Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I was listening to the podcast for Sound Opinions yesterday and was intrigued by some of the music they were discussing. It was show number 46 on the web page. They started talking about Lily Allen. She apparently made her name through her myspace page, where her music got a following. The music is very poppy and sounds like it could be teenie bopper music, but the lyrics are fantastic. Her web page is here, and you can download her tunes there (for 99 pence a piece) and learn more about her.

Anyway, my favorites are Knock 'Em Out, and Alfie. Knock 'Em Out could easily be a tune by The Streets. Alfie could too, but check these very funny lyrics to Alfie:

Oh deary me,
My little brother's in his bedroom smoking weed,
I tell him he should get up cos it's nearly half past three
He can't be bothered cos he's high on THC.
I ask him very nicely if he'd like a cup of tea,
I can't even see him cos his room is so smokey,
Don't understand how one can watch so much TV,
My baby brother Alfie how I wish that you could see.

Oh I only say it cos I care,
So please can you stop pulling my hair.
Now, now there's no need to swear,
Please don't despair my dear, Mon frere.

Oh Alfie get up it's a brand new day,
I just can't sit back and watch you waste your life away
You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid.
Get off your lazy arse, Alfie please use your brain
Surely there's some walls out there that you can go and spray,
I'm feeling guiltier yeah for leading you astray.
Now how the hell do you ever expect that you'll get laid,
When all you do is stay in playing your computer games?


Oh little brother please refrain from doing that,
I'm trying to help you out, so can you stop being a twat.
It's time that you and I sat down and had a little chat,
And look me in the eyes take off that stupid fitted cap.


Please don't despair
Please don't despair
Mon frere

Now that's funny. Well worth a listen, although I fear that Lily Allen will be marketed in the United States as a teenie set musician. She does have some tunes you could easily sell to 15 year olds. That would be a shame, and I would never hear the end of it. Oh well. Sometimes that's the problem with being cutting edge.


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