Randy Janney

Music for the new apocalypse

The first four songs on the 1981_8 disc of the 1980s survey at FLUXBLOG are a good start for the post-America America.

  •  Bad Reputation – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
         – The theme song from the TV series Freaks and Geeks
  • Takin’ a Ride – The Replacements
        – I officially love the Replacements
  • Too Young to Die – Agent Orange
        – Real Reagan-era total global thermonuclear annihilation song
  • Buried Alive – The Lyres
    – What the 2016 Presidential election result feels like

Also apropos on the disc:

  • What A Day That Was – David Byrne
  • Silent Scream – TSOL
  • Boy From New York City – Manhattan Transfer

    – Miriam-Webster defines SARCASM as “the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny.

Boy from New York City lyrics:

Ooh wah, ooh wah cool, cool kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City
Ooh wah, ooh wah c’mon kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City

He’s kind of tall
He’s really fine
Some day I hope to make him mine, all mine
And he’s neat
And oh so sweet
And just the way he looked at me
He swept me off my feet
Ooh whee, you ought to come and see
How he walks
And how he talks

Ooh wah, ooh wah cool, cool kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City

He’s really down
And he’s no clown
He has the finest penthouse I’ve ever seen in town
And he’s cute
In his mohair suit
And he keeps his pockets full of spending loot
Ooh whee, say you ought to come and see
His dueling scar
And brand new car

Every time he says he loves me
Chills run down my spine
Every time he wants to kiss me
He makes me feel so fine
Ooh wah, ooh wah cool, cool kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City

Well he can dance (He can dance, take a chance with a little)
And make romance (Romance baby, cause he’s a looker)
That’s when I feel in love
With just one glance (He’s sweet talking and cool)

He was shy
And so was I
And now I know I’ll never, ever say goodbye
Ooh whee, say you ought to come and see
He’s the most
From coast to coast

Ooh wah, ooh wah cool, cool kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City
Ooh wah, ooh wah c’mon kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City

Written by Brian Wilson • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Thank you to my friend Carolina who talked me out of moving to Belize today.