Wednesday, September 3, 2008

phantom beats

my ringtone for ages has been "let's make love and listen to death from above" by css. it's got this ghostly sort of feel to it, with a high pitch ephemeral melody that cuts through any conversation. a phone is an odd thing. a phone is basically an object that sits around doing nothing, then starts screaming "ME ME ME HELLO ITS ME AGAIN PICK ME UP PICK UP PICK PICK PICK ME UP" until someone picks the damn thing up. phones are objects of convenient urgency. and choosing the right sound to convey urgency is crucial. i've begun to hear css everywhere.

don't get me wrong - i normally hear songs everywhere (and not just through my beloved ipod). the j-m-z screeches out the first three notes to "over the rainbow" from the wizard of oz whenever it leaves an above-ground station. i hear beats in the clicking sound my air conditioner makes. but at least a few times every day, i think i hear "let's make love and listen to death from above" playing and my hand immediately dives for my right pocket. nope, just ghostly css melodies floating around again. i need a new ringtone.

in the meantime, i'll just overwhelm myself with everything else css has done.

lykke li - little bit (css remix)

the cribs - men's needs (css remix)

kylie minogue - wow (css remix)

also, kylie minogue is fuckin' sexy. she has had such an amazing career. madonna is a b-side kylie. there, i said it.

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