Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More female instrumentalists: Kaki King, Alicia Keys, Mo Tucker, Joanna Newsom

My post on female instrumentalists in June was a big hit, and so was the follow-up earlier this month! Consequently, I will be pumping this well of content in this and future posts - and I may even have an idea for a regular series based on it!

Christy and Stephanie both mentioned guitar virtuoso Kaki King:



Renee reminded me of my middle school fave, Fallin’ by Alicia Keys:



Bravo had a couple of great suggestions. The first was Mo Tucker, drummer for the Velvet Underground (who seem to have a great good bit of problematic content, I should note for the sake of stuff). This is “I'm Waiting For The Man”:



Joanna Newsom, a harpist and singer/songwriter also suggested by Bravo, is an artist I’ve heard of but haven’t bothered to check out yet. I like her creepiness and odd, striking voice. This is "The Book of Right On".



Lyrics in comments!

1 comment:

  1. Fallin Lyrics

    I keep on fallin'
    In and out of love
    With you
    Sometimes I love ya
    Sometimes u make me blue
    Sometimes I feel good
    At times I feel used
    Lovin you darlin'
    Makes me so confused

    I keep on
    Fallin'
    In and out of love with you
    I never loved someone
    The way that I love you

    Oh, oh , I never felt this way
    How do you give me so much pleasure
    And cause me so much pain
    Just when I think
    I've taken more than would a fool
    I start fallin' back in love with you

    I keep on
    Fallin'
    In and out of love with you
    I never loved someone
    The way that I love you

    Bridge
    Oh baby
    I, I, I, I'm fallin'
    I, I, I, I'm fallin'
    Fall

    I keep on
    Fallin'
    In and out of love with you
    I never loved someone
    The way that I love you

    I'm fallin'
    In and out of love with you
    I never loved someone
    The way that I love you

    I'm fallin'
    In and out of love with you
    I never loved someone
    The way that I love you

    What?

    I'm Waiting For The Man lyrics:

    I'm waiting for my man
    Twenty-six dollars in my hand
    Up to Lexington, 125
    Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive
    I'm waiting for my man
    Hey, white boy, what you doin' uptown?
    Hey, white boy, you chasin' our women around?
    Oh pardon me sir, it's the furthest from my mind
    I'm just lookin' for a dear, dear friend of mine
    I'm waiting for my man
    Here he comes, he's all dressed in black
    Beat up shoes and a big straw hat
    He's never early, he's always late
    First thing you learn is you always gotta wait I'm waiting for my man
    Up to a Brownstone, up three flights of stairs
    Everybody's pinned you, but nobody cares
    He's got the works, gives you sweet taste
    Ah then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
    I'm waiting for my man
    Baby don't you holler, darlin' don't you bawl and shout
    I'm feeling good, you know I'm gonna work it on out
    I'm feeling good, I'm feeling oh so fine
    Until tomorrow, but that's just some other time
    I'm waiting for my man


    The Book Of Right On lyrics:

    We should shine a light on, a light on.
    And the book of right-on is right on, it was right on,

    I killed my dinner with karate -
    kick 'em in the face, taste the body;
    shallow work is the work that I do.

    Do you want to sit at my table?
    My fighting fame is fabled
    and fortune finds me fit and able.

    And you do say
    that you do pray
    and you do say
    that you're okay.

    Do you want to run with my pack?
    Do you want to ride on my back?
    Pray that what you lack does not distract.

    And even when you ruin through my mind
    something else is in front; you're behind.
    And I don't have to remind you
    to stick with your kind

    And you do say (...)

    And even when you touch my face
    you know your place.

    We should shine a light on, a light on. (...)

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