Reflex Reaction: Audio Valentines

I want your reaction, here. Leave a comment and for any/all of the songs, write your reaction to the song ““ keep it brief! (5-15 words, extra points if you hit exactly 10) After a few days, I’m going to publish the most evocative/impressive/amusing comments here. Be sure to leave your name.

UPDATE! The best reactions follow:
italian folk // café jazz
Quartetto Cetra – Un Bacio A Mezzanotte

  • cue Dean Martin, complete with cane and straw boater, making eyes at Sophia Loren.~db
  • Red velour, low light, and a martini with your sweetheart.~Skoodog
  • A leggy Italian brunette spinning her parasol on the boardwalk~Brett
  • nu-jazz // hip hop
    Dancing Djedi – Body Surfin’ (feat. Mos Def, Tash, & Q-Tip)

  • poor work on the Ernest Ranglin original, with the lyrics from Body Rock just pasted upon it. Too bad : the pulse of the Ranglin is mad!!!~Garrincha
  • good funk, bounce, reggae flavor, too disjoint to truly savor~Dookie
  • I see an Afro Marcel Marceau doing the jerky moonwalk in a robot suit.~db
  • female folk // americana
    Clare Burson – Love Me in the Morning

  • tender, floating, soft and caressing~kEma
  • Reminds me of a bluegrass/celtic festival. Nostalgic and homesick.~Elise
  • Passionate with a dash of armpit hair. Lilith Fair artist for 2006.~nomisong
  • 28 Responses to “Reflex Reaction: Audio Valentines”

    1. Nottke :

      QC: Cute and endearing. Compells me to tickle-attack my seven-year-olds.
      DD: Refashioning Ernest Ranglin with fresh hip hoppers is mad gangsta.
      CB: Juxtaposing acoustic sensibility with cinematic arrangement. Quite talented. Cute, too.

    2. Peter :

      Dancing Djedi – Mos Def chilling on the beach in Jamaica with his Uncle Ernest.

    3. Skoodog :

      clare: Arm in arm, on a porch swing, watching the rain.

      quartetto: How they did Valentine’s in the 1950s downtown Las Vegas. (or – Red velour, low light, and a martini with your sweetheart.)

      the rap one: This kid in high school used to do this dance called “the flow.” I imagine him doing that dance to this.

    4. Anonymous :

      QC: great! use this in my dance class: lots of fun

    5. orbital sentry :

      QC- Mid-week reassurance that the lulls are over, enter happiness.

    6. aaronwez :

      Un Bacio A Mezzanotte ~ Sunny and Smiles. Mid-day, on the town with my sweetie :)

      Body Surfin’ ~ Posturing for the posse when she’s not in the room.

      Love Me in the Morning ~ My new lover hears the midnight call of the heart.

    7. db :

      I see video clips:

      QC: cue Dean Martin, complete with cane and straw boater, making eyes at Sophia Loren.

      DD: I see an Afro Marcel Marceau doing the jerky moonwalk in a robot suit.

      CB: slow-mo falling rose petals (á la American Beauty), but set in a banjo-pluckin little house on the prairie

    8. anthony :

      QC: Sneaking exuberant giggles while skipping after first kiss with new crush.

    9. kEma :

      QC: fragrant, touching, elegant
      DD: playful, dancable and amusing
      CB: tender, floating, soft and caressing

    10. Garrincha :

      DD : poor work on the Ernest Ranglin original, with the lyrics from Body Rock just pasted upon it. Too bad : the pulse of the Ranglin is mad !!!

      QC : fresh ! Perfect soundtrack for a romance in southern italy

      CB : nostalgia – very pure & very addictive

    11. Elise :

      CB- Reminds me of a bluegrass/celtic festival. Nostalgic and homesick.

    12. Kerry :

      DD: Smooth reggae vibe and ill rhymes better served without electric piano.

    13. Brett :

      CB — Can she be my personal alarm clock? Smooth and lovely.

      DD — Fair to middlin’ — Summer songs always get points by default.

      QC — A leggy Italian brunette spinning her parasol on the boardwalk

    14. Runman :

      Liked the QC track, thanks Paul, and Nottke for the link .
      Some more tracks of hers here..
      http://www.clareburson.com/music.html

    15. Anonymous :

      QC – Cool – immediately brightened my spirits! I like it!

      DD – I try to be open to new stuff, but still don’t get the Rap thing…

      CB – Is OK…nicely done..

    16. nomisong :

      Un Bacio…: Perfect background music for montage sequence of lost Sex in the City episode.

      Body Surfin’: Messy as hell comared to the OG. Q-Tip needs to comeback better than this. So does Mos.

      Love Me…: Passionate with a dash of armpit hair. Lilith Fair artist for 2006.

    17. Dookie :

      DD:
      good funk, bounce, reggae flavor, too disjoint to truly savor

      (but glad to hear it anyway, thanks)

    18. Christian :

      QC – sounds like something i would here as background music in a book store, great music

      DD – what hiphop should sound like, good production, great MC in mosdef

      CB – nice voice, reminds me of Lhasa De Sela, just english

    19. Anonymous :

      QC-sweet, fun, good mood music
      DD-good background music, not “listening” music
      CB-sounds like Aimee Mann

    20. Alex Hutton :

      QC- Nice, but a little too overproduced for me. Much closer to authentic than the other two tracks.

      DD-I’m sorry, but even Jazz guitar can’t erase my disgust for lyrics all about how some guy’s machismo is going to make the ladies drop their pants. Sometimes I wish Hip-Hop would take a hint from B.A.D. and try to write a song about something different.

      CB-Lady, if you’re so durn worried about this person loving you in the morning, then maybe you shouldn’t have slept with them. It’s not like you didn’t have a choice. As far as quality of music, Little Sparrow by Dolly Parton trumps it pretty hard. This one’s way too overproduced, like the Waif version of Justin Timberlake.

    21. Paul Irish :

      B.A.D.? Biological Aerosol Detection?

    22. Runman :

      B.A.D.? Baroque Artists Diatribe?

    23. Alex Hutton :

      Big Audio Dynamite, Sillies.

    24. courvidae :

      I find the responses to “Bacio a Mezzanotte” really entertaining, mainly because the song actually translates to Don’t trust a kiss at midnight! Oh, how two years of Italian come in handy.

    25. tressa :

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    26. SanAntonio :

      Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

    27. msn :

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