Three Imaginary Girls

Seattle's Indie-Pop Press – Music Reviews, Film Reviews, and Big Fun

This week was long. Part of it I was waiting for my iBook to return from repairland, all of it I was sick with some random and unpleasant virus and the rest of the time I spent attempting to catch up on work I've missed because of the former and the latter. So, needless to say, I'm glad Friday finally decided to show up and is there any better way to start a Friday than with the late Ol' Dirty Bastard a.k.a. Big Baby Jesus a.k.a. Dirk McGirk singing, in his special style, "Build Me Up, Buttercup". Indeed!

I hadn't heard this song before it came up on my shuffle as its on a recent acquisition, that being Rhymefest's underappreciated Blue Collar. The song is shocking catchy (well, with that lifted chorus, its not too surprising) but it works on a lot of levels, between this archived ODB vocals mixed by Mark Ronson (if you want to hear something weird, listen to Ronson's new single, a cover of the Smiths' "Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before" merely called "Stop Me") with Rhymefest's pretty darn good verse. My head might not be entirely clear, but at least this song gives my Friday a bit of a pickup it might need.