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In recently car trips to visit family in a neighboring state I have had my parents suffer through Comedy Bang! Bang! episodes. In a recent trip a particular episode played the song "Me Japanese Boy I Love You" by Burt Bacharach. The chorus has been stuck in my head since, so I figured I'd share it with you. It's not much like the other songs featured on this site, so give it a try and see if you enjoy it as much as me.
Burt Bacharach - "Me Japanese Boy I Love You"
You can't not like a song that starts "Oooooh, Poooour meeeee another drink. And punch me in the face. You can call me Nancy."
Yeah, the video is just, if not more, kinkier than that. It keeps it mostly PG-13 but is a nice dream like, sex free, fetish hooker hotel experience. I hear you pay extra for the studded leather bra. A...a...a guy I...a friend told me. Back to the video...
It has more of a story to it than just that and ends with a jaw dropping twist. And, I believe that was a nipple. Yes, we have nipple conformation. So listen and watch, or just listen, or just watch. Either way you shouldn't be disappointed.
Not too long ago I used another Father John Misty song as the Song of the Day. If you liked this one, check out the "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" video featuring Aubrey Plaza.
Father John Misty - "Nancy From Now On"
As of yet, I have not listened to much of the Fleet Foxes' collection. I did give a former member's new solo act a try recently though. Josh Tillman the former drummer and a vocal provider is Father John Misty and Father Jon Misty put out his first album, Fear Fun, earlier this Spring. I must say it is pretty awesome. What's also awesome is this video for "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings". Rarely do I feel anything from a music video, but this song perfectly encapsulates the emotions of losing someone you love. I would imagine at the least. I picture myself watching this video in the future, at a time of loss and bawling my eyes out. It doesn't hurt that Aubrey Plaza plays the part perfectly. Give it a listen and watch. I promise, you will enjoy.
Father John Misty - "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"
Again, Frank Turner is one of those names I've heard thrown around on Twitter for a few months and never got around to listening to. And again, a huge mistake. Frank, an English folk singer-songwriter, has recently come out with a new album, England Keep My Bones. It reminds me quite a bit of Frightened Rabbit, and in some ways a "harder" Mumford & Sons. It's probably because of the whole United Kingdom relation though. Give "If Ever I Stray" a listen. If not, instead "Take me down to the English Channel" and "Throw me in where the water is shallow". Please don't forget to "drag me back to shore".
Frank Turner - "If Ever I Stray"
This is now the third Sufjan Stevens song that has made it's way into our "Song of the Day" feature. The first two being "I Walked" and "Seven Swans". "Holland" comes off his 2003 album Greetings From Michigan, The Great Lake State which I have been listening to constantly. It makes me feel special because I'm from Michigan. This video was put together by some fan who took pictures from around Holland, MI. Which is neat. Enjoy.
Sufjan Stevens - "Holland"