Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Once Again The Genius Asks, Is It Just Me?

Is it just me or is Lady Sovereign the Britney Spears of rap? Perhaps Avril Lavigne might be a better connection. I was listening to Love Me or Hate Me and I was thinking that it is fun but will it still be fun in 6 months? It isn't whiny teen wangst, but still.

Incidentally, I think wangst may be the single best contribution I make to the English language and I would bet some gruntmuffin out there thinks they made it up.

Note to AG: Look up there. I said they instead of he or she. Clearly, I am not sexist.

14 comments:

fish said...

Unfortuneately they is grammatically incorrect unless it is gruntmuffins. It would be he or she, or the more slangy s/he. AG can stiill eat it though...

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Fishstick, you are getting on AG's last nerve. Last nerve! I guess you are just bitter after the Yanks kicked the Sox ass. They didn't just destroy them -- they kicked their ass!

Chuckie, it's a start. You've got a way to go though, as does Dr. Fish.

You also need to include he/she/it/bird for Plover et. al.

teh l4m3 said...

Yes, chuckles, it is just you. Lady Sov's self-deprecatory stylings, her abject griminess, and goofy sense of humor save her from wangsty Avril Levigne-ism. IMHO, she's much more of a cross between The Streets and Peaches.

Mendacious D said...

May I heartily recommend Princess Superstar's "My Machine" as a salve for the wounded ears. In particular, "The Quitting Smoking Song," which will be stuck in your head for eternity.

The whole album is a sublime story of time travel, clones, and world capitalist domination. The seminal work of this election cycle.

missy&chrissy said...

wangst is definitely my new favorite word.

Chuckles said...

I'll give you that teh, but she is still too well produced to be grimy. Or does grime have nothing to do with that?

Princess Superstar sounds interesting.

Wangst. Man, I am so awesome.

AG: UR NOT TEH BOSS OF ME. Or fish fil-a.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I wasn't bossing Fish around. As for you, you NEED to include Plover. It's all about the love of Plover.

Chuckles said...

Screw plover. That shore bird refuses to acknowledge our lovely trist in July. To hell with plover!

teh l4m3 said...

the sound may be clean, but even a homeless person can sometimes avail him or herself of pro-tools. Just sayin'.

Anyway, if I cannot sell you on Lady Sov, mebbe fulsome can sell you on Lily Allen...

Kevin Wolf said...

I like any musical act whose name is a registered trade mark (R). I love Chicago (R) and Billy Joel (R). Somehow the music just seems more real (R).

Chuckles said...

CHIFUCKINGCAGO?

Boston I could have taken, but Chicago?

That is a knife in the back, man.

I didn't say I hated Lady Sov, I just wondered about her staying power.

Clif said...

Somebody else made up wangst first as you can see here. Sorry, d00d

mdhatter said...

"Clearly, I am not sexist."

you took angst, and hung your Whang in front of it... and that's not sexist?


p.s. Chicago????

Chuckles said...

Actually, wangst was supposed to mean wannabe angst.

Although I think a second definition should definitely be the longing and pain from having a lack of Chuckles' wang in your life.