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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

You know me, I like to swing...

Chris said students from the co-ops held a dance party on campus, where they all brought their own music and headphones and danced in a group to music only each could hear. I would totally go to that; that sounds SO FUN. Ali and I sometimes bring our iPods running, and we simultaneously sing out loud to each other whatever we hear.

I virtually always listen to music and dance around while riding my bike. I get different reactions to that. Most people will meet my eyes and then drop theirs. I don’t understand that one. Dropping your eyes is a submission gesture; dancing on my part does not require submission on their part. Some people look away, embarrassed for me. I don’t understand that either. I know I am being conspicuous in public and I am not embarrassed. I don’t sing along, because I can’t know how I sound, but I suspect it isn’t good. I know how I look dancing, though, because I can see my shadow. I’m fine with it, so why should anyone else be embarrassed for me? Sometimes, once every few weeks, I’ll be riding and dancing and someone will meet my eyes and give me a HUGE smile. One recent guy found my beat and bobbed his head with me ‘til I passed. Those people understand. Why not?

Maybe you have seen me and Ali, riding ‘round town, singing together. Or noticed us at a party, arms around each other, singing softly. The song changes, but for about a month it has been Easy E, Gimme That Nut. So if you see us riding, two pretty girls, heads thrown back, arms wide, singing and giggling, that would be:
In some pussy is the place to be
Always fucking, it’s the life for me
Spread them legs, open far and wide
Fuck that shit, just let me put my dick inside.

24 Comments:

Blogger susan said...

I used to bring my iPod to work and listen to it while I did stuff in the lab. I tend to start lip synching and dancing around a little bit if I get really into a song, and Gimme That Nut was always one I had to be very careful not to get too into. ;)

12:49 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

But it is so catchy!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those lyrics are disgusting. And, running and bike riding time should be quiet time, away from noise and stupidity.

Music was really only meant to be listened to in cars. I don't understand why people want to constantly surround themselves with noise.

Justin

2:24 PM  
Blogger jens said...

I forget where we left this...
you wanted judgmental or NON-judgmental????

:-)

2:44 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

They are disgusting. I sing them to Margie a lot.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't tend to like disgusting. I don't understand why so many people love it. Just like I don't understand the draw of horror movies. It's just not entertaining.

Justin

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you provide more detail on what "dance around while riding my bike" means?

Moving the whole bike from side to side while riding? Keeping contact with hands and feet while wiggling other body parts, presumably to some sort of rhythm? Does peddling continue? Do you ride no hands while doing the cabbage patch?

A4

3:30 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Justin:

I don't like horror movies either. I don't like being scared. Sadly, I give these lyrics a pass because the song is so catchy, along with a lot of other songs whose lyrics I would otherwise despise. They aren't so bad when they're sung. And it is funnier when the lyrics and the singers are so incongruous.

A4:
Bike stays in a line; I don't veer. Peddling is constant or speeds up with the beat. Hands are free and waving around. Head is bobbing. Most like "Ride no hands while doing the cabbage patch", except, of course, not the cabbage patch.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Counterfly said...

Perhaps not surprisingly, Eazy died of AIDS. Here's hoping he can chase all the tail he wants in the afterlife.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't find them scary, I just find them boring. Horror movies are not entertaining. And, the only point of movies is to entertain me for a couple hours while I eat dinner the 1 day a week I'm at home doing my laundry.

I've never heard that song btw, not my kind of music. Though, in general I still prefer silence most places except the car.

Justin

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You SERIOUSLY do not sing that song out loud do you?? Aren't you super intelligent or something?

6:58 PM  
Blogger jens said...

My mother is not the kind of lady who would ever use salty language. You would not use such language around HER, if you cared about your survival.

But one of her favorite songs back in the Virgin Islands went...

I ass me mother for sixpence
to see the new giraffe
with dimples in his body
and wrinkles in his
ass me mother for sixpence
to see the new giraffe
with dimples in his body
and wrinkles in his
ass me no questions
you will hear no lies
put down molasses
and it will catch more flies
two lil children were playing
playing by Mister Hunt
one jump on dee other's back
and touch her on she
country boys, country girls
sitting on a rock
along came a bumblebee
and bite him on his
cocktail! ginger ale!
ten cents a glass!
if you don't like that,
you can kiss my hairy
ass me no questions...

She liked the music, but I don't think she ever listened to the words....

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

I assume that is set to the tune of the Green Acres theme song?

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Counterfly said...

That part of the song is Green Acres-tuned, yeah. And, wow, Justin, wow, squaresville. Music != noise.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Of course music == noise. Especially when it's not my music.

Justin

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Thelonious_Nick said...

"Perhaps not surprisingly, Eazy died of AIDS. Here's hoping he can chase all the tail he wants in the afterlife."

I'm trying to decide whether EZ or ODB was classier. It's tough to decide. I once heard an interview with ODB that went something like this:

Interviewer: So, ODB, a lot of rappers now are helping their communities. What are you doing to help your community?

ODB: Nothin'.

Interviewer: Alright. The upcoming Wu Tang tour will be hitting cities around the nation. Do you have any plans for what you'll be doing while on tour?

ODB: Makin' babies.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

t_n:

That cracked me up. Also, when I was writing the post above last night, about making an entrance while singing out, I pictured you doing the same as you got home from work. I also pictured Tyler banging open the front door singing Eazy E, and Mitch and Ogged and Justin. It got better and better.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't sing, not even in other people's fantasies.

Justin

10:35 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

You were lip-synching.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'd best stop. I'd hate to have to sue you for unauthorized use of my likeness.

Justin

12:12 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Dude. I'll imagine you singing and dancing if I want to. It is inevitable. Might as well lie back and enjoy it.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Cladeedah said...

That is SO Sarah Silverman of you.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Claudia!!! Honey! How are you? We never talk! When are you moving back?

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Thelonious_Nick said...

"t_n:

That cracked me up. Also, when I was writing the post above last night, about making an entrance while singing out, I pictured you doing the same as you got home from work. I also pictured Tyler banging open the front door singing Eazy E, and Mitch and Ogged and Justin. It got better and better."

Although I really prefer "Just Don't Bite It" for when I come home from work, before settling into the giraffe chair. "Gimme That Nut" is for walking into the office in the morning.

7:03 AM  

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