Beck - Tropicalia
For themesong, a music meme. See here for details. The theme for today is (and here’s the calendar of themes) desert island song.
I know, traditionally the words “desert island” in this context mean what song would you take with you to a desert island but seriously, one song? One? Think about it. One song to listen to forever. The same song. Over and over.
That’s a tough one. At first I thought, well, I have quiet a few favorite songs. And maybe I wouldn’t have to listen to a song all the time, just have it with me (and play it on what? I don’t think there is electricity on deserted islands). I guess I could always just turn off the music an do something else, like whittle statues of Japanese monsters out of wood or make invisible friends. Then again, if I’m whittling, I could make a flute out of some balsa wood and make your my music. By the time they rescue me, I’d have a whole repertoire of songs laid out and I’d be the next Zamfir. Imagine that – when they have the press conference announcing my rescue (WOMAN FOUND AFTER 28 WEEKS ON DESERT ISLAND, LIVED OFF NUTS AND BERRIES WHILE PRAYING TO A WOODEN STATUE OF MOTHRA) I could whip out my homemade flute and get myself a book deal and a recording contract at the same time.
Anyway, this song. I decided not to go with a desert island song in the above context but with a song that makes me feel like I’m on a tropical island. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to dance in the sand with someone you love, twirling each other around while the sun sets and then you walk hand in hand back to some decorative gazebo where you will continue dancing while drinking exotic cocktails with umbrellas in them and later, on your way back to your beach house where you intend to have sex until dawn (but you fall asleep at about 1am because those drinks were kind of potent), you pass by a young woman who is playing a wooden panflute next to a sign that says “Church of Mothra and Zamfir, donations accepted.”