Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Music: The Bird and the Bee by The Bird and the Bee

We first heard The Bird and The Bee on a Christmas album (they sang Carol of the Bells) and later picked up their album. They are a funky duo from California, and their music is very interesting. Their lyrics tend to be cyclical and repetitive, and their sound is clear and electronica. Basically, our mother would love them and our father would hate them.

"Say my name, say my name, say my stupid name!
Its stupid how we always seem to do it again, oh.

You're so stupid and perfect and stupid and perfect.
I hate you, I want you, I hate you, I hate you, oh.
Again, again, again, again."
--Again and Again

"Make yourself free, make yourself grow.
Come on up into the attic - come and see the glow.
A pretty idiot is kissing everyone she doesn't know,
And the pigs are eating popcorn, selling tickets to the show.

Give yourself away, feel the wind blow.
We're watching movies on the ceiling, all the artists we know.
If there's someone you don't like you don't have to say hello.
There's no reason you should leave,
There's no reason you should go."
--La, La, La

Quick vote: This music is funky and different, and we like it. We don't love it, but we like it.

1 comment:

Jinx said...

Very good description of a hard-to-describe style of music. I'm also not a huge fan of The Bird and the Bee overall, but I REALLY like "Again and Again"...kinda reminds me of funky, psychedelic, elevator music...but in a good way.