Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Gettin' Ready

Recently Michael Guy posed the question, and Christopher answered, "Do y’all have a ‘get dressed for the night out’ song"?

I'm a bit late to the party, but here are a couple of sure fire mood enhancing, whizz around the bathroom with a hairbrush in my hand, 'getting ready' songs.

First up an artist I am evangelical about. The look! The sound! The creativity! The attitude! Ladies and ladies I give you ex Moloko songstress, now solo artiste, Roisin Murphy with a song from her 2005 solo effort - "If We're In Love"...

If screeching out "When will we be lovers?" doesn't get you in the mood for a night out, well I don't know what will. Plus, hands up who doesn't want that sequined dress?! Anyone? I don't want to wear it, you know, just have it. Unless it fit.

Next up, and oh snap! coincidentally in a similar vein of lookin' for love (or a reasonable facsimilie of) I give you a song by a gay man who lives in my neighbourhood, who I have been introduced to and is as sweet and pleasant as you'd hope your musical crushes to be, and who makes an excellent Amateur Unisex Strip Show grand final judge, Mr Paul Mac. The 2001 release "Just The Thing That I Need" by Paul Mac feat. Peta Morris...

"I could love you forever tonight." Who hasn't thought that, right? "You're just the thing that I need, just to fill the space he left here." On that, don't even start girlfriend.

This is just 2 of my long list of getting ready songs. So I take a while in the bathroom. Don't be judging, it takes time to look like this.

So, to kick this along, care to post your song choices in the comments?


Christopher said...

I loves me some Moloko..."Sing it Back" always gets me moving....nice choices Boo!

thombeau said...

Oh, too many to choose from, but Pet Shop Boys always work it for me!

What can I say, I'm an old fag!

Keith said...

Go out? Well, I'm usually getting ready to go to work..does that count? I'm on a Rufus bender since seeing his concert last week, and I get my shower groove on when "Instant Pleasure" comes up.

If you want someone a friend to be
Guess you'll have to win the lottery
But till then repeat after me

I don't want somebody to love me
Just give me sex whenever I want it
'Cause all I ask for is instant pleasure
Instant pleasure, instant pleasure

There's a great YouTube video of that song with a montage of all of tv's Whedonverse characters drinking heavily. Not sure of the exact connection. Don't really care.


The Other Andrew said...

Christopher, thanks! I sometimes play the extended mix of "Sing It Back" from the album "Things To Make And Do" as another getting ready song!

Thombeau, I likes me some PSBs too! Count me in as an old fag too. Even older next week, yikes!

Keith, you know I love Rufus right? But sometimes he can be a bit dour for a getting ready song. I'll check out your youtubey recommend and see. I trust your taste, natch.

Keith said...

Agreed, he can be a bit of a downer. Kinda matches my mood, but not the spirit of the post!!! So!!! Lessee......Got To Be Real! Now Cheryl Lynn is gay evergreen and I'll not accept arguments on that one.

The Other Andrew said...

Ah, Cheryl Lynn! Good choice. Do you ever pretend you're walking at a Ball? A la "Paris Is Burning"?

Mikey (TLE) said...

I have to say that "Walking on Broken Glass" by the great Annie Lennox always gets me in the mood. Not a happy song, really, but she sings it in such a boppy way that it ends up being all "damn it all, I'm going to have a good time anyway".

And just about anything by Jake and the boys (and girl) works as well.

Jodie Sorrell said...

Confessions on a Dancefloor is great for getting ready.

Rufus Wainwright? if that is who you're talking about, not quite upbeat enough for going prep, but I did just get tickets to see him in Sydney in Jan 08

Michael said...

Oooh, new Annie Lennox is coming this fall....FINALLY!

The Other Andrew said...

Jodie, snap! Mikey and I are going to see Rufus in Jan. Excitement! I wonder if he'll be as drunk as he was when I saw him at The Basement?...

Jodie Sorrell said...

we really must get together for a catch up before then.

I posted a poem that might facilitate to usage of the phone. It code, but I know you're smart enough to figure it out