A video three months after the single drops? Damn, this must be a hit by this point.
So, this song HAS grown on me. But I just noticed a troubling line. Forsooth:
“You the whole package/plus you pay your taxes/ you my Wonder Woman call me Mr Fantastic.”
Now this is troubling for a number of reasons. One: what’s so good about a girl that pays taxes? ‘Mm-hmm, legitimising a corrupt system and founding war gives me wood, yessir.’ WEIRD, Bob. And two: what would Wonder Woman want with Mr Fantastic? He’s MARRIED, and she’s an Amazonian Princess with Morals. Plus they live in entirely different universes! Anyway, since Disney bought Marvel I don’t see another Amalgam happening any time soon. With that line B.o.B. has cursed and doomed his relationship. I hope he’s happy.
Rah then, it seems that Danny Saber, co-producer of my debut LP, has rejoined Black Grape. That’s exciting! He was trying to get Shaun involved with my album, amazingly enough. The track that became Hypocrite was initially gonna have him and Kermit on it, and be a kind of Black Grape reunion in itself. Sadly, he was in a bit of a dark place at the time. I am glad he’s happy now!
“This three fingered son of a bitch. He has no soul!”
Biggie shares a death day with Charles Bukowski, who died on this very day, March 9th, in 1994, when I was 13. I like the idea of them rampaging around The Christian heaven together. What larks! Anyway. I have gone on about Bukowski a lot over the years. I am a massive fan of his writing. Hot Water Music is one of my Desert Island Books. I have read it maybe ten or more times, and it gets better and better.
Robert Ebert has a gang of cool Hank stuff over here.