Saturday, January 26, 2008

All the Young Dudes

Billy rapped all night 'bout his suicide
How he'd kick it in the head when he was 25;
Don't wanna stay alive when you're 25

And Wendy's stealing clothes from unlocked cars
and Freddy's got spots from ripping off stars
from his face ... funky little boat race

The television man is crazy saying we're juvenile delinquent wrecks
Man, I don't need no TV when I've got T. Rex
Hey brother you guessed it:
I'm a dude

All the young dudes
Carry the news
Boogaloo dudes
Carry the news

This old tune (penned by David Bowie, back when he played sax for Mott the Hoople), has long been a favorite of mine. Now, it seems, it's on the soundtrack of the movie Juno.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I have all four artists on vinyl: , , , and ... yeah, I am old.)

Now Jimmy's looking sweet though he dresses like a queen
He can kick like a mule, it's a real mean team.
We can love, Oh we can love
And my brother's back at home with his Beatles and his Stones
We never got it off on that revolution stuff
What a drag, too many snags
Well I drunk a lot of wine and I'm feeling fine, gonna race some cat to bed
Oh, is this concrete all around
Or is it in my head??
Oh brother you guessed
I'm a dude.
The upside: a new, younger audience may learn to love music made long before their birth.

The downside: will I grow to dislike this song with the anticipated airplay?

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