now that all the pazz and jop drama is over, it's back to scrunging for the year's new thing. gabe went to see franz ferdinand the other night, was raving, but i can't help but think the music is too thin, already dated and faux enthusiastic. was underwhelmed by the new 90 day men and sufjan stevens too, only leaving TV on the Radio as the only 'dudes who live up to the hype '04' on my radar.
Really, all I want to do these days is listen to old Janet and new Missy. Janet is indirectly from nipplegate - I dressed as her for Mardi Gras - and really centered on one of the '90s anomalies of pop "If," which is on my top 100 songs of all time I'm sure. I just love that little whisper, the Sly break, the guitar swanks. Plus that video - the harem and her funky vest - never looking more sexy.
Also, on the Matos tip - I am determined to 'get' Prince and the key to this is the another top 100 song which has ruled my life for the last month, "Pussy Control." Holy shit, every second of Prince's delivery is flawless, like a tornado gaining speed and potential at every beat. Ya, it's old fucking news, but I'm a recovering jaded hipster so gimme a break.