My annual tradition of taking a couple of weeks off from the blog each summer continues. This year my family is taking a road trip to Washington, D.C., so the next ten weekday selections will all relate to our nation’s capital. Random Weekends will proceed as usual.
Let me make it clear that I chose these songs strictly based on their mention of Washington, D.C., either in the title or the lyrics. I do not vouch for the quality of any of these songs. In fact, many of them are downright awful.
You’ve been warned. See you in a couple of weeks!
That record falls into the rare genre of albums that are close to perfect but for one glaring, horrible misstep. In this case, it’s the title track, a 7-plus minute half-spoken, half-sung short story about a couple that meets during a power failure.
Take today’s Random SOTD, ‘Neglekted,’ which to my untrained literary eye appears to be about a woman requesting a specific sex act.
Well, I’ve run out of new albums to review this week, and next week I start a two-week vacation. So what better way to see myself off than with a Beyoncé video?
Here’s ‘*** Flawless’ from her surprise self-titled album. This song is all over the damn place and I love it.
It’s the only feminist anthem I know of containing the phrase “Bow down, bitches.”
What I love about Lambert is the confidence she has exuded right from the beginning.
It first manifested itself in tough-girl anthems written in defense of the battered women who shared her home when she was growing up. Now it shows up in the laid-back soulful groove of a song like ‘Smokin’ and Drinkin’,’ the sort of thing you’d never expect to hear on country radio.