All this Klaxon love has me a little nostalgic for their performance at last years' MTV Brit Awards. Rihanna performed her hit "Umbrella" with the Klaxons as her backing band and the result was stellar. Maybe because the set reminded me of a Daft Punk tour. If only they had been ON TOP of a pyramid wearing Devo hats. Loves it.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Don't you remember those priceless middle school dance moments? Back when dancing with someone of the opposite sex was scandalous. Six inches or less between the two of you - forget about it. When wallflower was a way of life for cool kids and nerds alike. I had a special corner reserved, leaning against the gymnasium concrete while thudding bass pounded out TuPac's "California Love," Ginuwine's "Pony," and Ice Cube's "You Can Do It." I'll be a monkey's uncle if it didn't seem like "Angel of Mine" was the slow dance of choice at every shindig. (Love that we couldn't even have dances at night. We had to get dressed up for school, then get out of fourth period early to stare awkwardly at one another.) Ah, adolescence. I so do not miss you. Just sometimes the music ...
Check out this sick cover of Blackstreet's hit "No Diggity," performed to pop perfection by the Klaxons on Radio One. I may not have the glitter denim skirt or floral scrunchies anymore, but I can still appreciate the nineties flashback.
I like the way you work it,
Play on Playa,
Play on Playa,