum machine, snaky keyboards and those breathy 'uh-huh' vocals, all in the service of a sexually ambiguous song (is the singer upset that she can't go to where the boys are? She does seem happy after accepting the fact that she wasn't born a boy and thus has to stay at home and play with her toys, whatever that might mean) never fail to get me smelling clove cigarettes and leather jackets.

Also, James Brown's "Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year" is quickly entering the top 5 Christmas songs of all time. And this is from a judge (wait, wasn't I the jury?) who has noted his distaste of modern Christmas songs in the official record.

Let it be noted, let it be so.

1 comment:

Alonzo Mosley (FBI) said...

I recently bought Ramsey Lewis's "Sound of Christmas", and he has a very funky jazz version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". It isn't Christmas-y (happy happy joy joy) in the traditional sense, but the tune is still recognizable under all the grit. I've been half-tempted to cut a montage of 70's NYC movie footage (set during Xmas) to this music, but I don't know if I'd find enough past Gene Hackman in a Santa suit in "French Connection".