Ripper Reinterprets!

I can't resist. I haven't listened to new music in a million years, and I've been rocking Pandora a lot lately. This song? The young woman in the song, reported as "holding back" and being the dude-singer's "destiny", is really making dreamy eyes at the hot pixie bartender. She's dancing with the dude because he's pushy as fuck, but when she says, "Shut up and dance with me" what she really means is "Let's just get this over with so you'll leave me the fuck alone, asshole." She goes home with the bartender. Neither of them are under the

April 7th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , |

Make Art That Feels Like Excellent Sex.

Years ago I saw an interview with Billie Joe Armstrong, who said he wanted to write songs that felt like great sex. I knew, immediately, what he meant (despite never having had sex of any kind at that point in my life, now that I think about it). I am obsessed with this song. Obsessed. I will listen to it three times in a row. (That not great. The Pentatonix version has a pretty adorable video that's kind of a playful homage to the rather awful original.) That song lights up the circuits in my brain that feel

March 28th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |